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Archive for February, 2014

Indonesia closer to ratifying FCTC

Indonesia closer to ratifying FCTC

February 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 | Comments (0)

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 | Comments (0)

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 | Comments (0)

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 | Comments (0)

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 | Comments (0)

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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Unseemly scrap over soggy cigarettes

Unseemly scrap over soggy cigarettes

February 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

People in Dorset, England, are being allowed by Border Agency staff to collect cigarette packs washed up on a beach, but are then having the cigarettes taken from them by the agency’s staff, according to a story by Samantha Harman for the Dorset Echo. “We are letting them spend in some cases hours collecting the […]

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BAT’s tobacco volumes down last year

BAT’s tobacco volumes down last year

February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco’s cigarette volumes during 2013, at 676 billion, were down by 2.7 percent on those of 2012. Volumes were increased in the company’s Asia Pacific region by 4.8 percent to 197 billion, but they were down in the Americas by 5.6 percent to 134 billion, down in Western Europe by 7.7 percent to […]

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Time needed to comply with EU directive

Time needed to comply with EU directive

February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers (CECCM) wants EU member states and the tobacco industry at large to be given reasonable time to adjust to the numerous and complex requirements included in the new Tobacco Products Directive. The new TPD was adopted by the European Parliament yesterday. The chairman of the CECCM, Michiel Reerink, […]

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TPD a ‘gift’ for black market criminals

TPD a ‘gift’ for black market criminals

February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International has expressed concern about the implications of some aspects of the new EU Tobacco Products Directive. “The Tobacco Products Directive adopted by the European Parliament today represents a worrying departure from the EU’s basic standards of proportionate, evidenced-based policymaking, which will further erode intellectual property rights and undermine the EU Charter where […]

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