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Category: Breaking News

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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Lorillard’s 3Q results due October 23

Lorillard’s 3Q results due October 23

October 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Lorillard is due to release its third quarter 2014 results on October 23, before the market opens. A news release will be made available under the Investor Relations section of Lorillard’s website: www.lorillard.com.

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Fighting Andalucía’s illegal trade

Fighting Andalucía’s illegal trade

October 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco’s Spanish business is backing a major awareness campaign in Andalucía to tackle what it says is the growing problem caused by illicit tobacco. The Stop Contrabando de Tabaco initiative is led by the Mesa del Tabaco industry body in Spain with support from Altadis. ‘The four-week campaign makes use of impactful advertising on […]

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Tobacco fails JT’s radioactive testing

Tobacco fails JT’s radioactive testing

October 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. has completed its pre-purchase radioactive material testing of this year’s Japanese domestic leaf tobacco with the completion of tests on Burley and native varieties. Testing started in late July on the country’s flue-cured Virginia tobacco, the results of which were announced on August 7. In a note posted on its website, JT […]

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Smoking hit by market forces

Smoking hit by market forces

October 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Bangkok’s deputy governor, Pussadee Tamtai, yesterday warned people that they risked being fined more than Bt2,000 if they smoked tobacco in the city’s markets, according to a story in The Nation. There are said to be 338 markets in Bangkok where smoking is prohibited. The deputy governor said markets that failed to enforce anti-smoking laws […]

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