Archive for June, 2013

Tobacco executives go electronic

Tobacco executives go electronic

| June 17, 2013

Tony Scanlan has been appointed to the newly-created role of CEO at the UK-based electronic cigarette manufacturer and distributor, Gamucci. In a press note, the company said that Scanlan had a strong background and reputation in the traditional tobacco industry, having spent 17 years with Rothmans International in a number of senior roles, including strategic […]

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Vintage cigars go under the hammer

Vintage cigars go under the hammer

| June 17, 2013

Last week saw £312,000 of vintage cigars and cigar-related lots sold at C.Gars’ eighth auction at Boisdale Canary Wharf, London. “Ninety-five per cent of the 347 Lots were sold, most above estimate,” said managing director, Mitchell Orchant. “It was one of the largest cigar auctions in the world, to date.“There was also a lot of new […]

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Indonesian growers suffer heavy losses

Indonesian growers suffer heavy losses

| June 14, 2013

Heavy rain has destroyed tobacco seedlings in Indonesia and caused farmers at Jember, East Java, to incur heavy losses, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. The head of the Kasturi Tobacco Farmers’ Association, Abdurahman, was quoted as saying that as many as 600 farmers cultivating 800 ha had had to replant two or […]

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WHO tax plan given short shrift in Russia

WHO tax plan given short shrift in Russia

| June 14, 2013

Russia’s chief health inspector has told the World Health Organization it has no right to dictate how Russia should develop its tobacco pricing policies, according to a TV Novosti report. The head of WHO’s office in Russia, Luigi Migliorini, had earlier expressed disappointment in plans for ‘lower than expected’ tobacco excise increases after 2016. Migliorini […]

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Zimbabwe on target for 170 million kg

Zimbabwe on target for 170 million kg

| June 14, 2013

More than 143 million kg of tobacco had been sold for US$527 million after 76 days of Zimbabwe’s auction and contract selling season, according to a story in The Zimbabwe Herald. The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board chief executive, Dr. Andrew Matibiri, said deliveries to the auction floors had declined, though contract deliveries were still […]

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Small increase in JT’s domestic volume

Small increase in JT’s domestic volume

| June 14, 2013

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during May, at 10.2 billion, was increased by 0.4 per cent on its May 2012 volume, also rounded to 10.2 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. Volume during April-May, at 19.8 billion, was increased by 1.8 per cent on that of April-May 2012, 19.5 […]

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Alliance appoints new board members

Alliance appoints new board members

| June 14, 2013

Alliance One International said yesterday that Jeffrey A. Eckmann, Carl L. Hausmann and John D. Rice were being appointed to the board of directors effective June 14. At the same time, the company announced the retirement of board members Joseph L. Lanier, Jr, B. Clyde Preslar and William S. Sheridan as of the 2013 annual […]

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Lorillard to webcast investor presentation

Lorillard to webcast investor presentation

| June 14, 2013

Lorillard is due to host a webcast of its Investor Day presentation to the investment community in New York City on June 27. The webcast, which will begin at 09.00 hours Eastern Time, will include presentations by Murray S. Kessler, chairman, president and CEO, David H. Taylor, CFO and executive vice president, finance and planning, […]

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MEPs to receive e-cigarettes

MEPs to receive e-cigarettes

| June 13, 2013

As the proposed revision of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive is now being discussed in the European Parliament, the UK-based electronic cigarette manufacturer, Totally Wicked Ltd, is sending an electronic cigarette to all 754 MEPs. ‘Accompanying the e-cigarette will be a briefing document that simply and factually explains why e-cigarettes do not belong in the […]

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JT to launch snus in Osaka

JT to launch snus in Osaka

| June 13, 2013

Japan Tobacco Inc is adding two snus products to its Zerostyle smokeless tobacco line. ‘Zerostyle Snus Regular’ and ”Zerostyle Snus Mint will go on sale at selected retails stores in the city of Osaka from early August. In a launch press note posted on its website, JT said that while the majority of consumers in […]

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New acetate-and-paper filter from Filtrona

New acetate-and-paper filter from Filtrona

| June 13, 2013

Filtrona Filters has launched the BiTech™ filter, a new addition to its AdvantageRange. The new filter is said to maximize the benefits of both paper and cellulose acetate –  the high filtration efficiency and cost effectiveness of paper with the familiar taste of cellulose acetate – through its ‘unique construction’. ‘As a result, cigarette manufacturers […]

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PMI declares quarterly dividend

PMI declares quarterly dividend

| June 13, 2013

The board of directors of Philip Morris International today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.85 per common share, payable on July 12 to shareholders of record as of June 27. The ex-dividend date is June 25.

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AERET meeting on June 25-27

AERET meeting on June 25-27

| June 12, 2013

The 2013 meeting of the European Association for Tobacco Research and Experimentation (AERET – Association Européenne pour la Recherche et l’Expérimentation Tabacole) will be held on June 25-27 at the Château des Vigiers, near Bergerac, France. The meeting will include sessions on tobacco varieties, plant protection, experimental programs, and the reduction of energy consumption during […]

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FDA electronic-submissions workshop

FDA electronic-submissions workshop

| June 12, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), is due to hold a one-day workshop to obtain public input on ‘topics related to the potential electronic submission of tobacco product applications and other information’. The workshop will focus on the technical aspects of electronic submissions, including potential standards for content, format, and structure. […]

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A taste of things to come

A taste of things to come

| June 12, 2013

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes, which already claimed the title of the company with the most electronic cigarette flavors, has added another flavor to its portfolio: Atlantic Cut, according to a press note issued through PRNewswire. The new flavor, which was inspired by the taste of flue-cured tobacco, is said to have subtle hints of caramel, […]

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First-ever ultra-slim capsule cigarette

First-ever ultra-slim capsule cigarette

| June 12, 2013

KT&G said on Monday that it had launched what it claims to be the world’s first ultra-slim cigarette with a filter containing a flavor capsule, according to a story in The Korea Herald. ‘Esse Change’ is a version of the company’s highly-successful ultra-slim cigarette, Esse, which has proved especially popular among young adult smokers. The […]

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