Archive for January, 2014

Consumer choice delivered by new filter

Consumer choice delivered by new filter

| January 30, 2014

Japan Tobacco Inc. today announced the pending launch of Mevius Control One, which will feature the ADJUSTABLE® filter that, reportedly, can be used to vary tar levels. The new 1 mg tar product will go on sale in the prefectures of Fukuoka, Nagasaki, and Saga in mid-February. The filter is such that consumers can rotate […]

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PMI restructuring for growth in Egypt, North Africa and the Middle East

PMI restructuring for growth in Egypt, North Africa and the Middle East

| January 30, 2014

Philip Morris International is to restructure its business in Egypt as part of an initiative aimed at enhancing its profitability and growth in markets across North Africa and the Middle East. ‘The new business model entails a new contract manufacturing agreement with our long-standing, strategic business partner, Eastern Company S.A.E., the creation of a new […]

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Growers line up for start of sales season

Growers line up for start of sales season

| January 30, 2014

About 85,360 farmers have so far registered for Zimbabwe’s 2014 tobacco selling season, up from about 65,000 at the same stage of last year, according to a story in The Standard quoting the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board. The board’s chairperson, Monica Chinamasa, attributed the increase to the ‘lucrative cash payments’ that come with selling tobacco. […]

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Lorillard to host results conference call

Lorillard to host results conference call

| January 30, 2014

Lorillard is due to host a results webcast and conference call from 09.00 hours on February 12 following the release of its fourth quarter and full year 2013 results. The conference call for analysts and investors will be hosted by Murray S. Kessler, chairman, president and CEO, and David H. Taylor, executive vice president, finance […]

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Global Forum on Nicotine announced

Global Forum on Nicotine announced

| January 29, 2014

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

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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