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UNITED KINGDOM

Smoking may be hazardous to your dog

22 Sep 2017. Smokers who stick by a product deemed hazardous to their health now must contend with research showing their dogs may face early death from exposure to second-hand smoke, Psychology Today reported.
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PHILIPPINES

NTA raises minimum floor prices

22 Sep 2017. The National Tobacco Administration (NTA) approved increases in floor prices for tobacco to be sold in the next two trading years, the Manila Times said.
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THAILAND

TTM hikes cigarette prices

21 Sep 2017. State-owned Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) raised the price of most of its 20 brands, in some cases substantially, in response to higher excise taxes, the Bangkok Post said.
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ZIMBABWE

Government sets up loan facility for small growers

20 Sep 2017. The government has set up a USD 20 million (EUR 16.7 million) loan facility to finance tobacco production by small-scale growers who sell their crop at auction, The Herald said.
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CANADA

Extraction process strips nicotine from tobacco

20 Sep 2017. Radient Technologies, a company that extracts natural compounds from a range of biological materials, said it has developed a process that can remove more than 95 per cent of the nicotine in tobacco.
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UNITED STATES

Florida appeals court upholds RJRT judgement

18 Sep 2017. A Florida appellate court upheld a multi-million dollar Engle-case award to the daughter of a deceased smoker who used products made by RJ Reynolds Tobacco (RJRT), the Ocala Star Banner reported.
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FDA revises product registration guidance

18 Sep 2017. The Food and Drug Administration issued a revised final guidance to manufacturers of tobacco products on who must register with the regulatory body and what information they must supply about their products.
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JAPAN

New role for JTs Shimayoshi

18 Sep 2017. Koji Shimayoshi, a senior vice president and head of tobacco business planning at Japan Tobacco, has been named senior vice president of the Executive Committee at Japan Tobacco International, JT said.
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UNITED STATES

UN Global Compact rejects tobacco companies

14 Sep 2017. The UN Global Compact, created to promote internationally accepted business standards, has opted to toss tobacco companies from its ranks, along with manufacturers of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons.
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Former WHO executive to head PMI-backed foundation

13 Sep 2017. Dr Derek Yach, a key architect of WHOs Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), founded and will head an anti-smoking initiative to be initially funded by Philip Morris International (PMI).
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