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Archive for January, 2013

Japan Tobacco increases volume sales at home and internationally

Japan Tobacco increases volume sales at home and internationally

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales during the nine months to the end of December, at 89.4 billion, were increased by 10.5 per cent on those of the nine months to the end of December 2011. The 2011 figure was negatively impacted by the manufacturing and distribution challenges JT faced following the earthquake and tsunami […]

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Indian growers want representation at next Conference of the Parties

Indian growers want representation at next Conference of the Parties

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tobacco growers from the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are asking the Indian government to ensure that they are represented in the group currently being formed to attend the next working session of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala […]

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Proposed public places smoking ban includes Melbourne city footpaths

Proposed public places smoking ban includes Melbourne city footpaths

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

A new councilor, Richard Foster, is pushing for a ban on smoking in public places ‘throughout the city of Melbourne’, Australia, according to a story by Vittorio Hernandez for the IBTimes and quoting The Age. The ban would include footpaths. Foster said that cutting the impact of smoking would help make Melbourne healthier. “We have […]

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Going for a song

Going for a song

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

A Canadian tobacco manufacturer established by ethnic Koreans plans to launch a cigarette named Gangnam, following Psy’s global hit, ‘Gangnam Style’, according to a story in The Korea Times. Gangnam is the area south of the Han River that is now an affluent district of Seoul. Canada Tobacco & Global (CT&G), set up by 38 […]

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Upwardly mobile Imperial employees to shun lifts and use the stairs

Upwardly mobile Imperial employees to shun lifts and use the stairs

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco employees are due to test their fitness levels in a contest to encourage improved health and well being. Around 16 teams from the company’s operations in Australia, France, Poland, Spain and the UK have signed up for the 2013 Global Corporate Challenge. ‘Evidence shows that, as well as helping to keep fit, exercise […]

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Imperial’s fine-cut sales up nine per cent in three months to end of December

Imperial’s fine-cut sales up nine per cent in three months to end of December

January 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco’s fine-cut sales during the three months to the end of December, boosted by strong growth in make-your-own tobacco sales in Western and Central Europe, were nine per cent higher than those of the three months to the end of December 2011. Nevertheless, Imperial’s total stick equivalent volumes (cigarettes and fine-cut) were down by […]

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Dyrbus to retire from Imperial Tobacco

Dyrbus to retire from Imperial Tobacco

January 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Mark Williamson has been appointed deputy chairman of the board at Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, effective immediately. Williamson joined the board in July 2007 and was appointed senior independent non-executive director in 2012, a role that he will continue to perform. He was formerly CFO of International Power PLC and is a non-executive director of […]

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Former physician to US presidents joins BAT as non-executive director

Former physician to US presidents joins BAT as non-executive director

January 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Dr. Richard Tubb, a US citizen and former brigadier general, has been appointed as a non-executive director of British American Tobacco plc with effect from January 28. A BAT press note said that Tubb was one of the longest serving White House physicians, with his leadership spanning more than 14 years and serving the administrations […]

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Vietnam to impose 18 year limit on buying and selling tobacco products

Vietnam to impose 18 year limit on buying and selling tobacco products

January 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Vietnam is set to impose a ban in which those under 18 years of age will not be allowed to sell tobacco products at retail outlets, nor buy them, according to a Vietnam News story. The ban is part of a long-term national plan approved by Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung. It aims, in part, […]

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Mid-February start for Zimbabwe sales

Mid-February start for Zimbabwe sales

January 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Zimbabwe’s tobacco marketing season is due to start with auction sales on February 15 and contract sales the following day. Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board chairperson, Monica Chinamasa, told journalists yesterday that four auction floors and seven buying teams would be operating this year. The auction floors are: Tobacco Sales Floor, Boka Tobacco Auction Floors, […]

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