Archive for February, 2013

Taxing questions about EU funding to fight illicit trade in tobacco products

Taxing questions about EU funding to fight illicit trade in tobacco products

| February 4, 2013

The funds contributed by four multinational tobacco manufacturers to the EU purportedly to help fight the illicit trade in tobacco products are paid into the EU’s general budget. There is no earmarking of the funds. This was made clear by the European Commission in answer to two written parliamentary questions by the Irish member of […]

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Creepy warning creep

Creepy warning creep

| February 4, 2013

Thailand is aiming to become the country with the largest cigarette-pack health warnings, according to a story in The Nation. At present, its warnings are said to take up 55 per cent of a pack’s surface area, but that is set to rise to 85 per cent, the country’s Public Health Minister, Pradit Sinthawanarong, said. […]

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Ombudsman asked to rule on release of ‘Dalligate’ documents

Ombudsman asked to rule on release of ‘Dalligate’ documents

| February 4, 2013

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) has submitted a formal complaint to the EU Ombudsman about the European Commission’s handling of what has become known as ‘Dalligate’. The former European Commissioner for health and consumer affairs, John Dalli, resigned in October in circumstances that were examined by OLAF, the European Anti-fraud Office, and that are still being […]

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Smoking incidence down in Slovenia

Smoking incidence down in Slovenia

| February 4, 2013

The incidence of smoking in Slovenia is declining but nearly a quarter of the country’s population still smokes, according to a story in Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija quoting figures from the latest survey by the Public Health Institute (IVZ). The survey, which was conducted during 2011 and 2012 among 7,500 respondents between the ages of 15 […]

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MEP questions whether Spanish tobacco import restrictions are discriminatory

MEP questions whether Spanish tobacco import restrictions are discriminatory

| February 4, 2013

A member of the European parliament has asked whether newly imposed limits by Spain on the import of cigarettes across the La Línea de la Concepción border with Gibraltar amount to discrimination. In a written question to the European Commission, the English MEP, Sir Graham Watson, said that, under the rules, introduced at the start […]

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PM USA’s cigarette volume stable against background of declining market

PM USA’s cigarette volume stable against background of declining market

| February 1, 2013

Philip Morris USA’s cigarette shipment volume during the 12 months to the end of December, at 134,874 million, was down by 0.2 per cent on that of the 12 months to the end of December 2011. Marlboro shipments were down by 0.7 per cent to 116,377 million while shipments of other premium brands were down […]

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Altria board member to retire

Altria board member to retire

| February 1, 2013

Dr. Elizabeth E. Bailey, is to retire from the board of directors of the Altria Group following completion of her current term. She will not stand for re-election at the 2013 annual general meeting of shareholders. Bailey, who has been a board member since 1989, currently serves as a member of the Compensation, Finance and […]

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Universal to host results conference call

Universal to host results conference call

| February 1, 2013

Universal Corp is due to webcast a conference call at www.universalcorp.com from 17.00 hours Eastern Time on February 5 following the release of its results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 after market close on that day. The conference call, which will be in listen-only mode, will be hosted by Candace C. Formacek, […]

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PMI to host results webcast

PMI to host results webcast

| February 1, 2013

Philip Morris International is due to host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com starting at 13.00 hours Eastern Time on February 7 to discuss its 2012 full-year and fourth-quarter results, which will be issued at mid-morning of the same day. During the webcast, Louis C. Camilleri, chairman and CEO, and Jacek Olczak, CFO, will discuss […]

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