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PHILLIPINES

JT to acquire Mighty Corp

22 Aug 2017. Japan Tobacco (JT) agreed to purchase the tobacco business of Mighty Corporation for PHP 46.8 billion (EUR 772 million) to further its strategy of regional expansion, the company said.
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INDONESIA

Star Tobacco creates VP Indonesia position

22 Aug 2017. Star Tobacco International (STI) has promoted Director Group Finance, Mehmet Ayyildiz, to the newly created position of Vice President Indonesian Region effective 1 September, the company said in a press release.
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UNITED STATES

Anti-smoking group calls for BAT fraud probe

21 Aug 2017. British American Tobacco (BAT) faced a new call for an investigation into its African business practises, this one from an anti-smoking group that asked US authorities to probe money-laundering allegations.
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KOREA

National Assembly may raise duty on tobacco heat sticks

21 Aug 2017. Three proposals to hike the tax on tobacco heat sticks are before the National Assembly and may result in a substantial increase to achieve parity with combustible cigarettes, the Korea Herald said.
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INDIA

PMI put on notice for possible violations

18 Aug 2017. The Health Ministry told Philip Morris International (PMI) the cigarette maker faces possible penalties for alleged violations of marketing restrictions placed on tobacco products, Reuters 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 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, which is expected to prompt 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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