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Archive for May, 2014

Reynolds adds Vuse manufacturing capacity

Reynolds adds Vuse manufacturing capacity

May 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. will be producing Vuse digital vapor cigarettes in Tobaccoville, North Carolina, USA, for R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. under a services agreement between the two companies. The firm will invest millions of dollars in high-speed e-cigarette manufacturing equipment and create 200 full-time manufacturing over the next four years. “Vuse is a game-changing […]

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PM in Pakistan advertising ban challenge

PM in Pakistan advertising ban challenge

May 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International has filed a petition in the Sindh High Court, Pakistan, challenging a ban on tobacco product advertisements and promotions due to come into force at the end of this month, according to local news reports. One report in the Business Recorder, while not mentioning PMI by name, said the petition had described […]

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Possible MERS link with shisha smoking

Possible MERS link with shisha smoking

May 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

The shisha café culture may exacerbate the spread of the coronavirus in Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries, according to an Arab News story quoting a senior physiology professor at King Saud University (KSU). Sultan Ayoub Meo, professor and consultant at KSU’s King Khalid University Hospital, said shisha smokers, along with their friends and […]

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Smokers could face two years in jail

Smokers could face two years in jail

May 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Two hundred and thirty-nine people were fined for smoking at bus stops in a recent crackdown conducted by the Malaysia’s health ministry, according to a story in The Star. Another 17 were said to have been caught smoking inside buses and, though the story didn’t mention it, presumably fined. “The operation was conducted in 2,317 […]

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Low prices despite Philippines’ sin tax

Low prices despite Philippines’ sin tax

May 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Despite the introduction of the “sin tax law” last year, the prices of cigarettes in the Philippines continue to rank among the lowest in the world, according to a story in the Sun Star quoting the results of a study. The so-called sin tax law (Republic Act 10351) was introduced in January 2013. At US$0.58 […]

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Reynolds Building sale announced

Reynolds Building sale announced

May 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco said yesterday that it had sold the historic Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for $7.8 million to a partnership comprising the PMC Property Group and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. The building is to be converted into a mixed-use building comprising a “boutique hotel, restaurant and upscale apartments.” “From the beginning our […]

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RAI judged likely to acquire Lorillard

RAI judged likely to acquire Lorillard

May 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

It looks increasingly likely that Reynolds American (RAI) will acquire Lorillard, according to a research note issued by Bonnie Herzog, managing director of beverage, tobacco and convenience store research at Wells Fargo Securities (WFS). In part, Herzog’s position is based on news reports that came out yesterday afternoon indicating that RAI was in “active discussions” […]

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E-cigarettes highly efficient quit aids

E-cigarettes highly efficient quit aids

May 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

E-cigarettes are considerably more effective than over-the-counter treatments such as nicotine gum and patches at helping people to quit smoking, according to a story in The Independent quoting the results of a new study by researchers at University College London (UCL). One leading expert was quoted as saying it would be “perfectly reasonable” for the […]

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Trademark dispute over Blu e-cigarettes

Trademark dispute over Blu e-cigarettes

May 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Zippo Manufacturing Company (ZMC), maker of the Zippo® lighter, and its subsidiary ZippMark, said on Tuesday that they were suing LOEC Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lorillard, for alleged trademark infringement, according to a ZFC press note issued through PRNewswire. Zippo’s lawsuit, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, seeks […]

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JT to grant 11 Asian student scholarships

JT to grant 11 Asian student scholarships

May 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. said today that it would grant scholarships to 11 students from Asia as part of its 2014 Asian Scholarship Program (ASP) for human resource development in the region. Aiming to promote international exchange and human resource development in Asia, the JT ASP was established in 1998 to offer financial support to Asian […]

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