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SM envisions world without cigarettes

SM envisions world without cigarettes

October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Swedish Match’s new vision is: A world without cigarettes. In announcing the company’s third quarter results to the end of September, CEO, Lars Dahlgren, said the availability and accessibility of SM’s high quality snus explained the uniquely low cigarette consumption in Sweden. “In Norway, we are now witnessing a similar trend of migration from cigarettes […]

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Reynolds to introduce no-smoking policy

Reynolds to introduce no-smoking policy

October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

From next year, Reynolds American and its subsidiaries will launch a no-smoking policy within its facilities, outside of designated smoking areas, according to a story by Richard Craver for the Winston-Salem Journal. Reynolds designated its downtown Winston-Salem headquarters smoke-free on May 8, the day of its annual shareholder meeting, following requests from attendees. And smoke-free […]

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Lorillard shipments down in 3Q

Lorillard shipments down in 3Q

October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Lorillard’s domestic wholesale cigarette shipment volume during the third quarter of this year, at 10,073 million, was down by 1.9 per cent on that of the third quarter of 2013. Full price cigarette volume, at 8,645 million, was down by 1.5 percent, with Newport’s volume down by 1.4 percent to 8,575 million, True’s volume down […]

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Vector to host results conference call

Vector to host results conference call

October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Vector Group is due to host a conference call and webcast to discuss its third quarter 2014 results starting at 09.00 Eastern Time on October 30. Investors will be able to access the free call on 800-859-8150 by entering the identification number 24115224. Registration and the conference call will be available also at www.investorcalendar.com. […]

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Fallout from PM-Uruguay lawsuit feeds opposition to international trade deals

Fallout from PM-Uruguay lawsuit feeds opposition to international trade deals

October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

As Philip Morris International sues Uruguay over health warnings and restrictions on sub-brands, the country – population 3.4 million – has found itself a test case for big business lawsuits that could hit the EU, according to a story in The Independent. On a wider front, Uruguay has unwittingly found itself at the center of […]

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Male student smoking ‘stubbornly high’

Male student smoking ‘stubbornly high’

October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

  In South Korea, one in four male high school seniors smokes cigarettes habitually, according to a story in The Korea Times. The Ministry of Education said on Wednesday that 24.5 percent of male high school seniors were currently smokers, down from 27.0 percent during 2006. The latest figure is higher than that for any […]

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Researchers say e-cigarettes might be smoking gateway – want more studies

Researchers say e-cigarettes might be smoking gateway – want more studies

October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

The use of electronic cigarettes has more than tripled among students in Poland during the past three years, according to research led by Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, of the Department of Health Behavior at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). The study, published online ahead of appearing in the Journal of Adolescent Health (JAH), was […]

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Indonesian manufacturers shed workers ahead of 2015 cigarette excise hike

Indonesian manufacturers shed workers ahead of 2015 cigarette excise hike

October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ismanu Soemiran, chairman of the Joint Association of Indonesian Cigarette Manufacturers, has objected to the cigarette excise hike set by the Finance Ministry to come into effect next year, according to an en.tempo.co story. Many factories had closed already, Ismanu said, and the remaining ones would be forced to cut their costs. “There will be […]

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Imperial selects Greensboro for U.S. operations

Imperial selects Greensboro for U.S. operations

October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco Group has selected Greensboro, North Carolina, as the location of the new company it is forming from its existing business in the United States and the announced acquisition of brands and assets resulting from the Reynolds American and Lorillard transaction. The transaction is subject to approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and […]

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BAT’s volume down slightly at 3Q mark

BAT’s volume down slightly at 3Q mark

October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco’s cigarette volumes during the nine months to the end of September, at 495 billion, were down by about 1.2 percent on those of the nine months to the end of September 2013. According to an interim management statement posted on the company’s website, volumes were increased in the company’s Asia-Pacific region by […]

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