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Archive for August, 2013

Growing tobacco at home is taxing work

August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

British people caught farming their own tobacco have been warned they could face a hefty penalty if they do not pay duty on it, according to a story in The Star. With 20 cigarettes retailing at about £7-£8 and 25 g of fine cut retailing at about £8, some smokers have taken to growing their […]

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Turkey’s tobacco exports booming

August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Turkey is expected this year to export tobacco worth more than $1 billion, which would represent an 18.3 percent increase on last year’s exports, worth $845 million, according to a Hurriyet story quoting data supplied by the Turkish exporters’ association. In July, the value of the country’s tobacco exports surged to $90.3 million, up 120 […]

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Altria employees provide grants of nearly $3 million to local communities

August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Altria Companies Employee Community Fund (ACECF) said last week that it had awarded more than $2.9 million in grants to 140 nonprofit organizations based in some of its operating communities. “Given these difficult economic times, many nonprofits are in more need than ever to continue their missions to address acute needs in their communities,” […]

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Lorillard declares dividend

August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Lorillard on Friday declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.55 per share, payable on Sept. 10 to stockholders of record as of Aug. 30.

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EU law does not prohibit “atrocious” tobacco product tests on animals

August 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

EU legislation does not prohibit the testing of tobacco products on animals. This was the gist of an answer given by the European Commission to a number of questions posed by Polish MEP Jarosław Leszek Wałęsa. In introducing his questions, Wałęsa said that while the testing of cosmetic products on animals and the importation of […]

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With cigarette volumes tumbling, Imperial to launch “e-vapor” product next year

August 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco said on Thursday that it was continuing to make “good progress” with its initiatives in the “e-vapor sector” through its subsidiary Fontem Ventures, and that it remained on track to launch its own products in 2014. In publishing an interim management statement, Imperial reported that its stick equivalent [cigarettes and fine-cut] volume fell […]

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JTI’s July cigarette volume increased

August 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume during July, at 10.5 billion, was increased by 3.3 percent on its July 2012 volume, 10.2 billion, which was down by 18.5 percent on that of July 2011, according to preliminary figures issued by the company on Friday. Volume during April–July, at 39.8 billion, was up by 0.7 […]

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Hong Kong exporting fake e-cigarettes

August 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hong Kong is the main source of fake electronic cigarettes and e-liquids entering the EU, according to the European Commission’s 2012 annual report on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR). A commission press note said that last year EU customs “detained” almost 40 million products valued at nearly €1 billion “suspected of violating” IPR. […]

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Imperial employees getting stuck in outside the factory gates

August 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco is supporting a scheme to improve adult literacy in the Dominican Republic and to promote greater social inclusion in the Caribbean nation. The Altadis Foundation and Imperial’s local subsidiary, Tabacalera de García, are jointly backing the Ministry of Education’s “Quisqueya Aprende Contigo” (“Dominican Republic learn with you”) initiative. The foundation will pay for […]

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Fuller builds technical center in Germany

August 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Adhesives provider H.B. Fuller has broken ground for a new technical center at its existing site in Lüneburg, Germany. The ceremony, on Aug. 12, was attended by Mayor Ulrich Mädge, along with representatives from the company’s leadership team and local employees. Covering an area of 2,300 square meters, the center will have three sections—one with […]

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