Archive for May, 2013

Standardized packs heading for Ireland

Standardized packs heading for Ireland

| May 30, 2013

Ireland’s Health Minister, Dr. James Reilly, has received approval from his coalition colleagues to introduce standardized packs for tobacco products, according to a number of local and Australian media stories. So far, Australia is the only country to have imposed such packs, which are hugely dominated by graphic health warnings, from which trademarks and graphics […]

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Imagining a world with no licit tobacco

Imagining a world with no licit tobacco

| May 30, 2013

On the eve of World No Tobacco Day, British American Tobacco has posed the question: ‘What would a world with no legal tobacco industry really look like?’ And it has provided an answer. ‘The reality is that people will continue to smoke,’ said group head of corporate and regulatory affairs, Kingsley Wheaton, in a statement […]

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On-screen tobacco tempting youngsters

On-screen tobacco tempting youngsters

| May 30, 2013

Banning ‘nicotine propaganda’ from cinema screens and television would be a powerful tool in helping to end the ‘destructive business of tobacco’, according to a story in the Tehran Times. Well-documented reports, the story said, showed that global tobacco companies earned hundreds of millions of dollars annually because consumers were impressed by the sight of […]

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Ivory Coast business is on safe ground

Ivory Coast business is on safe ground

| May 30, 2013

One of Imperial Tobacco’s businesses in Ivory Coast has won two occupational health and safety awards in a government-run employee well-being competition. The 3I printing facility in Abidjan, which supplies eight of Imperial’s factories in Central and West Africa, was judged to have the best working conditions in the country. 3I was recognised also in […]

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Altria to host investor day presentation

Altria to host investor day presentation

| May 30, 2013

Altria is due to host a webcast at www.altria.com of its Investor Day in New York presentation from about 09.00 hours to about 12.00 hours Eastern Time on June 11. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, will feature presentations by Altria’s chairman and CEO, Marty Barrington, and other members of Altria’s senior management […]

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Move to relax Bulgaria’s smoking ban

Move to relax Bulgaria’s smoking ban

| May 29, 2013

Bulgaria seems once again to be questioning whether it should transform its enclosed-public-places tobacco-smoking ban into a restriction, the Focus News Agency has reported. At present, the proposal seems little more than an idea thrown up by MP, Spas Panchev, though, according to the Focus report, Panchev claims to have the support of Prime Minister […]

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