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Revenue up, profit down for JT

Revenue up, profit down for JT

July 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco reported revenue of ¥556.4 billion ($5.4 billion) in the first quarter of 2014, compared with revenue of ¥547.9 billion in the comparable 2013 quarter. The company made an adjusted operating profit of ¥148.9 billion during the three months, compared with ¥151.4 billion a year earlier. The revenue increase was driven by a robust […]

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China produces more cigarettes

China produces more cigarettes

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

China’s tobacco companies produced more cigarettes even as the number of tobacco farms decreased in the first half of 2014, reports Xinhua News Agency quoting figures from the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA). In the January-June period, Chinese cigarette manufacturers produced 1.3 million sticks, 0.2 percent more than in the first half of 2013. Meanwhile, […]

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E-cigarettes not unbanned in Australia

E-cigarettes not unbanned in Australia

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

In Australia, it is illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to deliver nicotine, not because a bureaucrat has made a decision to ban them, but because no one has yet asked the right bureaucrat for permission, according to David Leyonhjelm, the Liberal Democrats’ senator for New South   Wales, writing in The Australian Financial Review. ‘It […]

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Call for e-cigarette ban in Saudi Arabia

Call for e-cigarette ban in Saudi Arabia

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

A medical professor at King Saud University (KSU) has called for a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, at least in respect of those under the age of 18, according to a story in the Arab News. Sultan Ayoub Meo, a professor at the KSU’s College of Medicine, said that electronic cigarette use should […]

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SA looking at plain packs by next year

SA looking at plain packs by next year

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

South   Africa aims to force cigarette manufacturers to sell their products in standardized packs by next year, according to a story by Wendell Roelf for Reuters, quoting the country’s Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is currently looking into complaints about the introduction of standardized packs in Australia, but Motsoaledi said […]

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Cigarette production increased slightly

Cigarette production increased slightly

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Chinese cigarette production during the first half of this year, at 1,300,000 million, was increased by 0.2 per cent on that of the first half of last year, according to a Xinhua News Agency story published in the Global Post of Boston, US. Tobacco taxes during the first half of this year, which raised about […]

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Tanzanian leaf tobacco bound for China

Tanzanian leaf tobacco bound for China

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

China’s Yunnan Tobacco International (YTI) has said it will start buying leaf tobacco from Tanzania this season with a purchase of 10 million kg, according to a story in the Daily News. The move follows the signing of a bilateral trade agreement during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Tanzania in March last year. The […]

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Diversion outweighs smuggling in Korea

Diversion outweighs smuggling in Korea

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 […]

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New Orleans testing butts recycling

New Orleans testing butts recycling

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 & […]

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Imperial supporting homeless, jobless

Imperial supporting homeless, jobless

July 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 […]

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