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Archive for October, 2012

CoP5 recommendations lambasted by Indian growers and Tobacco Board

October 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Indian tobacco grower representatives and the Tobacco Board of India have expressed strong opposition to certain of the draft recommendations made by the working group of the fifth Conference of the Parties (CoP5) of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM […]

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Swedish Match’s snus and snuff volumes down, but cigar volumes up

October 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

During the third quarter to the end of September, Swedish Match’s Scandinavian snus and snuff shipment volumes measured in number of cans were down by 0.7 per cent on those of the third quarter of 2011. Competition from low priced products intensified inSwedenduring the third quarter, leading to an acceleration of SM’s market share erosion […]

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The performance of Filtrona’s latest filter is largely down to its architecture

October 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

Filtrona Filters has launched the Corinthian filter, an addition to its Icon range of innovative, premium filters. The new filter was named after a type of column used in Greek architecture, which the filter resembles. According to a Filtrona press note, the Corinthian filter uses acetate shaping technology to offer high visual impact for brand […]

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Management board changes at BAT

October 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

At British American Tobacco, Jack Bowles, currently regional director –Americas, is due to be appointed regional director – Asia Pacific on January 1. Bowles, who joined the company’s management board in 2008 after running its French and Malaysian businesses, has over 20 years of tobacco industry experience. At the same time, Naresh Sethi, currently business […]

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RAI to webcast management presentations

October 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

The management team of Reynolds Tobacco Inc is due to discuss the company’s performance and plans during presentations to the investment community on November 12. The presentations will be webcast on a listen-only basis at www.reynoldsamerican.com beginning about 09.00 hours Eastern Time. Registration is available at the same website, where a replay will be made […]

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JT increases half year domestic and international cigarette shipments

October 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume during the six months from April to September, at 59.6 billion, was up by 17 per cent on that of April-September 2011, which was negatively affected following the earthquake of March 2011. The company’s core revenue from domestic cigarette sales grew by 16.8 per cent to ¥335.0 billion […]

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Imperial’s cigarette shipments decrease but fine-cut shipments up

October 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

According to preliminary results issued today, Imperial Tobacco’s cigarette volume during the 12 months to the end of September, at 292.5 billion, was down by 3.2 per cent on that of the 12 months to the end of September 2011. Fine cut volume in stick equivalents was increased by 0.4 per cent to 44.1 billion, […]

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World Tobacco Growers’ day celebrates tobacco’s benefits, warns of threats

October 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

To mark the first-ever World Tobacco Growers’ Day, farmers across the world yesterday took part in events to highlight the disastrous impact World Health Organization proposals would have on their livelihoods if passed by parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in two weeks’ time. “We’re celebrating the benefits our farms bring to […]

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European parliamentarians seek details of anti-illicit-trade agreements

October 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

Members of the European parliament’s budgetary control committee have asked the European Commission to provide parliament with all documents and correspondence related to the co-operation agreements the Commission signed between 2004 and 2010 with Philip Morris International, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and British American Tobacco with the aim of addressing the illicit trade in […]

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Inappropriate apps of concern

October 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

Public health officials say tobacco companies are circumventing a worldwide ban on youth-targeted advertising by marketing smart phone apps designed to entice young people to smoke. According to a Voice of America story, Armando Peruga, program manager for the World Health Organization’s Tobacco-Free Initiative, said there was a popular new type of software that was […]

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