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Category: Breaking News

Fallout from PM-Uruguay lawsuit feeds opposition to international trade deals

Fallout from PM-Uruguay lawsuit feeds opposition to international trade deals

October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

As Philip Morris International sues Uruguay over health warnings and restrictions on sub-brands, the country – population 3.4 million – has found itself a test case for big business lawsuits that could hit the EU, according to a story in The Independent. On a wider front, Uruguay has unwittingly found itself at the center of […]

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Male student smoking ‘stubbornly high’

Male student smoking ‘stubbornly high’

October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

  In South Korea, one in four male high school seniors smokes cigarettes habitually, according to a story in The Korea Times. The Ministry of Education said on Wednesday that 24.5 percent of male high school seniors were currently smokers, down from 27.0 percent during 2006. The latest figure is higher than that for any […]

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Researchers say e-cigarettes might be smoking gateway – want more studies

Researchers say e-cigarettes might be smoking gateway – want more studies

October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

The use of electronic cigarettes has more than tripled among students in Poland during the past three years, according to research led by Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, of the Department of Health Behavior at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). The study, published online ahead of appearing in the Journal of Adolescent Health (JAH), was […]

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Indonesian manufacturers shed workers ahead of 2015 cigarette excise hike

Indonesian manufacturers shed workers ahead of 2015 cigarette excise hike

October 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ismanu Soemiran, chairman of the Joint Association of Indonesian Cigarette Manufacturers, has objected to the cigarette excise hike set by the Finance Ministry to come into effect next year, according to an en.tempo.co story. Many factories had closed already, Ismanu said, and the remaining ones would be forced to cut their costs. “There will be […]

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Imperial selects Greensboro for U.S. operations

Imperial selects Greensboro for U.S. operations

October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco Group has selected Greensboro, North Carolina, as the location of the new company it is forming from its existing business in the United States and the announced acquisition of brands and assets resulting from the Reynolds American and Lorillard transaction. The transaction is subject to approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and […]

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BAT’s volume down slightly at 3Q mark

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

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

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

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

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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