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Archive for May, 2013

Eastern signs deal with BAT

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Eastern Co.has signed a five-year cooperation agreement with British American Tobacco, reports Tegaranet. Under the deal, Eastern will produce Viceroy cigarettes in Egypt, while BAT will carry out the marketing and distribution. The deal is effective from 2014 through 2019.

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Tobacco among top Russian exports

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tobacco factories feature prominently on a list of leading Russian exporters recently published by Expert Severo-Zapad. According to the business magazine, British American Tobacco in St. Petersburg leads the pack with export revenues of $91.9 million last year. Philip Morris Izhora exported tobacco products worth $70.9 million in 2012, up 15.1 percent from the previous. […]

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Pan African Tobacco builds new factory

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Pan African Tobacco Group recently broke ground for a $20 million tobacco processing factory in Arua, Uganda. The new facility, which includes a 30,000 square meter warehouse, will have a production capacity of 10 tons per hour. “As part of this expansion, PTG will manufacture high quality products, while creating hundreds of well-paying jobs […]

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Hard-hitting measures put forward for smoke-free New Zealand by 2025

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

A University of Canterbury (UC) health sciences researcher has called for New Zealand’s public places to be declared smoke-free, according to a Voxy story. As well as the more usual places targeted: bus stops, train stations, ferry terminals and beaches; the researcher includes streets and urban centers. In fact, UC lecturer, Dr. Mark Wallace-Bell, was […]

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Net income up at Universal

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Universal Corporation has announced net income for the fiscal year ended March 31, at $132.8 million, or $4.66 per diluted share, compared with the previous year’s net income of $92.1 million, or $3.25 per diluted share. For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013, net income was $26.1 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, compared […]

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Sticker campaign to fight illicit smoking

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Anti-tobacco activists in Indonesia have mounted a sticker pasting campaign in an attempt to raise awareness of regulations banning smoking on public transport, according to a piece posted on Beritajakarta.com. The campaign, which was staged at the Senen Terminal, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday, was conducted by students from IndonesiaUniversity’s public health faculty, who pasted thousands […]

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BAT embraces new anti-illicit trade guru

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco has appointed Sir Ronnie Flanagan as its new external consultant and advisor on tackling the illegal tobacco trade. ‘Sir Ronnie, a highly respected global policing, organised crime and counter terrorism expert, brings a wealth of experience to the role having previously served in a number of high profile positions,’ BAT said in […]

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JT continues program of student support

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. announced today that it will grant scholarships to nine students from Asia as part of its 2013 Asian Scholarship Program of human resource development. The program was established in 1998 to promote international exchange and human resource development in Asia by offering financial support to Asian students. Through this program, Asian graduate […]

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PMI buys remaining shares of PM Mexico

May 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International will buy Grupo Carso’s 20 percent share in Philip Morris Mexico (PMM)) for approximately $700 million. The purchasing price is subject to a potential adjustment based on PMM’s performance over three years ending two fiscal years after the closing of the purchase. The transaction, which will give PMI a 100 percent share […]

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BAT supports Nigeria’s smoking ban bill

May 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) has expressed its support for what it describes as a balanced and evidence-based public-places smoking bill currently being given a public hearing in Lagos, according to a story in the Nigerian Tribune. The company lauded Nigeria’s House of Assembly for producing a bill to address the issue of smoking in […]

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