Archive for November, 2012

‘Stoptober’ campaign above expectations

‘Stoptober’ campaign above expectations

| November 1, 2012

More than a quarter of a million people pledged to stub out their last cigarette during the UK’s “Stoptober” anti-smoking campaign, according to a Press Association story published by the Lakeland Echo and quoting a government source. The month-long NHS [National Health Service] quit drive was aimed at encouraging some ofBritain’s eight million smokers to […]

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Zimbabwe could grow 300 million kg

Zimbabwe could grow 300 million kg

| November 1, 2012

Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) says the country’s tobacco production could grow to 300 million kg during the next few years if the industry maintains its current momentum, according to a Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation report. Speaking at a prize giving ceremony to honour top tobacco growers, TIMB chairperson, Monica Chinamasa, applauded local farmers […]

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JTI fined £150,000 over death at Northern Ireland cigarette factory

JTI fined £150,000 over death at Northern Ireland cigarette factory

| November 1, 2012

Japan Tobacco International, which owns the Gallaher cigarette factory in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, has been fined £150,000 for health and safety violations, according to a BBC Online story relayed by the TMA. Maintenance engineer, Trevor Allen, died in July last year after a robotic arm fell on him. Northern   Ireland’s Health and Safety Executive […]

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Universal to webcast conference call

Universal to webcast conference call

| November 1, 2012

Universal Corp. is due to webcast a live conference call at www.universalcorp.com from 17.00 hours Eastern Time on November 6 following the release of its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. The conference call, which will be in listen-only mode, will be hosted by vice president and treasurer, Candace C. Formacek. A […]

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Lorillard declares quarterly dividend

Lorillard declares quarterly dividend

| November 1, 2012

Lorillard yesterday declared a quarterly dividend of $1.55 per share on its common stock payable on December 10 to stockholders of record as of November 30.

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