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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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Nicotine products on the up but Camel and Grizzly do the heavy lifting at RAI

October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Reynolds American Inc (RAI) yesterday reported that R.J. Reynolds’ domestic cigarette volume shipments during the three months to the end of September, at 16.2 billion, were down by 2.9 percent on those of the three months to the end of September 2013. Reynolds’ growth brands volume, at 11.1 billion, was up by 0.7 percent, with […]

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Swisher buys Drew Estate

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Swisher International is acquiring Drew Estate Tobacco Co. Drew Estate will continue to operate under its current management team as a subsidiary of Swisher. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2014. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. “We are excited to join the distinguished team at Swisher,” said […]

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Call for menthol cigarette ban in Ontario

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ontario doctors want the provincial government to reintroduce legislation to ban tobacco products with candy and fruit flavours, and to add menthol cigarettes to the prohibited list, according to a Canadian Press story. A previous bill died when a June election was called. That legislation would have exempted menthol cigarettes from the restrictions on flavoured […]

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Macau extends public smoking ban

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

From January 1, Macau will implement a universal ban on tobacco smoking in public places not previously legislated for: bars, clubs, saunas and massage parlours, according to a story in the Macau Business Daily. Most indoor public spaces in Macau have had a smoking ban in force since January 1, 2012. The newspaper, quoting Health […]

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Smuggling caused by the usual suspects

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Counterfeit cigarettes, which account for 21 percent of the cigarettes smuggled into Oman, cause the country to suffer a revenue loss of nearly OMR3.5 million, according to a story in the Times of Oman citing Euromonitor research. The research revealed that smuggled cigarettes, which make up about 30 percent of the total market, were bought […]

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‘Banned’ e-cigarettes available online

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Electronic cigarettes, which are not licensed for sale in Taiwan, are widely available online, according to a Taipei Times story citing an investigation by Taipei city’s Department of Health. The department’s first probe into electronic cigarette availability found 318 different models or related products available online. The unlicensed distribution and production of all products containing […]

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Disposable eliquids only for retail sale

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

US-based LOGIC Technology is preparing to launch its LOGIC PRO Advanced Vapor Systems: what it describes as ‘the first-of-its-kind “closed-system” vaporizing device ever to hit the market’. The new systems are said to ‘work in conjunction with revolutionary pre-filled, sealed eliquid capsules to provide a heightened level of taste, consistency and value to adult consumers’. […]

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Kessler in line for $44 million pay-off

October 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

The CEO of Lorillard is set to receive more than $44 million following the planned $25 billion merger of Lorillard with Reynolds American, according to a story by Associated Press writer Michael Felberbaum published by ABC News and citing regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Murray Kessler is one of several Lorillard executives […]

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WHO fights tobacco

October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Despite what were described as increased efforts by the tobacco industry to undermine the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), important decisions were passed by the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the FCTC meeting in Moscow last week, according to a HealthCanal.com story. One of the first […]

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