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UNITED STATES

McConnell rules out Senate TPP vote this year

27 Aug 2016. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will not vote this year on the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), effectively leaving the fate of the trade pact to the next Administration, the Capitol Hill publication Roll Call said.
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AUSTRIA

Delfortgroup acquires US specialty paper maker

27 Aug 2016. Delfortgroup in its second US acquisition this year purchased Shamrock Specialty Papers to better serve its North American customers, the company said.
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UNITED STATES

Missouri cigarette tax initiative survives court challenge

25 Aug 2016. A Missouri judge said a ballot initiative that would raise the state tax on a pack of cigarettes to 60 cents from 17 cents is valid and belongs on the November ballot, the St Louis Post Dispatch reported.
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FDA seeks grower rep for TPSAC

24 Aug 2016. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking nominations for a non-voting representative of the tobacco growing industry to serve on the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC), the agency said.
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Colorado ballot initiative would triple cigarette tax

24 Aug 2016. Colorado voters in November will decide whether to triple the tax on a pack of cigarettes under a state ballot initiative that also would hike duty on other tobacco products by 22 per cent of list price.
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Pax Labs names Tyler Goldman CEO

23 Aug 2016. Pax Labs has taken on the former North America chief of the Deezer on-demand music service, Tyler Goldman, to manage rapid growth at the maker of Juul and Pax premium vaporizers.
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Noodles supplant tobacco as prison currency

22 Aug 2016. Instant noodles are displacing the time-honoured jailhouse currency tobacco as inmates barter in calories rather than cigarettes to supplement substandard prison grub, according to a new study cited by the Guardian newspaper.
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INDIA

Karnataka auctions to begin 14 Sept

22 Aug 2016. Tobacco auctions in Karnataka will begin on 14 Sept at all of the dozen auction platforms located in the state, the Times of India reported.
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SWITZERLAND

Former NYC mayor Bloomberg named WHO ambassador

19 Aug 2016. The World Health Organisation named philanthropist and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg as WHO global ambassador for non-communicable diseases.
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MYANMAR

Health Ministry readies for 75 per cent pack warnings

19 Aug 2016. The Ministry of Health has planned a media campaign ahead of the 1 Sept introduction of pictorial health and addiction warnings covering 75 per cent of cigarette pack surface areas, Eleven Myanmar reported.
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