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UNITED STATES

22nd Century hires former Imperial Brands head

17 Apr 2019. The plant biotechnology company 22nd Century Group has hired John D. Pritchard as Vice President of Regulatory Science, who formerly worked as the Head of Regulatory Science for Imperial Brands, UK, according to a company press release.
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CHINA

Online tobacco adverts are on the rise

17 Apr 2019. The Beijing Center for Diseases Prevention and Control has reported that more than 51,800 tobacco advertisements or promotions, which are banned, were found online in the first half of 2018, China Daily reported.
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UNITED STATES

Senators press networks to include smoking depiction warnings

16 Apr 2019. Three democratic senators have jointly reached out to several major media companies, including broadcast, cable, satellite, to endorse smoking depiction warnings on TV and movie ratings, Multichannel News reported.
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TANZANIA

Tobacco production is drastically falling

14 Apr 2019. Tobacco production has been on the decline in the country since the 2013/2014 growing season, according to an official, Xinhuanet reported.
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UNITED STATES

FDA cracks down on chain stores

13 Apr 2019. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent letters to Walmart, Kroger Co and 10 other chain stores for illegally selling tobacco products to minors, Reuters reported.
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INDIA

No legal basis to ban e-cig imports

10 Apr 2019. India’s trade ministry says it cannot impose a ban on electronic cigarette imports as there is no legal basis for it, according to an internal government memo seen by Reuters.
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CZECH REPUBLIC

Government plans to raise tobacco tax

10 Apr 2019. The Czech Finance Ministry plans to increase the excise tax on tobacco and cigarettes by 10 per cent in 2020, Reuters reported.
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UNITED STATES

Regulator requests more info from Altria on Juul

09 Apr 2019. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has requested further information and documents from Altria about its investment in Juul Labs, the e-cigarette manufacturer, after the maker of Marlboro requested to convert its non-voting stake in the company to voting shares, Reuters reported.
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MALAYSIA

Study: Malaysia tops the world in illegal cigs

09 Apr 2019. Malaysia has the highest penetration of illicit cigarettes in the world, according to a study commissioned by the Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers, Free Malaysia Today reported.
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UNITED STATES

Significant decline in tobacco harvest for 2019

05 Apr 2019. According to the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) annual “Prospective Planting Report”, the number of tobacco acres will decrease 16 per cent, compared to 2018.
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