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UNITED STATES

Synthetic nicotine touted as way around FDA vaping regs

28 Jun 2016. Synthetic nicotine could be the way out for e-liquid manufacturers looking to escape federal rules on tobacco products to be applied to the vaping industry in August, the news website Wired said.
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CUBA

Tabacuba invests to ready for US market opening

28 Jun 2016. Tabaco de Cuba (Tabacuba) has embarked on a capital investment programme to streamline production for domestic consumption and prepare for opening of the US cigar market, according to Granma.
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UNITED KINGDOM

Imperial disappointed with Brexit

27 Jun 2016. Imperial Brands, headquartered in Bristol, UK, regrets the result of the UK’s EU membership referendum which saw 51.9 per cent of voters opting to leave the supranational union.
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ZIMBABWE

TIMB confident on reaching production target

24 Jun 2016. The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB), announcing 141 million kilogrammes of tobacco have been sold through day 56 of the marketing season, said this year’s production target is within reach, the Zimbabwe Herald reported.
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UNITED STATES

Board member Scher to leave AOI

24 Jun 2016. Norman Scher, member of the Board of Directors at Alliance One International (AOI), will retire this year after more than 40 years with the leaf merchant, the company announced.
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KOREA

Former KT&G chief Min acquitted

24 Jun 2016. Min Young-jin, who headed cigarette maker KT&G until corruption charges prompted his resignation in 2015, was acquitted by a Seoul court, Yonhap News Agency said.
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UNITED STATES

US high court throws out EU suit, sides with RJRT

22 Jun 2016. The Supreme Court sided with RJ Reynolds Tobacco (RJRT) in throwing out a suit by the European Union originally filed against RJR Nabisco and associated companies for alleged cigarette smuggling, the New York Times said.
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Supreme Court backs voiding of USD 10 bln judgement

22 Jun 2016. The Supreme Court upheld a decision by the top Illinois state court to void a USD 10.1 billion (EUR 8.9 billion) award against Philip Morris USA, which would have been one of the largest ever for the cigarette maker, Reuters reported.
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BELGIUM

PMI sells Codentify tracking system

22 Jun 2016. Codentify, the track-and-trace coding system developed by Philip Morris International (PMI) and used by major tobacco companies, has been sold to a Swiss company, according to EUobserver.
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WORLD

Cigarette volumes decline 2.1 per cent

21 Jun 2016. The number of cigarettes sold worldwide fell by 2.1 per cent to around 5.5 trillion sticks in 2015 - the largest global year on year decline in over 20 years, research by Euromonitor International shows.
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