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Archive for February, 2012

BAT CEO interviewed on full-year 2011 results

February 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

The tobacco manufacturer British American Tobacco posts results that see organic revenue up 7% and adjusted EPS up 11%.

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Dalli looks to make tobacco products less attractive

February 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

The European Commissioner for Health, John Dalli, told a conference last week that it was necessary to ensure that tobacco products, and cigarettes in particular, were produced and presented across the EU in such a way that they did not encourage or facilitate the uptake of smoking by young people. Dalli was speaking at a […]

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UK rogues’ league published

February 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland was ‘top’ of the UK’s league of towns for the consumption of illicit cigarettes at the end of last year, according to a Press Association story quoting the results of a survey commissioned by Philip Morris. About 66 per cent of the cigarette packs bought in Newtownabbey between October and December […]

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Plain packaging put through the HOOPS

February 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

The UK’s Hands Off Our Packs (HOOPS) campaign has made two videos available online. HOOPS, which is being managed by Forest and which was launched officially last week at a party in London, is aimed at countering efforts to have so-called ‘plain packaging’ imposed on tobacco products in the UK. The HOOPS website is at: […]

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FDA to appeal against graphic warning ruling

February 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

The US government is appealing against a federal judge’s ruling that has overturned a requirement for graphic warning labels to be included on cigarette packs, according to a Bloomberg News story. The Food and Drug Administration has filed a notice of appeal in the US District Court in Washington seeking to overturn Judge Richard Leon’s […]

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India preparing something to chew on

February 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Indian Health Ministry seems set to codify a ban on gutkha, pan masala and other chewable forms of tobacco, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. For some time, the situation regarding these products has been confusing with the sale of chewable forms of tobacco seemingly illegal […]

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Siemens motors united under Simotics name

February 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has combined all of its electric motors under one brand name, Simotics, a move designed to integrate its portfolio and improve clarity for customers. The range of motors encompasses low-voltage induction motors, motors for motion control applications, DC motors, and high-voltage motors. “Siemens motors represent reliability, energy efficiency, dynamic response, […]

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