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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tax tracking system coming soon

06 May 2018. The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has announced that it will be using a new electronic tracking system on tobacco products to prevent tax evasion and commercial fraud starting early 2019, Arabian Business reported.
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22nd Century posts record sales

04 May 2018. Plant biotechnology company 22nd Century Group posted its highest-ever quarterly sales revenue of USD 6.1 million for the three-month period ended 31 March, the company said in its 2018 first quarter report.
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Swedish Match shipments increase

04 May 2018. Snus maker Swedish Match shipped 9 per cent more cans in Scandinavia in the first quarter, compared to first quarter 2017 results, and shipments of snus and nicotine pouches outside Scandinavia increased by 95 per cent, the company said in its interim results for the Jan-March 2018.
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