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WORLD

WHO picks theme for 2017 No Tobacco Day

13 Jan 2017. The World Health Organisation has selected, “Tobacco – a threat to development,” as the theme for its annual World No Tobacco Day campaign to culminate on 31 May.
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NEW ZEALAND

PMI’s heat-not-burn launch lands in hot water

13 Jan 2017. A launch party in Auckland for Philip Morris International’s iQOS heat-not-burn device prompted complaints that the product is forbidden under a 1990 law banning oral tobacco, the New Zealand Herald reported.
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UNITED KINGDOM

Imperial and CNTC establish JV

12 Jan 2017. Imperial Brands and China National Tobacco (CNTC) established a joint venture to broaden marketing of their cigarette brands and cooperate on next generation products, the UK company said.
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RUSSIA

Health Ministry proposes plain packaging

11 Jan 2017. The Health Ministry included a proposal to mandate uniform packaging for tobacco products in its latest plan to combat tobacco consumption, various sources said.
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ZIMBABWE

Government may open auction floors in February

11 Jan 2017. The government is prepared to open the tobacco marketing season in February if enough crop is on hand to start the auctions, The Chronicle reported.
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UNITED STATES

WHO tobacco-use reduction target endangered; report

10 Jan 2017. The global health and economic impact of tobacco use is “enormous” and increasingly borne by low- and middle-income countries, according to a 688-page study that chastises governments for not doing more to control smoking
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ZIMBABWE

Electronic marketing system introduced for 2017 season

05 Jan 2017. An electronic marketing system to increase transparency and reduce corruption has been introduced and tested at one of three auction sites for the coming tobacco marketing season, The Herald reported.
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UNITED KINGDOM

BAT returns Voke inhaler to Kind Consumer

05 Jan 2017. British American Tobacco (BAT) relinquished control of any future commercialisation of the Voke nicotine inhaler to its designer Kind Consumer, the cigarette maker said.
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UNITED STATES

FDA plans workshop on vape battery problems

04 Jan 2017. The Food and Drug Administration’s Centre for Tobacco Products (CTP) will hold a workshop in April to collect information on battery problems in vaping devices that have caused injury to users through explosions and overheating.
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UNITED KINGDOM

BAT pulls plug on Voke supply

04 Jan 2017. British American Tobacco (BAT) terminated all supply agreements with Consort Medical for Voke, the cigarette-shaped nicotine inhaler licensed in the UK as a medical device but never marketed.
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