A large quantity of Korean tax-exempt cigarettes earmarked for export are being diverted onto the domestic market, according to a story in The Korea Times quoting the Korea Customs Service (KCS). The KCS reportedly said the value of the diverted cigarettes had reached about WON100 billion (US$97.5 million) this year, up from WON 3 billion […]
Archive for July, 2014
The US City of New Orleans and the city’s Downtown Development District (DDD) are launching a pilot program to collect and recycle cigarette butts using an extension of TerraCycle’s Cigarette Waste Brigade – a nationwide, mail-in recycling program that is sponsored by Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co, according to a NACS (Association for Convenience & […]
Imperial Tobacco is helping to provide accommodation for the homeless and employment opportunities for the jobless in Rosario, home to its factory in the Philippines. The foundation stone of a number of buildings that will house up to 10 homeless families was laid by Carlos Saez-Diez (pictured, far right), factory manager of the Philippine Bobbin […]
ITC is due to host a live webcast of the speech by chairman Y. C. Deveshwar to the company’s 103rd annual general meeting in Kolkata, India. The speech, at www.itcportal.com, will be webcast from10.00 hours local time on July 30.
France is set to ban electronic cigarettes from public places and generally subject them to the same controls as tobacco cigarettes, according to a story in World Observer. Health Minister Marisol Touraine was quoted as saying the electronic cigarette was not an ordinary product. However, she said also: “We need to apply the same measures […]
In an attempt to evade the authorities smugglers have been reduced to throwing contraband cigarettes into the waters around parts of Malaysia in the hope that they will be picked up by their local partners, according to a story in The Star. Southern Region Two marine police assistant commander Paul Khiu Khon Chiang said his […]
Last year, 22 per cent of school pupils in England told researchers that they had smoked once, according to a survey carried out for the Health and Social Care Information Centre by NatCen Social Research and the National Foundation for Educational Research. This was lowest level recorded since the survey began in 1982 and continued […]
The board of directors of the US Tobacco Cooperative on Friday declared a patronage dividend of $0.21 per pound of tobacco sold to the cooperative during Fiscal Year 2014. ‘Due to a high quality 2013 crop and record earnings, the Cooperative was able to authorize a cash payment of $0.11 cents per pound to be […]
Fred Van Hal has been appointed with immediate effect as financial manager at NewCo. Van Hal, who previously held senior positions with global banks, is based in Antwerp, Belgium.
US congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and British members of parliament Ian Lavery and James Sheridan are due tomorrow to participate in a fact-finding delegation to North Carolina tobacco fields that will examine human rights conditions in the supply chain of British and US tobacco manufacturers, according to a Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) press note. The […]