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PHILIPPINES

Tax bill to set incremental hikes

14 Dec 2017. The first package of the tax reform bill, which sets perpetual, incremental tax increases for tobacco products, has been ratified by the Senate and House of Representatives, news site Rappler reported.
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UNITED KINGDOM

Panel says HNB ‘likely’ reduces risk

13 Dec 2017. An advisory panel to the government found that users of heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco products are exposed to fewer harmful compounds than cigarette smokers, and that HNB products likely pose a lower risk than cigarettes, the BBC reported.
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BAT expects good results

13 Dec 2017. British American Tobacco (BAT) is performing well and second half trading is in line with its expectations, the company said in a statement ahead of its full year results.
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MEXICO

Smoking prevalence up

12 Dec 2017. A national survey has shown smoking prevalence increased between 2011 and 2016 despite tobacco control laws and initiatives to discourage smoking, Mexico Daily News reported.
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AUSTRIA

Coalition talks sink smoking ban

12 Dec 2017. A ban on smoking in bars and restaurants due to take effect in May 2018 has been reversed, The Guardian reported, citing an announcement from the far-right Freedom party.
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SWEDEN

Swedish Match announces new CFO

11 Dec 2017. Snus maker Swedish Match said Tom Hayes will replace Marlene Forsell as its Chief Financial Officer as of 9 March 2018.
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ROMANIA

BAT Romania launches glo

08 Dec 2017. British American Tobacco (BAT) Romania has launched the glo heated tobacco platform in Bucharest and online, marking the first European Union launch of the device, BAT said.
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KOREA

Regs trigger falling sales – official

06 Dec 2017. Tobacco sales are expected to fall this year due to the impact of tobacco control regulations on smoker prevalence, Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unnamed official.
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ZIMBABWE

New model for tobacco urged

04 Dec 2017. A new agricultural model for tobacco growing, which includes more investment from the government, could potentially triple state export revenues from tobacco leaf, the Chronicle reported, citing comments made by an official.
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UNITED STATES

22nd Century hires former BAT biotech head

04 Dec 2017. 22nd Century Group has hired former head of plant biotechnology at BAT, Dr Juan Sanchez Tamburrino, as vice president of research and development, the company said.
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