The rebranding of Mild Seven to Mevius, currently being carried out around the world, was announced yesterday by JT International Korea, according to a story in the Korea Joongang Daily. “Since Mild Seven is mainly sold in Asia, we changed the name in order to capture markets such as Europe and the United States,” said […]
Archive for March, 2013
The US government has abandoned its attempts to require cigarette manufacturers to include on their products the big graphic warnings designed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a number of news reports. The FDA introduced its graphic warning requirement in 2011, but some of the country’s cigarette manufacturers successfully sued on the grounds […]
Researchers at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, US, have found that a trend of smokers relighting cigarettes is related to economic factors, according to a Science Daily story. The results of the study by the researchers were given at a poster presentation during the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine […]
Shops in the Saudi Arabian city of Makkah (Mecca) are selling tobacco products despite a ban by local authorities, according to a story in the Saudi Gazette quoting local residents. In fact, residents said more than 80 percent of shops in the city’s Al-Otaibiyah neighborhood sold cigarettes. The residents said that the ban was not […]
Imperial Tobacco’s business in Morocco this month celebrated the contribution made by its female employees with an event to mark International Women’s Day. About 80 women who work for Société Marocaine des Tabacs (SMT) were invited to attend the event hosted by general manager, Paul Leggat, and his senior managers. Women currently make up about […]
Swedish Match is due to hold its annual general meeting of shareholders at 16.30 hours Central European Time on April 25 at the Hotel Rival, Stockholm. The board of directors is proposing a dividend increased to SEK7.30 per share. The proposed record date for entitlement to receive a cash dividend is April 30.