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UNITED STATES

FDA to discuss IQOS

22 Jan 2018. The Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee will discuss modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) applications for the Philip Morris IQOS device and heatsticks on 24-25 January and the discussions will be webcast, a note on the Food and Drug Administration website said.
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EUROPEAN UNION

Commission shelves tax amendments

22 Jan 2018. The European Commission has completed a review of the EU Directive governing the taxation of tobacco products and says no changes will be made, Tax News reported, citing a report presented to the European Council.
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JAPAN

JT sheds sticks

19 Jan 2018. Japan Tobacco’s domestic cigarette sales for the year dropped 12.5 per cent to 92.9 billion sticks, according to the company’s preliminary report on domestic sales for December.
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NORWAY

Snus use takes over smoking

18 Jan 2018. According to official data from Statistics Norway, the smoking population has decreased by half in the last decade in Norway, and it was also surpassed by the percentage of snus users for the first time last year, Reuters reported.
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UNITED STATES

Study: Gateway to smoking in youth

16 Jan 2018. According to a new study by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), non-smoking youth who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipe are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to UCSF's news release on the study.
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NEW ZEALAND

E-cigs hit supermarket shelves

16 Jan 2018. Major supermarket chain confirms it is trialling the sale of nicotine-free e-cigarette products in stores, the New Zealand Herald reported.
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CHINA

Less smokers in Beijing

15 Jan 2018. The smoking population has decreased by 1.1 percentage points to 3.99 million in Beijing since June 2015, Xinhuanet reported.
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KOREA

Fears of hoarding precede HNB price hikes

14 Jan 2018. The Ministry of Strategy and Finance has said tax and customs officers will be taking measures to clamp down on the hoarding of heat-not-burn cigarettes in advance of planned price hikes by manufacturers, Yonhap News Agency reported.
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ZIMBABWE

Surge in growers

12 Jan 2018. The number of registered tobacco growers in 2017/2018 has increased by 40 per cent in Zimbabwe, the Chronicle reported.
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UNITED STATES

Tax cuts bolster BAT

11 Jan 2018. British American Tobacco (BAT) has said recently passed U.S. tax cuts could increase earnings per share by 6 per cent in 2018, supporting its dedication to high-single-digit earnings growth and investment in next-generation products, Reuters reported.
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