Archive for October, 2012

CoP5 recommendations lambasted by Indian growers and Tobacco Board

CoP5 recommendations lambasted by Indian growers and Tobacco Board

| October 31, 2012

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

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

| October 31, 2012

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

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

| October 31, 2012

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

Management board changes at BAT

| October 31, 2012

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

RAI to webcast management presentations

| October 31, 2012

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

JT increases half year domestic and international cigarette shipments

| October 30, 2012

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

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

| October 30, 2012

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

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

| October 30, 2012

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

European parliamentarians seek details of anti-illicit-trade agreements

| October 29, 2012

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

Inappropriate apps of concern

| October 29, 2012

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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Smoking and drinking in retreat in Australia but weighty problems persist

Smoking and drinking in retreat in Australia but weighty problems persist

| October 29, 2012

The percentage of daily smokers inAustralia has declined from 18.9, recorded in a 2007-08 survey, to 16.3, recorded in a similar survey conducted in 2011-12, according to an Agence France Presse story relayed by the TMA. The results of the 2011-12 Australian Health Survey of 33,500 people were released today by the Australian Bureau of […]

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Imperial’s preliminary results tomorrow

Imperial’s preliminary results tomorrow

| October 29, 2012

Imperial Tobacco is due to announce its preliminary results tomorrow. A live webcast and the slides of the presentation to analysts and investors will be available at http://www.imperial-tobacco.com from 08.50 hoursUK time on October 30. And the presentation transcript will be available on the same site from 10.00 hours.

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Holmen – Iggesund – joins Carbon Performance Leadership Index

Holmen – Iggesund – joins Carbon Performance Leadership Index

| October 29, 2012

The Holmen Group, which includes Iggesund Paperboard, has been selected to join the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), a list of companies at the forefront of climate change performance. The index is compiled by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent, not-for-profit organisation that holds the largest collection globally of self-reported climate change data, and […]

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BAT Nigeria donates cassava cottage factory to local community

BAT Nigeria donates cassava cottage factory to local community

| October 29, 2012

The BAT Nigeria Foundation, an independent arm of British American Tobacco Nigeria, has donated a cassava processing cottage factory to the Achoze community in the tobacco growing state of Kogi, according to a story in the Nigerian Tribune, relayed by the TMA. Dr. Gbenga Ibikunle, speaking on behalf of Dr. Christopher Kolade, chairman of the […]

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Imperial wins retail award in Ireland

Imperial wins retail award in Ireland

| October 29, 2012

Imperial Tobacco’s business in Ireland has won a retail trade award for demonstrating outstanding excellence in sales and marketing. John Player was named ‘Branded Supplier of the Year – Non food’ at Checkout magazine’s annual FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) awards. The John Player team fought off strong competition from the likes of the Irish […]

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Star Tobacco appointments

Star Tobacco appointments

| October 25, 2012

Star Tobacco has established its European headquarters in Luxembourg and appointed Christopher Maan as its general manager for the region. With a background in law, Maan comes from a distinguished tobacco family that has been in the business for three generations. He will have responsibility for all Star accounts in the European Union. Star has […]

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Experts discuss filtration at BMJ-VTA dinner

Experts discuss filtration at BMJ-VTA dinner

| October 19, 2012

Cigarette paper supplier BMJ and the Vietnam Tobacco Association held their seventh BMJ-VTA dinner in Danang, Vietnam, on Oct. 11. During the event, invited speaker Paul Morris of Filtrona Filters explained to the audience how various types of cigarette filters can be used to achieve certain filtration targets. In doing so, Morris continued a tradition […]

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ISO accreditation for Borgwaldt KC

ISO accreditation for Borgwaldt KC

| October 18, 2012

Borgwaldt KC’s Physical Laboratory has been accredited DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for calibration in the field of fluid quantities/gas flow rates. The accreditation comprises in detail the following calibrations: Calibration of pressure drop transfer standards Calibration of air permeability standards Calibration of laminar flow element (LFE) as per ISO 7210 paragraph 4.3.3 Calibration of pressure […]

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Philip Morris Indonesia plans new factory

Philip Morris Indonesia plans new factory

| October 18, 2012

Philip Morris Indonesia plans to boost its production and export capacity, reports the Jakarta Globe. The company intends to build a new factory in West Java in 2013 that will produce non-clove cigarettes, especially Marlboros. Philip Morris Indonesia, which employs some 200 people at its existing factory in Bekasi, also in West Java, plans to […]

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EU Tobacco Products Directive review to proceed

EU Tobacco Products Directive review to proceed

| October 18, 2012

A planned review of the European Union Tobacco Products Directive will proceed once a replacement has been found for Health Commissioner John Dalli, said EU spokeswoman Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen on Oct.  17. Dalli resigned following an investigation of a complaint by Swedish Match made in May. The EU anti-fraud office, OLAF, found evidence that Dalli […]

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PMI volumes down

PMI volumes down

| October 18, 2012

Philip Morris International reported net revenues, excluding excise taxes, of $7.9 billion in the third quarter of 2012, down 5.3 percent from the comparable 2011 quarter. Its cigarette shipment volume was down by 1.3 percent. Operating companies’ income was down 1.5 percent, to $3.7 billion. Excluding the impact of currency exchange rates and acquisitions, reported […]

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Molins celebrates 100 years of service

Molins celebrates 100 years of service

| October 18, 2012

The Molins Machine Co. was founded on Oct. 18, 1912—exactly one hundred years ago.  The Mark 1 cigarette making machine introduced in 1928 was the first of its kind and led to a long line of machinery that became the latest standard for quality. During these years the company revolutionized the tobacco industry with innovative […]

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EU commissioner resigns following Swedish Match complaint

EU commissioner resigns following Swedish Match complaint

| October 16, 2012

John Dalli has today announced his resignation as a member of the EU Commission, with immediate effect, according to an EU Commission press statement. Dalli informed the president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, of his decision following an investigation by OLAF, the EU’s antifraud office, into a complaint made in May by Swedish […]

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Khatoco inaugurates new threshing plant

Khatoco inaugurates new threshing plant

| October 16, 2012

Khanh Viet Corp. (Khatoco) of Vietnam officially opened its new threshing plant in Nha Trang City on Oct. 2, 2012. Participating in the ceremony were various government officials, multinational tobacco merchants/processors and representatives of Evans Mactavish, which supplied the machinery for the facility. A seaside resort with first-class hotels and exquisite food, Nha Trang City […]

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E-cigarettes help smokers quit, but ministry says ban them anyway

E-cigarettes help smokers quit, but ministry says ban them anyway

| October 16, 2012

Costa Rica’s Ministry of Health is considering banning the import of electronic cigarettes, according to a story in The Costa Rica News. The ministry says it believes the ban is necessary because the US Food and Drug Administration has said that electronic cigarettes contain toxic substances. Since a smoking ban was passed inCosta Rica, many […]

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