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SAUDI ARABIA

Tax hikes spur quit attempts

21 Jun 2018. The Ministry of Health said tax hikes on tobacco have led to more smokers seeking medical help to quit smoking, the Saudi Gazette reported.
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INDIA

Delhi seeks ban on raw chewing tobacco

19 Jun 2018. The Delhi government has asked the food safety department of the Union health ministry to have raw chewable tobacco products like khaini labelled as a food and banned in Delhi under the Food Safety Act, India Today reported.
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CAMBODIA

Unlicensed factory shuttered

19 Jun 2018. The Counter Counterfeit Committee (CCC) of the Interior Ministry has halted operations at a cigarette factory found to be producing tobacco products without a license, Khmer Times reported.
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UNITED STATES

Record low smoking rate

19 Jun 2018. Smoking prevalence among US adults has hit a record low of 14 per cent, according to a press release from the Associated Press in New York Times.
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ZIMBABWE

Farmers set to weigh in 200m kg

16 Jun 2018. Tobacco farmers have already sold 190 million kg of leaf and are likely to surpass the targeted tobacco output of 200 million kg for the 2017/2018 marketing season, The Sunday Mail reported.
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FRANCE

Ministry threatens new laws on cig litter

15 Jun 2018. A French government official has announced that the government will impose new regulations on cigarette litter, if tobacco companies do not formally commit to reducing the amount of litter caused by cigarette butts within the next three months, Reuters reported.
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UNITED KINGDOM

BAT to build Neostick facility in Romania

12 Jun 2018. British American Tobacco (BAT) said it will invest in expanding its factory in Ploiești, Romania, to build a dedicated facility for producing its Neosticks heated tobacco consumable at the site, the company said in a press release.
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ZIMBABWE

Tobacco sales up USD 95 mln

12 Jun 2018. Farmers had sold USD 515 million (EUR 436 million) of tobacco leaf by the close of day 52 of the 2018 marketing season, an increase of USD 95 million on gross sales for the comparable period in 2017, The Herald reported, citing Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) data.
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INDIA

PMI eyes new market for IQOS

12 Jun 2018. Philip Morris International (PMI) plans to launch its IQOS heated tobacco platform in the nation with the largest smoking population after China, Reuters reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
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WORLD

Cigarette litter problem

11 Jun 2018. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has reported that new data shows that cigarette butts are the most commonly found individual item on European beaches, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) reported.
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