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WORLD

WHO treaty against illicit tobacco in effect Sept

18 Jul 2018. The treaty known as the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, which was set in place by the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), is set to enter into force 25 September, Government World Magazine reported.
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JAPAN

Government tightens anti-smoking laws

18 Jul 2018. The Japanese parliament has passed a ban on smoking in and outside of public facilities such as hospitals, schools and public offices for the first time ever with fines up to JYP 500,000 (EUR 3,813) for law violators, The Japan Times reported.
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UNITED STATES

22 Century says FDA nicotine rule is immediately feasible

17 Jul 2018. The plant biotechnology company 22nd Century Group, Inc. has announced in a public statement that the FDA’s proposed nicotine reduction policy is immediately attainable, vitally urgent and in the interest of public health, according to a company press release in Business Wire.
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UNITED KINGDOM

Juul e-cigs available in England and Scotland

17 Jul 2018. Starting 17 July, Juul e-cigarettes will be sold in England and Scotland, CNBC reported.
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UNITED STATES

City bans sale of flavoured tobacco

12 Jul 2018. The sale at retail of flavoured tobacco, including menthol cigarettes, will be banned in the city of Richmond, California after the Council voted in favour of the ban and other restrictions on retail sales, the Richmond Standard reported.
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Juul to sell lower-nicotine level pods

12 Jul 2018. The popular e-cigarette company, Juul Labs Inc., has announced that it will be selling a new line of lower-nicotine strength pods starting the end of 2018, Bloomberg reported.
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EGYPT

Cig prices go up

12 Jul 2018. From 12 July 2018, the price of cigarettes and tobacco products will increase by EGP 1.5 (EUR 0.07) per pack of cigarettes, Egypt Today reported.
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SOUTH AFRICA

Billions being lost to illicit sales - report

10 Jul 2018. Illicit tobacco sales are costing the government around ZAR 7 billion (EUR 444 million) per year in lost tax revenues, according to a report published by the industry-funded Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa, Bloomberg reported.
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BULGARIA

China agrees to buy most of oriental crop

10 Jul 2018. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang announced his government has agreed to buy up to 10,000 tonnes of dry tobacco per year from Bulgaria, which would see it purchasing most of the country’s oriental tobacco crop, according to the Sofia news agency, Novinite.
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UNITED KINGDOM

Imperial to launch Juul-like pods in US, UK

06 Jul 2018. Imperial Brands will launch a new pod system for its MyBlu vaping device in the UK and US that uses a nicotine salt formulation similar to that used by Juul Labs in its Juul e-vapour product, Bloomberg reported.
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