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New Universal business includes sweetener for tobacco growers

New Universal business includes sweetener for tobacco growers

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Universal Corp said yesterday that it had entered the fruit and vegetable food ingredients market through its new subsidiary, Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients (CIFI). ‘The new business will utilize advanced technology to produce high quality food grade dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products,’ Universal said in a note posted on its website. ‘Initially the […]

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Read this important Siegel blog - now

Read this important Siegel blog – now

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

In a hard-hitting blog published yesterday, Dr. Michael Siegel, a professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, has shone a little light into some of the murky corners of US tobacco control legislation. He is at times scathing about the road that led to regulations on ‘lights’ descriptors […]

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Flue-cured prices rising steeply in Andhra

Flue-cured prices rising steeply in Andhra

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Flue-cured tobacco prices have been rising steeply on the auction floors of Andhra Pradesh, India, and recently hit a new high of Rs172 per kg at the Koyyalagudem floors in the West Godavari district of the state, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The story said […]

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Former RAI CEO returns to the helm

Former RAI CEO returns to the helm

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

The board of directors of Reynolds American Inc. has elected Susan M. Cameron president and CEO, effective May 1. She will remain a member of the RAI board of directors. Cameron – or Ivey as she was then know – served as president, CEO and a member of the RAI board from 2004 to 2011. […]

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Imperial helps fight illicit trade in Mali

Imperial helps fight illicit trade in Mali

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco is supporting a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the illicit trade in Mali. As part of the campaign, the National Directorate of Trade & Competition recently organised an anti-illicit trade (AIT) information and awareness forum in the capital Bamako for retailers and wholesalers. Key government and law enforcement authorities took part in […]

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Imperial preparing for factory closures

Imperial preparing for factory closures

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Imperial Tobacco Group is proposing to close its cigarette factories at Nottingham, U.K., and Nantes, France. The proposed closures are part of a number of “European restructuring projects” that could see 900 jobs axed. In a note posted on its website, Imperial said the projects, which are planned to be “implemented progressively” during the […]

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PM USA pays $3.3 billion to U.S. states

PM USA pays $3.3 billion to U.S. states

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris USA yesterday made its annual Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) payment, which, this year, amounts to about $3.3 billion, net of various items related to the non-participating manufacturer adjustment disputes. In a statement posted on its website, the company said that, since signing the tobacco settlement agreements, PM USA had paid U.S. states more […]

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Industry acts in face of forest crisis

Industry acts in face of forest crisis

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) and tobacco merchants have established the Sustainable Afforestation Association (SAA) to spearhead reforestation across the country, according to a story by Elias Mambo for the Zimbabwe Standard. The reforestation program is aimed at countering the deforestation that is taking place as a result of the increased number of […]

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E-cigarette use link to smoking cessation

E-cigarette use link to smoking cessation

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

New survey data from England show rising e-cigarette use has been accompanied by a notable increase in smoking cessation, according to a story by Jacob Sullum for Reason Magazine. Sullum quotes Boston University public health professor Michael Siegel as having highlighted the Smoking Toolkit Study, which had shown that e-cigarette use in England had been […]

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PM straining at the bit over brand protection dispute with Australia

PM straining at the bit over brand protection dispute with Australia

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris Asia (PMA) is keen to get to the core of its dispute with the Australian government over the issue of standardized tobacco packaging. In a note posted on its website, the company reported that the tribunal assigned to hear PMA’s challenge to Australia’s plain packaging law yesterday decided to divide the proceedings in […]

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