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WHO tax plan given short shrift in Russia

WHO tax plan given short shrift in Russia

| June 14, 2013

Russia’s chief health inspector has told the World Health Organization it has no right to dictate how Russia should develop its tobacco pricing policies, according to a TV Novosti report. The head of WHO’s office in Russia, Luigi Migliorini, had earlier expressed disappointment in plans for ‘lower than expected’ tobacco excise increases after 2016. Migliorini […]

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Zimbabwe on target for 170 million kg

Zimbabwe on target for 170 million kg

| June 14, 2013

More than 143 million kg of tobacco had been sold for US$527 million after 76 days of Zimbabwe’s auction and contract selling season, according to a story in The Zimbabwe Herald. The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board chief executive, Dr. Andrew Matibiri, said deliveries to the auction floors had declined, though contract deliveries were still […]

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Small increase in JT’s domestic volume

Small increase in JT’s domestic volume

| June 14, 2013

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during May, at 10.2 billion, was increased by 0.4 per cent on its May 2012 volume, also rounded to 10.2 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. Volume during April-May, at 19.8 billion, was increased by 1.8 per cent on that of April-May 2012, 19.5 […]

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Alliance appoints new board members

Alliance appoints new board members

| June 14, 2013

Alliance One International said yesterday that Jeffrey A. Eckmann, Carl L. Hausmann and John D. Rice were being appointed to the board of directors effective June 14. At the same time, the company announced the retirement of board members Joseph L. Lanier, Jr, B. Clyde Preslar and William S. Sheridan as of the 2013 annual […]

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Lorillard to webcast investor presentation

Lorillard to webcast investor presentation

| June 14, 2013

Lorillard is due to host a webcast of its Investor Day presentation to the investment community in New York City on June 27. The webcast, which will begin at 09.00 hours Eastern Time, will include presentations by Murray S. Kessler, chairman, president and CEO, David H. Taylor, CFO and executive vice president, finance and planning, […]

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MEPs to receive e-cigarettes

MEPs to receive e-cigarettes

| June 13, 2013

As the proposed revision of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive is now being discussed in the European Parliament, the UK-based electronic cigarette manufacturer, Totally Wicked Ltd, is sending an electronic cigarette to all 754 MEPs. ‘Accompanying the e-cigarette will be a briefing document that simply and factually explains why e-cigarettes do not belong in the […]

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JT to launch snus in Osaka

JT to launch snus in Osaka

| June 13, 2013

Japan Tobacco Inc is adding two snus products to its Zerostyle smokeless tobacco line. ‘Zerostyle Snus Regular’ and ”Zerostyle Snus Mint will go on sale at selected retails stores in the city of Osaka from early August. In a launch press note posted on its website, JT said that while the majority of consumers in […]

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New acetate-and-paper filter from Filtrona

New acetate-and-paper filter from Filtrona

| June 13, 2013

Filtrona Filters has launched the BiTech™ filter, a new addition to its AdvantageRange. The new filter is said to maximize the benefits of both paper and cellulose acetate –  the high filtration efficiency and cost effectiveness of paper with the familiar taste of cellulose acetate – through its ‘unique construction’. ‘As a result, cigarette manufacturers […]

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PMI declares quarterly dividend

PMI declares quarterly dividend

| June 13, 2013

The board of directors of Philip Morris International today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.85 per common share, payable on July 12 to shareholders of record as of June 27. The ex-dividend date is June 25.

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AERET meeting on June 25-27

AERET meeting on June 25-27

| June 12, 2013

The 2013 meeting of the European Association for Tobacco Research and Experimentation (AERET – Association Européenne pour la Recherche et l’Expérimentation Tabacole) will be held on June 25-27 at the Château des Vigiers, near Bergerac, France. The meeting will include sessions on tobacco varieties, plant protection, experimental programs, and the reduction of energy consumption during […]

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FDA electronic-submissions workshop

FDA electronic-submissions workshop

| June 12, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), is due to hold a one-day workshop to obtain public input on ‘topics related to the potential electronic submission of tobacco product applications and other information’. The workshop will focus on the technical aspects of electronic submissions, including potential standards for content, format, and structure. […]

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A taste of things to come

A taste of things to come

| June 12, 2013

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes, which already claimed the title of the company with the most electronic cigarette flavors, has added another flavor to its portfolio: Atlantic Cut, according to a press note issued through PRNewswire. The new flavor, which was inspired by the taste of flue-cured tobacco, is said to have subtle hints of caramel, […]

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First-ever ultra-slim capsule cigarette

First-ever ultra-slim capsule cigarette

| June 12, 2013

KT&G said on Monday that it had launched what it claims to be the world’s first ultra-slim cigarette with a filter containing a flavor capsule, according to a story in The Korea Herald. ‘Esse Change’ is a version of the company’s highly-successful ultra-slim cigarette, Esse, which has proved especially popular among young adult smokers. The […]

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FCTC not truly globally representative

FCTC not truly globally representative

| June 12, 2013

Developing countries face particular barriers to participating in the activities of the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, according to the conclusions of a study recently posted on the Tobacco Control website. And the engagement of developing countries in global tobacco control is likely to diminish in […]

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Sunel embraces CA pest control

Sunel embraces CA pest control

| June 11, 2013

Sunel Tobacco has signed a contract with b-Cat Insect Treatment for the construction of controlled atmosphere rooms at the company’s facility in Izmir, Turkey. Situated on 100,000 square meters of land, Sunel Tobacco’s facility includes a modern, 80,000 square-meter warehouse and a 24,000 square-meter processing building. Earlier this year, b-Cat installed controlled atmosphere facilities at […]

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Ex-Facebook president invests in e-cigarettes

Ex-Facebook president invests in e-cigarettes

| June 10, 2013

A group including Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker is investing $75 million is NJOY, a leading manufacturer of e-cigarettes, reports The Wall Street Journal. Parker co-founded the music-sharing site Napster, was the first president of Facebook and has been a big donor to cancer research. NJOY accounted for 35.6 percent of the U.S. cigarette market […]

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Another illicit-trade initiative from EU

Another illicit-trade initiative from EU

| June 10, 2013

The European Commission has adopted a package of measures to step up its fight against the illicit tobacco trade, especially cigarette smuggling, according to a press note issued by the Commission on Thursday. The Commission claimed that the illicit tobacco trade was a ‘global threat’ depriving EU member states of more than €10 billion in […]

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Criminal charges against Dalli unlikely

Criminal charges against Dalli unlikely

| June 10, 2013

John Dalli, who last year resigned as Malta’s European commissioner following allegations of a lobbying scandal, is most unlikely to face criminal charges in Malta, according to a story in the European Voice citing the country’s police commissioner. Dalli resigned from his position as commissioner for health and consumer affairs in October, shortly before the […]

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Public-places vaping ban proposed

Public-places vaping ban proposed

| June 10, 2013

The Italian health ministry’s top advisory body has recommended a prohibition on the smoking of electronic cigarettes in public places and a ban on their sale to pregnant women and minors, according to a story on the Indo-Asian News Service. The recommendation by the ministry’s Superior Health Council came after France’s Health Minister, Marisol Touraine, […]

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TFWA offers preview and review

TFWA offers preview and review

| June 10, 2013

Registration for the TFWA World Exhibition, which is to be held in Cannes, France, on October 20-25, has opened at: http://www.tfwa.com/duty_free/index.php?id=1152. At the same time, a digital review of the TFWA’s Asia Pacific Conference and Exhibition 2013, which was held on May 12-16, is now available at: http://www.tfwa.com/inreview/TFWA-Asia-Pacific-Conference-Exhibition-in-Review/Home.

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Not-so power-full savings program

Not-so power-full savings program

| June 10, 2013

Employees at Imperial Tobacco’s Radom factory in Poland have helped reduce emissions and costs through the application of an energy saving program. A pilot scheme has seen energy use cut by 19 per cent, carbon dioxide emissions reduced by 2,000 tonnes per annum and the factory’s annual energy bill fall by more than a fifth. […]

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Club atmosphere smoke free

Club atmosphere smoke free

| June 10, 2013

Dubai Ladies, Club, in conjunction with DubaiHealthcareCity, recently organised nicotine tests and facilitated tobacco education sessions for its members and guests, according to an AME Info report. The club set up a purpose-designed smoking cessation and awareness booth where visitors were able to be tested for nicotine and consult a doctor about the health risks […]

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MEPs split over products directive

MEPs split over products directive

| June 7, 2013

Members of the European Parliament are split over plans to revise the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive, according to a story by Dave Keating for the European Voice. Almost 1,500 amendments have been proposed by the European Commission, but the most serious divisions have been caused by a proposal to ban flavored cigarettes, and another to […]

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Digital e-cigarette a game changer

Digital e-cigarette a game changer

| June 7, 2013

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., a subsidiary of Reynolds American, is bringing its Vuse Digital Vapor Cigarette to retail outlets throughout Colorado, USA. “This is a game-changing product in the e-cigarette category,” says Stephanie Cordisco, president of RJRV. “There is strong awareness of the category among adult smokers and many are trying e-cigarettes, but few adult […]

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Public-places vaping ban proposed

Public-places vaping ban proposed

| June 7, 2013

The Italian health ministry’s top advisory body has recommended a prohibition on the smoking of electronic cigarettes in public places and a ban on their sale to pregnant women and minors, according to a story on the Indo-Asian News Service. The recommendation by the ministry’s Superior Health Council came after France’s Health Minister, Marisol Touraine, […]

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