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E-cig waste is piling up

24 Oct 2019. E-cigarette devices, which consist of parts that require hazardous waste disposal, have created a considerable recycling problem, according to researchers. Euromonitor predicts that roughly 55 million adults will vape by 2021, which could add to the growing problem of the improper disposal of single-use e-cigarette items. How are major tobacco companies responding to this issue?
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The Philippines vs Thailand

24 Oct 2019. The Philippines and Thailand cigarette industries are still fighting a long trade dispute that has seen litigation rumble through the World Trade Organisation (WTO) since 2008.
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PMI closes its factories in Colombia

24 Oct 2019. Coltabaco, an affiliate of Philip Morris International in Colombia and the only cigarette producer in the country, will close its cigarette manufacturing plants, reports TJI correspondent Mauro Nogarin.
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Authenticity and tracking in France

24 Oct 2019. Since 20 May, according to the EU 2014 TPD2, every cigarette pack or RYO pouch sold in France has to bear two marks an authenticity stamp and a tracking code, to prevent illicit trafficking. Other tobacco products will follow in 2024.
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Illicit trade soars in India

24 Oct 2019. The Indian cigarette industry has been threatened by the rising menace of illicit trade in cigarettes in recent years. Smuggled cigarettes and counterfeits produced in the country account for a major proportion of total cigarette consumption in the country. In this article, TJI correspondent Yogender Malik presents an insight into the illicit trade in cigarettes in India.
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