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Archive for February, 2013

Malawi sales season set to start in March

Malawi sales season set to start in March

February 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Malawi’s tobacco selling season is due to open in the middle of March, according to a Zodiak Malawi story quoting the Tobacco Control Commission (TCC). The TCC chief, Dr. Bruce Munthali, said that tobacco sales at Lilongwe, Limbe and Chinkhoma would start during the second week of March, while the Mzuzu auction floors would open […]

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Swedish Match reports sales increase

Swedish Match reports sales increase

February 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Swedish Match’s sales for the year to the end of December, at SEK12,486 million, were up by seven per cent on those of 2011. And sales during the fourth quarter of 2012, at SEK3,148 million, were up by three per cent on those of the fourth quarter of 2011. Calculated in local currencies, sales for […]

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Multinationals oppose plain packs plan but applaud ‘pragmatic’ postponement

Multinationals oppose plain packs plan but applaud ‘pragmatic’ postponement

February 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

While opposing the planned introduction of standardized packaging for tobacco products in New Zealand, two multinationals have welcomed news that the country is to delay a decision on implementation until the resolution of World Trade Organization disputes involving Australia, the only country so far to have introduced such packaging. ‘In her official statement earlier today […]

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Campaigners say New Zealand decision on plain packs not relevant to UK

Campaigners say New Zealand decision on plain packs not relevant to UK

February 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

In an attempt to put some clear water between the UK and New Zealand, where both governments have been considering the question of standardized packaging for tobacco products, campaigners say that developments in New Zealand are not relevant to the UK, where the government has yet to make a decision. The campaigners say that reports […]

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JT adds another menthol product to Mevius (Mild Seven) brand.

JT adds another menthol product to Mevius (Mild Seven) brand.

February 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc said today that it would be adding Mevius Premium Menthol 8 to its 100 per cent natural menthol product range, Mevius Premium Menthol. The new product is the first Mevius menthol product to deliver 8 mg tar. Mevius, which is Mild Seven redesigned and rebranded, will be rolled out across Japan from […]

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New NDC-Infrared website

New NDC-Infrared website

February 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

NDC-Infrared Engineering has redesigned its website (www.ndc.com/tobacco) and published a new, industry–specific brochure. The new website is said to provide enhanced navigation to allow visitors to find information on the use of NIR moisture and multi-component tobacco gauges for quality assurance and process control in tobacco leaf processing, primary tobacco processing and reconstituted sheet tobacco. […]

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New Zealand set to follow Australia’s lead on standardized packaging

New Zealand set to follow Australia’s lead on standardized packaging

February 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

The New Zealand government is to go ahead with plans to introduce standardized packaging for tobacco products, according to stories by Kate Shuttleworth for the New Zealand Herald and Nick Perry for Associated Press. However, it will hold off on implementation until after World Trade Organization challenges are concluded in respect of Australia’s introduction of […]

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School children to be tested on smoking

School children to be tested on smoking

February 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Russia’s Ministry of Health has approved new rules that will require all school children over 10 years of age to undergo annual blood and breath tests to determine whether or not they have been smoking, according to an Izvestia story. The examination program will include also ultrasound testing of the liver, kidneys, heart and thyroid; […]

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BAT gearing up for fresh assault on the Philippines’ cigarette market

BAT gearing up for fresh assault on the Philippines’ cigarette market

February 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco is looking to launch brands new to the Philippines as part of efforts to increase its market share in that country, according to a story in The Philippine Star. Currently, the company makes only modest sales of Lucky Strike in the Philippines, but it has plans to probe the market further following […]

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Smuggling threat to local manufacturer’s position on Vietnamese market

Smuggling threat to local manufacturer’s position on Vietnamese market

February 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Smuggled cigarettes account for about 18-22 per cent of Vietnam’s annual cigarette sales of 70-75 billion, according to a story in the Phnom Penh Post. Last year, 12.9 billion cigarettes were estimated to have been smuggled into the country from Cambodia, up from 11.4 billion during 2011, according to figures from the Vietnam Tobacco Association […]

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