Archive for August, 2013

Tobacconists tour Imperial R&D facility

Tobacconists tour Imperial R&D facility

| August 27, 2013

The Imperial Group’s flagship research and development facility in France has, for the first time, played host to a visit by French tobacconists. The laboratories, at a site in Fleury-les-Aubrais, near Orléans, have recently undergone a €1.5 million modernization and extension program. The 30 tobacconists were invited on a guided tour of the facility as […]

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Altria quarterly dividend declared

Altria quarterly dividend declared

| August 27, 2013

Altria said on Friday that its board of directors had voted to increase the company’s regular quarterly dividend by 9.1 percent from $0.44 to $0.48 per common share. The dividend is payable on Oct. 10 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 16. The ex-dividend date is Sept. 12, 2013. The new annualized dividend rate […]

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Deadline approaching for crucial EU Tobacco Products Directive vote

Deadline approaching for crucial EU Tobacco Products Directive vote

| August 23, 2013

With members of the European Parliament due to vote on a proposed new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) on Sept. 10, the U.K. smokers’ lobby group Forest has revised its No Thank EU campaign. The revised TPD, if passed in its present form, would, among other things, ban menthol and slim cigarettes, ban small pouches of […]

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No health concerns from e-cigarettes

No health concerns from e-cigarettes

| August 23, 2013

A recent U.S. study has found that chemicals in electronic cigarettes pose no health concerns for users or bystanders, according to a press note from the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) released through PRNewswire. The study, by professor Igor Burstyn, of the Drexel University School of Public Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is said to […]

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Flue-cured field day set for September 5

Flue-cured field day set for September 5

| August 23, 2013

The Virovitica-based Hrvatski Duhani is to host the Flue-cured Tobacco Field Day 2013 in Croatia on Sept. 5. This, the 14th such event, will start on Sept. 4 with a welcome dinner at the Pustara Višnjica hotel. Sept. 5 will be devoted to visiting tobacco fields and trials. In announcing the event, Hrvatski Duhani said it […]

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Anti-smoking campaigns have rural aims

Anti-smoking campaigns have rural aims

| August 23, 2013

Cigarette sales in Sri Lanka have gone down by 7 percent during the past several months due to the government’s efforts at discouraging smoking, according to a Daily News story quoting Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena. And now the ministry is waiting on a court judgement that is expected to give it the go-ahead to require […]

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