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New GM Fontem Canada

New GM Fontem Canada

| July 5, 2019

Rob Norris, head of Altadis USA, has accepted a transfer to Fontem Ventures as general manager of Canada effective Aug. 1.

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Soaring shares

Soaring shares

| July 5, 2019

China Tobacco International has been the best performing company on the Hong Kong stock exchange since its initial public offering last month.

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Tax hurts trade

Tax hurts trade

| July 5, 2019

Implementation of an excise tax has caused Abu Dhabi’s trade in raw tobacco and manufactured tobacco products to decline sharply in 2017-2018.

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Lawsuit over battery explosion

Lawsuit over battery explosion

| July 3, 2019

A man from Cleveland, Ohio, USA, has filed a lawsuit after suffering second- and third-degree burns following the explosion of an e-cigarette battery in his pants pocket.

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ST buys Dunhill assets

ST buys Dunhill assets

| July 3, 2019

Scandinavian Tobacco Group will acquire certain pipe tobacco trademarks and designs from Dunhill Tobacco Co. of London, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco.

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Walmart ups tobacco age

Walmart ups tobacco age

| July 2, 2019

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has raised the minimum age for buying tobacco products to 21.

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Foundation shunned

Foundation shunned

| July 2, 2019

The Indian health ministry has asked state governments to avoid working with the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World because of its links to Philip Morris International.

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Japan restricts smoking

Japan restricts smoking

| July 1, 2019

A new Japanese law prohibits smoking in schools, hospitals and government offices but allows these facilities to set up outdoor smoking areas.

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Plain packaging in Singapore

Plain packaging in Singapore

| July 1, 2019

Singapore will require tobacco companies to sell their products in plain standardized packaging featuring enlarged health warnings beginning July 1, 2020.

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Shenzhen restricts vaping

Shenzhen restricts vaping

| June 28, 2019

The world’s vapor product workshop bans the use of e-cigarettes in nonsmoking areas.

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Marlboro most valuable

Marlboro most valuable

| June 28, 2019

Marlboro is the world’s most valuable tobacco brand, with a value of $33.6 billion, according to the latest report by Brand Finance.

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SWM opens new plant

SWM opens new plant

| June 28, 2019

SWM International marked the completion of its recent move into a state-of-the-art facility in Prosperity, South Carolina, USA, with a grand opening celebration.

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Merkel supports ad ban

Merkel supports ad ban

| June 28, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed support for a ban on tobacco advertising.

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Growing production

Growing production

| June 28, 2019

British American Tobacco (BAT) Korea produced more than 300 billion cigarettes to date this year, reaffirming its goal to leverage the Sacheon factory into a global export hub.

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Call for CBD regulations

Call for CBD regulations

| June 27, 2019

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wants the FDA to issue an interim final rule as soon as possible while the agency develops permanent final regulations for CBD.

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‘Tax the other guy’

‘Tax the other guy’

| June 27, 2019

Tobacco growers in Pakistan have lauded the government’s decision to abolish a tax on tobacco crops and asked the government to impose higher taxation on multinational companies.

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E-cig ban ‘ludicrous’

E-cig ban ‘ludicrous’

| June 27, 2019

A public health expert has called San Francisco’s plan to ban e-cigarettes but not tobacco products “ludicrous.”

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Reynolds cleared

Reynolds cleared

| June 26, 2019

A  Florida jury has cleared R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for the wrongful death of a 36-year-old man during a retrial.

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Forest turns 40

Forest turns 40

| June 26, 2019

The U.K.’s Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco, last night celebrated its 40th birthday with a gala dinner in London.

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E-cig ban passes

E-cig ban passes

| June 26, 2019

San Francisco is set to suspend sales of e-cigarettes in the city, amid concerns over underage use. Combustible cigarettes will remain available.

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