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Category: Breaking News

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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Quitting rates could mushroom

Quitting rates could mushroom

September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

A small-scale study has indicated that just two or three experiences with ‘magic mushrooms’ can help long-term tobacco smokers quit their habit, according to a story by Michelle Fay Cortez for Bloomberg News. The study’s 15 volunteers were given pills containing psilocybin, the active hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms, as part of a cognitive behavior […]

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BAT science report iPad app available

BAT science report iPad app available

September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco has announced the launch of an iPad app of its Science and Technology Report 2014. ‘The report – the first of its kind in the tobacco industry – provides an overview of not only BAT’s ongoing research work in tobacco harm reduction but also its aims in leveraging world-class science to develop […]

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PM celebrates 50 years in Switzerland

PM celebrates 50 years in Switzerland

September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International on Thursday celebrated the 50th anniversary of Philip Morris Products (PMP) at its factory in Serrières, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, during an event attended by cantonal and local officials from Neuchâtel and Vaud. “We are extremely happy to celebrate 50 years in Switzerland, notably here in Neuchâtel, where the PMP SA factory was founded […]

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General Cigar acquires Toraño Brands

General Cigar acquires Toraño Brands

September 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

General Cigar Co. has acquired the Toraño Family Cigar Co. brands. The company says the acquisition will strengthen its market position and enhance its product mix to deliver greater value and innovation. It will also allow General Cigar to expand its portfolio. Spanning almost 100 years, Toraño Cigars has a long history that encompasses every […]

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RAI in sustainability index

RAI in sustainability index

September 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Reynolds American has been awarded membership in the 2014-2015 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, effective Sept. 22, 2014. Reynolds American is one of only 149 North American companies on the index, which is used by many investment portfolio managers when making investment decisions. Previously, the company was a member of the index from 2009 […]

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