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Category: Breaking News

Flue-cured prices rising steeply in Andhra

Flue-cured prices rising steeply in Andhra

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Flue-cured tobacco prices have been rising steeply on the auction floors of Andhra Pradesh, India, and recently hit a new high of Rs172 per kg at the Koyyalagudem floors in the West Godavari district of the state, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The story said […]

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Former RAI CEO returns to the helm

Former RAI CEO returns to the helm

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

The board of directors of Reynolds American Inc. has elected Susan M. Cameron president and CEO, effective May 1. She will remain a member of the RAI board of directors. Cameron – or Ivey as she was then know – served as president, CEO and a member of the RAI board from 2004 to 2011. […]

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Imperial helps fight illicit trade in Mali

Imperial helps fight illicit trade in Mali

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco is supporting a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the illicit trade in Mali. As part of the campaign, the National Directorate of Trade & Competition recently organised an anti-illicit trade (AIT) information and awareness forum in the capital Bamako for retailers and wholesalers. Key government and law enforcement authorities took part in […]

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Imperial preparing for factory closures

Imperial preparing for factory closures

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Imperial Tobacco Group is proposing to close its cigarette factories at Nottingham, U.K., and Nantes, France. The proposed closures are part of a number of “European restructuring projects” that could see 900 jobs axed. In a note posted on its website, Imperial said the projects, which are planned to be “implemented progressively” during the […]

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PM USA pays $3.3 billion to U.S. states

PM USA pays $3.3 billion to U.S. states

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris USA yesterday made its annual Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) payment, which, this year, amounts to about $3.3 billion, net of various items related to the non-participating manufacturer adjustment disputes. In a statement posted on its website, the company said that, since signing the tobacco settlement agreements, PM USA had paid U.S. states more […]

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Industry acts in face of forest crisis

Industry acts in face of forest crisis

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) and tobacco merchants have established the Sustainable Afforestation Association (SAA) to spearhead reforestation across the country, according to a story by Elias Mambo for the Zimbabwe Standard. The reforestation program is aimed at countering the deforestation that is taking place as a result of the increased number of […]

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E-cigarette use link to smoking cessation

E-cigarette use link to smoking cessation

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

New survey data from England show rising e-cigarette use has been accompanied by a notable increase in smoking cessation, according to a story by Jacob Sullum for Reason Magazine. Sullum quotes Boston University public health professor Michael Siegel as having highlighted the Smoking Toolkit Study, which had shown that e-cigarette use in England had been […]

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PM straining at the bit over brand protection dispute with Australia

PM straining at the bit over brand protection dispute with Australia

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris Asia (PMA) is keen to get to the core of its dispute with the Australian government over the issue of standardized tobacco packaging. In a note posted on its website, the company reported that the tribunal assigned to hear PMA’s challenge to Australia’s plain packaging law yesterday decided to divide the proceedings in […]

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FCTC threatens more harm than good

FCTC threatens more harm than good

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Indonesian Trade Minister Muhammad Lutfi has said his government will not ratify the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) soon, according to a Tempo story. According to the views of the trade ministry and of the industry ministry, Lutfi said, the ratification did not have to take place immediately. “Mr. Hidayat [the […]

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Drinking goes up as smoking goes down

Drinking goes up as smoking goes down

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Fewer South Koreans are smoking, but more are drinking hard, feeling fat and getting depressed, according to a story in the Korea Joongang Daily quoting figures from a government poll. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced the results of its 2013 Community Health Research poll, which showed, in part, that the […]

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