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Britain, or perhaps the UK, is winning, or maybe losing, the illicit tobacco trade war

Britain, or perhaps the UK, is winning, or maybe losing, the illicit tobacco trade war

| March 25, 2013

Britain is said to be ‘winning the war’ against tobacco smugglers who supply addicted smokers deliberately pushed out of the licit market by government policies aimed at making cigarettes too expensive for the financially less well off. According to a story by Denis Campbell for The Guardian quoting a report on the illicit tobacco trade […]

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Tobacco sales licensees to be announced

Tobacco sales licensees to be announced

| March 25, 2013

The names of the successful applicants for licences to sell tobacco under Hungary’s soon-to-be-introduced state monopoly of tobacco retailing are due to be announced by April 23, according to an MTI – EcoNews story. The story was based on a statement by the communications director for the National Tobacco Trade Non-profit organization, which is overseeing […]

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CEO’s pay increased as profits fall

CEO’s pay increased as profits fall

| March 25, 2013

Reynolds American Inc. paid its CEO, Daniel M. Delen, $8.65 million in fiscal 2012, about two per cent more than he was paid the previous year, according to a story by Michael Felberbaum for Associated Press based on AP’s analysis of a regulatory filing. Delen received a base salary of $1 million and a $1.2 […]

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Reemtsma Liberty Award recognizes Congo civil-war reporting

Reemtsma Liberty Award recognizes Congo civil-war reporting

| March 25, 2013

Journalist Bettina Rühl has been honoured with the 2013 Reemtsma Liberty Award for her investigative reports on the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now in its seventh year, the award, made by Imperial Tobacco’s German business, recognises foreign correspondents working to sustain freedom of the press under harsh conditions. The decision to […]

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JTI is Top Employer

JTI is Top Employer

| March 25, 2013

Japan Tobacco International on Friday received Top Employer Europe 2013 certification during an awards ceremony held at the Park Plaza hotel in London. According to a note posted on the JTI website, 10 JTI offices were recognized for their excellence in human resources management by the CRF (Corporate Research Foundation) Institute. The offices are in Belgium, […]

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MEPs seek own Dalli inquiry

MEPs seek own Dalli inquiry

| March 22, 2013

Members of the European Parliament are asking for their own inquiry into the resignation in October of the former European Commissioner for health and consumer affairs, John Dalli, shortly before the Commission unveiled its proposed revisions to the Tobacco Products Directive, according to a story by Dave Keating for the European Voice. On March 20, […]

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