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Archive for March, 2013

Unrelenting efforts to curb smoking but half a million more people take to habit

Unrelenting efforts to curb smoking but half a million more people take to habit

March 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Despite Thailand’s unrelenting efforts to curb smoking, the number of Thai smokers has risen by half a million to 13 million during the past four years, according to a Modernine TV report quoting Health Department director general, Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk. The Health Department on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Thai Health Professional Alliance […]

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Young Australians smoking less

Young Australians smoking less

March 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

A new portrait of young Australians shows they are better educated and smoking less than they were, but it shows also that they are increasingly overweight, using illicit drugs and drinking at risky levels, according to a story by Rachel Browne for the Sydney Morning Herald. Public health pioneer, Fiona Stanley, described the report, The […]

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Coupled tobacco subsidies decried

Coupled tobacco subsidies decried

March 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

The European Public Health & Agriculture Consortium (EPHAC) has said that it is disappointed by the European Parliament’s approval of subsidies coupled to tobacco production. ‘Tobacco should not have a place in the 2014-2020 EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP),’ it said. ‘With this move, the European Parliament wants to inject taxpayer’s money into a toxic […]

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Death’s-head killing duty-free sales

Death’s-head killing duty-free sales

March 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

The requirement that a death’s-head symbol has to appear on all cigarette packs sold in Bahrain could cost Bahrain Duty Free (BDF) 20 per cent of its profit this year, according to a Gulf Daily News story. BDF is currently not able to sell duty free cigarettes at the airport because international tobacco companies are […]

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JT’s market share 60 per cent in February

JT’s market share 60 per cent in February

March 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during February, at 8.6 billion, was down by 3.2 per cent on its February 2012 volume, 8.9 billion, which itself was increased by 0.3 per cent on that of February 2011, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. Volume during the 11 months, April 2012-February 2013, […]

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Imperial one of best employers in Poland

Imperial one of best employers in Poland

March 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco’s business in Poland has been named one of the country’s best employers for the third year in a row. The Top Employers Certificate is awarded to those organisations that demonstrate best practice. It is presented on the basis of a detailed survey of HR policies and practice at a number of leading businesses […]

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Quitting smoking via the vaping route

Quitting smoking via the vaping route

March 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Electronic cigarettes can help wean some smokers off traditional cigarettes and stop them relapsing, according to researchers at the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, US. The researchers conclude that tobacco control practitioners must pay increased attention to the importance of the behavioral and social components of smoking addiction. ‘By […]

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Breaking the code of lower deliveries

Breaking the code of lower deliveries

March 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tobacco manufacturers seem to have evaded the ban on misleading descriptors that convey reduced health risk messages, according to researchers at the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Global Tobacco Control, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, US. Under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA), the Food and Drug […]

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MSA dispute resolution sees US tobacco manufacturers in credit

MSA dispute resolution sees US tobacco manufacturers in credit

March 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

US tobacco manufacturers are due to receive huge credits in respect of their 10-year dispute over Master Settlement Agreement payments. Philip Morris USA said yesterday that the arbitration panel in the pending Non-Participating Manufacturer (NPM) adjustment proceeding had issued a Stipulated Partial Settlement and Award that would allow the settlement agreement reached in December to […]

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PMI declares quarterly dividend

PMI declares quarterly dividend

March 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

The board of directors of Philip Morris International yesterday declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.85 per common share, payable on April 12 to shareholders of record as of March 28. The ex-dividend date is March 26.

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