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US court votes to allow EU lawsuit against Reynolds

US court votes to allow EU lawsuit against Reynolds

| April 14, 2015

A US federal appeals court voted 8-5 on Monday to allow an EU lawsuit to proceed against RJR Nabisco its affiliates and successors that alleges RJ Reynolds violated the US Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), according to a story by Richard Craver for the Winston-Salem Journal. The lawsuit, initially filed in October 2002, […]

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Modified risk application damaged but not sunk

Modified risk application damaged but not sunk

| April 14, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee has concluded that Swedish Match North America’s (SMNA) General snus should not be allowed to carry Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) warning labels. Last year, SMNA made an MRTP application to the FDA in which it sought to have changed or eliminated, in respect […]

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Cigarette volume sales free falling in Japan

Cigarette volume sales free falling in Japan

| April 13, 2015

Cigarette sales in Japan during the 2014 fiscal year that ended on March 31 dropped to their lowest level since such statistics were first compiled for fiscal 1990, according to a story in The Japan News citing an industry group. The Tobacco Institute of Japan was quoted as saying that sales fell by nine percent […]

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Flue-cured tobacco prices plummet in Zimbabwe

Flue-cured tobacco prices plummet in Zimbabwe

| April 13, 2015

As of Thursday, Zimbabwe’s tobacco growers had sold 25.7 million kg of flue-cured for US$67.4 million, according to a New Zimbabwe story. At the same stage of last season, they had sold 28.7 million kg for US$88.1 million. The volume had dropped by 10.4 percent and the return to growers had gone down by 23.5 […]

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Raw deal for do-it-yourself tobacco manufacturers

Raw deal for do-it-yourself tobacco manufacturers

| April 13, 2015

Estonia’s Tax and Customs Authority is banning the retailing of ‘raw tobacco’, according to an Esmerk story. The raw tobacco has reportedly been sold online, in kiosks and at markets in 1 kg packages not carrying health warnings. The ban, which will be effective as of May 1, is said to be aimed at reducing […]

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Campaigners claim tobacco promoted illegally

Campaigners claim tobacco promoted illegally

| April 13, 2015

Tobacco companies are advertising at shops across Bangladesh even though it is a punishable offence to do so, according to a story in the Daily Star quoting anti-tobacco campaigners speaking at a seminar yesterday. In addition, tobacco companies were awarding complimentary prizes to customers, holding job fairs and debating competitions on university premises, and sponsoring […]

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RAI to host results webcast and conference call

RAI to host results webcast and conference call

| April 13, 2015

Reynolds American Inc. is due to host a conference call and webcast following the release of its first-quarter 2015 financial results before the market opens on April 17. The conference call and webcast, which will start at 09.00 Eastern Time, will be presented by president and CEO, Susan M. Cameron, CFO, Andrew D. Gilchrist, and […]

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Malawi’s growers asked to stay calm on 25¢ per kg

Malawi’s growers asked to stay calm on 25¢ per kg

| April 10, 2015

Malawi’s President, Peter Mutharika, has assured the country’s tobacco growers that his government will closely monitor the minimum prices set for the 2015 tobacco marketing season. The president made his promise on Wednesday during the official opening of the 2015 tobacco marketing season at Lilongwe auction floors. He said the minimum prices, which had been […]

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Cambodia moves closer to 2003 tobacco control law

Cambodia moves closer to 2003 tobacco control law

| April 10, 2015

Cambodia’s National Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a draft law on tobacco control that, among other provisions, will require manufacturers to include on cigarette packs graphic warnings occupying at least 50 percent of the surface area. According to a story in The Phnom Penh Post, the draft law still has to be passed by the […]

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Ireland’s plain packaging hearing to start April 13

Ireland’s plain packaging hearing to start April 13

| April 10, 2015

The Commercial Court in Ireland is due on April 13 to begin hearing arguments in JTI Ireland’s lawsuit against the State, Attorney General Máire Whelan and Health Minister Leo Varadkar, seeking to halt the implementation of the country’s standardized tobacco packaging law. As things stand, the law is scheduled to take effect in 2017, according […]

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JT’s domestic cigarette sales volume down in March

JT’s domestic cigarette sales volume down in March

| April 10, 2015

Japan Tobacco’s (JT) domestic cigarette sales volume during March, at 8.9 billion, was down by 29.3 percent on that of March 2014, 12.7 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. The March 2014 figure was up by 30.1 percent on that of March 2013. Volume during January-March, at 25.5 billion, was down by […]

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GFN poster submission deadline extended

GFN poster submission deadline extended

| April 10, 2015

The deadline for the submission of posters to be displayed at this year’s Global Forum on Nicotine has been extended until April 15. The Forum is due to be held at the Marriott Hotel in Warsaw, Poland, on June 5 and 6, though an awards ceremony is scheduled to take place during the Forum’s Pre-conference […]

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Imperial helps get Madagascar business on the move

Imperial helps get Madagascar business on the move

| April 10, 2015

SACIMEM, Imperial Tobacco’s subsidiary in Madagascar, has helped renovate the airport at Antsirabe in an effort aimed at boosting the local economy. ‘Antsirabe is the third largest city in the country but its local airport has been neglected and only private planes have been using it, Imperial said in a note posted on its website. […]

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PMI to host first-quarter results webcast

PMI to host first-quarter results webcast

| April 10, 2015

Philip Morris International Inc. is due to host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com/webcasts starting at 09.00 Eastern Time on April 16 to discuss its 2015 first-quarter results, which will be issued about 07:00 the same day. During the webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, CFO Jacek Olczak will discuss PMI’s results and answer […]

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Altria to host first-quarter results webcast

Altria to host first-quarter results webcast

| April 10, 2015

The Altria Group is due to host a live audio webcast starting at 09.00 Eastern Time on April 23 to discuss its 2015 first-quarter business results. The webcast can be accessed at www.altria.com. Altria will issue a press release with its results about 07.00 on the same day. During the webcast, which will be in […]

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New Korean center to study health effects of smoking

New Korean center to study health effects of smoking

| April 9, 2015

South Korea’s Ministry of Health plans to set up its own research center dedicated to studying the effects of smoking on health, according to a story in The Korea Times. The ministry said yesterday that the research center, which would be supervised by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDCP), would open ‘as […]

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