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UNITED STATES

ITG Brands names Carr president, CEO

21 Nov 2017. ITG Brands named Dan Carr its new president and chief executive officer, effective 31 January, Greensboro-based news agency News & Record reported.
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JAPAN

JT confirms Terabatake appointment

21 Nov 2017. Mitsuomi Koizumi will step down as president and chief executive officer of Japan Tobacco (JT) to be succeeded by Masamichi Terabatake effective 1 Jan, JT said in a press release.
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UNITED STATES

Acreage surprise in California cannabis rules

18 Nov 2017. Broad limits on farm sizes, indicated by preliminary information from the state, are not part of California's rules to govern cannabis farming, production and sales from 1 January, the Associated Press reported.
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ZIMBABWE

Reserve Bank doubles export incentives

17 Nov 2017. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has increased incentives under the tobacco export incentive scheme from 5 per cent to 12.5 per cent for the 2018 marketing season, Zimbabwe news site Newsday reported.
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SPAIN

Police seize record leaf haul

17 Nov 2017. Spanish police have seized 250 tons of contraband tobacco leaf worth EUR 40 million (USD 47 million) in western Spain, Gulfnews reported, citing a statement from the law enforcement agency Guardia Civil.
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JAPAN

Gov. to shelve restaurant smoking ban

17 Nov 2017. A revised government-sponsored bill intending to ban indoor smoking before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will not include a threshold on restaurant size, effectively delaying what has become a “controversial" issue, the Japanese Times reported.
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JT market share strong amid sales slump

17 Nov 2017. Japan Tobacco’s (JT) domestic market share for October gained one percentage point over market share reported for the 10 month period January – October, despite a continuing fall in domestic sales volume.
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UNITED STATES

HNB as bad for heart as cigarettes – study

15 Nov 2017. A study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco has found vapour from heated tobacco devices has a similar impact on heart health to smoke from combustible cigarettes, the Daily Mail reported.
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UKRAINE

Rada approves excise hike

15 Nov 2017. The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, approved amendments to the country’s tax code which include a 2018 29.7 per cent increase in tobacco excise duties, news agency Interfax-Ukraine reported.
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UNITED STATES

New York tops smuggling rankings

14 Nov 2017. New York has the highest inbound tobacco smuggling activity of all US states, with more than half of all cigarettes consumed in the state being derived from smuggled sources, according to a Tax Foundation report.
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