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| October 29, 2014

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ITM automates e-cigarette production

ITM automates e-cigarette production

| October 15, 2014

TDC, a member of the ITM Group, has introduced a fully integrated, modular e-cigarette automation platform. The technology generated such a level of interest that company had to extend its launch event in Kampen, Netherlands, by three weeks. Currently, most e-cigarettes are assembled manually by Chinese subcontractors employing thousands of workers. Greater regulation and higher […]

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VMR vaporizers under OCB brand

VMR vaporizers under OCB brand

| October 6, 2014

VMR Products, a leading e-cigarette manufacturer, has partnered with Republic Technologies International (RTI), a global distributor of rolling papers and smoking accessories, to create a new line of advanced vaporizers for the EU market. The new vaporizers will be developed by VMR and distributed by RTI under the OCB brand. OCB is well established in […]

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AHA: e-cigs could help smokers quit

AHA: e-cigs could help smokers quit

| August 26, 2014

Medical professionals should support but not promote using e-cigarettes as cessation devices, according to recently released statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). E-cigarettes should also be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products, and the federal government should ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people. The group also called […]

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Altria ups dividend 8.3%, plans repurchase program

Altria ups dividend 8.3%, plans repurchase program

| August 25, 2014

Altria Group MO in Your Value Your Change Short position said that its board voted to boost the company’s quarterly dividend by 8.3 percent, according to The Wall Street Journal. The largest U.S. cigarette manufacturer in sales raised the dividend to $0.52 cents a share from $0.48 cents, meaning its yield would be about 4.9 percent based on […]

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Illicit cigarette smokers may find feces

Illicit cigarette smokers may find feces

| August 25, 2014

Illegal cigarettes could be filled with human excrement, dead flies and asbestos, consumers are being warned, according to a story in the U.K.’s The Independent. The Local Government Association (LGA) says people should “think twice” before purchasing cigarettes from the black market as all three have been found in counterfeit cigarettes before. The LGA said […]

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Jamaican production down 43%

Jamaican production down 43%

| August 22, 2014

Chief technical director for Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture, Dermon Spence, told the Jamaica Observer that preliminary figures for 2014 show a 43 percent decrease in tobacco cultivation when compared to 2011, the most recent year, prior to 2014, for which a survey was done. “The last survey we did was in 2011 and it showed that the […]

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Totally Wicked to challenge TPD

Totally Wicked to challenge TPD

| August 21, 2014

British e-cig manufacturer Totally Wicked said it received permission from the U.K.’s Administrative Court to seek a judicial review by the EU Court of Justice of the revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), specifically Article 20 pertaining to e-cigarettes. The company claims that the TPD article “represents a disproportionate impediment to the free movement of goods […]

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Russia suggests tobacco embargo

Russia suggests tobacco embargo

| August 20, 2014

Vladimir Gutenyov, first deputy chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee for Industry, said on August 19th that the government would possibly take into account the recommendations of some experts about the need to impose an embargo on the import of tobacco and alcoholic products from the EU and the U.S., according to the ITAR-TASS […]

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Amcor closing Neumunster plant, opening one in East Java

Amcor closing Neumunster plant, opening one in East Java

| August 20, 2014

Australia-based packaging solutions provider Amcor announced that due to an overcapacity in Western Europe, its tobacco packaging unit in Neumunster, Germany, will close by December 31, 2014. The company also announced its plans to build a new tobacco packaging plant in East Java, Indonesia, which is expected to be fully operational by late 2015 to support […]

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Ghilardi leading Goebel, new CEO coming in 2015

Ghilardi leading Goebel, new CEO coming in 2015

| August 20, 2014

Roberta Ghilardi has been heading business operations at the Darmstadt-based mechanical engineering company Goebel Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH since 1st August 2014. The previous CEO, Dr Ralf Enderle, will remain with the company. A new CEO will lead the company starting in 2015. Roberta Ghilardi has a degree in engineering and has worked for IMS […]

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‘Small Tobacco’ tax in Texas toppled

‘Small Tobacco’ tax in Texas toppled

| August 19, 2014

The 55-cents-per-pack fee that the state of Texas, USA, imposes on smaller tobacco manufacturers is an unconstitutional tax, an appeals court ruled, according to Courthouse News Service. House Bill 3525, which Texas lawmakers approved in 2013, levied fees on tobacco companies that did not participate in the 1997 and 1998 settlements Texas reached in the Master Settlement […]

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China vapor forum

China vapor forum

| August 4, 2014

The CECMOL forum 2014 will take place Sept. 2-4 at the Kirin Parkview Hotel in Shenzhen, China on. This is the first major international forum in China dedicated to the vapor market. Experts will discuss issues such as public policy, standardization, R&D and manufacturing. This forum is an opportunity for visitors to meet China’s major […]

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Revenue up, profit down for JT

Revenue up, profit down for JT

| July 30, 2014

Japan Tobacco reported revenue of ¥556.4 billion ($5.4 billion) in the first quarter of 2014, compared with revenue of ¥547.9 billion in the comparable 2013 quarter. The company made an adjusted operating profit of ¥148.9 billion during the three months, compared with ¥151.4 billion a year earlier. The revenue increase was driven by a robust […]

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PDL unveils biomass boiler

PDL unveils biomass boiler

| July 9, 2014

PDL Cigarette Papers has inaugurated a new biomass boiler at its Papeteries des Vosges (PDV) site in Laval-sur-Vologne, France. With 6.5 MW of power, the boiler can produce up to 10 tons of steam per hour and will supply enough steam to meet more than 50 percent of the PDV’s demands. The rest will be […]

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Cheers, Brazil!

Cheers, Brazil!

| June 12, 2014

This story, provided by Iggesund Paperboard, has only a paper-thin connection to tobacco, but it provides TR with an opportunity to show support for that great tobacco-producing nation, Brazil, as it kicks off the World Cup finals today. Apparently, the Taittinger champagne house is supplying the official champagne for this year’s World Cup. The company […]

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Reynolds adds Vuse manufacturing capacity

Reynolds adds Vuse manufacturing capacity

| May 23, 2014

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. will be producing Vuse digital vapor cigarettes in Tobaccoville, North Carolina, USA, for R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. under a services agreement between the two companies. The firm will invest millions of dollars in high-speed e-cigarette manufacturing equipment and create 200 full-time manufacturing over the next four years. “Vuse is a game-changing […]

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Coming soon: FDA to announce e-cig regulations proposal

Coming soon: FDA to announce e-cig regulations proposal

| April 22, 2014

It is quite literally “any day now” that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it will release its proposal for the regulation of e-cigarettes, according to a spokesperson for the FDA. The rules could change the landscape of the tobacco and vapor industries. The FDA will most likely ban sales to those under […]

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Johnson Creek teams with Republic for distribution

Johnson Creek teams with Republic for distribution

| March 14, 2014

Johnson Creek Enterprises, the leading manufacturer of e-liquid in the U.S., has teamed up with Republic Tobacco, the nation’s largest distributor of roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco products and accessories, to distribute Johnson Creek’s e-cigarette hardware and e-liquids nationally in the U.S. “This is a perfect fit for both of our companies,” says Christian Berkey, Johnson […]

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Study: hookah not harmless

Study: hookah not harmless

| February 25, 2014

A new University of Florida, USA, study shows that patrons leaving hookah cafés had carbon monoxide levels more than three times higher than patrons exiting traditional bars. Carbon monoxide reduces the blood’s ability to carry oxygen to tissues, and long-term exposure has been linked to cardiovascular disease. The UF study results appeared in the March […]

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Bhutan says tobacco ban must end

Bhutan says tobacco ban must end

| February 6, 2014

Bhutan’s Upper House resolved that the country’s ban on the import of tobacco must end. In a majority resolution on February 3 the house said the ban on import and sale of tobacco products must end to control the black market, reports the Bhutan News Network. Bhutan had gained fame for being the first country […]

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| November 12, 2013

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And the winners are…

And the winners are…

| November 8, 2013

Tobacco Reporter hands out its 2013 Golden Leaf Awards. TR Staff Report Tobacco Reporter presented its 2013 Golden Leaf Awards on Nov. 7 during a festive ceremony in Simon’s Restaurant at the famous Groot Constantia Vineyard near Cape Town, South Africa. The event was part of the Global Tobacco Networking Forum, which brought together hundreds […]

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New filter maker from Molins

New filter maker from Molins

| July 15, 2013

Molins Tobacco Machinery has developed a new filter making machine, the Forte. While retaining the familiar layout and footprint of previous machines, the Forte has been completely improved and upgraded, according to Molins, “to set the standard for filter rod production for the future.” New features include a touchscreen control panel that constantly feeds information […]

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U.S. cigarette prices rising

U.S. cigarette prices rising

| June 11, 2013

Cigarette prices are rising again, with the three largest tobacco manufacturers expressing confidence that another increase won’t deter smokers in a sluggish economy, according to a story in the Winston-Salem Journal. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard and Philip Morris USA confirmed Friday that prices for most of their brands are going up. The increase goes […]

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