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Lorillard to webcast full-year results

Lorillard to webcast full-year results

| January 30, 2013

Lorillard is due to publish its fourth quarter and full year 2012 results on February 13. A conference call for analysts and investors, which will begin at 09.00 Eastern Time, will be hosted by Murray S. Kessler, chairman, president and CEO, and David H. Taylor, executive vice president, finance and planning, and CFO. Investors and […]

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Securing tobacco supply lines by evolving track and trace systems

Securing tobacco supply lines by evolving track and trace systems

| January 29, 2013

British American Tobacco says that this year will see the evolution of track and trace systems that monitor and secure products across the supply chain. In a note published on its website, the company’s head of anti-illicit trade, Pat Heneghan, said that, according to the World Health Organization, illegal tobacco trafficking cost governments at least […]

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Vietnam cracks down on illicit trade

Vietnam cracks down on illicit trade

| January 29, 2013

One hundred Vietnamese officials and representatives from relevant ministries and agencies met on January 25 at Ha Noi to discuss how to implement a new government circular on handling the illicit trade in cigarettes, according to a story in Vietnam News. The circular sets out strict penalties for trading, transporting and storing smuggled tobacco. People […]

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Dhaka journalists take sides on tobacco

Dhaka journalists take sides on tobacco

| January 29, 2013

The public debate over a bill to amend Bangladesh’s 2005 tobacco products control act seems likely to be one sided. Ruhul Amin Rushd, convenor of the Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance, a journalists’ platform said to represent all media outlets in Dhaka, was reported by bdnews24.com to have said that his organization was demanding tough laws to […]

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Playing the color card

Playing the color card

| January 29, 2013

Researchers in Japan have suggested that Asian women might be discouraged from smoking if it could be shown that smoking were associated with a darker skin color. An abstract of the paper was published by Tobacco Control at: http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2013/01/25/tobaccocontrol-2012-050524.abstract?papetoc. In a paper that seems to court controversy, the authors said that having a lighter skin […]

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Ferrary to manage Rhodia Acetow

Ferrary to manage Rhodia Acetow

| January 28, 2013

Olivier Ferrary is taking over from Gérard Collette as general manager of Rhodia Acetow, which in 2011 became part of the Solvay Group. A former manager of SDU Special Chemicals, Ferrary has held various responsibilities relating to chemicals and plastics within the Solvay Group. Collette will take over the management of Solvay’s industrial function and […]

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ChristenUnie party trying to resurrect smoking ban in the Netherlands

ChristenUnie party trying to resurrect smoking ban in the Netherlands

| January 28, 2013

Smoking is back on the political agenda in the Netherlands with the opposition party, ChristenUnie, planning to launch a new effort to have smoking banned in all cafés and bars, according to a DutchNews.nl story. The Netherlands banned smoking in cafés, bars and clubs in 2008, but since then bars smaller than 70 square metres […]

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Stopping tobacco smoke insulting the nasal senses of Australian neighbors

Stopping tobacco smoke insulting the nasal senses of Australian neighbors

| January 28, 2013

Smoking tobacco on apartment balconies will be banned if smoking bylaws are enforced by body corporate committees across Queensland, Australia, according to a Sunshine Coast Daily story. Travis Schultz, of Schultz Toomey O’Brien Lawyers, said smokers were entitled to smoke within their own units but the body corporate was now able to pass a bylaw […]

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Lobbyists object to smokers being accommodated in public places

Lobbyists object to smokers being accommodated in public places

| January 28, 2013

Anti-tobacco lobbyists are unhappy that Bangladesh’s proposed Bill for Amending Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act, 2005, would provide designated smoking areas in restaurants and workplaces. They don’t want any provision to be made for smokers. The lobbyists were attending a five-day workshop on ‘enforcing anti-tobacco laws’, which was organised by the International Union […]

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Water pipes join other smoking tobacco products on Turkey’s banned list

Water pipes join other smoking tobacco products on Turkey’s banned list

| January 28, 2013

It is now illegal to smoke water pipes in enclosed public places in Turkey, according to an Agence France Presse story. The ban, which came into force yesterday, covers cafés, bars and restaurants. Other forms of smoking were ousted from public places in Turkey in 2009.

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Saving energy, costs at Imperial Radom

Saving energy, costs at Imperial Radom

| January 28, 2013

Imperial Tobacco’s factory at Radom, Poland, has won international recognition for demonstrating best practice in energy management by gaining ISO 50001 certification. ‘Our Radom and Logroño manufacturing sites have been taking part in EnSave, an energy-saving pilot scheme with specialists Danfoss Solutions,’ Imperial said in a note posted on its website. ‘Energy and cost reductions […]

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Vapers concerned over proposed electronic cigarette regulations

Vapers concerned over proposed electronic cigarette regulations

| January 25, 2013

Electronic cigarette vapers have called for the EU to drop plans to regulate these products in the way recommended by the European Commission, according to a story in The Sunday Times. One of the Tobacco Product Directive revisions that the Commission has recommended would see a limit placed on the nicotine content of electronic cigarettes […]

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Tobacco fund will be part paid for out of tobacco company profits

Tobacco fund will be part paid for out of tobacco company profits

| January 25, 2013

Laos has joined the ranks of Asean nations that have set up a fund to control tobacco usage, according to a story in the Bangkok Post. Dr. Prakit Vathesatogkit, the secretary general of the International Network of Health Promotion Foundations, said on Wednesday that the Lao cabinet had established a tobacco control fund that would […]

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Quit smoking before age 35 and claw back decade of lost life expectancy

Quit smoking before age 35 and claw back decade of lost life expectancy

| January 25, 2013

Smokers who quit before they reach the age of 35 erase the entire decade of lost life expectancy that is risked by smokers who continue with their habit, according to a story in The Washington Post quoting a ‘landmark study’. Smokers who quit between the ages of 35 and 44 get back nine of those […]

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Imperial sets date for interim statement

Imperial sets date for interim statement

| January 25, 2013

Imperial Tobacco says that it is due to hold its Annual General Meeting and issue an Interim Management Statement on January 30.

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Go vegan

Go vegan

| January 25, 2013

A new PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) billboard going up in Richmond, Virginia, US, equates eating meat with smoking in an effort to get more people to become vegans, according to a WWBT NBC12 report. The group announced on Wednesday that it was erecting the billboard, which shows a toddler smoking a […]

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Media urged to reduce tobacco advertising in Indonesia

Media urged to reduce tobacco advertising in Indonesia

| January 24, 2013

Indonesia’s Health Minister, Nafsiah Mboi, has urged the media to take a greater role in the fight against tobacco by reducing cigarette advertisements, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. Speaking during an editors’ forum in Jakarta yesterday, Nafsiah said that the media could prevent tobacco use, particularly among young people, by limiting such […]

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Mild Seven close to becoming Mevius on Japanese cigarette market

Mild Seven close to becoming Mevius on Japanese cigarette market

| January 24, 2013

Japan Tobacco Inc is aiming to make Mevius the number one global premium cigarette brand. At the moment, it is probably fair to say that the name Mevius is not well known around the world, but it is guaranteed a considerable level of success because it is the new name of Mild Seven, one of […]

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Beijing and Singapore to host tax free shows in first half of this year

Beijing and Singapore to host tax free shows in first half of this year

| January 24, 2013

The TFWA (Tax Free World Association) says that its Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition 2013 is set to be the largest such show ever staged in Singapore. The week-long show is due to open on 12 May. ‘Exhibitor numbers have already exceeded 2012 levels with more than 7,500 m2 of exhibition space booked,’ TFWA said […]

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Free download for ending addiction

Free download for ending addiction

| January 24, 2013

The authors of ‘Ending addiction for good: The groundbreaking, holistic, evidence-based way to transform your life’ are offering a free download from January 23 to 27, according to a PRNewswire press note. They are said to be hoping to spread the word about this addiction treatment program that has ‘already helped hundreds of addicts to […]

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Are Beijing-brand cigarettes fakes, just old, or reincarnated?

Are Beijing-brand cigarettes fakes, just old, or reincarnated?

| January 23, 2013

Tourists in China have complained that the souvenir Beijing brand cigarettes they have been buying in the Dashilan area’s tourist shops are fakes, according to a Global Times story. Whether or not they are fakes is a moot point given that while the brand used to be made by the Beijing Cigarette Factory (BCF), production […]

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Tobacconists march on EU HQ

Tobacconists march on EU HQ

| January 23, 2013

Thousands of tobacconists marched on the EU headquarters in Brussels yesterday to protest against a planned crackdown on tobacco products that includes the imposition of graphic pack health warnings, according to a France 24 story. The protesters were mainly from France and Italy, but also from Austria, Germany and Poland: 2,200 according to the police; […]

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Excise increase likely to boost Ukraine’s already growing illicit tobacco trade

Excise increase likely to boost Ukraine’s already growing illicit tobacco trade

| January 23, 2013

The market for licit cigarettes in Ukraine could shrink to 74-75 billion this year from 80 billion in 2012, according to a Kyiv Post story quoting the director for corporate issues at Imperial Tobacco Ukraine (ITU), Yuriy Kyshko. Briefing reporters, Kyshko said that last year had seen growth in the domestic-market consumption of both smuggled […]

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The clue was in the price

The clue was in the price

| January 23, 2013

Central revenue department officials in India have allegedly discovered unaccounted-for cash amounting to about Rs30 million during searches of cigarette manufacturers’ premises in the Punjab and those of their trading partners across the country, according to a Moneycontrol.com story quoting official sources. The officials were said to have seized cigarettes worth Rs4.8 million during the […]

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BAT joins board of American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology

BAT joins board of American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology

| January 23, 2013

British American Tobacco has joined the board of directors of the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology. A BAT press note issued yesterday said that Marianna Gaça, of BAT’s Group R&D had been voted onto the board of directors of the society, which was established jointly by the Institute of In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) […]

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