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CANADA

Regulations to restrict flavoured cigar products

30 Sep 2014. The Canadian government has announced new regulations aimed at further restricting flavoured cigar products that appeal to youth, according to a statement released by the office of Rona Ambrose, minister of health.
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ZIMBABWE

Tobacco volumes rise 30 per cent

29 Sep 2014. Flue-cured tobacco volumes increased by 30 per cent in 2014, according to Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) statistics, Zimbabwean media organisation News Day reported.
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FRANCE

Plans for plain packs announced

25 Sep 2014. Health Minister Marisol Touraine announced a series of new measures to combat tobacco consumption in France, including the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products, Reuters reported.
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UNITED STATES

Lawmakers seek end to child labour on tobacco farms

24 Sep 2014. Representative David Cicilline and 34 other House Democrats sent a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez seeking a ban on children working on tobacco farms, the Associated Press said.
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Reynolds appoints Auger executive VP for marketing

24 Sep 2014. RJ Reynolds Tobacco promoted Michael Auger to executive president of trade marketing, replacing Robert Stowe who will retire at the end of the year, the company said.
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Imperial contracts with Aras for global software

23 Sep 2014. Imperial Tobacco selected Aras software to build a unitary global product lifecycle management system to replace multiple outdated systems, Aras announced.
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CANADA

Final arguments underway in CAD 18 bln suit

23 Sep 2014. Closing arguments have begun in a CAD 17.8 billion (EUR 12.6 billion) class-action suit on behalf of smokers who accuse tobacco companies of marketing a harmful product and concealing the health effects, the Canadian Press reported.
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UNITED STATES

Pepsi exec named RJRT president

21 Sep 2014. Debra Crew, president and general manager of PepsiCo North America Nutrition, will head RJ Reynolds Tobacco (RJRT) from 1 Oct, said Reynolds American.
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IRELAND

Eight EU members file plain-pack objections

18 Sep 2014. Eight European Union countries filed objections to plans by Ireland to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products, the Irish Times reported.
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JTI halts proceedings against defunct e-liquid maker

18 Sep 2014. Japan Tobacco International (JTI) stopped a suit claiming intellectual property rights infringement against an insolvent e-liquid company after the liquidator promised to destroy the offending stock, the Irish Times said.
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