Archive for February, 2014

Indonesia closer to ratifying FCTC

Indonesia closer to ratifying FCTC

| February 28, 2014

Indonesia’s president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has agreed to ratify the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), according to a story on en.tempo.co quoting a statement by Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi. Nafsiah said there was now an understanding between ministries about the importance of ratification, which meant the government had only to formulate […]

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Molins hints at acquisition in reporting increased sales and profits for 2013

Molins hints at acquisition in reporting increased sales and profits for 2013

| February 28, 2014

Molins’ sales during the year to the end of December, at £105.2 million, were up by 13.2 percent on those of 2012, £93.0 million. Its underlying profit before tax was up by 10.2 percent to £5.4 million, and its underlying earnings per share were increased by 9.6 percent to 23.9 p. Tobacco Machinery sales were […]

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Cambodia bans shisha and e-cigarettes

Cambodia bans shisha and e-cigarettes

| February 28, 2014

Following a request from the Phnom Penh municipality on Tuesday, Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, has ordered a ban on the importation and use of shisha and e-cigarettes, according to a story in The Phnom Penh Post. After receiving an assessment from the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) claiming that these products posed a […]

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State legislates for smokeless ban

State legislates for smokeless ban

| February 28, 2014

Assam has become the first state in India to legislate specifically for a ban on the consumption of all forms of smokeless tobacco products containing nicotine, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The Assam Health Bill bans the manufacture and advertisement of, trade in, and the […]

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JT price increases approved in Japan

JT price increases approved in Japan

| February 28, 2014

Japan Tobacco Inc. said today that the minister of finance had approved the company’s Jan. 30 application to amend the list prices of its domestic tobacco products at the same time as the imposition of a planned consumption tax increase on April 1. The prices will be increased in most cases by ¥10 or ¥20 […]

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Imperial rewarded for recruitment policies

Imperial rewarded for recruitment policies

| February 28, 2014

Imperial Tobacco has won a prestigious national award for the process used to attract potential new employees to work for its business in Turkey. “Imperial was honoured at the 13th annual Human Respect Awards, organised by Kariyer.net, the nation’s leading recruitment website,” Imperial said in a note posted on its website. “For the second successive […]

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