Archive for August, 2013

Forest spreading word about campaign opposing Tobacco Products Directive

Forest spreading word about campaign opposing Tobacco Products Directive

| August 30, 2013

Forest has launched a campaign to promote its No Thank EU initiative, with full-page notices being placed in this week’s issues of the New Statesman (circulation 25,000), The Spectator (63,000) and The Week (194,000). The group, which is supported by British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco Ltd. and Gallaher Ltd. (a member of the Japan Tobacco […]

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First half sales up sharply at Molins

First half sales up sharply at Molins

| August 30, 2013

Molins’ Tobacco Machinery division sales during the six months to the end of June, at £18.0 million, were increased by 22 percent on those of the six months to the end of June 2012. At the same time, the division’s operating profit increased from £0.8 million to £1.3 million. In reporting its first-half results, Molins […]

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Hungary mulling more retail restrictions

Hungary mulling more retail restrictions

| August 30, 2013

Hungary’s government is planning to ban tobacco sales in large retail spaces, according to an All Hungary Media Group report quoting a Magyar Hirlap story citing an unnamed government source. Under the proposal, current legislation would be amended to prohibit tobacco shops from operating in retail spaces larger than 2,500 square meters. Retail tobacco sales […]

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Standardized statement ruled misleading

Standardized statement ruled misleading

| August 30, 2013

The Gallaher Group subsidiary of Japan Tobacco International (JTI) made misleading claims about standardized tobacco packaging, according to a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) statement quoting a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). CRUK said the ruling represented the third time this year that the ASA had upheld a complaint against JTI over unsubstantiated and […]

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Post-quit weight gain is all in the gut

Post-quit weight gain is all in the gut

| August 30, 2013

It is generally known that most smokers who quit their habit put on weight. What is less well known is that about 80 percent of quitters put on an average of 7 kg each. And what might come as a surprise to some people is that this weight increase occurs even if the quitters’ calorific […]

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TRP starts DIET plant

TRP starts DIET plant

| August 29, 2013

Tobacco Rag Processors (TRP) has launched a state-of-the-art Dry Ice Expanded Tobacco (DIET) facility at its cut-filler processing plant in Wilson County, North Carolina, USA. The DIET operation expands the cells of cut filler by using a high-pressure carbon dioxide-impregnation system. The carbon dioxide is then captured and reused. The benefit of expanded tobacco is […]

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