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Category: Breaking News

Online registration to close Monday

Online registration to close Monday

September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Online registration for next month’s CORESTA (Co-operation Centre for Scientific Research Relative to Tobacco) Congress, which is available at www.coresta2014.org, is due to close on September 15. After that date, only onsite registration will be available. The congress is due to be held at the Château Frontenac, Québec City, Canada, on October 12-16. The theme […]

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Zambian growers felt betrayed by prices

Zambian growers felt betrayed by prices

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Two thousand Zambian tobacco growers have become members of the Western Tobacco Growers’ Union (WTGU), which was officially registered as a society on August 15, according to a story by Gift Chanda and Stuart Lisulo for the Zambia Post. The farmers’ union was formed after a season in which growers were paid poor prices on […]

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Dutch antis suing government

Dutch antis suing government

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Rookpreventie Jeugd (youth smoking prevention foundation) is suing the Dutch government over its relationship with the tobacco industry, according to a story by Janene Van Jaarsveldt for the NL Times The government is accused of not complying with the World Health Organization’s international anti-tobacco treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, because it is […]

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Queensland to ban public vaping

Queensland to ban public vaping

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Australian state of Queensland is set to outlaw the use of electronic cigarettes in those public places where tobacco smoking is already banned, according to story by Jonathan Pearlman for The Telegraph. And it is set to further equate electronic and tobacco cigarettes by banning advertising of the former and banning their sales to […]

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Qatar prepares for shisha smoking study

Qatar prepares for shisha smoking study

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Smokers make up about 37 percent of Qatar’s residents over the age of 15, according to a Gulf Times story quoting statistics published by the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). About 95 per cent of the country’s adult smokers are men. “In addition, around 15 percent of school children from grade seven, both male and female, […]

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Godfrey Phillips expanding, consolidating

Godfrey Phillips expanding, consolidating

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Godfrey Phillips India (GPI) is expanding its business by venturing into non-tobacco products, according to a Press Trust of India story. “As part of our expansion plans, we are looking into food and beverages, contemporary tea formats, confectionery products as well as new tobacco products,” said Harmanjit Singh, vice president, corporate affairs, at the launch […]

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PMI dividend increased

PMI dividend increased

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

The board of directors of Philip Morris International today increased the company’s regular quarterly dividend by 6.4 percent to an annualized rate of $4.00 per share. The new quarterly dividend of $1.00 per share, up from $0.94 per share, is payable on October 10 to stockholders of record as of September 25. The ex-dividend date […]

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Blackcat E-cigs expands into Europe

Blackcat E-cigs expands into Europe

September 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Bxpression of Long Beach, California, USA, is expanding into Europe, with offices in Prague and Paris. Blackcat Europe will make its debut at the Inter-Tabac tradeshow in Dortmund, Germany, on Sept. 19-21. The company will exhibit in hall 5, booth number 5.D10 Anatole Soulier serve as director of sales and marketing for Blackcat Europe. “We […]

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Oriental tobacco growers want part in FCTC discussions on their future

Oriental tobacco growers want part in FCTC discussions on their future

September 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Representatives of oriental tobacco growers have expressed concern about a report by a working group of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The report on the FCTC’s articles 17 (provision of support for economically viable alternative activities) and 18 (protection of the environment and the health of persons) is due to […]

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Lobbying keeps advert rules in check

Lobbying keeps advert rules in check

September 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Intense lobbying by the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA) has resulted in the weakening of legislation that otherwise would have introduce a complete tobacco advertising ban in China, according to a story by Li Hui and Ben Blanchard for Reuters, quoting unnamed sources. The state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday that some Chinese lawmakers […]

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