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Restricting sales

Restricting sales

| December 4, 2019

Hungary’s Parliament on Dec. 3 approved legislation limiting the sale of vapor products to the state-run network of tobacco shops.

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Losing interest

Losing interest

| December 4, 2019

The number of farmers who have registered to cultivate tobacco in Zimbabwe is 15 percent lower than it was this time last year.

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Brazil OKs medical pot

Brazil OKs medical pot

| December 4, 2019

Brazilian pharmaceutical regulator Anvisa on Dec. 3 approved regulations for medicinal cannabis-based products but blocked a proposal to allow domestic medical marijuana growing.

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Ban considered

Ban considered

| December 3, 2019

Bangladesh plans to prohibit the sale and use of vapor products in response to a global health scare.

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Push against flavors

Push against flavors

| December 3, 2019

The Philippines’ Department of Finance is pushing for a ban on flavored vapor products to discourage youth from vaping.

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‘Premium’ customers

‘Premium’ customers

| December 3, 2019

Global reinsurers are pressuring underwriters to charge certain vapers higher rates than smokers or exclude them altogether.

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Feeling the chill

Feeling the chill

| December 2, 2019

Vapor hardware manufacturing capital Shenzhen is feeling the impact of a global backlash against vaping.

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Name disputed

Name disputed

| December 2, 2019

Vitabon Co. is suing British American Tobacco for trademark infringement in South Korea.

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New cigarette factory

New cigarette factory

| December 2, 2019

Zambia’s finance minister, Bwalya Ng’andu, officially opened a new British American Tobacco cigarette factory in Lusaka.

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PM fined for tax evasion

PM fined for tax evasion

| December 2, 2019

Thailand’s Criminal Court on Nov. 29 fined Philip Morris (Thailand) THB1.2 billion ($39.63 million) for evading taxes.

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Going global

Going global

| November 29, 2019

British American Tobacco is creating three global brands for its “new category” product portfolio: Vuse for vapor products.

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Bass passes away

Bass passes away

| November 29, 2019

Marshall B. Bass, a retired senior vice president at RJR Nabisco, died Nov. 26 after a long illness at his home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

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Vuse submitted for review

Vuse submitted for review

| November 29, 2019

The FDA has filed for substantive scientific review the PMTA that was recently submitted for Vuse vapor products.

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De La Rue in trouble

De La Rue in trouble

| November 29, 2019

Security and anti-counterfeiting solution provider De La Rue expressed concern about its future after it reported a pretax loss of £12.8 million in the first half of 2019.

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Ban signed into law

Ban signed into law

| November 28, 2019

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Wednesday signed into law severe restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco and vapor products, making his state the first to enact such stringent controls.

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LLFlex appointments

LLFlex appointments

| November 27, 2019

LLFlex has added three senior-level business development executives to its staff.

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Mounting evidence

Mounting evidence

| November 27, 2019

U.S. Health officials have found more evidence implicating vitamin E acetate in the recent outbreak of vaping-related illnesses.

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Challenge dismissed

Challenge dismissed

| November 27, 2019

The Supreme Court of Kenya on Tuesday dismissed a challenge by BAT to regulations that charge the tobacco industry a fee to help compensate people affected by smoking.

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Illicit trade conference

Illicit trade conference

| November 27, 2019

The Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences will hold a conference on Dec. 12 in Warsaw, Poland, about the illicit trade in tobacco products.

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Warnings inching closer

Warnings inching closer

| November 27, 2019

The extended period to comment on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposals for graphic health warnings ends today.

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