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Archive for September, 2013

PMI looks to reorganize in Switzerland

PMI looks to reorganize in Switzerland

September 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

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 | Comments (0)

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 | Comments (0)

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 | Comments (0)

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 | Comments (0)

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 | Comments (0)

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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Court finds for PM USA in ‘lights’ case

Court finds for PM USA in ‘lights’ case

September 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

A California Superior Court judge yesterday issued his final decision in favor of Philip Morris USA in a 16-year-old class-action “lights” cigarette case (Willard R. Brown, et al. v. The American Tobacco Co., Inc. et al.). According to a note posted on the Altria website, the court rejected the plaintiffs’ efforts to impose as much […]

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Hasty electronic cigarette regulation would be problem, not solution

Hasty electronic cigarette regulation would be problem, not solution

September 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) is urging President Barack Obama to advise the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take the time needed to develop science-based regulations that will serve the interests of public health. CASAA is concerned that last week several organizations wrote to the president asking him to order the […]

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NDC appoints regional sales manager

NDC appoints regional sales manager

September 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

David Paprocki (pictured) has joined NDC Infrared Engineering as regional sales manager for the Asia Pacific region. Paprocki will be working from NDC’s Singapore office and will be responsible for sales of NDC on-line gauges and at-line NIR analyzers into the region’s tobacco industry. Paprocki has lived for more than 20 years in Asia, where […]

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Free app available for TFWA event

Free app available for TFWA event

September 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

The organizers of the TFWA World Exhibition are offering a free app, which they say will improve participants’ experience of the exhibition. In all, 470 exhibitors have confirmed their participation at the event, which will be held in Cannes, France, on Oct. 25–26. The TFWA app, which is available to download at the App Store, […]

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