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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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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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