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Archive for January, 2014

Global Forum on Nicotine announced

Global Forum on Nicotine announced

January 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The First Global Forum on Nicotine is due to be held in Warsaw, Poland, on June 27-28. Professor Gerry Stimson said that his company, KAC, which will stage the forum, believed the timing was right for such an event, given the fast moving pace of knowledge and understanding around nicotine. KAC stages public health and […]

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India’s growers asked to stick to quotas

India’s growers asked to stick to quotas

January 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tobacco growers in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have been asked to comply with flue-cured crop targets so as to ensure good prices at auction, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The Tobacco Board of India chairman, K. Gopal, said growers should exercise discipline […]

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Forest riled by car smoking ban plan

Forest riled by car smoking ban plan

January 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The smokers’ group Forest has come out strongly against the UK Labour Party’s plans to ban smoking in cars with children. “Legislation is completely unnecessary,” said Forest director, Simon Clark. “Most adult smokers accept that smoking in a car with children present is inconsiderate and the overwhelming majority choose not to. “Banning smoking in private […]

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US business group lobbies against plain cigarette pack imposition in Ireland

US business group lobbies against plain cigarette pack imposition in Ireland

January 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Washington-based US Chamber of Commerce is lobbying against proposals by Ireland’s Department of Health to standardize the design of cigarette packs, according to a story by Tom Lyons for the Irish Times. In doing so, the powerful lobby group has joined other business interests resisting the proposed change, including employer representative Ibec and the […]

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RAI to host website results conference

RAI to host website results conference

January 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Reynolds American Inc. is due to host a conference call and webcast at 09.00 hours Eastern Time on February 11 following the release of its fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 financial results before the market opens. Daniel M. Delen, president and CEO, Thomas R. Adams, CFO, and Morris L. Moore, vice president of investor relations, will […]

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‘Budget issues’ behind insurer’s cigarette manufacturer damages suit in Korea

‘Budget issues’ behind insurer’s cigarette manufacturer damages suit in Korea

January 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

The decision by South Korea’s National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) to sue cigarette manufacturers operating in the country has been described by a tobacco industry group as a misguided attempt to solve budget issues, according to a Yonhap News Agency story. In an English-language statement, the Korea Tobacco Association (KTA) said it was disappointed with […]

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Coffee-house culture under fire in Jordan

Coffee-house culture under fire in Jordan

January 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Jordanian government is coming under fire for planning to enforce fully, by the end of this year, an anti-tobacco law passed in 2008, according to an Associated Press report published in The Tampa Tribune, Florida, US. Enforcement would see the government this year revoke the licenses of all 6,000 coffee shops that serve shisha. […]

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Anti-tobacco law passed in Ethiopia

Anti-tobacco law passed in Ethiopia

January 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ethiopia has passed an anti-tobacco law that includes a ban on ‘smoking in public’, according to a Diretube.com story. The country’s house of representatives has issued a proclamation that would see the imposition of the ban on tobacco smoking in public places, the raising of cigarette prices through the imposition of ‘enormous taxes’, the inclusion […]

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Indian government to sell ITC shares

Indian government to sell ITC shares

January 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Indian government has decided to sell its 11.3 per cent share in ITC, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The government is also selling its shares in Axis Bank (23.58 per cent) and L&T (8.27 per cent). British American Tobacco, which has about a 30 per […]

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Health insurer to seek WON333 billion from cigarette manufacturers in Korea

Health insurer to seek WON333 billion from cigarette manufacturers in Korea

January 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

South Korea’s National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) has said it will file a damages suit against KT&G and other tobacco companies seeking up to WON333 billion, according to a story in The Korea Times. The decision to go ahead with the claim was made at an NHIS board meeting on Friday, when 11 members voted […]

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