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Bhutan says tobacco ban must end

February 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 | Comments (0)

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And the winners are…

November 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

July 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

June 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

June 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

May 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

May 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

April 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

April 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

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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