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LOGIC is top seller in convenience stores

LOGIC is top seller in convenience stores

September 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

LOGIC Technology reported on Monday that it had maintained its leading unit share position in sales of electronic cigarettes through US convenience stores in August. In citing results from Nielsen’s C-Track Database, it said too that it had continued to maintain a strong hold on the number two position for dollar sales. ‘Currently, LOGIC leads […]

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Korea health insurer sues tobacco firms

Korea health insurer sues tobacco firms

September 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

The case being brought by South Korea’s state health insurer against tobacco companies has opened in the Seoul district court, according to a story in The Korea Herald. The National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) filed the lawsuit in April against KT&G, British American Tobacco and Philip Morris seeking damages of WON53.7 billion ($52 million) to […]

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JT in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

JT in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

September 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. has been included for the first time in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Asia Pacific, one of the most prestigious stock indices for socially responsible investment (SRI), JT announced today in a press note posted on its website. ‘The DJSI is a collaborative initiative by S&P Dow Jones Indices of the […]

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NZ health expert labels campaign against e-cigarettes as “ridiculous”, “crazy”

NZ health expert labels campaign against e-cigarettes as “ridiculous”, “crazy”

September 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ordering nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes off the shelves in Auckland, New Zealand, has been described as “ridiculous” by a health official and respected anti-smoking campaigner, according to a story by Matthew Theunissen for the Herald on Sunday. Despite their sale being illegal according to Ministry of Health rules, electronic cigarettes containing nicotine have been widely available […]

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Casual smokers lifting numbers in NY

Casual smokers lifting numbers in NY

September 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

The number of adult New Yorkers who smoke, which fell for years under the anti-tobacco mayor, Mike Bloomberg, last year surpassed 1 million for the first time since 2007, according to a story by Jennifer Fermino for the New York Daily News. According to new data from the city’s health department, 16.1 percent of adults […]

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Leaf growing abandoned over tax impost

Leaf growing abandoned over tax impost

September 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco Uganda’s decision to stop supporting leaf growing in the country was taken partly because of the imposition of a leaf tobacco export tax of US20 cents per kg, according to a story by Paul Tentena for the East African Business Week. The tax was introduced as part of the June budget. “The […]

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Bribes smooth contraband’s passage

Bribes smooth contraband’s passage

September 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Syndicates are prepared to offer bribes of up to RM40,000 (US$16,000) per shipping container to Customs officers in exchange for the ‘smooth passage’ of contraband cigarettes and liquor into Malaysia, according to an AsiaOne report citing a Mingguan Malaysia story. An unnamed source was quoted as saying that as well as using containers, the syndicates also […]

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Imran Khan asked to oust tobacco

Imran Khan asked to oust tobacco

September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

A consumer rights campaigner has urged the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) political party, Imran Khan, to direct the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government to eradicate tobacco cultivation from the province, according to a story in the Express Tribune. In a press note issued last week, the executive co-ordinator of The Network for Consumer Protection, Nadeem Iqbal, […]

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Smoking ban making slow progress

Smoking ban making slow progress

September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

A ban on tobacco smoking in the Netherlands’ cafés, bars and clubs is now due to come into effect on January 1, not in October, as had been planned, according to an Expatica story quoting an RTL news report. In fact, the original deadline for the introduction of the ban was July 1. The delays […]

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JT’s domestic volume down in August

JT’s domestic volume down in August

September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during August, at 9.4 billion, was down by 9.4 percent on that of August 2013, 10.4 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company on Friday. The August 2013 figure was down by 3.3 percent on that of August 2012. Volume during January-August 2014, at 74.5 billion, […]

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