Category: Breaking News

Bali seminar on tobacco practices

Bali seminar on tobacco practices

| November 3, 2016

Far East Leaf Indonesia (FELI) and Tobacco Associates conducted a tobacco orientation seminar in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on Oct 27-28.

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Carr named president at ITG Brands

Carr named president at ITG Brands

| November 3, 2016

Dan Carr, a veteran consumer packaged goods and tobacco industry leader, is joining ITG Brands as president, effective Nov. 7.

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Trade deal to provide tobacco boost

Trade deal to provide tobacco boost

| November 3, 2016

Leaf tobacco production in Cambodia has fallen precipitously, in line with demand, but farmers are hopeful that a new trade agreement with Vietnam will help revive their industry.

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Malawi sticking with leaf production

Malawi sticking with leaf production

| November 3, 2016

Malawi is sticking with leaf tobacco production and, in doing so, is making a distinction between a farming enterprise and efforts to reduce smoking around the world.

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Plantings point to big irrigated crop

Plantings point to big irrigated crop

| November 3, 2016

Plantings of Zimbabwe’s irrigated leaf tobacco crop are up by nine percent on those of the previous season, and nine percent more farmers have registered to grow the total irrigated and dry-land tobacco crop.

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New Cuba factory by 2018

New Cuba factory by 2018

| November 3, 2016

A $100 million cigarette factory in Cuba will elevate the efficiency of Brascuba’s production after 21 years of operations ‘not devoid of difficulties’.

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AOI appoints treasurer

AOI appoints treasurer

| November 3, 2016

Alliance One International has appointed as vice president and treasurer an ex-banker with extensive experience in ‘leverage finance origination and execution’.

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E-cig use among UK young is rare

E-cig use among UK young is rare

| November 1, 2016

There are still no signs in the UK of an electronic-cigarette ‘gateway’ effect drawing young people into smoking. Electronic cigarette experimenters tend to be those who have already smoked.

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RAI evaluating acquisition offer

RAI evaluating acquisition offer

| November 1, 2016

Reynolds American Inc. has formed a committee to evaluate the proposal by British American Tobacco to acquire all of the RAI stock it doesn’t already own.

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Tobacco a ‘strategic cash crop’

Tobacco a ‘strategic cash crop’

| November 1, 2016

The Zambian government has vowed to bring in regulations to help ensure the success of the tobacco growing sector. It sees tobacco as a ‘strategic cash crop’.

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Nice work if you can get it

Nice work if you can get it

| November 1, 2016

On average, over the month of September, 1,400 Seoul government officials each nabbed just under 1.2 smokers violating the city’s subway entrance smoking ban. That’s 0.04 violators per day per official.

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Farmers angry at WHO treatment

Farmers angry at WHO treatment

| October 31, 2016

Because leaf tobacco is produced as part of a huge, competitive, global business, it seems that a strategy based on preventing smoking by stopping leaf growing is doomed to failure.

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PM USA’s volume down in 3Q

PM USA’s volume down in 3Q

| October 31, 2016

While PM USA’s cigarette shipments were down in the third quarter by 1.0 percent, the company’s cigarette market share increased by 0.1 percent.

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Volumes down at JT but up at JTI

Volumes down at JT but up at JTI

| October 31, 2016

Japan Tobacco’s domestic cigarette volume was down by 1.9 percent during the first nine months of this year, while Japan Tobacco International’s cigarette and cigarette-equivalent volume was up by 2.9 percent.

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Weighty argument in favor of e-cigs

Weighty argument in favor of e-cigs

| October 27, 2016

An unfortunate side effect of giving up smoking can be weight gain, but one way around this problem could be to quit using nicotine-delivering electronic cigarettes as a substitute for traditional cigarettes.

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Dates for 2017 nicotine forum set

Dates for 2017 nicotine forum set

| October 27, 2016

The first International Symposium on Nicotine Technology will be held alongside the fourth Global Forum on Nicotine, scheduled for June next year in Warsaw, Poland.

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Smokers shanghaied

Smokers shanghaied

| October 27, 2016

Smokers traveling into, out of or through Shanghai’s two airports will be out in the cold from Sunday when the city’s terminals are due to close their indoor smoking rooms.

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Tobacco’s tariff-free status renewed

Tobacco’s tariff-free status renewed

| October 27, 2016

As part of a bilateral, wide-ranging trade agreement, Vietnam has agreed to renew the tariff-free status that it confers on the leaf tobacco that it imports from Cambodia annually.

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Concerns over WHO e-cigs report

Concerns over WHO e-cigs report

| October 26, 2016

The World Health Organization seems increasingly to be swimming against the tide of scientific opinion in its approach to electronic cigarettes.

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Concerns over FDA snus delay

Concerns over FDA snus delay

| October 26, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration seems to be treading water in respect of snus and, in doing so, swimming against the tide of scientific opinion in respect of this product.

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USTC expands Timberlake facility

USTC expands Timberlake facility

| October 25, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative broke ground today for a 150,000 square feet addition to its stemmery and manufacturing operations in Timberlake, North Carolina, USA.

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Huge illicit-trade rise in India

Huge illicit-trade rise in India

| October 25, 2016

The imposition of major tax increases and huge graphic health warnings on cigarettes are fuelling a massive rise in the consumption of illicit products in India.

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Sampoerna expects volume decline

Sampoerna expects volume decline

| October 25, 2016

The proportion of hand-rolled kreteks within Sampoerna’s volume sales fell during the third quarter of this year but the company has said that it is taking action to stabilize these sales.

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Malawi depends on tobacco

Malawi depends on tobacco

| October 25, 2016

While some Malawian farmers might look to move out of tobacco, production seems set to continue, given the vital role that this crop plays in the country’s economy.

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PMI is climate-change ‘A Lister’

PMI is climate-change ‘A Lister’

| October 25, 2016

For the third consecutive year, Philip Morris International has appeared on the CDP’s ‘Climate A List’ for its comprehensive actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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