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UNITED STATES

Thompson steps down as USTC chief executive

23 May 2017. Stuart Thompson resigned as chief executive of U.S. Tobacco Cooperative (USTC) and has been replaced on an interim basis by Chief Financial Officer Edward Kacsuta, the company said.
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SWITZERLAND

PMI test marketing ‘flat coil’ e-liquid technology

23 May 2017. Philip Morris International is test marketing a product employing new technology described by PMI as a mesh patch to heat e-liquids that eliminates manual assembly of wick-and-coil designs that are the industry standard.
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JAPAN

JT to launch Ploom tobacco heater in Tokyo

23 May 2017. Japan Tobacco (JT) will expand brick-and-mortar sales of Ploom TECH to Tokyo in late June and expects to launch its tobacco heater nationwide in the first half of next year, the company said.
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UNITED STATES

FDA should consider banning perforated filters; study

22 May 2017. The Food and Drug Administration should make use of its powers to regulate cigarette design by imposing stricter controls “up to and including a ban” on perforated cigarette filters, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
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PHILIPPINES

Duterte bans smoking in public

22 May 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order banning smoking in all public places and the sale of tobacco products to minors, the Philippine Star said.
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KOREA

PM Korea plans June launch date for iQOS

17 May 2017. Philip Morris Korea said it will begin selling the iQOS tobacco heating stick in Seoul on 5 June, making it the first tobacco company to introduce heat-not-burn in Korea, according to the Korea Herald.
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UNITED KINGDOM

BAT announces breakthrough in e-vapour measurement

16 May 2017. Scientists at British American Tobacco have developed a technique to detect unpredicted substances in e-cigarette vapour, BAT said.
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PHILIPPINES

Mighty and BAT in exploratory talks

16 May 2017. Mighty Corp, the country’s second largest tobacco company, and British American Tobacco (BAT) have held exploratory talks on a distribution partnership, Reuters reported.
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FRANCE

CORESTA seeks input on shisha research

16 May 2017. The Cooperation Centre for Scientific Research Relative to Tobacco (CORESTA) announced a survey to evaluate interest in performing research on shisha tobacco mixtures and emissions.
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ZIMBABWE

Market volume increases

12 May 2017. The volume of tobacco delivered to market rose to about 4 million kg per day from 3 million kg as the season entered its sixth week, according to Zimbabwe Daily.
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