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Category: Breaking News

France aims for plain packs by 2016

France aims for plain packs by 2016

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

France is due to introduce standardized packaging for cigarettes in 2016, according to an Agence France Presse report citing an announcement by Health Minister Marisol Touraine on Wednesday. In the wake of the introduction of standardized tobacco packs in Australia, Touraine initially announced a raft of measures last month to tackle smoking. One of the […]

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Potentially reduced risk products now in production at PMI plant near Bologna

Potentially reduced risk products now in production at PMI plant near Bologna

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International on Friday officially opened its first pilot plant for the production of potentially reduced-risk products (RRPs). The pilot plant, at Zola Predosa about 11 km west of Bologna, Italy, is now in operation. Meanwhile, PMI’s first manufacturing facility for larger scale production of RRPs, which is currently under construction in Crespellano, about […]

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European Court agrees with Yesmokes

European Court agrees with Yesmokes

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

The European Court of Justice on Thursday rejected Italy’s application of higher excise duties on cheaper cigarettes, according to an AGI (Agenzia Giornalistica Italia) news agencystory. The ruling ends the legal action initiated by the Italian tobacco group Yesmokes, which sells cigarettes in Italy at lower prices than the most popular brands. Italy has since […]

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E-cigarettes to move out of TV shadows

E-cigarettes to move out of TV shadows

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Electronic cigarettes may be shown in UK television advertisements from November 10, according to a BBC news story quoting the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP). Ruling for the first time specifically on electronic cigarettes, the CAP said advertisements must not target under-18s or non-smokers, and must not show tobacco ‘in a positive light’. While the […]

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COP6 delegates in Moscow

COP6 delegates in Moscow

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control was due to start at the World Trade Center Moscow today. COP6 is expected to close at lunchtime on October 18.

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UK’s smoking population at record low

UK’s smoking population at record low

October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

The proportion of smokers among the UK’s adult population has fallen to its lowest level since recording started in the 1940s, according to a story in The Guardian. Official figures suggest that the habit’s prevalence among over-18s fell from 19.8 per cent during 2012 to 18.7 per cent last year. Government ministers were said to […]

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JT’s domestic sales volume down

JT’s domestic sales volume down

October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during September, at 9.4 billion, was down by 0.9 per cent on that of September 2013, 9.5 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. The September 2013 figure was unchanged from that of September 2012. Volume during January-September 2014, at 83.9 billion, was down by […]

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Bio Strategy prize goes to Iggesund

Bio Strategy prize goes to Iggesund

October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Iggesund Paperboard has been awarded the Bio Strategy of the Year prize by the industry organization PPI. Commenting on the award, Arvid Sundblad, vice president sales and marketing, said the company was very pleased with the award but even more pleased with the major move it had made from fossil fuel to bioenergy. “Of course […]

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Reynolds encourages teens not to smoke

Reynolds encourages teens not to smoke

October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Right Decisions Right Now (RDRN) youth tobacco prevention program has partnered with the National School Boards Association in the US in a joint effort to convey a strong and effective anti-tobacco use message to more teens, according to a note posted on Reynolds American’s website. ‘RDRN, which is funded by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, […]

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PMI to webcast third quarter results

PMI to webcast third quarter results

October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International is due to host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com/webcasts from 09.00 hours Eastern Time on October 16 to discuss its 2014 third-quarter results, which will be issued about 07.00 hours the same day. During the webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, CFO Jacek Olczak will discuss the results and answer […]

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