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Archive for June, 2013

French smokers face two price increases

French smokers face two price increases

June 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cigarette prices are due to rise next month, and again in October, according to a SeeNews France story. French health minister, Marisol Touraine, said last week that cigarette prices would increase from July 1 as part of an anti-smoking campaign launched in May this year. Touraine said an increase was agreed at the end of […]

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Imperial gears up for jobseekers

Imperial gears up for jobseekers

June 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco has pledged its support for skills and training projects for jobseekers in the Cantabria region of northern Spain. The ‘Conduce tu futuro’ (drive your future) course is designed to help people find commercial driving jobs. Those taking part get lessons to help them gain a commercial vehicle driving licence as well as support […]

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Program aims to recycle 10 million butts

Program aims to recycle 10 million butts

June 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

TerraCycle, supported by Imperial Tobacco Canada, is planning this year to collect and recycle more than 10 million used cigarette filters this year, according to a Canada Newswire story. TerraCycle and Imperial partnered last year in an innovative program to recycle the butts, inner foil, outer wrap, unused tobacco, ashes and other elements that comprise […]

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High smoking incidence among doctors

High smoking incidence among doctors

June 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

About 43 per cent of smokers in the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq are males aged from 15 to 25, according to a story by Salih Waladbagi for the Kurdish Globe, quoting figures from a survey conducted by the Zhian Health Organization (ZHO). The survey found, too, that about 18 per cent of the women […]

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Support for e-cigarette regulation

Support for e-cigarette regulation

June 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

E-Cig Cavern (E-CC) is supporting the decision by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to regulate all nicotine-containing products. In a press note issued through PRNewswire, the company said it strongly supported greater controls on the production and sale of electronic cigarettes, some of which were produced in factories where health and […]

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Focusing on tobacco in the Philippines but keeping a wary eye on illicit trade

Focusing on tobacco in the Philippines but keeping a wary eye on illicit trade

June 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Philippines-based LT Group is to look to its core businesses of tobacco and liquor for further growth, according to a story in The Philippine Star. “We will focus on our core business and fully capitalize on our market leadership position to benefit from the strong demand in growth in consumer-focused businesses,” the group’s president, […]

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Revised TPD a 'balanced compromise'

Revised TPD a ‘balanced compromise’

June 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Irish Presidency of the EU says that its revised version of the European Commission’s proposed Tobacco Products Directive is ‘a balanced compromise that should be agreeable to the majority of the member states’. The Presidency is proposing a reduction in the combined picture and text warnings for cigarettes, roll-your-own and water pipe tobacco from […]

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Call for tobacco prohibition in Norway

Call for tobacco prohibition in Norway

June 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Norwegian Heart and Lung Patient Organization, LHL, has called for Norway to become tobacco-smoke free, according to a story in The Nordic Page. LHL’s secretary general, Frode Jahren, was quoted as saying that now was the time to face up to the fact that smoking killed, and so prohibit the sale and importation of […]

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Smoking decline continues in US

Smoking decline continues in US

June 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

The prevalence of tobacco smoking in the US fell from 18.9 per cent in 2011 to 18.0 per cent in 2012, according to estimates based on data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey and previous surveys. Smoking fell from 24.7 per cent in 1997 to 20.9 per cent in 2005, and from 20.6 per […]

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Alliance reports increased tobacco sales

Alliance reports increased tobacco sales

June 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Alliance One International’s sales and other operating revenues during the year to the end of March, at $2,243.8 million, were increased by 4.3 per cent on those of the previous year. Tobacco sales were up by $94.1 million, primarily due to higher green costs caused by smaller crops in African countries and Brazil in respect […]

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