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Archive for August, 2013

PMI to host presentation webcast

PMI to host presentation webcast

August 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International is due to host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com/webcasts of the company’s remarks and question-and-answer session by CFO, Jacek Olczak, during the Barclays Capital Back-To-School Consumer Conference on September 4, starting about 10.30 hours Eastern Time. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, will cover the entire PMI session. An […]

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Burning environmental issue

Burning environmental issue

August 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Holmen Skog, Iggesund Paperboard’s sister company and forest raw material supplier, is burning the forest on the island of Innerstön, one of the group of Baltic islands that lie offshore from the city of Hudiksvall north of Iggesund. In a press note issued today, Iggesund explained that modern forest management tried to develop felling methods […]

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Cigarette warnings ruling to be appealed by Thailand’s Public Health Ministry

Cigarette warnings ruling to be appealed by Thailand’s Public Health Ministry

August 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry is planning to file an appeal with the Supreme Administrative Court so that its requirement for bigger graphic health warnings on cigarette packs can be imposed as planned, according to a story in The Nation. The Administrative Court on Monday suspended the ministry’s plan under which tobacco companies would have had […]

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Tobacco-farm child labor down to poverty

Tobacco-farm child labor down to poverty

August 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

The use of children as tobacco-farm workers is common in at least some regions of Tanzania, according to a story by Ludovick Kazoka for All-Africa.com. Kazoka quoted the Urambo District (Tabora Region) senior community development official, Sabala Rukonda, as saying that most tobacco farmers opted for children because they were readily available to satisfy agriculture’s […]

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Closing time called on early opening

Closing time called on early opening

August 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

The early opening time of one of Vienna’s traditional coffee houses, Café Drechsler, has fallen victim to a tobacco smoking ban, according to a story in the Vienna Times. Café Drechsler has been forced to introduce a full smoking ban because of the combined effect of its own architecture and the country’s smoking regulations; so […]

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Pressure mounts on India’s oral products

Pressure mounts on India’s oral products

August 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Maharashtra State Food and Drug Administration (MSFDA) commissioner, Mahesh Zagade, has called on his counterparts in India’s other states to consider enforcing bans on the manufacture and sale of gutkha and pan masala, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala newsletter. At the same time, Zagade has reportedly […]

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Teenagers run rings around smart cards

Teenagers run rings around smart cards

August 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

About half of Japan’s underage smokers have admitted to having bought tobacco products illegally using a borrowed Taspo card, the age-verification smart card used to purchase cigarettes from vending machines, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun story quoting the results of the research. The findings were reported by Takashi Oida, the professor at Nihon University who […]

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Altria to host presentation webcast

Altria to host presentation webcast

August 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Altria is due to host at altria.com a webcast of its business presentation to the Barclays Back-To-School Consumer Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on Sept. 3, starting about 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, will feature a presentation by Executive Vice President and CFO Howard Willard. Pre-event registration is […]

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ITM service center in Dominican Republic.

ITM service center in Dominican Republic.

August 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

ITM Group has opened a new service center, GTS-SCM, in the Dominican Republic. The facility supplies machinery and spare parts to the cigar industry in the Caribbean and Latin America. GTS-SCM’s experienced and well-trained technicians also provide maintenance and services. Measuring more than 3,000 square-meters, the service center holds a vast stock of used cigar […]

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PM welcomes court’s suspension of new Thai health warning requirement

PM welcomes court’s suspension of new Thai health warning requirement

August 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris (Thailand) (PMTL) has welcomed Friday’s decision by the Bangkok Central Administrative Court to suspend the implementation of a Ministry of Public Health requirement for enlarged graphic warnings on cigarette packs until the case against this measure has been heard. “We welcome the court’s recognition that this regulation should be suspended until this case […]

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