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Archive for October, 2012

Tobacco farmers better off

October 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

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

October 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

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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Lorillard to host results conference call

October 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

Lorillard is due to host a conference call at www.lorillard.com beginning at 09.00 hours Eastern Time on October 24 following the release of its third quarter results. The conference call, for analysts and investors, will be hosted by chairman, president and CEO, Murray S. Kessler, and executive vice president, finance and planning and CFO, David […]

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Holograms trade body welcomes ISO standard

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

  The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has welcomed the first international standard to provide guidance for businesses on protecting their products from counterfeits. ISO 12931 covers “Performance criteria for authentication solutions used to combat counterfeiting of material goods” and will bring significant benefits to the hologram industry, says the trade body. The IHMA, which […]

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Bulgaria’s cigarette excise tax stability leads to big drop in illicit trade

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

The share of sales of illicit cigarettes inBulgariawas estimated to have fallen to 15.3 per cent of the market by the middle of this year, according to a Novinite story quoting a survey conducted by an independent, unnamed market research company at the request of tobacco companies. The results were presented on Thursday during a […]

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JT’s first half sales up

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during September, at 9.5 billion, was down by 2.8 per cent on its September 2011 volume, 9.8 billion, which itself was down by 60.4 per cent on that of September 2010, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. Volume during the six months, April-September, at 59.6 […]

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Changde ‘ultra-high-speed’ maker passes trials at Changsha factory

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

A Changsha ZJ116 ‘ultra-high-speed’ cigarette maker has successfully completed its user acceptance tests at the Changsha Cigarette Factory, according to a Changde Tobacco Machinery (CTM) story relayed by Tobacco China Online. The maker, which is built by CTM, was said to have achieved an ‘effective operation rate’ of 92.85 per cent. The capacity of the […]

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JT rejects small amount of local tobacco after tests for radiation

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. has completed its pre-purchase radioactive material testing of this year’s Japanese domestic leaf tobacco. In the latest round of tests, the company looked at Burley and native tobacco in a total of 147 areas. Results from 146 areas were deemed to have fallen within the JT standard value (radioactive cesium of 100 […]

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Spanish tobacco for limited edition Kardus snus is cut, not ground

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

The tobacco for this year’s limited-edition Kardus snus has been harvested from around the small village of Cincho in western Spain. As always, said Swedish Match (SM) in a note posted on its website, the tobacco had been carefully selected and meticulously handled to satisfy the demands of the most discerning snus users inSweden. ‘Only […]

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BAT makes Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for second year

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco has been commended by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for its approach to the disclosure of climate change information. The company is one of 35 members of the FTSE 350 that feature in the CDP’s ‘Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index’ (CDLI). “Companies that make the CDLI have demonstrated strong internal data management practices […]

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