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Proposed bill would increase minimum purchase age by one year every year

October 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

A politician in Tasmania, Australia, plans to introduce to the state’s upper house a private member’s bill that would restrict the sale of tobacco products to people born in or after 2000, according to a story by Andrew Drummond for the Australian Associated Press. “It will not make it illegal for them to smoke, but […]

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Tobacco growers at a loss in Malawi

October 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Faced with falling prices and government apathy, Malawi’s tobacco growers feel they are between a rock and a hard place, according to an Anadolu Agency story. “I will stop growing the crop if the status quo is maintained,” Mishek Chikulumeni was said to have told the news agency. “Buyers are not giving us a fair […]

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PM USA drops volume but gains share

October 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris USA’s domestic cigarette shipment volume during the third quarter to the end of September, at 33.165 billion, was 2.8 percent lower than it was during the third quarter of 2013, 34.117 billion. Marlboro volume was down by 2.8 percent to 28.581 billion, while the volume of the company’s other premium brands was down […]

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Taxing issues in Luxembourg

October 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Luxembourg’s Cancer Foundation has condemned a government decision to compensate for a two percent VAT increase on tobacco products by reducing excise duty from January 1, according to a story in the Luxembourg Wort. Speaking on behalf of the awareness-raising not-for-profit organization, Dr. Lucienne Thommes said in a press release that he was ‘shocked’ by […]

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Volume sales down at JT and JTI

October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume during the six months from April to September, at 53.5 billion, was down by 10.2 percent on that of April-September 2013, 59.6 billion. In announcing this morning its consolidated results, JT said that volume sales had suffered a temporary slowdown following a tax hike in April. Core revenue […]

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Trade treaty under further attack

October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Medical specialists in New Zealand are warning that health outcomes for Māori will suffer a setback if the government signs up to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), according to a story by Laura Bootham for Radio New Zealand. They are demanding that the government release details of the TPP negotiations so that it can be […]

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Poland recognizes Imperial’s contribution

October 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco’s subsidiary in Poland has been presented with an award recognizing the significant contribution it makes to the nation’s economy. In a note posted on its website, the company said that Imperial Tobacco Polska Manufacturing (ITPM) was named an ‘Ambassador of the Polish Economy’. Organised by the country’s Business Centre Club in conjunction with […]

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October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

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US town’s health board looks at sales ban on all tobacco and nicotine products

October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The health board of a small town in the US is studying a proposal to prohibit the sale of any product with tobacco or nicotine, according to a WFXT-TV FOX25 report quoting a Boston Globe story. If the proposal is accepted, Westminster (population 7,277 in 2010 according to Wikipedia), in Worcester County, Massachusetts, will become […]

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Growing resistance to trade agenda

October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

An Australian ministerial statement claiming ‘significant progress’ on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations but with no details or further meeting plans shows that the Australian government might be making shameful concessions in exchange for dubious market access deals, according to a Scoop story quoting Dr. Patricia Ranald, co-ordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment […]

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