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Imperial’s volume down in first half

Imperial’s volume down in first half

| May 4, 2016

Despite the boost provided by the acquisition of a number of US brands, Imperial Brands’ volume was down in the first half to the end of March.

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Taxes go over the top ‘down under’

Taxes go over the top ‘down under’

| May 4, 2016

Australian smokers are expected to provide the country’s treasury with an additional A$4.7 billion of general revenue during the next four years.

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PMI to webcast forum presentation

PMI to webcast forum presentation

| May 4, 2016

CFO Jacek Olczak will front a PMI remarks and question-and-answer session at the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum on May 10.

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Time running out for menthol

Time running out for menthol

| May 3, 2016

Menthol cigarettes seem likely to fall victim to their own success as the government in Canada announces a consultation on extending its ban on tobacco flavors.

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

| May 3, 2016

Lawyers and philosophers can be expected to have a field day in Austria as tobacco-products health warnings suffer an existential crisis.

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Depressing news

Depressing news

| May 3, 2016

If you’re feeling down, or worse, you might do well to put a little extra space between you and those tobacco smokers.

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Warning on cigarette seizures

Warning on cigarette seizures

| May 3, 2016

It is a measure of the confusion that has surrounded the introduction in India of new health warnings that state authorities have been seizing licit products.

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RAI to host conference webcast

RAI to host conference webcast

| May 3, 2016

Registration is now open for Reynolds American Inc.’s webcast of its presentations at the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Summit in New York on May 10.

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Altria volumes up across the board

Altria volumes up across the board

| April 29, 2016

Cigarette, cigar and smokeless volumes were all increased at Altria’s operating companies during the first quarter.

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E-cig report praised and condemned

E-cig report praised and condemned

| April 29, 2016

A report supporting the use of electronic cigarettes as a way to quit smoking and therefore of reducing the harm caused by cigarette consumption has sparked a range of reactions.

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E-cigarette fears laid to rest

E-cigarette fears laid to rest

| April 28, 2016

A new report from the UK’s Royal College of Physicians has come out strongly in favor of encouraging smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes as a harm-reduction strategy.

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Industry calls for transparency

Industry calls for transparency

| April 28, 2016

During a conference on tobacco lobbying called by the EU’s Ombudsman, tobacco companies yesterday called for the EU’s transparency register to be made mandatory.

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Malawi sales resume on ‘good note’

Malawi sales resume on ‘good note’

| April 28, 2016

Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission believes that tobacco growers are happy with the prices that have been offered at auction since the resumption of sales.

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PMI to webcast annual meeting

PMI to webcast annual meeting

| April 28, 2016

Chairman of the board, Louis C. Camilleri, and CEO, André Calantzopoulos, are due to make presentations during PMI’s annual meeting of shareholders, which will be webcast.

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Newport supercharges RAI results

Newport supercharges RAI results

| April 27, 2016

Sales of recently-acquired Newport boosted RAI’s volume during the first quarter. Sales of the company’s other RJR Tobacco drive brands were down, but sales at Santa Fe continued their increasing trend.

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Bill seeks to protect leaf growers

Bill seeks to protect leaf growers

| April 27, 2016

In Indonesia, another attempt is being made to bring to fruition a draft tobacco bill that was abandoned at the end of last year. The bill would extend some price protection to tobacco growers.

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Vanuatu to embrace graphic warnings

Vanuatu to embrace graphic warnings

| April 27, 2016

If proof were needed that tobacco-pack graphic health warnings have become established; then that proof has surely arrived with news from Vanuatu that it is to require such warnings.

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‘The hunger is just beginning’

‘The hunger is just beginning’

| April 26, 2016

It seems unthinkable that those who provide the main raw material for an industry that generates billions of dollars in sales should go hungry, but that seems to be the case for some tobacco growers in Zimbabwe.

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BAT’s volume up 3.6 percent

BAT’s volume up 3.6 percent

| April 26, 2016

Volume-wise, British American Tobacco enjoyed a strong quarter to the end of March in respect of its traditional tobacco products; and it made good progress with its new generation products.

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Why are cigarettes still legal?

Why are cigarettes still legal?

| April 26, 2016

A question raised by the Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders makes uncomfortable reading for the tobacco industry. But at least he seems to oppose raising taxes on products bought by the financially less-well-off.

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