Archive for February, 2013

Outdoor smoking ban overturned – but don’t get too comfortable

Outdoor smoking ban overturned – but don’t get too comfortable

| February 27, 2013

Pro-smoking forces have won a rare victory in Australia. After a two-year battle, smokers will again be allowed to light their cigarettes when dining outdoors in Parramatta, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, after the local council deferred to the wishes of restaurateurs concerned about lost profits, according to a story in the Sydney Morning Herald. […]

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NewCo provides $50-a-container support for projects in three producer countries

NewCo provides $50-a-container support for projects in three producer countries

| February 27, 2013

NewCo has said that for each container it ships to its clients during 2013, it will donate $50 to one of three foundations chosen by the client. The company said in a press note yesterday that it had decided to donate money to those who needed help ‘in their lives and in their development’. Together […]

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JT repurchases almost 87 million shares

JT repurchases almost 87 million shares

| February 27, 2013

Japan Tobacco Inc said today that it had repurchased 86,805,500 of its common-stock shares for ¥249,999,840,000. This followed a resolution by JT’s board of directors on Monday providing for the repurchase up to 118,000,000 of its common stock (6.20 per cent of the total issued shares, excluding treasury shares), or shares worth up to ¥250,000,000,000, […]

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New board member for Altria Group

New board member for Altria Group

| February 27, 2013

  The Altria Group said yesterday that its board of directors had elected Debra J. Kelly-Ennis to the board. With the addition of Kelly-Ennis, Altria’s board increases from 11 to 12 directors. Kelly-Ennis was president and chief executive officer of Diageo Canada, a subsidiary of Diageo plc, a global spirits, wine and beer company, from […]

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Industry mourns Roy Ingram

Industry mourns Roy Ingram

| February 26, 2013

Roy Ingram died peacefully Jan. 9, 2013, in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. From 1952 to 1968, Ingram worked for Gallaher in Nyasaland, Rhodesia, Northern Ireland and England. He returned to Rhodesia in 1969, where he joined Tabex. In 1977 Ingram moved to Belgium and worked for Intabex. In 1984, he helped establish Intabex in the […]

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The shisha party’s all but over in Turkey

The shisha party’s all but over in Turkey

| February 26, 2013

Turkey’s shisha cafés have six more months to ply their trade. A law requiring shisha cafés to comply with an indoor smoking ban in force for cigarettes, pipes and cigars since 2009 was published in Turkey’s Official Gazette last month. It gave the cafés and their customers six months of grace before the axe falls. […]

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