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WORLD

ILO shrugs off tobacco funds

13 Nov 2018. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has decided not to renew partnerships with the tobacco industry through which it had received funding for projects on child labour and workers' rights, according to global development media platform Devex.
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UNITED KINGDOM

Tonnes of illicit tobacco seized in Northern Ireland

13 Nov 2018. Police and customs authorities seized around ten tonnes of loose tobacco and 411,000 illicit cigarettes from a commercial premises in the Newry area in Northern Ireland, the Belfast Telegraph reported.
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UNITED STATES

FDA plan shakes tobacco stocks

13 Nov 2018. The stock market value of cigarette makers British American Tobacco (BAT) and Imperial Brands slipped by a combined GBP 8.6 billion (EUR 9.8 billion) after US regulators proposed a ban on menthol cigarettes and most flavoured e-cigarettes, The Guardian reported.
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AOI to consolidate US operations

08 Nov 2018. Alliance One International (AOI), the tobacco leaf merchant business of Pyxus International, has announced it plans to consolidate US tobacco processing operations to its Wilson, North Carolina facility.
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UNITED KINGDOM

Comin to succeed Wheaton at BAT

07 Nov 2018. British American Tobacco (BAT) has appointed Luciano Comin to succeed Kingsley Wheaton as the company’s Regional Director for the Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa (AMSSA) region, the company said in a press release.
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SPAIN

Raids net EUR 22 million in counterfeit

02 Nov 2018. Police raided four cigarette factories that had been producing counterfeit sticks and seized cigarette cartons worth EUR 22 million (USD 25 million), English-language newspaper Euro Weekly reported.
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WORLD

WHO says air pollution the ‘new tobacco'

31 Oct 2018. The World Health Organisaiton (WHO) chief has labelled air pollution ‘the new tobacco’, according to a story by The Guardian, which stated bad air quality now causes more deaths annually than tobacco.
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ILO urged to cut tobacco ties

31 Oct 2018. At least 100 groups have jointly urged the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to stop receiving money from tobacco companies and to cut ties with the industry, Agence France-Presse reported.
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SINGAPORE

Plain packaging, larger warnings proposed

31 Oct 2018. The Ministry of Health has proposed changes to tobacco laws that would see all tobacco products sold in standardised packaging and larger pictorial warnings introduced, Channel News Asia reported.
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UNITED STATES

Altria to pull e-cigs that appeal to youth

26 Oct 2018. Altria Group has announced that it will remove its pod-based vaping devices from the market and the sale of several e-cigarette flavours in an effort to prevent underage use of these products, Wall Street Journal reported.
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