Archive for May, 2014

Safety award for Imperial in Macedonia

Safety award for Imperial in Macedonia

| May 28, 2014

Imperial Tobacco’s subsidiary in Macedonia has won a national workplace health and safety award for the second year in a row. Imperial Tobacco TKS at Skopje was recognized by the Macedonian Association for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) for demonstrating best practices. “This award comes as we mark almost four years without any lost time […]

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New Nepalese plant starts production

New Nepalese plant starts production

| May 27, 2014

Surya Nepal has started production at its new cigarette plant at Seratar in the district of Tanahun, according to a story in Republica. The company has invested NPR4.5 billion in the factory, which employs about 200 people and is set on 145 ropani (7.3 ha). Currently, the factory is running 16 hours a day in […]

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Low auction prices force growers to make illegal shift to contract selling

Low auction prices force growers to make illegal shift to contract selling

| May 27, 2014

Some of Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco growers are diverting their crops to contract floors so as to earn higher prices than those being offered over the auction floors, according to a story in the Zimbabwe Herald. Officially, contract buyers purchase tobacco only from contracted growers, but some farmers not under contract are said to be using […]

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Andhra flue-cured auction prices soar

Andhra flue-cured auction prices soar

| May 27, 2014

Flue-cured tobacco prices have been soaring at auctions underway in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. Northern black soils tobaccos were said to have touched a new high of INR168 per kg at the Thorredu auction platform. And Northern light […]

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Call for higher taxes in Asean countries

Call for higher taxes in Asean countries

| May 27, 2014

Regional tobacco control groups have called for higher cigarette taxation among Asean (Association of Southeast Asia Nations) countries and a crackdown on the illicit trade so as to reduce consumption, according to a story in the Bangkok Post. The call came during the Tobacco Taxation and Illicit Trade workshop held at the World Health Organization’s […]

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Reynolds adds Vuse manufacturing capacity

Reynolds adds Vuse manufacturing capacity

| May 23, 2014

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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