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Category: Breaking News

Total makeover for JT menthol cigarette

Total makeover for JT menthol cigarette

August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. is redesigning its Pianissimo Precia Dia’s Menthol cigarette; an all-new version of which is due to be rolled out nationwide in Japan from mid-September. In announcing its plans, JT said that Pianissimo was one of the most popular menthol brands on the market and that the Pianissimo Precia series offered ‘an elegantly […]

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American earns top sustainability award

American earns top sustainability award

August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

The American Snuff Company (ASC) has been awarded the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) highest award for sustainable business practices, the Tennessee Green Star Partnership Three-Star Certification. ASC, an indirect subsidiary of Reynolds American (RAI), is the first Memphis-based company and the 13th in Tennessee to hold this award. “ASC-Memphis is very pleased […]

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Universal declares quarterly dividends

Universal declares quarterly dividends

August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Universal Corporation’s board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.51 per share on the company’s common shares, payable on November 10 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 14. In addition, the board declared a quarterly dividend of $16.875 per share on the company’s Series B 6.75% Convertible Perpetual […]

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Multinationals picketed in Russia

Multinationals picketed in Russia

August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

A series of pickets against multinational tobacco companies were staged yesterday in a number of Russian cities stretching from the south to the northwest of the country, according to an ITAR-TASS story. The picketers seemed to have had a number of grievances, not all of which could be laid at the door of the multinationals. […]

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Andhra tops COPTA prosecution table

Andhra tops COPTA prosecution table

August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Andhra Pradesh, the volume leader in flue-cured tobacco production in India, is also the top state in prosecutions relating to violations of anti-tobacco laws. According to an Indian Television report, between April 2012 and September 2013, 71,705 people were prosecuted in Andhra and fined INR5,283,948 for having broken the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition […]

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Imperial ups fight against illicit trade

Imperial ups fight against illicit trade

August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco said today it had rolled out Case Trace technology in four European factories and six markets to enable it better to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products. “A cross-functional project team comprising Group IS, Global Engineering and Supply Chain plus factory and market teams worked for two years to successfully implement the […]

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E-cigarette store at Dublin airport

E-cigarette store at Dublin airport

August 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Electronic Cigarettes International Group says that its subsidiary, VIP Electronic Cigarettes, has opened a new flagship retail store within Dublin International Airport’s Terminal 2. According to a Business Wire press note, the Dublin airport store is the first dedicated e-cigarette store to be located in an airport in Ireland. VIP says that it now […]

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China vapor forum

China vapor forum

August 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

The CECMOL forum 2014 will take place Sept. 2-4 at the Kirin Parkview Hotel in Shenzhen, China on. This is the first major international forum in China dedicated to the vapor market. Experts will discuss issues such as public policy, standardization, R&D and manufacturing. This forum is an opportunity for visitors to meet China’s major […]

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ITC seeks e-cigarette policy in India

ITC seeks e-cigarette policy in India

August 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

ITC is ready to enter the e-cigarette era and is engaging with the government in the hope of developing a policy that would allow the launch of these products on to the Indian market, according to a story in The Economic Times quoting chairman Y.C. Deveshwar. The chairman said he expected that the new government […]

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EU detains fewer items on IPR grounds

EU detains fewer items on IPR grounds

August 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cigarettes comprised the third most frequently detained specific article at the EU’s borders during 2013, according to the commission’s annual report on customs actions to enforce intellectual property rights (IPR). First place was taken by clothing, which accounted for 12.33 percent of the items detained, and next came medicines (10.10 percent). Cigarettes accounted for 8.95 […]

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