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SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Singapore: Cigarette packs to be sold in standardised plain packaging in Singapore from July 1, 2020

Tobacco products sold in Singapore must have standardised packaging and enlarged graphic health warnings from July 1 2020, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement Monday (July 1).

HEMP, INC.: Reports Kansas Hemp Farmers Begin Planting for First Time in Decades

Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers including the 85,000 square-foot multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in Spring Hope, North Carolina, a state of the art processing center in Medford, Oregon, and a 500-acre hemp growing Eco-Village in Golden Valley, Arizona, announced today Kansas hemp farmers can begin to plant the lucrative crop for the first time in decades.

SCANDINAVIAN TOBACCO GROUP: Acquires premium pipe tobacco brands

Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S has closed a deal to acquire certain pipe tobacco trademarks and designs from Dunhill Tobacco Company of London Limited, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c.

‘Tobacco Nation’ youth smoking rate rivals that of many 3rd World nations

If the 13 U.S. states with the highest smoking rates were a nation, it would be among those countries with the highest rates of tobacco use among youth, according to a study from the nonprofit Truth Initiative.

P&S INTELLIGENCE: Japan E-Cigarette Market to Witness Stronger Growth in Coming Years

Some of the major players in the Japan e-cigarette market include Philip Morris International Inc., British American Tobacco p.l.c., Altria Group Inc., Japan Tobacco Inc., Imperial Brands PLC, JUUL Labs Inc., Shenzhen iSmoka Electronics Co., Ltd., Shenzhen IVPS Technology Corporation Ltd., Innokin Technology Co. Ltd, Shenzhen Kanger Technology Co., Ltd., and Pax Labs, Inc.

HEMP, INC.: Reports South Carolina Sees Over 500% Increase in Hemp Farmers

Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers including the 85,000 square-foot multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in Spring Hope, North Carolina, a state of the art processing center in Medford, Oregon, and a 500-acre hemp growing Eco-Village in Golden Valley, Arizona, announced today the number of South Carolina hemp farmers has grown 565 percent since 2018.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Myanmar: Threefold increase in tobacco consumption among youths under 15

From 2001 to 2016, cigarette and tobacco consumption among the youths under 15 has increased around threefold, said Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe, at a workshop on the control against tobacco and tobacco-related products , held in Nay Pyi Taw on June 25.

‘Tobacco Nation’ residents face greater mortality risks

In the 13 states with distinctly elevated smoking rates, rates of heart disease, respiratory illness, and lung and other cancers are higher than in the rest of the nation, according to a new study from the Washington-based Truth Initiative.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Thailand: Smoking at home to be banned

A law prohibiting smoking at home will come into effect on Aug 20 in a bid to reduce deaths caused by second-hand smoke.

TOBACCO ATLAS: Cigarettes are becoming more affordable especially among younger and lower socioeconomic status smokers in China

China, one of the fastest growing upper-middle income countries in the world, is taking the brunt of the global tobacco epidemic which is gradually shifting to the low- and middle-income countries. China’s large population and high smoking prevalence are part of this scenario.

JUUL funds new research center at Meharry Medical College

The Meharry Center for the Study of Social Determinants of Health will be a $7.5-million center funded by JUUL Labs.

‘Tobacco Nation’ less diverse than rest of nation, study finds

The 13 states with some of the highest smoking rates in the nation display distinct demographic differences compared to the rest of the nation, according to a new study of a region termed “Tobacco Nation.”

NATIONAL TOBACCO ADMINISTRATION: PH seeks bigger tobacco export amidst declining local demand

AS the nationwide smoking ban in public places and newly imposed tax hike continued to pull down demand for local tobacco, NTA is now concentrating on the production of leaf tobacco for export.

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