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E-cigarettes to move out of TV shadows

E-cigarettes to move out of TV shadows

| October 13, 2014

Electronic cigarettes may be shown in UK television advertisements from November 10, according to a BBC news story quoting the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP). Ruling for the first time specifically on electronic cigarettes, the CAP said advertisements must not target under-18s or non-smokers, and must not show tobacco ‘in a positive light’. While the […]

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COP6 delegates in Moscow

COP6 delegates in Moscow

| October 13, 2014

The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control was due to start at the World Trade Center Moscow today. COP6 is expected to close at lunchtime on October 18.

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UK’s smoking population at record low

UK’s smoking population at record low

| October 10, 2014

The proportion of smokers among the UK’s adult population has fallen to its lowest level since recording started in the 1940s, according to a story in The Guardian. Official figures suggest that the habit’s prevalence among over-18s fell from 19.8 per cent during 2012 to 18.7 per cent last year. Government ministers were said to […]

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JT’s domestic sales volume down

JT’s domestic sales volume down

| October 10, 2014

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during September, at 9.4 billion, was down by 0.9 per cent on that of September 2013, 9.5 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. The September 2013 figure was unchanged from that of September 2012. Volume during January-September 2014, at 83.9 billion, was down by […]

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Bio Strategy prize goes to Iggesund

Bio Strategy prize goes to Iggesund

| October 10, 2014

Iggesund Paperboard has been awarded the Bio Strategy of the Year prize by the industry organization PPI. Commenting on the award, Arvid Sundblad, vice president sales and marketing, said the company was very pleased with the award but even more pleased with the major move it had made from fossil fuel to bioenergy. “Of course […]

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Reynolds encourages teens not to smoke

Reynolds encourages teens not to smoke

| October 10, 2014

The Right Decisions Right Now (RDRN) youth tobacco prevention program has partnered with the National School Boards Association in the US in a joint effort to convey a strong and effective anti-tobacco use message to more teens, according to a note posted on Reynolds American’s website. ‘RDRN, which is funded by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, […]

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PMI to webcast third quarter results

PMI to webcast third quarter results

| October 10, 2014

Philip Morris International is due to host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com/webcasts from 09.00 hours Eastern Time on October 16 to discuss its 2014 third-quarter results, which will be issued about 07.00 hours the same day. During the webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, CFO Jacek Olczak will discuss the results and answer […]

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Lorillard’s 3Q results due October 23

Lorillard’s 3Q results due October 23

| October 10, 2014

Lorillard is due to release its third quarter 2014 results on October 23, before the market opens. A news release will be made available under the Investor Relations section of Lorillard’s website: www.lorillard.com.

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Fighting Andalucía’s illegal trade

Fighting Andalucía’s illegal trade

| October 9, 2014

Imperial Tobacco’s Spanish business is backing a major awareness campaign in Andalucía to tackle what it says is the growing problem caused by illicit tobacco. The Stop Contrabando de Tabaco initiative is led by the Mesa del Tabaco industry body in Spain with support from Altadis. ‘The four-week campaign makes use of impactful advertising on […]

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Tobacco fails JT’s radioactive testing

Tobacco fails JT’s radioactive testing

| October 9, 2014

Japan Tobacco Inc. has completed its pre-purchase radioactive material testing of this year’s Japanese domestic leaf tobacco with the completion of tests on Burley and native varieties. Testing started in late July on the country’s flue-cured Virginia tobacco, the results of which were announced on August 7. In a note posted on its website, JT […]

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Smoking hit by market forces

Smoking hit by market forces

| October 9, 2014

Bangkok’s deputy governor, Pussadee Tamtai, yesterday warned people that they risked being fined more than Bt2,000 if they smoked tobacco in the city’s markets, according to a story in The Nation. There are said to be 338 markets in Bangkok where smoking is prohibited. The deputy governor said markets that failed to enforce anti-smoking laws […]

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RAI to webcast results conference

RAI to webcast results conference

| October 9, 2014

Reynolds American Inc. is due to host a conference call and webcast following the release of its third-quarter 2014 financial results before the market opens on October 21. The conference call, which will begin at 09.00 hours Eastern Time, will involve Susan M. Cameron, president and chief executive officer, Thomas R. Adams, chief financial officer, […]

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JT considers major restructuring in EU

JT considers major restructuring in EU

| October 7, 2014

Japan Tobacco today announced a proposal to restructure its manufacturing facilities in the European Union (EU) for the purpose of optimizing its operations and strengthening its competitive position in a challenging operating environment. The company will undertake appropriate consultations with employees’ representatives and the European Works Council on the proposal to change its product sourcing, […]

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E-cig maker to challenge Tobacco Directive

E-cig maker to challenge Tobacco Directive

| October 7, 2014

Totally Wicked, a leading U.K. e-cigarette manufacturer, has won the right to formally challenge the validity of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) at the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in Luxembourg. At a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice, Justice Green decided that a preliminary ruling reference should be made to […]

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AOI to enter Uganda

AOI to enter Uganda

| October 6, 2014

Alliance One International (AOI) has announced its intention to enter the Ugandan tobacco leaf market once all relevant governmental approvals and licenses, including registration of its new Ugandan subsidiary, Alliance One Tobacco Uganda (AOU), are complete. AOU’s core business plans to include providing agronomy services to tobacco growers through an integrated production system that supports […]

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VMR vaporizers under OCB brand

VMR vaporizers under OCB brand

| October 6, 2014

VMR Products, a leading e-cigarette manufacturer, has partnered with Republic Technologies International (RTI), a global distributor of rolling papers and smoking accessories, to create a new line of advanced vaporizers for the EU market. The new vaporizers will be developed by VMR and distributed by RTI under the OCB brand. OCB is well established in […]

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