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UNITED KINGDOM

BAT to increase production of Glo heating sticks

27 Jul 2017. British American Tobacco, citing “good progress” in its reduced risk programme, is investing to boost production of the Kent Neostiks used in its Glo tobacco heating device, BAT said.
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SWITZERLAND

PMI to convert Romanian cigarette plant to Heets production

26 Jul 2017. Philip Morris International plans to invest EUR 490 million (USD 571 million) to convert a factory near the Romanian capital Bucharest from cigarette production to making Heets tobacco sticks for its IQOS heating device, PMI said.
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UNITED KINGDOM

BAT completes RAI takeover

25 Jul 2017. British American Tobacco (BAT) completed the acquisition of Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), the number two cigarette maker in the US, and will become the world’s largest publicly listed tobacco company.
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UNITED STATES

Christie signs minimum tobacco age bill into law

24 Jul 2017. Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill that added New Jersey to a growing list of US states and municipalities that have raised the minimum purchase age for tobacco products to 21.
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SWEDEN

Cigars boost Swedish Match in second quarter

24 Jul 2017. Swedish Match second-quarter sales and operating profit rose 8 per cent as strong cigar sales offset a downturn in the US moist-snuff market, the company’s earnings statement shows.
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UNITED KINGDOM

Three RAI directors to join BAT board

21 Jul 2017. British American Tobacco announced three Reynolds American (RAI) directors will join the BAT board as independent non-executive directors once the acquisition is finalised.
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SWITZERLAND

JTI launches Ploom Tech in Switzerland

21 Jul 2017. Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has begun marketing its Ploom Tech tobacco vapour product in Switzerland, which the company said marked the first launch of the device outside Japan.
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WORLD

WHO report cites need for stronger industry blocks

20 Jul 2017. The World Health Organisation cited “notable progress” to reduce tobacco use in its latest Global Tobacco Epidemic report and called for better controls on “shameless” industry interference.
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UNITED STATES

PMI smokeless products blunt cigarette decline

20 Jul 2017. Philip Morris International (PMI) cigarette volume fell 7.5 per cent to 193.5 billion sticks in the second quarter, a drop of 16 billion led by a 16.6 per cent decline in Asia, the company said.
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Oakland to ban sales of menthol cigarettes

20 Jul 2017. City councillors in Oakland voted to ban sales of flavoured tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, making it the second California city after San Francisco on 20 June, the East Bay Times said.
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