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More and more people in Japan are turning to heat-not-burn products over conventional cigarettes. Read more

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A recent study conducted by Oxford Economics and commissioned by British American Tobacco reveals that in 2018 about 60% of Malaysia’s cigarette market was made up of illegal products. Read more

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Responding to the country’s minister of health, who had sought the ban, minister of Communication and information, Rudiantara, ordered his team to block all online cigarette advertisements. Read more

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City officials in San Francisco, home to JUUL Labs, have voted to ban sales of e-cigarettes, as well as banning stores from selling them and making it illegal for online stores to deliver the devices to addresses in the city. Read more

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British American Tobacco Korea is well on its way to achieving its goal to leverage its Sacheon factory into a global export hub, as it surpassed an accumulated production of 300 billion cigarettes as of June 2019. Read more

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Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco are seeking to overturn Australia’s vaping ban with submissions to an Australian parliamentary inquiry that is considering whether e-cigarettes should be legalized. Read more

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The US Food and Drug Administration has threatened  Walmart, Kroeger, Family Dollar, and more than a half dozen convenience store chains with penalties and fines for illegally selling tobacco products to minors. Read more

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Philip Morris International reports a 1.1% increase in cigarette and heated tobacco unit shipment for the first quarter in 2019. Read more

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Africa’s marketing season has not brought good news for Zimbabwean tobacco growers, according to the latest International Tobacco Growers’ Association Crop Monitor report, leading to call for a meeting of all industry stakeholders. Read more

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Drinking a bottle of wine a week may have the same cancer risk as smoking 5-10 cigarettes in the same time period. Read more

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The American Cancer Society is opposing Iowa’s proposed bill to raise the minimum age for buying and using tobacco products to 21. Read more

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Senate Bill 38, a proposed California bill to ban flavored tobacco products, was shelved on May 23 after the author said it had been watered down so much with exemptions that it was now opposed by public health groups. Read more

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All the major parties in the European elections broadly support the idea of e-cigarette regulation instead of bans. Read more

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A federal judge ruled on May 15 in favor of six American medical societies and five individual pediatricians against the US Food and Drug Administration. Read more

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A new study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and published in The Lancet, has found that unhealthy diets is responsible for roughly one in five deaths worldwide, more than any other known health risk, including tobacco use. Read more

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Altria Group, Inc. announced the completion of its approximately US$1.8 billion investment in Cronos Group Inc., a leading global cannabinoid company, following receipt of shareholder and Canadian regulatory approvals. Read more

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Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are using tobacco plants as ‘green bioreactors’ to produce an anti-inflammatory protein with powerful therapeutic potential. Read more

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Stefan Ranstrand has achieved an international accolade in recognition of his leadership and corporate strategy. Read more

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New research suggests that cigarettes will be stubbed out in Britain by 2050. Read more

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In 2018 Turkey saw its highest figures of cigarette consumption to date, with a study revealing 1,400 cigarettes were consumed for every person. Read more

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