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Archive for July, 2013

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

July 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

July 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

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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Smokers not risk takers by nature

July 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Researchers in Israel have shown that smoking results from an inability to delay satisfaction and consider long-term effects, rather than from a heightened capacity for risk taking, according to a story by John Ericson in the Medical Daily. The researchers, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, set out to […]

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Champix class action certified in Canada

July 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Ontario Superior Court has certified a class action for Canadians who took the quit-smoking drug Champix between April 2, 2007, and May 31, 2010, and allegedly suffered certain reactions, according to a press note issued by Canadian law firm Bruneau Group Inc. through PRNewswire. The reactions listed in the press note were thoughts about […]

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Lorillard’s cigarette shipments down

July 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Lorillard’s domestic-market wholesale cigarette shipments during the three months to the end of June, at 10,262 million, were down by 1.9 percent on those of the second quarter of 2012, at 10,461 million. Shipments of Newport were down by 1.3 percent to 8,693 million, while shipments of Kent and True, Lorillard’s other full-price brands, were […]

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PM to build RYO factory in Poland

July 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris Polska said yesterday that it planned to invest more than PLN150 million (about US$50 million) in building a new facility for the production of fine-cut tobacco for roll-your-own cigarettes. The facility, which will include offices, is to be built in the Małopolska region of Poland. “The investment is expected to create close to […]

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JT refines its earthquake relief provisions for three worst-hit prefectures

July 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

As part of its initiatives aimed at supporting the reconstruction of areas affected by the great East Japan earthquake in March 2011, Japan Tobacco Inc. is due to launch its JT Reconstruction Support Project, which will provide assistance to the three prefectures most affected by the earthquake: Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. In a note posted […]

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Cigarette volume down but moist snuff volume up at Reynolds American

July 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

R.J Reynolds Tobacco’s domestic cigarette volume during the three months to the end of June, at 17.0 billion, was 6.0 percent down on that of the three months to the end of June 2012. Pall Mall volume was up by 0.5 percent to 5.6 billion, Camel volume was down by 0.9 percent to 5.5 billion, […]

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E-cigarette tax hike abandoned—for now

July 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Italian government has abandoned a proposed tax hike on electronic cigarettes after fierce opposition from shop owners and consumers, according to a story in The Local Europe, quoting La Stampa. Campaigners successfully argued that the 58.5 percent increase would have threatened about 5,000 jobs and the 2,000 electronic cigarette shops that have opened in […]

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Ice-like menthol sensation retained

July 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. said today that it is redesigning the packaging of its Pianissimo Icene Crista and Pianissimo Icene Gracia cigarettes. The new designs are due to be rolled out across Japan from late August. The Pianissimo Icene brand, which is described as having a smooth taste and delivering a refreshingly ice-like menthol sensation, is […]

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