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CANADA

Alliance One to expand cannabis subsidiary

23 May 2018. Alliance One is set to expand operations at its wholly-owned indirect Canadian cannabis subsidiary, Canada’s Island Garden, by increasing production capacities for both legal recreational, and medicinal cannabis, the tobacco leaf merchant said in a press release.
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UNITED STATES

Altria restructuring eyes NGP growth

23 May 2018. Altria Group will undergo restructuring by separating its core tobacco businesses from its portfolio of non-combustible and Next Generation tobacco Products (NGPs), establishing two divisions, reshuffling management, and creating the new position Chief Growth Officer, the company said in a press release.
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JAPAN

JT surpasses emissions reduction goal

21 May 2018. Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) has announced that it has reduced 20 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) three years ahead of time as part of the company's JT Group Long-Term Environment plan, according to a company press release.
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MALAWI

39 mln kg of tobacco sold in 5 weeks

18 May 2018. Tobacco growers have sold 39.8 million kg of tobacco for around MWK 45 billion (EUR 52 million) in the five weeks since the tobacco selling season began, Malawi24 reported, citing information released by Auction Holdings Limited Group (AHL).
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SOUTH KOREA

HNB consumables to feature graphic warnings

15 May 2018. The Ministry of Health and Welfare has unveiled new and more “disturbing” graphic warnings for heated tobacco products, according to a story in The Korean Times.
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WORLD

Sources claim IQOS can store user’s data

15 May 2018. Various sources claim that IQOS, Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI)’s heat-not-burn device, has the ability to collect and store personal data about a user’s daily smoking habits which could be used for marketing purposes, Reuters reported.
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CANADA

Plain packaging law passed

14 May 2018. The federal government has passed the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act which will introduce standardised packaging for tobacco products and regulate new tobacco products, such as vapour products, marketing and advertising news organisation Strategy reported.
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UNITED KINDGOM

Imperial to sell 2 bln in assets

14 May 2018. Imperial Brands said it will divest parts of its business valuing up to GBP 2 billion (EUR 2.27 billion) over the next 12-24 months as part of a strategy to focus on growth opportunities and investment in Next Generation tobacco Products (NGP), the company said in its interim results for the six month period ended 31 March.
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NEW ZEALAND

Millions spent on tobacco

14 May 2018. Census data indicates that individuals who smoke and live in the Northland region spend an average of NZD 7,391 (EUR 4,304) per year on tobacco, according to a press release by Northland's District Health Board which was cited in Scoop.
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UNITED STATES

New position created at Alliance One

07 May 2018. Alliance One International (AOI) has appointed Bryan Mazur to the newly created position Executive Vice President, Global Specialty Products, the leaf merchant said in a press release.
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