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Imperial supporting homeless, jobless

Imperial supporting homeless, jobless

| July 29, 2014

Imperial Tobacco is helping to provide accommodation for the homeless and employment opportunities for the jobless in Rosario, home to its factory in the Philippines. The foundation stone of a number of buildings that will house up to 10 homeless families was laid by Carlos Saez-Diez (pictured, far right), factory manager of the Philippine Bobbin […]

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ITC chairman’s speech to be webcast

ITC chairman’s speech to be webcast

| July 29, 2014

ITC is due to host a live webcast of the speech by chairman Y. C. Deveshwar to the company’s 103rd annual general meeting in Kolkata, India. The speech, at www.itcportal.com, will be webcast from10.00 hours local time on July 30.

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France unable to distinguish between electronic and tobacco cigarettes

France unable to distinguish between electronic and tobacco cigarettes

| July 28, 2014

France is set to ban electronic cigarettes from public places and generally subject them to the same controls as tobacco cigarettes, according to a story in World Observer. Health Minister Marisol Touraine was quoted as saying the electronic cigarette was not an ordinary product. However, she said also: “We need to apply the same measures […]

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Smugglers find it difficult to stay afloat

Smugglers find it difficult to stay afloat

| July 28, 2014

In an attempt to evade the authorities smugglers have been reduced to throwing contraband cigarettes into the waters around parts of Malaysia in the hope that they will be picked up by their local partners, according to a story in The Star. Southern Region Two marine police assistant commander Paul Khiu Khon Chiang said his […]

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Fewer English pupils smoking cigarettes

Fewer English pupils smoking cigarettes

| July 28, 2014

Last year, 22 per cent of school pupils in England told researchers that they had smoked once, according to a survey carried out for the Health and Social Care Information Centre by NatCen Social Research and the National Foundation for Educational Research. This was lowest level recorded since the survey began in 1982 and continued […]

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Tobacco growers receive co-op dividend

Tobacco growers receive co-op dividend

| July 28, 2014

The board of directors of the US Tobacco Cooperative on Friday declared a patronage dividend of $0.21 per pound of tobacco sold to the cooperative during Fiscal Year 2014. ‘Due to a high quality 2013 crop and record earnings, the Cooperative was able to authorize a cash payment of $0.11 cents per pound to be […]

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NewCo appoints financial manager

NewCo appoints financial manager

| July 28, 2014

Fred Van Hal has been appointed with immediate effect as financial manager at NewCo. Van Hal, who previously held senior positions with global banks, is based in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Joint US and British delegation to check on conditions on US tobacco farms

Joint US and British delegation to check on conditions on US tobacco farms

| July 25, 2014

US congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and British members of parliament Ian Lavery and James Sheridan are due tomorrow to participate in a fact-finding delegation to North Carolina tobacco fields that will examine human rights conditions in the supply chain of British and US tobacco manufacturers, according to a Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) press note. The […]

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Call for auction sales as demand for Zambia’s tobacco drops by a third

Call for auction sales as demand for Zambia’s tobacco drops by a third

| July 25, 2014

Tobacco sales in Zambia during the first 64 days of this year’s marketing season were down by 30 per cent on those of the same period of last year, according to a Zambia Daily News story quoting Tobacco Association of Zambia (TAZ) figures. Tobacco sales during April to July amounted to 8.7 million kg, down […]

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Tit-for-tat at Bahrain airport

Tit-for-tat at Bahrain airport

| July 25, 2014

A Bahraini man, who was caught smoking a cigarette while driving his car, has been charged with denigrating Ramadan, according to an ArabiaBusiness.com report quoting a Daily Tribune (Bahrain) story. The man was referred to the Lower Criminal Court where he was remanded in custody for seven days pending an investigation. Bahrain prohibits smoking, drinking […]

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New Peace initiative in Japan

New Peace initiative in Japan

| July 25, 2014

Japan Tobacco Inc. said today that it intended to launch in early September two new products under its Peace brand, which has been renowned for its rich aroma since it first appeared on the market as Peace (10) in 1946. The new products are said to have been formulated using a ‘lavish blend of select […]

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Universal to webcast conference call

Universal to webcast conference call

| July 25, 2014

Universal Corporation is due to webcast a conference call from 17.00 hours Eastern Time on August 7 following the release of its results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 after market close on that date. The conference call will be hosted by Candace C. Formacek, vice president and treasurer. A live webcast of […]

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Attempt to block Lorillard acquisition

Attempt to block Lorillard acquisition

| July 24, 2014

A Lorillard investor is going to court in an attempt to block the company’s billion dollar acquisition by Reynolds American, claiming the deal favors the buyer, according to a story by Sophia Pearson for Bloomberg News. Reynolds said on July 15 that it would acquire Lorillard for cash and stock in a deal that values […]

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Irish anti-tobacco campaigner inspired by US damages award against Reynolds

Irish anti-tobacco campaigner inspired by US damages award against Reynolds

| July 24, 2014

An Irish anti-smoking campaigner has welcomed a US jury’s decision to order R.J. Reynolds Tobacco to pay $23.6 billion in punitive damages and are urging the government to mount its own court action, according to an Irish Daily Mail story. The damages award is the subject of an appeal. Professor Luke Clancy, of Dublin’s Tobacco […]

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Latvia’s exports down, imports up

Latvia’s exports down, imports up

| July 24, 2014

Latvia’s cigarette imports during the first five months of this year, at 1.485 billion, were up by 0.7 per cent on those of the first five months of 2013, 1.474 billion, according to a Baltic Business Daily story quoting figures from the Excise Goods Administration of the Latvian State Revenue Service (VID). At the same […]

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German sales increase in second quarter

German sales increase in second quarter

| July 24, 2014

The volume of taxed cigarettes sold in Germany during the second quarter of this year, at 20.2 billion, was 2.7 per cent higher than volume sales during the second quarter of 2013, according to a story in Die Welt quoting Federal Statistics Office figures. ‘Sales of cigars and cigarillos increased by 15.2 per cent in […]

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Sales down, share up at PM USA

Sales down, share up at PM USA

| July 23, 2014

Philip Morris USA’s domestic cigarette shipment volume during the three months to the end of June, at 32,134 million, was down by 5.0 per cent on that of the three months to the end of June 2013, 33,819 million. Marlboro shipments fell by 4.9 per cent to 27,679 million; shipments of other premium brands fell […]

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Waiting for a safe e-cigarette in Sweden

Waiting for a safe e-cigarette in Sweden

| July 23, 2014

A Swedish court has ruled that electronic cigarettes should be treated as pharmaceutical products subject to approval by the Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket – MPA), according to a story in The Local. The ruling means that it is illegal for these products to be sold in grocery and convenience stores. “We will continue our […]

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Smokio synchronizes with US trade body

Smokio synchronizes with US trade body

| July 23, 2014

Smokio, described as the world’s first connected electronic cigarette that synchronizes automatically with users’ smartphones, said yesterday that it had formed a partnership with the Asian American Trade Association Council (AATAC), an organization designed to build partnerships between convenience stores and manufacturers. “We are very proud to partner with AATAC to be able to offer […]

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Menthol report barred over conflicts of interest within FDA advisory panel

Menthol report barred over conflicts of interest within FDA advisory panel

| July 22, 2014

A federal judge ruled yesterday that the US Food and Drug Administration cannot use an advisory panel’s 2011 report on menthol cigarettes because its members had conflicts of interest, according to a story by Michael Felberbaum for the ColumbusRepublic. Felberbaum reported that while the agency had since conducted an independent review on the public health […]

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Homeopathic liquid nicotine launched

Homeopathic liquid nicotine launched

| July 22, 2014

The Aquitine Group yesterday launched nation-wide in the US Aqua-tineTM, which is described as a colorless, odorless homeopathic liquid nicotine formulation designed specifically to satisfy tobacco cravings. According to a press not issued through PRNewswire, Aqua-tine is an alternative to traditional and electronic cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco. ‘The product comes in airtight 2.4 ml […]

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Aquino signs law on graphic warnings

Aquino signs law on graphic warnings

| July 22, 2014

President Benigno Aquino III has signed a law that will require the inclusion of graphic health warnings on cigarette packs sold in the Philippines, according to a story at GMA News Online. The new law (R.A. 10643: ‘An Act to Effectively Instil Health Consciousness through Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco Products’) will require that the […]

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Risk of third-hand smoke exposed

Risk of third-hand smoke exposed

| July 22, 2014

Research led by the UK’s University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers – particularly young children – of tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited on surfaces and dust in the home, according to a HealthCanal story. The story said that until now, the risks of this exposure to what is known […]

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CORESTA registration deadlines near

CORESTA registration deadlines near

| July 22, 2014

The organizing committee of CORESTA 2014 has advised that the ‘Earlybird’ registration deadline for the forthcoming CORESTA Congress is August 1. Up until that date, participants will be able to register for a fee lower than will apply after August 1. Registration is available at www.coresta2014.org, where hotel accommodation at the congress venue can also […]

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Poland to file complaint over TPD

Poland to file complaint over TPD

| July 21, 2014

The Polish government has decided to file a complaint with the Court of Justice of the European Union against the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), according to a Polish News Bulletin story. The new TPD entered into force on May 20 and member states are required to bring into force by May 20, 2016, […]

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