Archive for May, 2013

Development planned for Kyrgyz tobacco

Development planned for Kyrgyz tobacco

| May 24, 2013

Kyrgyzstan is looking to attract foreign investment in its tobacco production industry, according to a story in The Times of Central Asia quoting Kyrgyz Agriculture Ministry figures. The country produced 7,400 tons of mainly Dubek semi-oriental tobacco last year, but the crop’s value, at 631 million soms, was down from 1.083 billion soms the previous […]

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Irish PM criticised over tobacco meeting

Irish PM criticised over tobacco meeting

| May 24, 2013

The Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, has been criticised for holding a meeting with representatives of the tobacco industry, according to a story in The Journal.ie. The meeting, which was said also to have involved two senior ministers, Alan Shatter and Michael Noonan, was held a fortnight ago but has only recently come to public […]

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Forest takes to tobacco road in Ireland

Forest takes to tobacco road in Ireland

| May 24, 2013

The spokesman for Forest Éireann has said he is undertaking a tour of Ireland in response to “increasingly restrictive measures on smoking and tobacco, including campaigns to ‘de-normalise’ the habit”. On the Limerick leg of his tour, John Mallon urged smokers to stand up to “Prohibition extremism in a free society”. According to a story […]

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Thai warnings to swell to 85 per cent

Thai warnings to swell to 85 per cent

| May 24, 2013

Thailand’s deputy public health minister, Dr. Chonlanan Srikeaw, has announced that a new anti-smoking law will require cigarette packs to carry bigger health warnings, according to a story in the Pattaya Mail. A new law, which will be implemented on October 2, will stipulate that cigarette warning labels must cover 85 per cent of packs. […]

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New product tracking system on show

New product tracking system on show

| May 24, 2013

Imperial Tobacco recently joined with the other major tobacco manufacturers at two global customs events to showcase technology for tackling the illicit trade. Representatives from Imperial attended the World Customs Organization events in Dubai and Istanbul as members of the cross-industry Digital Coding and Tracking Association (DCTA), which was officially launched this week. Imperial said […]

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Twin RFID events scheduled for London

Twin RFID events scheduled for London

| May 24, 2013

RFID Journal said yesterday that it will feature a ‘co-located’ event at its 10th European show, RFID Journal LIVE! Europe (www.rfidjournalevents.com/europe). The co-located event, RFID in Europe (www.rfidineurope.eu), is designed to promote the adoption of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, and to connect European end users and system providers. Both events will be held on […]

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