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Archive for March, 2011

Symbiotic relationship

Symbiotic relationship

March 1, 2011 | Comments (0)

Having added the Impex business to its portfolio, Airco DIET is busier than ever. By George Gay A once-popular saying had it that if you wanted to get something done, you were best off asking a busy person to do it. If this remains true, I would suggest that those with a project call the […]

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Trade boost

Trade boost

March 1, 2011 | Comments (0)

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are selling and buying more cigarettes among themselves.   By John Parker   The 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have a combined population of about 600 million. Cigarette imports reported by these countries increased to a combined total of more than 111 […]

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Stretched thin

Stretched thin

March 1, 2011 | Comments (0)

Suppliers of classical oriental tobacco have matched production to diminished demand. Will they be able to accommodate a potential rebound? TR Staff Report The market for classical oriental tobacco has shrunk significantly in recent years. Following the European Union’s decoupling of tobacco subsidies from production and Turkey’s withdrawal of support for tobacco growers, production in […]

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Elephant in the room

Elephant in the room

March 1, 2011 | Comments (0)

A recent conference on illicit cigarette trade dodges the real issue. By George Gay I’d like to start this piece by asking a question. Would you want to live in a country where the government encouraged people to break the law and then used the law to punish those people? Probably most if not all […]

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Critical condition

Critical condition

March 1, 2011 | Comments (0)

The future of U.S. tobacco manufacturer Lorillard hangs in the balance while the government decides whether to ban menthol.   By Brandy Brinson   This month is critical to the future of Lorillard Inc., the third-largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States. On March 23, the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) is scheduled […]

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Fight against flavor

Fight against flavor

March 1, 2011 | Comments (0)

The tobacco industry braces for the fallout of “Uruguay” and the recommendations about to be issued by the FDA’s tobacco products committee. By George Gay In a report to the executive board of the World Health Organization earlier this year, Director General Dr. Margaret Chan said the organization was not performing well enough across all of […]

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Tobacco substitute

Tobacco substitute

March 1, 2011 | Comments (0)

Electronic cigarettes are proving more effective than conventional nicotine-replacement products. Perhaps that’s why they are meeting so much resistance. By John Luik <please run author’s photo with intro> When I last discussed electronic cigarettes in these columns (“Inconveniently Effective,” Tobacco Reporter, May 2010), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was furiously trying to prohibit their […]

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Growth through innovation

Growth through innovation

March 1, 2011 | Comments (0)

Andrew Hopkins, BAT’s head of manufacturing, talks about the challenge of building a globally integrated supply chain and the importance of flexibility in an increasingly competitive market. By George Gay Facing fiercer competition and stricter regulations, cigarette makers are increasingly demanding of their equipment suppliers. Tobacco machinery must be fast, efficient and versatile—and of course […]

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