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SWITZERLAND

PMI doubles heatstick shipments

19 Apr 2018. Philip Morris International’s (PMI) heated tobacco unit shipments in the Jan-March period increased by more than 100 per cent over the comparable period in 2017, which partly offset declines seen in combustible cigarette volumes, the company said in its 2018 first-quarter consolidated results.
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THE NETHERLANDS

JTI fined for student sales agreement

18 Apr 2018. The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has fined Japan Tobacco International (JTI) for forming exclusivity agreements with Dutch student organisations, NLtimes reported, citing comments from the Dutch news agency ANP.
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SOUTH KOREA

Cigarette exports dwindle

17 Apr 2018. The value of cigarette exports fell by more than a quarter in the January-March period due to a tax hike in key market the United Arab Emirates (UAE), The Korean Herald reported.
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SRI LANKA

Plain packaging to be introduced

17 Apr 2018. The cabinet of ministers has given the government authorisation to implement plain packaging of tobacco products in an effort to reduce tobacco use in the country, ColomboPage reported.
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UNITED STATES

Reynolds Vapor recalls 2.6 mln power units

16 Apr 2018. R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., the vapour product division of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, issued a safety recall of 2.6 million power units sold with its Vuse Vibe electronic cigarettes, Associated Press reported.
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Stores raided after drug found in vape oil

16 Apr 2018. Authorities have raided 18 tobacco, vapour and alcohol-serving establishments in Onslow County after certain brands of vape oil were found to contain controlled substances, News Channel ABC12 reported.
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JAPAN

Sales and revenue down at JT

13 Apr 2018. Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) sold 15 per cent fewer cigarettes in the three-month period January-March compared to corresponding first-quarter results in 2017, and revenue from cigarette sales for the three months was down 14.4 per cent, the company said in its preliminary results for March.
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EUROPEAN UNION

Snus ban still valid – Advocate General

12 Apr 2018. The EU ban on the oral tobacco product snus is still valid, Advocate General Henrik Saugmandsgaard Ře of the Court of Justice of the European Union has said in a press statement.
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AUSTRALIA

New South Wales bans vaping in public spaces

12 Apr 2018. NSW’s state parliament has passed a ban on vaping in smoke-free areas which will come into effect in July 2018, The Guardian reported.
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CAMBODIA

Non-compliant factory shuttered

06 Apr 2018. Authorities have raided and closed a cigarette manufacturing facility in Tbong Khmum province after it was found to be making tobacco products not in compliance with health warning requirements, the Khymer Times reported.
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