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Archive for September, 2012

Delegation from China gets first-hand account of US’ counterfeit problem

September 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

A delegation fromChinais inRichmond,Virginia, on a fact-finding mission to lay the groundwork for future efforts against tobacco-products counterfeiting, according to localUSreports relayed by the TMA and Tobacco China Online. The Chinese officials, including representatives of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security, the Provincial Tobacco Monopoly Administration’s enforcement division and the […]

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Sekap bidders to be named tomorrow

September 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

The names of bidders for a 50.4 per cent stake in the Greek cigarette maker Sekap SA are due to be announced tomorrow, according to a Bloomberg News story quoting a Kathimerini newspaper report and relayed by the TMA. Due diligence is to be completed by the end of October.

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Pack colors mislead few Irish smokers

September 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Only five per cent of Irish smokers wrongly believes that a light color on a pack of cigarettes signals that the contents are less hazardous than are those in darker-colored packs. The same proportion of Irish smokers believes that slim cigarettes are less hazardous than are traditional-sized cigarettes. These figures, reported by the Irish Independent, […]

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Most of Malawi’s tobacco will be grown under contracts in coming season

September 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has said that about 80 per cent of tobacco growers will be moving to contract farming for the 2012-13 production season. TCC’s CEO, Bruce Munthali, apparently told The Daily Times that the move was aimed at controlling tobacco production and trying to minimize the overproduction that had a negative effect […]

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First private label brand of electronic cigarettes launched

September 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Los Angeles-based Safecig and the Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. yesterday launched Seminole Unconquered, which is said to be the first private label brand of electronic cigarette and cigar products. The products will be sold in Seminole Smoke Shops, at Seminole & Hard Rock Casinos, and online. The launch of the Seminole electronic vaping products […]

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Innovations appointment at Filtrona

September 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Filtrona Filter Products has appointed Patrick Meredith (pictured) as its innovations director, based inSingapore. Prior to his new role, Meredith was Filtrona Filters’ director of program management, having originally joined the company in 2003 as engineering project manager at the Filtrona Technology Centre atJarrow,UK. Before joining Filtrona Filters, Meredith worked in construction as a design […]

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Top marks for Imperial Tobacco’s fight against illicit trade

September 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco has won recognition for its management of social, environmental and economic issues, and gained top marks for its efforts to combat illicit trade. Sustainability Asset Management (SAM), an independent organisation providing guidance for investors on behalf of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, rated Imperial highly for its approach to a number of key […]

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Electronic cigarettes could become the “deal breaker for a smoke-free nation”

September 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

The New Zealand Health Ministry has been criticized over its recent move to ban sales of the electronic cigarette brand Hydro on the grounds that such sales are in violation of the Medicines Act, according to a Scoop story relayed by the TMA. End Smoking New Zealand chairman, Dr. Murray Laugesen, described the prohibition of […]

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Italian natural-gas-powered curing barn under test in Yunnan

September 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Luoping County Tobacco Sub-company (LCTS) has been carrying out trials of a leaf tobacco curing barn that uses the burning of natural gas as its heat source, according to a Qujing Tobacco Monopoly Administration story relayed by Tobacco China Online. LCTS, which is inQujing City,Yunnanprovince, imported the Spapperi barn fromItaly. In trying to reduce […]

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Encouraging level of tobacco grower registrations in Malawi

September 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has said that the number of tobacco-grower registrations indicated that production would be higher in the coming season than it was in the past season, according to a story in The Maravi Post. Speaking yesterday, Dr. Bruce Munthali, head of the TCC, said the registration exercise had started on a […]

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