Archive for October, 2012

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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Australian taxpayer fund plainly increasing tobacco investments

Australian taxpayer fund plainly increasing tobacco investments

| October 16, 2012

Australia’s taxpayer-owned Future Fund spent more than $37 million investing in tobacco stocks at the same time as the government was finalising its law on the so-called ‘plain packaging’ of tobacco, according to a story in the Canberra Times. In a move that has attracted fierce criticism from health groups; the fund’s stake in global […]

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Plain packaging fails to recognize adult smokers have right to choose

Plain packaging fails to recognize adult smokers have right to choose

| October 16, 2012

The New Zealand government’s proposal to force cigarettes into ‘plain packaging’ fails to respect adult smokers who wish to run their own lives and make their own decisions, British American Tobacco New Zealand (BATNZ) has said in a press note. “There is already universal awareness of the risks associated with smoking,” said Steve Rush, general […]

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Medvedev threatens smokers: these tobacco laws are “just the beginning”

Medvedev threatens smokers: these tobacco laws are “just the beginning”

| October 16, 2012

Russia’s Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, has said that a proposed anti-tobacco law was “just the beginning” of a campaign to counter high mortality rates in the country, according to a story by Stepan Kravchenko and Henry Meyer for Bloomberg News. The government is due to submit the bill to lawmakers by November 1, outlawing all […]

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State-owned Nepalese tobacco factory might be leased to private sector

State-owned Nepalese tobacco factory might be leased to private sector

| October 15, 2012

Nepal’s Public Enterprises Management Board has recommended leasing the assets and management of the Janakpur Cigarette Factory to the private sector, according to a story in Republica. The Board believes this is the only course of action that might lead to the revival of the state-owned tobacco company, which has been closed for two years. […]

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Tobacco and alcohol would be off limits under smart-card welfare scheme

Tobacco and alcohol would be off limits under smart-card welfare scheme

| October 15, 2012

UK Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, is aiming to prevent welfare money from being spent on cigarettes and alcohol, according to a story in the Telegraph relayed by the TMA. Smith has apparently directed department officials to study whether welfare recipients should receive their payments on smart cards, rather than in cash, with […]

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Tobacco farmers better off

Tobacco farmers better off

| October 15, 2012

Farmers in Bangladesh grow tobacco because it yields the highest return of any crop and provides the grower with a large sum of money in one payment, according to a Dhaka Daily Star story quoting the results of a study conducted by the Policy Research Institute. The study found, too, that tobacco farmers were much […]

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BAT fined over French tobacco advert

BAT fined over French tobacco advert

| October 15, 2012

A French court has ordered British American Tobacco France and its former president, Ricardo De Almeida Orlander, to pay fines of respectively €50,000 and €5,000 for the illegal advertising of tobacco and tobacco products, according to a story in Le Figaro. BAT and De Almeida were taken to court by the non-smokers’ rights association DNF […]

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