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Archive for October, 2013

Criminals will take "delight" in tobacco retail fee earmarked for Ireland

Criminals will take “delight” in tobacco retail fee earmarked for Ireland

October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Newsagents in Ireland have labelled the 10-fold increase in the cost of a tobacco sales licence as a sneak attack on small corner shops, according to an Independent News & Media story. Although the budget measure was not included in the finance minister’s speech, the Department of Health has confirmed on its website that a […]

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Competitive pressures knock back Swedish Match’s 3Q profit

Competitive pressures knock back Swedish Match’s 3Q profit

October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Swedish Match reported today that its sales during the third quarter to the end of September, at SEK3,230 million, were increased by 1 percent on those of the third quarter of 2012. Operating profit from product areas, which excludes a share of the profit from the Scandinavian Tobacco Group, declined by 11 percent to SEK836 […]

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Only 17 percent still smoking in Finland

Only 17 percent still smoking in Finland

October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

About 17 percent of Finns aged 15–64 smoked daily last year: 21 percent of men and 14 percent of women, according to an Esmerk Finnish News story quoting Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare. At the same time, 12 percent of boys and girls aged 14–18 smoked daily. Daily smoking has been declining among […]

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New sales leader at Logic Technology

New sales leader at Logic Technology

October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Logic Technology said yesterday that Raz Rahman had joined its key executives team. In a press note, the e-cigarette company said that in his role as Northeast regional director, Rahman would lead the “rapid business development of Logic brands by accelerating distribution and improving market presence to further establish Logic as a category leader.” Rahman […]

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Imperial impresses Dutch trade partners

Imperial impresses Dutch trade partners

October 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco’s business in the Netherlands has been recognized by trade partners for its field sales excellence, according to a note posted on the company’s website. Imperial said that it had won the Distrifood Field Sales Team of the Year award in the non-food category for the fourth time, ahead of firms such as Mars […]

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Is it ethical for one company to offer for sale ‘both the evil and the remedy’?

Is it ethical for one company to offer for sale ‘both the evil and the remedy’?

October 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

A member of the European Parliament has questioned the ethics of tobacco manufacturers moving into the e-cigarette business. Marc Tarabella, a Belgian MEP, noted in a preamble to questions he asked of the European Commission that all of the main cigarette companies had already bought “one or several electronic cigarette brands.” The objective of these […]

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Cyprus signs anti-illicit trade protocol

Cyprus signs anti-illicit trade protocol

October 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cyprus has become the 36th country to have ratified an international protocol aimed at eliminating the illicit trade in tobacco products, according to a story in the Famagusta Gazette. The protocol was adopted with much fanfare in November at the fifth Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, […]

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Starring role for taste in new JT products

Starring role for taste in new JT products

October 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. today announced the nationwide, early-December launch of two new Seven Stars products offering the “ultimate in taste.” Seven Stars Real Rich is said to offer the ultimate in rich flavor and aroma, while Seven Stars Real Smoke is said to provide the ultimate in deep flavor and aroma. In a note posted […]

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The longer the smoke, the greater the risk

The longer the smoke, the greater the risk

October 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Smokers of long or ultra-long cigarettes are at greater risk of lung and oral cancer than are the smokers of regular and king-sized cigarettes, according to Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Center for Global Tobacco Control. “We found that smokers of long or ultra-long cigarettes have higher concentrations of tobacco specific […]

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Altria reports 3Q increases in cigarette, cigar and smokeless shipments

Altria reports 3Q increases in cigarette, cigar and smokeless shipments

October 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris USA’s domestic cigarette shipment volume during the third quarter to the end of September, at 34.1 billion, was 1.2 percent higher than it was during the third quarter of 2012. Marlboro volume was increased by 1.5 percent to 29.4 billion, while the volume of the company’s other premium brands was down by 7.4 […]

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