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22nd Century Group has been granted a new U.S. patent related to the reduction of nicotine in the tobacco plant. The new technology provides 22nd Century with a rapid pathway to introduce very low nicotine traits into virtually any variety of tobacco, including bright, burley, oriental, and cigar tobacco varieties.


Luc Jobin will succeed Richard Burrows as chairman of British American Tobacco (BAT). This will take effect from the conclusion of the companys annual general meeting (AGM) on April 28, 2021. In order to ensure an effective transition of the leadership of the board, Jobin will be appointed chairman designate of BAT effective March 1, 2021.


The Philippines Department of Health yesterday published new graphic warnings that will be included on cigarette packs, according to a story on ABS-CBN.