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Archive for October, 2012

Imperial working to end child labor and boost schooling in Malawi

Imperial working to end child labor and boost schooling in Malawi

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

An initiative backed by Imperial Tobacco is helping children in tobacco-growing areas of Malawi to attend school. In a note posted on its website, Imperial said that the ‘Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco-growing (ECLT) Foundation’ was working with the government and other agencies to improve educational provision in rural areas. All youngsters of school age […]

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PMI to host results webcast

PMI to host results webcast

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International is due to host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com starting at 09.00 hours Eastern Time on October 18 to discuss its 2012 third-quarter results, which will be issued about 07.00 hours on the same day. During the webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, Jacek Olczak, CFO, will discuss the results […]

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Altria to host results webcast

Altria to host results webcast

October 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Altria Group is due to host a live audio webcast at www.altria.com beginning at 09.00 hours Eastern Time on October 25 to discuss its 2012 third-quarter business results. The results will have been issued as a press release about 07.00 hours on the same day. During the webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, […]

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Stiffer smuggling penalties ahead of Australia’s ugly pack imposition

Stiffer smuggling penalties ahead of Australia’s ugly pack imposition

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Australian federal government seems to be concerned that cigarette smuggling will increase with the imposition from December 1 of its requirement that tobacco products are sold in ‘plain’, ugly packs. According to an Australian Associated Press story, people involved in tobacco smuggling inAustraliaare to face criminal charges under new changes to customs law. The […]

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Andhra MP objects to FCTC guidelines – and he’s yet to cop the results of CoP5

Andhra MP objects to FCTC guidelines – and he’s yet to cop the results of CoP5

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Andhra Pradesh MP, Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, has written to the Indian Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, objecting to the implementation of guidelines drawn up by the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. Rao said that enforcement […]

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Attempts made to protect yields from drought and excessive rain

Attempts made to protect yields from drought and excessive rain

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Yunnan province’s Luoping county says it is speeding up the consolidation of its tobacco-production farmland, according to a Qujing Tobacco Monopoly Administration story relayed by Tobacco China Online The consolidation is aimed at establishing a number of standard tobacco fields with well-established infrastructure that can produce stable yields during seasons of drought or excessive rain. […]

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Vending ban challenge rejected

Vending ban challenge rejected

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

A legal challenge by the tobacco industry to a ban on cigarette sales from vending machines in Scotland has been rejected by senior judges, according to a story in the Daily Record and Sunday Mail. The ban is one of several measures being introduced under the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010. Due […]

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Progress report issued on PMI’s Agricultural Labor Practices program

Progress report issued on PMI’s Agricultural Labor Practices program

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International has issued its first report on its Agricultural Labor Practices (ALP) program, which was launched in May last year. The ALP program seeks progressively to eliminate child labor and other labor abuses on farms PMI sources tobacco from. “We are pleased to share the progress we have made” said Martin King, senior […]

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Youth tobacco prevention program is free from Reynolds and available online

Youth tobacco prevention program is free from Reynolds and available online

October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co says that teachers, parents and community youth groups have a free youth tobacco prevention program at their fingertips with the online enhancement of its evidence-based program, Right Decisions Right Now: Be Tobacco Free (RDRN). ‘RDRN educational materials – now readily available via computers and smart boards – can be used to […]

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High cigarette taxes make for poorer smokers not ex-smokers

High cigarette taxes make for poorer smokers not ex-smokers

October 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

New York’s highest-in-the-nation cigarette taxes are failing to drive down smoking rates, according to a story by Patrick Basham and John Luik in the New York Post quoting a new study funded by the state’s Department of Health. What these taxes are doing is putting a heavy extra burden on poor New Yorkers. ‘Yes, the […]

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