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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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Philip Morris embraces e-cigarettes

Philip Morris embraces e-cigarettes

| June 11, 2013

Philip Morris USA will launch an e-cigarette under the MarkTen brand in Indiana in August, reports The Wall Street Journal. MarkTen is a disposable e-cigarette but can be reused by buying a separate battery recharging kit and additional cartridges. Made in China by a contact manufacturer, the e-cigarette is expected to sell for about $9.50. […]

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PMI buys remaining shares of PM Mexico

PMI buys remaining shares of PM Mexico

| May 21, 2013

Philip Morris International will buy Grupo Carso’s 20 percent share in Philip Morris Mexico (PMM)) for approximately $700 million. The purchasing price is subject to a potential adjustment based on PMM’s performance over three years ending two fiscal years after the closing of the purchase. The transaction, which will give PMI a 100 percent share […]

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Asia Marketing Services to represent Agio

Asia Marketing Services to represent Agio

| May 7, 2013

Royal Agio Cigars has appointed Asia Marketing Services as its agent for the Asia Pacific region. Asia Marketing Services will be responsible for coordinating the sales and marketing efforts of the Agio Cigars brands in the Asia Pacific domestic and travel retail markets. “This strategic partnership with Asia Marketing Services will enable us to continue growing […]

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FBI sting smokes out fake Marlboro men

FBI sting smokes out fake Marlboro men

| April 12, 2013

For more than a year, the system worked flawlessly. Containers of counterfeit cigarettes shipped from China to the ports of Newark, N.J., and New York City moved easily through customs and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security without inspection. From the docks, the cigarettes, falsely labeled as Marlboros and Marlboro Lights, made their way to […]

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Hoffmann awarded World Star

Hoffmann awarded World Star

| April 5, 2013

Hoffmann Neopac has won a World Star Award for its Winston Avant Edition cigarette pack. The World Star Organization gives out awards annually for innovations in packaging. This year, more than 315 entrants competed. Previously, the Winston Avant Edition had won the German Packaging Award. According to Hoffman, the Winston Avant Edition has redefined cigarette […]

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Rhodia Acetow becomes Solvay Acetow

Rhodia Acetow becomes Solvay Acetow

| April 2, 2013

  Rhodia Acetow has been renamed Solvay Acetow. The change comes in the wake of Solvay’s acquisition of Rhodia in September 2011. The name Rhodia will continue to be used for certain products, including Rhodia Filter Tow, Rhodia DE-Tow, Rhodia Coloured Tow, Rhodia FilterSorb and Rhodia Acetol. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Solvay became one of […]

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Universal reports $107 million income for nine months

Universal reports $107 million income for nine months

| February 8, 2013

Universal Corp. reported net income of $106.6 million for the nine months ending Dec. 31, up from $66.3 million for the same period of the previous fiscal year. Revenues increased by 1 percent to $1.8 billion for the first nine months of fiscal year 2013, mostly as a result of higher volumes from carryover crop […]

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Goldman to lead new Swisher division

Goldman to lead new Swisher division

| February 7, 2013

Alex Goldman has joined Swisher International as president of its new premium cigars division, Royal Gold Cigars. Goldman’s tenure began on Jan. 2, 2013, to spearhead the division specifically created to build upon his extensive industry experience. “Alex’s leadership of House of Oxford/Mom’s Cigars as its owner and president for the past 20 years positions […]

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| February 6, 2013

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Appeal for transparency over tobacco lobby’s role in Dalli inquiry

Appeal for transparency over tobacco lobby’s role in Dalli inquiry

| January 8, 2013

“The tobacco lobby is not demonstrating enough transparency in the Dalli case*,” according to Inge Gräßle, MEP and EPP (European People’s Party) group co-ordinator in the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee. [*John Dalli resigned in October as European Health Commissioner after allegations linked him to a businessman who allegedly approached Swedish Match and offered to […]

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Hauni sets up shop in Izmir

Hauni sets up shop in Izmir

| January 7, 2013

Hauni Maschinenbau has opened an office in Izmir, Turkey. Led by Managing Director Baris Ulus, the new office offers customers access to a team of sales, service and technical professionals. Before joining Hauni in July 2012, Ulus worked for ThyssenKrupp in Turkey, where he held positions in sales, purchasing and logistics. Hauni cited Turkey’s position […]

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Experts discuss filtration at BMJ-VTA dinner

Experts discuss filtration at BMJ-VTA dinner

| October 19, 2012

Cigarette paper supplier BMJ and the Vietnam Tobacco Association held their seventh BMJ-VTA dinner in Danang, Vietnam, on Oct. 11. During the event, invited speaker Paul Morris of Filtrona Filters explained to the audience how various types of cigarette filters can be used to achieve certain filtration targets. In doing so, Morris continued a tradition […]

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Philip Morris Indonesia plans new factory

Philip Morris Indonesia plans new factory

| October 18, 2012

Philip Morris Indonesia plans to boost its production and export capacity, reports the Jakarta Globe. The company intends to build a new factory in West Java in 2013 that will produce non-clove cigarettes, especially Marlboros. Philip Morris Indonesia, which employs some 200 people at its existing factory in Bekasi, also in West Java, plans to […]

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Fine-cut sales on a roll in Iceland

Fine-cut sales on a roll in Iceland

| October 9, 2012

Sales of loose tobacco in Iceland were 34 per cent higher during the first nine months of this year than they were during January-September 2011, according to an Iceland Review story quoting data from the State Alcohol and Tobacco Company of Iceland. At the same time, sales in cigarettes, the prices of which have risen […]

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New technology improves filter performance and functionality

New technology improves filter performance and functionality

| September 19, 2012

Celanese Corp. has developed a technology that enables cigarette manufacturers to deploy filter additives at significantly higher loading levels than was previously possible. CelFX Matrix Technology creates a firm, porous matrix structure that can hold a broad range of additives in the filters of cigarettes. As a result, the matrix structure efficiently filters the smoke […]

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BAT shows how to weigh up a puff of smoke

BAT shows how to weigh up a puff of smoke

| September 10, 2012

A novel technique developed by scientists at British American Tobacco has made it possible to weigh the amount of smoke a person is likely exposed to when they take a puff of a cigarette. ‘The development of this technique is part of on-going tobacco science research to develop tools and approaches to understand smoking in […]

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BAT CEO interviewed on full-year 2011 results

BAT CEO interviewed on full-year 2011 results

| February 23, 2012

The tobacco manufacturer British American Tobacco posts results that see organic revenue up 7% and adjusted EPS up 11%.

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