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FINLAND

Government plans levy on vaping liquids

21 Jul 2016. The government is planning a levy on vaping liquids, including those without nicotine, which could double the price of e-cigarettes, the broadcaster Yle reported.
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SOUTH AFRICA

Tobacco biofuel powers commercial flights

20 Jul 2016. An aviation biofuel blend employing nicotine-free tobacco developed by Sunchem of Italy has been used on commercial flights in South Africa, said the international consortium behind the project.
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UNITED STATES

PMI says iQOS is big in Japan

19 Jul 2016. Philip Morris International (PMI) said its iQOS heat-not-burn product increased its market share in Japan, one of a handful of countries where the device has been introduced, to 2.2 per cent in the second business quarter.
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Cigar industry challenges new FDA rules

19 Jul 2016. Three cigar industry associations have asked a federal court to block the Food and Drug Administration from implementing the deeming rule to expand FDA tobacco regulatory powers, the Cigar Association of America said.
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FDA seeks industry rep for TPSAC

19 Jul 2016. The Food and Drug Administration is taking applications for a tobacco manufacturing industry representative on the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Panel (TPSAC) of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, the agency announced.
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USTC names McClintock VP for information technology

18 Jul 2016. The US Tobacco Cooperative (USTC) appointed Fred McClintock vice president for information technology, responsible for IT operations and long term systems planning, the company said.
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JAPAN

JT takes stake in Ethiopia tobacco monopoly

18 Jul 2016. Japan Tobacco acquired 40 per cent of National Tobacco Enterprise Ethiopia from the Addis Ababa government for USD 510 million (EUR 462 million) to boost its presence in the Region, JT said.
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UNITED STATES

Eby-Brown to open distribution centre in Kentucky

15 Jul 2016. Eby-Brown, the country’s largest privately owned distributor of tobacco, candy and convenience store products, will open a distribution centre next year in Shepherdsville, Kentucky as part of its expansion into Mid-South markets, the company said.
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GERMANY

BAT confirms Bayreuth cigarette plant to close

15 Jul 2016. Cigarette production at the British American Tobacco factory in Bayreuth will cease by the end of 2017 and 970 jobs made redundant in response to declining volume in European markets, BAT Germany said.
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UNITED STATES

Alabama vapor shops sue FDA over deeming rule

14 Jul 2016. Three Alabama vapor shop owners filed suit against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), saying compliance costs of new e-cigarette regulations will destroy their businesses, the Montgomery Advertiser reported.
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