Archive for September, 2013

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PMI looks to reorganize in Switzerland

PMI looks to reorganize in Switzerland

| September 30, 2013

Philip Morris International said today that it had opened an employee consultation on the company’s intention to restructure its global and regional functions based in Switzerland, a reorganization that might involve up to 170 positions being either eliminated or transferred to other countries. “The intended restructuring aims to reduce complexity and reallocate resources to better […]

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Smokers should be tested for COPD

Smokers should be tested for COPD

| September 30, 2013

Ninety percent of people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) developed the condition after tobacco use or exposure to secondhand smoke, National Taiwan University principal and lung cancer specialist, Yang Pan-chyr, said on Saturday at a John Tung Foundation press launch of its online COPD self-assessment. According to a story in the Taipei Times, […]

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‘Golden leaf’ takes on new meaning

‘Golden leaf’ takes on new meaning

| September 30, 2013

Cigarette papers are selling in the U.S. for up to $5 each—but they do have an outer layer of gold leaf, according to a story by Joanna Prisco for ABC. Historically, Prisco wrote, hand-rolling cigarettes were an economical alternative to factory-made products, but a new product had taken the ritual to a luxurious counterpoint and […]

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Imperial drives teamwork in Taiwan

Imperial drives teamwork in Taiwan

| September 30, 2013

Imperial Tobacco’s office-based people in Taiwan have been learning more about the work of the field force sales team in an initiative to build business understanding and teamwork spirit. As part of the One-Day Sales Programme, Imperial Tobacco employees from non-sales functions shadow a trade marketing executive, assisting them on their retailer visits. “By learning […]

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Tobacco and whiskey shop expands

Tobacco and whiskey shop expands

| September 30, 2013

In the face of Scotland’s hostile smoking climate, the country’s oldest cigar shop, Robert Graham, has had to move into larger premises in the heart of Glasgow, former home of the Tobacco Lords, 18th century tobacco merchants who became hugely wealthy plying their trade. Robert Graham, which was established in 1874 and is one of Scotland’s […]

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Indonesia criticized over pack challenge

Indonesia criticized over pack challenge

| September 25, 2013

Tobacco control activists have criticized the Indonesian government for challenging Australia’s decision to impose standardized cigarette packaging, according to a story in The Jakarta Globe. It was reported here yesterday that Indonesia had made a formal request to the World Trade Organization for consultations on Australia’s regulations, which could be the first step toward a […]

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