Category: Breaking News

Imperial pay policy dumped

Imperial pay policy dumped

| January 30, 2017

Imperial Brands will not put its proposed new pay policy to a vote at Wednesday’s annual meeting because of fears over a sizeable shareholder revolt.

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Acquisition spoils to winner

Acquisition spoils to winner

| January 30, 2017

Job losses comprise the major downside of acquisitions, but there is typically also a siphoning and redirection of community support funds.

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State aid under scrutiny

State aid under scrutiny

| January 27, 2017

The EU Commission is checking on what if any state aid was offered to British American Tobacco when it decided to move its production away from Bayreuth, Germany.

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President intervenes

President intervenes

| January 27, 2017

The CEO of Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission has been redeployed following an intervention by the country’s President.

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BAT to buy Sarajevo plant

BAT to buy Sarajevo plant

| January 27, 2017

The tobacco assets of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo are to be acquired by British American Tobacco.

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PMI to webcast results

PMI to webcast results

| January 27, 2017

Philip Morris International’s 2016 results and its 2017 outlook will both be under discussion during a live audio webcast due to be aired on February 2.

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UK challenge to snus ban

UK challenge to snus ban

| January 26, 2017

The EU bans the sale outside Sweden of snus, probably the least risky form of tobacco, while allowing the sale of cigarettes, probably the deadliest form. That ban is being challenged in the UK.

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The future is smoke-free

The future is smoke-free

| January 26, 2017

In reaffirming yesterday its commitment to working towards a tobacco-smoke-free future, Philip Morris International again asked for help from those in a position to give it.

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Improving age verification

Improving age verification

| January 26, 2017

The UK-based on-line vaping-products retailer, Shoreditch, has worked with Experian to develop a more effective and efficient age-verification system.

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Call for paper abstracts

Call for paper abstracts

| January 26, 2017

CORESTA’s Joint Study Group meetings are due to be held in October and the scientific association is now calling for the submission of paper abstracts.

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Zimbabwe plant planned

Zimbabwe plant planned

| January 26, 2017

Gold Leaf Tobacco is planning to establish a cigarette manufacturing plant in Zimbabwe just as fast as it can get the machinery that it needs.

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More than a quarter of U.S. adults use tobacco

More than a quarter of U.S. adults use tobacco

| January 26, 2017

More than one in four adults and nearly one in 10 youth use tobacco, according to findings from the PATH study,

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Cortès buys ECMI

Cortès buys ECMI

| January 26, 2017

Cortès has agreed to acquire ECMI, a cigar business in Ireland.

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Smoking ban preparations

Smoking ban preparations

| January 25, 2017

Shanghai is getting lots of advice on how to enforce its coming tobacco smoking ban, but all it really needs to do is make sure that smokers are aware of where they may or may not smoke.

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Advertising under threat

Advertising under threat

| January 25, 2017

Indonesia is looking at banning the advertising of tobacco products on radio and television, where such advertising is already the subject of restrictions.

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30 arrested in Uganda

30 arrested in Uganda

| January 25, 2017

Thirty people have apparently been arrested and held on suspicion of smoking shisha in public places in Kampala, Uganda.

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Attempt to redeem cigars

Attempt to redeem cigars

| January 25, 2017

Premium cigars, by their nature, seem not to pose a serious public health risk to young or old; so an attempt is being made to pull them from under the US FDA’s deeming regulations.

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Growing tobacco again

Growing tobacco again

| January 24, 2017

Although Australia phased out licensed tobacco growing a decade ago, it seems that the price of cigarettes has encouraged some unlicensed farmers to grow the crop.

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Nicotine’s positive impact

Nicotine’s positive impact

| January 24, 2017

Researchers in France and the US have discovered that nicotine normalizes brain activity deficits that are key to schizophrenia.

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Illegal trade huge

Illegal trade huge

| January 24, 2017

Every year, it seems, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco issues a warning about the state of the illegal tobacco trade in Ontario, Canada; so, presumably, nothing ever gets done.

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