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UNITED STATES

Altria makes cannabis investment

07 Dec 2018. Altria Group will invest USD 1.8 billion (EUR 1.579 billion) in acquiring a 45 per cent stake in the Canadian cannabinoid company Cronos Group, Altria said in a press release.
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22nd Century files PMTA

05 Dec 2018. 22nd Century Group has filed a Premarket Tobacco Application (PMTA) with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its low nicotine ‘Brand A’ cigarettes, the company said in a press release.
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EGYPT

Survey: over half of youth exposed to secondhand smoke

04 Dec 2018. A joint national survey by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Population in Egypt has found that nearly half of young Egyptians are exposed to secondhand smoke at home, and 36.5 per cent are exposed to smoke at work, Asharq Al-awsat reported.
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UNITED STATES

Altria in talks with Juul Labs

29 Nov 2018. Altria Group is in talks with Juul Labs to buy a minority stake in the company, according to unnamed sources familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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JAPAN

JT finalises acquisition in Bangladesh

29 Nov 2018. Japan Tobacco (JT) has announced that it has finished the acquisition of the tobacco business of the Akij Group, which is based in Bangladesh, according to a company press release.
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SOUTH AFRICA

Illegal brand becomes top seller

28 Nov 2018. The RG cigarette brand, which sells for less than the minimum per pack tax, has become the best-selling brand in the country and the first illicit cigarette brand to become a national top seller, the African News Agency (ANA) reported, citing an Ipsos market study.
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UNITED STATES

Cannabis to be legalised in Michigan

27 Nov 2018. Recreational marijuana will become legal in the Great Lakes’ state on 6 December, according to a report by CTV Windsor.
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Rule issues stricter laws on tracking cigs

27 Nov 2018. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Federal Tax Authority (FTA), has announced that all tobacco companies that fail to comply with digital tracking laws would be at risk of being shut down in a statement, Gulf News reported.
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EUROPE

EU-wide snus ban to remain

22 Nov 2018. The European Court of Justice has announced that the sale of snus, the moist snuff tobacco product made by Swedish Match, will continue to be banned in all EU countries excluding Sweden after the ban on sale of the product was challenged in court, Reuters reported.
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UNITED STATES

Corrective statements to appear on cig packs

21 Nov 2018. Cigarette packaging will soon sport court-ordered corrective statements that point out the adverse health effects of smoking, CNN reported.
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