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Standing up for good science

03 Jan 2019. CORESTA promotes international cooperation in scientific research related to tobacco. TJI spoke with Secretary General Pierre-Marie Guitton (left), and President Huub Vizée (right) about where it’s all headed.
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Europe offers ‘next gen’ opportunities

03 Jan 2019. Next Generation Products (NGPs) are on the rise, with consumers opting to switch to vaping and manufacturers increasing their new product portfolios. Growth opportunities in the NGP space in Europe make a strong case for investment, according to Essentra.
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Voke to launch mid-2019 in UK

03 Jan 2019. We’ve seen no trace of it since early 2017 when it parted ways with BAT, but the UK’s medically-approved nicotine inhaler is back. And, according to its maker, it’s here to stay. With practical advantages that other nicotine delivery devices cannot hope to attain, will Voke become the dark horse of the next generation category?
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Juul Labs ‘delighted’ with UK launch

03 Jan 2019. It may be a cultural phenomenon huge enough to have its own verb, but the success of Juul in the US has led to major problems with underage usage. Despite fears that the same thing would happen in the UK, Juul’s venture into the world’s second largest vaping market has been thus far untainted.
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Still no e-cig for ‘the soccer mom’

03 Jan 2019. One of the central messages of London’s 2018 Next Generation Nicotine Delivery conference (NGN) was that, despite considerable progress, reduced risk products are still not where they need to be to attract the average smoker. The event also highlighted two big new areas of interest: CBD and nicotine salts.
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A lighter touch in London

03 Jan 2019. As NGPs become ever more firmly entrenched in European and Asian markets, it is the UK that remains the e-cig capital of the Old World. With an impressive vaping prevalence (5.4 per cent in 2017, according to ECigIntelligence data) and a shrinking smoking population, the country is going further than any other to support tobacco harm reduction.
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Global compass

JTI gains ground eastward

03 Jan 2019. Following its acquisition of Donskoy Tabak, the fourth largest tobacco industry player in Russia, Japan Tobacco is further strengthening its foothold in the Asian markets through its acquisition of the Bangladeshi Akij Group’s tobacco business, reports TJI’s correspondent Jaroslaw Adamowski.
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The trade war continues...

03 Jan 2019. The Chinese cigarette manufacturing sector will be counting the cost of new duties imposed on its exports to the USA in the latest tit-for-tat tariff round imposed during the ongoing trade war between Beijing and Washington, reports Keith Nuthall.
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Tobacco Traveller Italy

03 Jan 2019. The percentage of e-smokers continues to increase, as smoking prevalence steadily declines in the southern Bel Paese.
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Vapour market ticks upwards

03 Jan 2019. The vapour products category is rapidly eclipsing more well-established tobacco categories, and by 2020 will be the single largest tobacco and nicotine category, outside cigarettes, according to Euromonitor’s Shane MacGuill.
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Leaf & tobacco processing

Radient reduces nicotine

03 Jan 2019. Radient Technologies, the Canada-based company, recently released information to TJI about its patented system of Microwave Assisted Processing (MAP), which can extract natural compounds from different biological materials including tobacco leaf.
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Bridging the supply gap

03 Jan 2019. Rainer Busch, the founder of the Germany-based independent tobacco trade service provider, NewCo, recently gave TJI a brief update on the 13-year old business, concluding with remarks on 2018’s tobacco leaf production and the market‘s future outlook.
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Science responds

03 Jan 2019. The 2018 Coresta Congress was held at the lavish InterContinental hotel in Kunming, China from 22 to 26 October. Under the title ‘Science and Innovation: Addressing the needs’, the event included presentations on key issues facing agronomists, such as reducing nicotine in tobacco leaf and preparing for the expansion of heated tobacco.
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Hurricane Florence hits Carolina growers

03 Jan 2019. September 2018 will be a month that growers in the US states of North and South Carolina won’t forget for a long time. That was when Hurricane Florence circled and lingered for days, dropping heavy rainfall, releasing destructive winds and flooding most of the states’ southeastern parts...
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Brazil holds on

03 Jan 2019. Brazil’s flue-cured Virginia (FCV) and light air-cured burley crops only took one year to regain the losses incurred in the potentially disastrous 2016 slump. The gains were sustained this year. With farmers having held on during a bumpy ride, it seems that this tobacco origin is back on track.
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Manufacturing & technology

emkon. retrofits the industry

03 Jan 2019. Customers expect more flexibility and added-value services from emkon. The one way to tackle this is to be smarter with resources, the company said.
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Altria confirms Cronos cannabis deal

03 Jan 2019. The parent company of the US maker of Marlboro cigarettes has confirmed that it has made a major investment in the Canadian cannabis producer Cronos Group. What does the significant stake in the company and cannabis industry mean for the tobacco giant?
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HTMS‘s latest rebuilds

03 Jan 2019. In the world of supplying economically priced and re-engineered machinery, there is still room to support customers and their needs, said Hampshire Tobacco Machinery Services (HTMS). Ron Woodthorpe, managing director of HTMS, spoke to TJI about the company’s latest news on supplying the industry with re-engineered cigarette making and packing machinery.
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Working to Stamp out breakdowns

03 Jan 2019. The spare and wear parts manufacturer Spikker Specials recently spoke to TJI and reflected on more than 55 years of supplying the tobacco industry with improved machinery components. The Netherlands-based company said using the latest industry tools for seamless and easy-to-implement spare parts supply systems is important and also explained how it has adapted to the industry’s continuous wave of innovations over the years.
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Imperial bets on NGPs

03 Jan 2019. Imperial Brands is joining the race to put Next Generation Products (NGPs) at the centre of its development strategy. Imperial plans to generate about GBP 1.5 billion (EUR 1.3 billion) in annual revenue from this market segment by 2020.
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Riedel launches new odour reduction tech

03 Jan 2019. Industrial odour control has become an important issue for companies, and German filtration technology specialist, Riedel Filtertechnik, has developed a solution catered to the modern manufacturer. COPLAS clean, an advanced technology for industrial air and gas treatment, is flexible, modular, and uses no water or chemicals ...
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Products & trends

France facing tax turmoil

03 Jan 2019. The price of cigarettes will once again rise by EUR 1 in 2019, in line with the government agenda for packs to reach EUR 10 within two years. To top it off, manufacturers must also fund the new product tracking system and waste management requirements.
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Cloud simplifies tracking & tracing

03 Jan 2019. From 20 May 2019, all companies involved in supplying and distributing tobacco products in the EU will be required to track them. Alberto Zamora, Co-founder and main investor in Osapiens, which is the company behind the Movilizer tobacco product track & trace cloud system, said TPD2 compliance doesn‘t have to be complicated.
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