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INDIA

PMI put on notice of possible violations

18 Aug 2017. The Health Ministry told Philip Morris International (PMI) the cigarette maker faces possible penalties for violations of marketing curbs made public by a Reuters exclusive, the news agency reported.
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UNITED KINGDOM

Scotland RPS head calls for vaping evidence review

17 Aug 2017. Alex MacKinnon, the director of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Scotland, called for a review of the evidence on the impact of vaping and better quality control, the Pharmaceutical Journal reported.
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UNITED STATES

New chief at Vapor Group

16 Aug 2017. Yaniv Nahon has replaced Vapor Group’s Dror Svorai, who resigned as president/chief executive officer and sold his stock in the company and transferred voting control to SF Holdings, the company said.
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AUSTRALIA

Number of smokers rises, despite plain-packs and tax

16 Aug 2017. A nearly unchanged smoking rate in a growing population has increased the number of smokers despite some of the world’s stiffest cigarette duties and packaging restrictions, The Australian reported.
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JAPAN

Heat-not-burn to cut into tobacco tax take

14 Aug 2017. The growing number of smokers switching to heat-not-burn products should reduce tobacco tax revenue by at least JPY 50 billion (EUR 387 million) this year, prompting the government to hike duty on the new generation devices, the Japan Times reported.
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ZIMBABWE

Board changes at BAT Zimbabwe

12 Aug 2017. British American Tobacco Zimbabwe said Angela Mashanyare resigned as BAT non-executive director effective 25 July and announced three appointments to the Board.
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UNITED STATES

Oklahoma high court strikes USD 1.50 per pack tax

11 Aug 2017. The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down a USD 1.50 (EUR 1.28) per-pack tax on cigarettes, saying the duty passed earlier this year violated the state constitution, the Associated Press reported.
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Oregon joins Tobacco 21 club

10 Aug 2017. Oregon became the fifth US state to raise the minimum age to 21 for purchasing tobacco products, a statute that will take effect next January, The Oregonian reported.
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FDA takes aim at youth vaping

09 Aug 2017. The Food and Drug Administration said it will launch a campaign next year to dissuade youth from using vaping devices that deliver nicotine.
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ZIMBABWE

Tobacco volume 7 per cent below year ago

08 Aug 2017. Tobacco volume sold through early August was 7.3 per cent below last year at 183.5 million kilograms vs 198 million kg as the end of market season approached, Bernama news agency reported.
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