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Category: Breaking News

Tit-for-tat at Bahrain airport

Tit-for-tat at Bahrain airport

July 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

A Bahraini man, who was caught smoking a cigarette while driving his car, has been charged with denigrating Ramadan, according to an ArabiaBusiness.com report quoting a Daily Tribune (Bahrain) story. The man was referred to the Lower Criminal Court where he was remanded in custody for seven days pending an investigation. Bahrain prohibits smoking, drinking […]

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New Peace initiative in Japan

New Peace initiative in Japan

July 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. said today that it intended to launch in early September two new products under its Peace brand, which has been renowned for its rich aroma since it first appeared on the market as Peace (10) in 1946. The new products are said to have been formulated using a ‘lavish blend of select […]

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Universal to webcast conference call

Universal to webcast conference call

July 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Universal Corporation is due to webcast a conference call from 17.00 hours Eastern Time on August 7 following the release of its results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 after market close on that date. The conference call will be hosted by Candace C. Formacek, vice president and treasurer. A live webcast of […]

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Attempt to block Lorillard acquisition

Attempt to block Lorillard acquisition

July 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

A Lorillard investor is going to court in an attempt to block the company’s billion dollar acquisition by Reynolds American, claiming the deal favors the buyer, according to a story by Sophia Pearson for Bloomberg News. Reynolds said on July 15 that it would acquire Lorillard for cash and stock in a deal that values […]

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Irish anti-tobacco campaigner inspired by US damages award against Reynolds

Irish anti-tobacco campaigner inspired by US damages award against Reynolds

July 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

An Irish anti-smoking campaigner has welcomed a US jury’s decision to order R.J. Reynolds Tobacco to pay $23.6 billion in punitive damages and are urging the government to mount its own court action, according to an Irish Daily Mail story. The damages award is the subject of an appeal. Professor Luke Clancy, of Dublin’s Tobacco […]

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Latvia's exports down, imports up

Latvia’s exports down, imports up

July 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Latvia’s cigarette imports during the first five months of this year, at 1.485 billion, were up by 0.7 per cent on those of the first five months of 2013, 1.474 billion, according to a Baltic Business Daily story quoting figures from the Excise Goods Administration of the Latvian State Revenue Service (VID). At the same […]

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German sales increase in second quarter

German sales increase in second quarter

July 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

The volume of taxed cigarettes sold in Germany during the second quarter of this year, at 20.2 billion, was 2.7 per cent higher than volume sales during the second quarter of 2013, according to a story in Die Welt quoting Federal Statistics Office figures. ‘Sales of cigars and cigarillos increased by 15.2 per cent in […]

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Sales down, share up at PM USA

Sales down, share up at PM USA

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris USA’s domestic cigarette shipment volume during the three months to the end of June, at 32,134 million, was down by 5.0 per cent on that of the three months to the end of June 2013, 33,819 million. Marlboro shipments fell by 4.9 per cent to 27,679 million; shipments of other premium brands fell […]

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Waiting for a safe e-cigarette in Sweden

Waiting for a safe e-cigarette in Sweden

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

A Swedish court has ruled that electronic cigarettes should be treated as pharmaceutical products subject to approval by the Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket – MPA), according to a story in The Local. The ruling means that it is illegal for these products to be sold in grocery and convenience stores. “We will continue our […]

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Smokio synchronizes with US trade body

Smokio synchronizes with US trade body

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Smokio, described as the world’s first connected electronic cigarette that synchronizes automatically with users’ smartphones, said yesterday that it had formed a partnership with the Asian American Trade Association Council (AATAC), an organization designed to build partnerships between convenience stores and manufacturers. “We are very proud to partner with AATAC to be able to offer […]

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