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UNITED STATES

Churchill stub goes for USD 12,000

14 Oct 2017. A half-smoked La Corona sold for USD 12,000 (EUR 10,000) at an online auction held seven decades after wartime British prime minister Winston Churchill stubbed it out at a Paris Airport in May 1947, the Associated Press reported.
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Swisher CEO Ghiloni to retire in 2018

13 Oct 2017. Swisher International President and CEO Peter Ghiloni plans to retire next year and will turn over the role of president from 1 January 2018 to company senior sales and marketing vice president, John Miller, according to Convenience Store Decisions.
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Johnson Creek closes shop

11 Oct 2017. US e-liquid pioneer Johnson Creek Enterprises has closed its doors just months after local government in the company’s Wisconsin base in Hartland threatened to sue the federal government over its plans to regulate the vaping industry.
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22nd Century raises cash to fund growth

11 Oct 2017. 22nd Century Group, the biotech company that uses genetic engineering to alter nicotine levels in tobacco, said the largest capital increase in its history would raise USD 54 million (EUR 45.8 million) to back expansion plans.
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DNA variant influences nicotine dependence

10 Oct 2017. A DNA variant commonly found in people of European and African descent increases the likelihood of nicotine dependence, a study of more than 38,600 current and former smokers shows.
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EUROPEAN UNION

EU track & trace draft criticised

10 Oct 2017. European Commission draft proposals for tracking the flow of legal tobacco products to combat illicit trade were criticised as overly complex by key member states Germany, France and Italy, the Euractiv website reported.
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GERMANY

Court rules tobacco company website flouts advert ban

06 Oct 2017. A federal appeals court ruled tobacco company websites are subject to the same curbs on depicting tobacco products that apply to print media and online information portals, dpa-AFX reported.
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UNITED STATES

Co-founder allegedly bilked tobacco association

04 Oct 2017. Federal authorities have accused a co-founder of the Council of Independent Tobacco Manufacturers of America (CITMA) of stealing more than USD 833,000 (EUR 710,000) from the trade group over seven years, the Richmond Times-Dispatch said.
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Corrective statements to begin 26 November

03 Oct 2017. Philip Morris USA and other major US cigarette makers agreed to begin publishing “corrective statements” on smoking from 26 November, ending more than a decade of wrangling with the federal government, Altria Group said.
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RWANDA

Ayabatwa property auctioned by government

02 Oct 2017. The government auctioned off a shopping centre owned by Pan African Tobacco Group founder and controlling shareholder Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa that was seized in April for non-payment of taxes, Xinhua reported.
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