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Archive for November, 2012

Crop insurance a step closer for India’s flue-cured tobacco growers

November 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

India is said to be closing in on a crop insurance plan for flue-cured tobacco growers, according to a Business Standard story relayed by the TMA. The Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, D. Purandeswari, said recently that the central government was close to finalizing a plan under which 50 per cent of the […]

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Spanish growers to benefit from PM memo of understanding

November 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris has committed to buy tobacco from the Spanish region of Extremadura, according to a Cinco Días story quoting the president of the local government, Jose Antonio Monago. Philip Morris would sign with the Spanish government a memorandum of understanding that would benefit Extremadura’s tobacco producers. More than 80 per cent of Spanish tobacco […]

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More UK consumers being forced into buying illicit tobacco products

November 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

The number of illicit cigarettes bought in the UK is set to soar, according to a story by Nick Goodway for The Independent. Goodway reported that, during a shopping trip around north-west London, representatives of Japan Tobacco International had discovered a ‘huge range’ of counterfeit cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco being sold for about half the […]

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JT’s Nakhla acquisition is platform for JTI entry to Egypt’s cigarette market

November 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. said today that it had entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Al Nakhla Tobacco Company S.A.E. and Al Nakhla Tobacco Company – Free Zone S.A.E. (collectively, Nakhla). ‘The agreement has been signed1 between the JT Group and BATATAS.A., which controls Nakhla,’ JT said in a note […]

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WHO warns China tobacco inaction will cost 100 million premature deaths

November 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Increasing China’s cigarette tax by Yuan1 per pack could help reduce consumption by three billion packs a year, reduce the number of smokers by 3.42 million and generate additional government revenue of Yuan129 billion annually, according to a China Daily story relayed by the TMA. The story quoted the World Health Organization’s representative in China, […]

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Thai retailers say proposed tobacco measures will hit them, not smoking

November 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Thai Tobacco Trade Association (TTTA), which represents about 1,300 retailers, wholesalers and distributors acrossThailand, has called on the Ministry of Public Health to abandon plans for further anti-tobacco measures, according to a story in the Bangkok Post. “We are not against health concerns, but the law should not increase the burden on retailers as […]

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JT’s domestic volumes trending upwards

November 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during October, at 10.0 billion, was up by 4.2 per cent on its October 2011 volume, 9.6 billion, which itself was increased by 160.4 per cent on that of October 2010, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. Volume during the seven months, April-October, at 69.5 […]

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Proposed petition aims to have nicotine re-classified as controlled substance

November 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Names are being gathered on an on-line petition calling for the Obama administration to inform the public that nicotine is a dangerous drug with no medical value, and to re-classify it as a controlled substance. The petition, created on November 11 and aiming for 25,000 signatures, had 13 signatures by November 16. The reasons given […]

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Where tobacco smoke-free = smoke-free

November 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Thirty of the 50 largest cities in the US are now ‘smoke-free’, according to a HealthDay story quoting the findings of a new report. The 60 per cent of large cities that are tobacco smoke-free have laws that prohibit tobacco smoking in all indoor areas of private workplaces, restaurants and bars. In late 2000, only […]

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Bangladesh sent down the warning table by Canadian Cancer Society

November 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Canadian Cancer Society has relegated Bangladeshto 97th position among 198 countries in introducing graphic health warnings on tobacco packs, according to a story in the New Age. The society announced the ranking on Wednesday at the fifth meeting of the parties of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Seoul, South […]

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