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ITM service center in Dominican Republic.

ITM service center in Dominican Republic.

| August 27, 2013

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

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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Changzhou gives out portable ashtrays

Changzhou gives out portable ashtrays

| August 27, 2013

Urban patrol officers in Changzhou, China, have started to distribute portable ashtrays in an attempt to reduce the number of cigarette butts littering streets, according to a China Daily story quoting the Modern Express Daily. The first 5,000 portable ashtrays were distributed free of charge on Friday in Nandajie, the city’s busiest commercial street. More […]

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Hi-Lite products change allegiance

Hi-Lite products change allegiance

| August 27, 2013

In what seems to be a pre-emptive strike against possible future product descriptor limitations, Japan Tobacco Inc. is bringing two of its Hi-Lite products under the Winston brand name. In many markets, though not in Japan, words such as “mild” and “light/lite” have been banned from use in respect of tobacco products and, in what […]

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EU Commission believes cigarette pack regulations will not boost illicit trade

EU Commission believes cigarette pack regulations will not boost illicit trade

| August 27, 2013

The European Commission believes that its proposed new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) will not increase the illicit trade in cigarettes. In the preamble to a written question, Slovakian MEP Monika Flašíková Beňová said that, according to the commission, the review of the TPD was aimed at finding ways to reduce the volume of cigarette sales […]

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Karnataka crop down by 10 percent

Karnataka crop down by 10 percent

| August 27, 2013

Unhelpful weather is expected to cause flue-cured production in Karnataka, India, this season to be down by about 10 percent on that of the previous season, 2012–2013. The Tobacco Board had fixed a crop size of 102 million kg for 2013–2014, up from 98 million in 2012–2013.

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