Archive for April, 2013

Kenyan growers seek factory investors

Kenyan growers seek factory investors

| April 3, 2013

More than 20,000 tobacco farmers in Migori, Kenya, have asked the county government to help identify investors who would be willing to build a factory in the area, according to a story by Manuel Odeny for the Nairobi Star. The factory, presumably a leaf processing plant, was said to be one of the pledges made […]

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Smuggling rises on back of price increase talks

Smuggling rises on back of price increase talks

| April 3, 2013

The smuggling of cigarettes into South Korea has soared this year, apparently on the back of mere plans to increase the excise duty on tobacco products, according to a story in The Korea Times. The Times story said that the “value of illegally imported cigarettes from January to February was WON1.16 billion ($1.04 million)”, though […]

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BAT publishes snus study

BAT publishes snus study

| April 3, 2013

Scientists at British American Tobacco have shown that less than a third of each snus constituent they measured was extracted by consumers during use. A EurekAlert story on the BAT study published in Chemistry Central Journal is at: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-04/raba-tce032613.php.

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Niconovum welcomes new NRT rules

Niconovum welcomes new NRT rules

| April 3, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended changes to the warnings and directions for use of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products, allowing more people to use these products effectively for smoking cessation, according to a note included on Reynolds American Inc’s website. “This is a very beneficial step by the FDA and will […]

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Rhodia Acetow becomes Solvay Acetow

Rhodia Acetow becomes Solvay Acetow

| April 2, 2013

  Rhodia Acetow has been renamed Solvay Acetow. The change comes in the wake of Solvay’s acquisition of Rhodia in September 2011. The name Rhodia will continue to be used for certain products, including Rhodia Filter Tow, Rhodia DE-Tow, Rhodia Coloured Tow, Rhodia FilterSorb and Rhodia Acetol. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Solvay became one of […]

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When is an exemption not an exemption? When the EU Commission says so

When is an exemption not an exemption? When the EU Commission says so

| April 2, 2013

Sweden’s exemption from the EU ban on snus is not as watertight as it might once have seemed. The health and consumer affairs commissioner, Tonio Borg, recently told the European Parliament that the Swedish exemption, as set out in its accession treaty, related only to the placing on the market of oral tobacco. “It did […]

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Tanzania’s exporters welcome China’s participation on leaf tobacco market

Tanzania’s exporters welcome China’s participation on leaf tobacco market

| April 2, 2013

Exporters in Tanzania have welcomed the participation of China in the market for tobacco, according to a story by Sebastian Mrindoko for the China Daily newspaper. China would provide a reliable market for Tanzania’s tobacco and reduce dependency on traditional Western markets, the executive director of the Tanzania Exporters’ Association, Mtemi Laurence was quoted as […]

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Vapor Corp’s sales up by a third

Vapor Corp’s sales up by a third

| April 2, 2013

The e-cigarette company, Vapor Corp, announced that net sales for the year 2012 had reached a record $21.4 million, 33.6 percent up on its net sales during 2011. The company’s cost of goods sold, at $13.2 million, was 96.4 percent higher than it was during 2011, while gross margins decreased to 38.1 percent from 57.8 […]

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ITC ranked No. 1 in CSR

ITC ranked No. 1 in CSR

| April 2, 2013

ITC said that it had been ranked No. 1 for the second consecutive year in the CSR category of the recently published Nielsen Corporate Image Monitor 2012-13. “ITC’s top position in the ratings in the category, ‘Most active in CSR’ is an acknowledgement of the scale and impact of its sustainability initiatives, which have created […]

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