Archive for October, 2013

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NDC appoints Patterson VP global customer care

NDC appoints Patterson VP global customer care

| October 31, 2013

NDC Infrared Engineering has appointed Terry Patterson as vice president of global customer care for its sensors, systems and metals divisions. Patterson’s responsibilities involve managing NDC’s customer care division and for developing its various support products that are designed to maximize the return on investment for its customers. Patterson has 25 years of experience in […]

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New logo BMJ

New logo BMJ

| October 31, 2013

Cigarette paper manufacturer BMJ has a new logo and slogan. The logo comprises a blue square and red letter type that appears to peel away in the left bottom corner. The square is meant to represent BMJ’s confidence and pursuit of perfection, according to BMJ CEO Omar Rahmanadi, while the peel effect symbolizes the company’s […]

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JT’s volume inches up but JTI’s volume drops sharply in first six months

JT’s volume inches up but JTI’s volume drops sharply in first six months

| October 31, 2013

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume during the six months from April to September, at 59.6 billion, was up by 0.1 percent on that of April–September 2012. In announcing this morning its consolidated results, JT said that a strong performance by Mevius had contributed to its domestic market share reaching 60.6 percent for April–September, […]

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Tobacconists want exclusive right to sell e-cigarettes in France

Tobacconists want exclusive right to sell e-cigarettes in France

| October 31, 2013

Tobacconists in France are claiming that e-cigarettes fall under the tobacco sale monopoly law and should therefore be sold exclusively by them, according to a EurActiv story. “We want that the sale of the electronic cigarette is done exclusively within the framework of the network of tobacconists,” said Jean-Luc Renaud, secretary general of the confederation […]

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Lifting tobacco smoking ban could hinder not help Bulgaria’s tourism industry

Lifting tobacco smoking ban could hinder not help Bulgaria’s tourism industry

| October 31, 2013

Bulgaria’s National Tourism Board has warned that lifting the tobacco smoking ban in enclosed public places could result in a wave of reimbursement claims, according to a Novinite story quoting the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency. Rumen Draganov, a member of the NTB, said the government should refrain from canceling the smoking ban for the time being. […]

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Sorry, we can’t sell gutka; have you tried pan masala—and chewing tobacco?

Sorry, we can’t sell gutka; have you tried pan masala—and chewing tobacco?

| October 31, 2013

The Health and Family Welfare minister of India’s Karnataka state, U.T. Khader, has said that his government will explore what options it has to plug loopholes in regulations designed to prevent the consumption of certain oral tobaccos, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. Khader said he will […]

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