Archive for July, 2013

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Volume down at JT (slightly) and JTI

Volume down at JT (slightly) and JTI

| July 30, 2013

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s volume cigarette sales during the three months to the end of June, at 29.3 billion, were down by 0.2 percent on those of the three months to the end of June 2012. Comparing the same periods, industry volume was said to have declined by 2.0 percent; so JT’s market share increased from […]

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Japan’s smoking prevalence falls

Japan’s smoking prevalence falls

| July 30, 2013

A study conducted in May has put the prevalence of smoking among Japanese adults at 20.9 percent, down 0.2 of a percentage point on that of a year earlier. Smoking among men was down by 0.5 of a percentage point to 32.2 percent, while smoking among woman was up by 0.1 of a percentage point […]

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FOREST launches campaign against proposed EU directive diversions

FOREST launches campaign against proposed EU directive diversions

| July 30, 2013

The U.K. smokers’ lobby group FOREST has launched a campaign to fight an EU directive that will ban tobacco products that are currently legal and severely restrict consumer choice. In announcing its latest initiative, FOREST said the No Thank EU campaign would give retailers and consumers the opportunity to register their opposition to the proposed […]

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Regional smokeless tobacco ban sought

Regional smokeless tobacco ban sought

| July 29, 2013

Representatives of 10 South and Southeast Asian countries attending an anti-tobacco meeting in Delhi, India, have called for a ban on smokeless forms of tobacco, according to an Indo-Asian News Service story. The representatives, from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste (East Timor), were attending a regional meeting […]

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Growth of China’s luxury market seen as opportunity for Indonesian cigar tobacco

Growth of China’s luxury market seen as opportunity for Indonesian cigar tobacco

| July 29, 2013

An Indonesian company looking to boost its non-sugar revenues sees cigar tobacco as its ticket into the Chinese market for luxury goods, according to a story in The Jakarta Globe. Perkebunan Nusantara X (PTPN X), which is the country’s largest sugar producer, spotted an opportunity to expand its tobacco arm after exports were 44 percent […]

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Mayoral campaign targets menthol

Mayoral campaign targets menthol

| July 29, 2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the Chicago Board of Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to undertake a series of initiatives aimed at curtailing the use of menthol cigarettes by young people in Chicago, according to a press note issued by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) through PRNewswire. The board […]

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