Archive for November, 2013

JT increases domestic cigarette volumes

JT increases domestic cigarette volumes

| November 15, 2013

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume during October, at 10.2 billion, was increased by 2 percent on that of October 2012, 10 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. The October 2012 figure was up by 4.2 percent on that of October 2011. Volume during April–October, at 69.8 billion, was up […]

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Lorillard to participate at NY conference

Lorillard to participate at NY conference

| November 15, 2013

Lorillard’s chairman, president and CEO, Murray S. Kessler, and its CFO, David H. Taylor, are due to participate in the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer Conference in New York, New York, from 10.20 hours to 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 19. The presentation will be webcast live and access will be available through the Investor […]

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JTI to launch tobacco vaporizer in Korea

JTI to launch tobacco vaporizer in Korea

| November 14, 2013

JTI Korea said yesterday that it would introduce Ploom, a tobacco vaporizer, on the domestic market on Nov. 18, according to a story in The Korea Herald. The Ploom vaporizer is a pocket-sized smoking alternative device that heats tobacco contained in pods to a constant temperature, vaporizing nicotine and flavors without burning the materials or […]

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E-cigarettes banned on public transport

E-cigarettes banned on public transport

| November 14, 2013

The use of e-cigarettes on Switzerland’s public transport system will be banned as of next month, according to a Medical Xpress story quoting the national association of mass-transit operators. From Dec. 15, those caught using e-cigarettes on public transport will face a fine of CHF25, a spokesman for the Public Transportation Union told the Swiss […]

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Corporate watchdog concerned over direction of Trans-Pacific Partnership

Corporate watchdog concerned over direction of Trans-Pacific Partnership

| November 14, 2013

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, who is leading closed-door negotiations concerning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is pushing a proposal that would grant tobacco manufacturers the right to sue governments for passing laws aimed at protecting the public from tobacco, according to a Corporate Accountability International (CAI) report. “Disturbingly—but not surprisingly—the U.S. trade representative has caved […]

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Karnataka auctions might be shortened

Karnataka auctions might be shortened

| November 14, 2013

The Tobacco Board of India is reportedly contemplating speeding up flue-cured auctions in Karnataka, India, so that they are finished by the end of January, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala newsletter. Normally, Karnataka auctions finish in February. But with average prices climbing by more than 21 percent on […]

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Whoops!

Whoops!

| November 14, 2013

Copies of a national newspaper featuring a half-page tobacco advertisement on its front page were given away at an event held by Indonesia’s Health Ministry to commemorate National Health Day on Nov. 12, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. The seemingly inappropriate gift was handed out at a time when the ministry is […]

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PMI to webcast conference presentation

PMI to webcast conference presentation

| November 14, 2013

Philip Morris International is due to host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com/webcasts of a presentation and question-and-answer session by CEO André Calantzopoulos at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer Conference starting about 12 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 20. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, will provide live audio of the entire PMI […]

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Football wasn’t the only goal

Football wasn’t the only goal

| November 14, 2013

Imperial Tobacco employees from Germany and Poland recently competed in a football competition staged near to the company’s Tarnowo plant in Poland. The weekend tournament involved teams from Radom, near Warsaw, and Langenhagen, near Hannover, as well as two teams from Tarnowo. “It was great for our people from Poland and Germany to meet up […]

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Karnataka grower prices surge on strong demand for high-quality flue-cured

Karnataka grower prices surge on strong demand for high-quality flue-cured

| November 13, 2013

Flue-cured prices in Karnataka, India, have risen sharply this year with the highest bid during the 51 days of auctions up to Nov. 8 having reached INR176.40 per kg, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. By Nov. 8, growers had sold 38.12 million kg of the 100 […]

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Call for ‘repulsive’ warnings in Korea

Call for ‘repulsive’ warnings in Korea

| November 13, 2013

Moon Hyung-pyo, who has been nominated for the position of minister of health and welfare in South Korea, said yesterday that cigarette prices should be increased in order to deter people from smoking, according to a story in The Korea Times. Before a confirmation hearing at the National Assembly, Moon said the government needed actively […]

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Scotland to follow Australia on packaging

Scotland to follow Australia on packaging

| November 13, 2013

Scotland is aiming to become the second country after Australia to impose standardized packaging requirements on tobacco manufacturers, according to Ria Patel, writing in TopNews. Since Dec. 1, Australia has required that all tobacco products be sold in packaging designed on behalf of the previous Labor government to be as ugly as possible. Packs are […]

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US government thinking of muscling in on manufacturer payments to growers

US government thinking of muscling in on manufacturer payments to growers

| November 13, 2013

The U.S. government has come under fire for considering appropriating millions of dollars that otherwise would be paid by tobacco manufacturers to tobacco growers. This is not taxpayer money, but the government is in a position to appropriate it because the money passes through the hands of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “The U.S. […]

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Tax-free event review available online

Tax-free event review available online

| November 13, 2013

A digital review of the TFWA World Exhibition 2013 has been made available at http://www.tfwa.com/inreview/TFWA-World-Exhibition-in-Review. The TFWA (Tax Free World Association) event, which included an exhibition, conference, workshops and social events, was held in Cannes, France, on Oct. 25–26.

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Manufacturing interaction at Imperial

Manufacturing interaction at Imperial

| November 13, 2013

Factory managers from all of Imperial Tobacco’s production sites worldwide recently gathered at Santander in Spain. This was the first time that such a gathering had taken place. “The event was an opportunity to celebrate achievements in the last 12 months, and awards were handed to those factories with outstanding results in safety, quality and […]

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Test 2

| November 12, 2013

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| November 12, 2013

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Japan’s growers to receive 0.84 percent more for 2014 crop than for 2012 crop

Japan’s growers to receive 0.84 percent more for 2014 crop than for 2012 crop

| November 12, 2013

Japan’s 2014 leaf tobacco crop will be grown on 8,964 ha, down by 2.7 percent on the area under tobacco this year, 9,245 ha, which was down by 1.4 percent on that of 2012. The flue-cured production area, at 5,805 ha, will be down by 98 ha or 1.7 percent; the burley production area, at […]

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Tobacco-industry CSR in Asia linked to marketing, say anti-tobacco activists

Tobacco-industry CSR in Asia linked to marketing, say anti-tobacco activists

| November 12, 2013

Tobacco control advocates in Southeast Asia are calling for tougher rules to ban cigarette-company contributions and sponsorships, according to a story in The Philippine Star. The director of the Southeast Asian Tobacco Control Alliance, Bunon Ritthiphakdee, said tobacco companies were making sponsorship a part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs so as to skirt […]

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Reynolds sharing information on tobacco

Reynolds sharing information on tobacco

| November 12, 2013

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co says that it has transformed its non-corporate website intended to inform adult tobacco consumers, retailers and wholesalers about tobacco tax issues. The site, www.transformtobacco.com, has added a new e-mail alert feature that allows individuals to sign up to receive electronic notifications anytime an alert is issued for their state. “This new […]

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RAI to webcast performance and plans

RAI to webcast performance and plans

| November 12, 2013

The managers of Reynolds American Inc. and its operating companies are due to discuss the companies’ performance and plans during presentations to the investment community on Nov. 18. The presentations will be webcast in listen-only mode at www.reynoldsamerican.com from about 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Registration is available under Events & Presentations at the Investors section […]

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And the winners are…

And the winners are…

| November 8, 2013

Tobacco Reporter hands out its 2013 Golden Leaf Awards. TR Staff Report Tobacco Reporter presented its 2013 Golden Leaf Awards on Nov. 7 during a festive ceremony in Simon’s Restaurant at the famous Groot Constantia Vineyard near Cape Town, South Africa. The event was part of the Global Tobacco Networking Forum, which brought together hundreds […]

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Cigarette taxes to fund anti-campaign

Cigarette taxes to fund anti-campaign

| November 6, 2013

The Jakarta city administration is to target students and low-income residents in a new anti-smoking campaign funded by cigarette tax revenue, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. Starting from next year, the city is expected to receive about IDR400 billion (US$35.2 million) a year in revenue from cigarette excise tax. “We are currently […]

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Teenage smoking rates ‘shocking’

Teenage smoking rates ‘shocking’

| November 6, 2013

Levels of tobacco use by young people in the UAE were described as shocking on Monday after a new study had found that more than one in five boys aged 13 to 15 was a smoker, according to a story in The National. The teenage smoking problem was being blamed on the availability of cheap […]

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Young Koreans least health-conscious

Young Koreans least health-conscious

| November 6, 2013

The Ministry of Health and Welfare says that women in their 20s and men in their 30s are the least health-conscious Koreans, according to a story in the Korea Joongang Daily. The ministry’s concerns were based on the results of a national health survey. It is thought that young women and men smoke and drink […]

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