Archive for September, 2012

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Small particles are big problem for Beijing’s restaurants and bars

Small particles are big problem for Beijing’s restaurants and bars

| September 24, 2012

A study conducted by an environmental group has found that second-hand smoke is the single biggest source of indoor air pollution in certain public buildings in Beijing, according to a China Daily story relayed by Tobacco China Online. The Daerwen Nature Quest Agency is said to have surveyed 43 restaurants, bars and Internet cafés in […]

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Tobacco tax revenue fall probably down to anti-smoking measures

Tobacco tax revenue fall probably down to anti-smoking measures

| September 24, 2012

Australia’s tobacco tax revenue during the financial year to the end of June, at A$5.45 billion, was down by 5.9 per cent on the A$5.79 billion that the treasury had estimated in the May budget, according to an Australian Associated Press story relayed by the TMA. Finance Minister, Penny Wong, said the federal government’s anti-smoking […]

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Expanding capacity by 20 per cent at BAT Romania’s Ploiesti plant

Expanding capacity by 20 per cent at BAT Romania’s Ploiesti plant

| September 24, 2012

British American TobaccoRomaniaannounced on Thursday that it will spend about €40 million on expanding its manufacturing facility atPloiesti, according to an Economic Daily story relayed by the TMA. The company says that the changes will boost the plant’s production capacity by 20 per cent. BATRomaniawill spend €25 million on construction, which is expected to be […]

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Tax hike hits TTM sales

Tax hike hits TTM sales

| September 21, 2012

Cigarette sales of the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) have declined significantly as Thai smokers started rolling more of their own cigarettes in the wake of last month’s tax hike, reports The Bangkok Post. The state-owned tobacco manufacturer expects sales will gradually improve and return to normal in the coming months. Managing Director Torsak Chotimongkol said […]

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Alarm over possible oriental tobacco ban not justified – currently

Alarm over possible oriental tobacco ban not justified – currently

| September 21, 2012

Concerns expressed inBulgariaearlier this week about a proposal to ban the production of oriental tobacco within the EU have proved to be unfounded, according to a Novinite story. The misunderstanding arose apparently because oriental tobacco is an aromatic tobacco and the European Commission is known to be considering proposing revisions to the EU’s tobacco products […]

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Cambodia’s tax increase proposals based on ‘confidential’ figures

Cambodia’s tax increase proposals based on ‘confidential’ figures

| September 21, 2012

Government data show that significant amounts of tobacco are being smuggled out of Cambodiaeach year, according to a story in The Phnom Penh Post quoting health and economics experts. A national tobacco survey from 2011 showed that more tobacco was produced in Cambodia than was consumed there, and much of the difference came from smuggling […]

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