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Archive for September, 2012

Kerala chewing tobacco ban provides opportunities for Karnataka traders

September 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Chief Minister of the Indian state of Kerala, Oommen Chandy, has asked his counterpart in Karnataka, CM Jagadish Shettar, to ban the sale of smokeless tobacco, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The Kerala government outlawed the production and distribution of products such as gutkha and […]

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Altria’s companies encouraging tobacco consumers to vote but not how to vote

September 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Altria said yesterday that its tobacco operating companies were conducting a non-partisan voter education and awareness campaign for adult tobacco consumers; as they had done in past election cycles. ‘Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and John Middleton will reach out to adult consumers stressing the importance of voting and encouraging them to make […]

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Indian growers concerned FCTC will take away their livelihood

September 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tobacco growers inIndia, predominantly those from the main flue-cured production states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, are to intensify their protests against proposals to phase out tobacco growing, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala Group Newsletter. The growers are concerned that draft guidelines of the World Health Organization’s […]

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Korean growers concerned FCTC will take away their livelihood

September 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Korea Tobacco Growers Organization (KTGO), which represents about 5,000 farmers, has expressed its opposition to new proposals from the World Health Organization, according to a story in The Korea Times. The Seoul-based organization says that the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) will end up substantially cutting the income of Korean tobacco growers […]

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Vietnam to re-export seized tobacco to bolster anti-smuggling budget

September 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, hopes to light up his country’s anti-smuggling budget with a scheme to re-export seized tobacco, according to a Vietnam News Agency story. Under the PM approved Decision No. 1112, good quality tobacco seized from smugglers will be re-exported as part of an experiment running from now until […]

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Cambodia urged to increase tobacco tax

September 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

The World Health Organization on Tuesday urgedCambodiato increase taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products in order to raise state revenues and discourage smokers, according to a Xinhua Newswire story. “Increasing tobacco tax will reduce consumption especially among the higher prevalence groups such as low-income and uneducated groups,” said Ayda A. Yurekli, co-ordinator for the […]

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Japan aims to analyze all substances found in cigarettes and their smoke

September 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

Officials from Japan’s Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has said that it intends to have all substances found in the nation’s top-selling cigarette brands analyzed, according to a Daily Yomiuri story relayed by the TMA. It intends also to form a panel of medical experts and consumers to debate the possible implementation of further regulations […]

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Plain packaging being lined up behind graphic warnings in South Africa

September 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

South   Africais considering imposing plain packaging on tobacco products manufacturers, according to a Times Live story. “We are keen to test this and if there is… support for it, we will go this route,” the health department’s director for health promotion, Vimla Moodley, was quoted as saying. For the time being, the department is […]

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Imperial expects full-year volumes to be down by three per cent

September 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Imperial Tobacco Group said today that its overall financial position and operational performance for the financial year to September 30 was in line with the board’s expectations. ‘We are delivering strong gains from our key strategic brands and improving our revenue momentum through our focus on driving quality growth across our total tobacco portfolio,’ […]

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New technology improves filter performance and functionality

September 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Celanese Corp. has developed a technology that enables cigarette manufacturers to deploy filter additives at significantly higher loading levels than was previously possible. CelFX Matrix Technology creates a firm, porous matrix structure that can hold a broad range of additives in the filters of cigarettes. As a result, the matrix structure efficiently filters the smoke […]

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