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During the International Tobacco Growers’ Association (ITGA) 6th Annual General Meeting (AGM), c.e.o. António Abrunhosa announced his retirement after serving in the position since 1998. Mercedes Vázquez was appointed as his successor. Read more

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Flavored tobacco products can continue to be sold in Philadelphia, at least for now, as a federal appeals court barred the city from enforcing a ban on the sale of such products... Read more

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Finalizing what for many saw as a foregone conclusion, China formally amended its state tobacco monopoly law to put the country’s burgeoning e-cigarette and vape firmly under control, as it does with the traditional tobacco business. Read more

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The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas postponed the effective date of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) required warnings for cigarette packages and advertisements final rule again, this time to January 9, 2023. Read more

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Despite dropping smoking rates globally, Southeast Asia has the world’s highest number of smokers, based on data from the fourth edition of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use Read more

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A talk with CECILIA KIRDSTRAND ISAKSSON, director, public affairs, Swedish Match Read more

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According to various reports, mushrooms can be “taught” to eat and break down the plastics present in cigarette filters. Read more

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A new regular podcast series brought to you by Tobacco Asia magazine debuts on Tuesday afternoon CET (Germany standard time), November 2. Read more

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Philip Morris International (PMI) announced that its new corporate headquarters will be located in the heart of Stamford, Connecticut, and will open in summer 2022. Read more

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New international report also shows 134 countries and territories now require graphic picture warnings on cigarette packages. Read more

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Among the 27 EU member states for which data are available, the proportion of daily smokers ranged from 8.7% in Sweden to 27.0% in Greece and 27.3% in Bulgaria. Read more

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A new regular podcast series brought to you by Tobacco Asia magazine debuts on Tuesday afternoon CET (Germany standard time), November 2. Read more

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Previously-proposed tobacco tax hikes included in the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better Act (HR 5376), were removed from the latest version of the proposed bill. The tax hikes, were proposed by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin to raise 96 billion Read more

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Weeks after missing the deadline for e-cigarette and vaping premarket tobacco applications (PMTA) and rejecting millions of said PMTAs, and about a week after the first successful vape PMTA was approved, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Read more

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For the first time in two decades, the US saw an uptick in cigarette sales in 2020, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) latest Cigarette Report for 2020. Read more

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As the ninth session of the conference of the parties (COP9) to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) approaches, there are growing calls for WHO to not only adopt tobacco harm reduction Read more

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Misinformation threatens progress toward a smoke-free future, reveals a new international survey released today by Philip Morris International Inc, which cites well-funded groups which continue to promote false narratives and spread confusion. Read more

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Recent reports in several Philippines media outlets report that the Covid situation and high taxes created a massive smuggling and counterfeit problem in the country. Read more

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In the first of what many vape, ENDS, and HNB manufacturers hope to be many, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the marketing of three new tobacco products. Read more

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British American Tobacco will cease operations in military-ruled Myanmar and withdraw by the end of this year, Reuters reported the company said last week. Read more

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