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Leaf tobacco prices fall as growing costs rise

Leaf tobacco prices fall as growing costs rise

| June 10, 2015

Flue-cured tobacco growers operating in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are urging the union government to address immediately their concerns about a steep fall in sales this year, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The growers are said to be faced with making losses this year […]

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Most people support separate smoking areas in pubs

Most people support separate smoking areas in pubs

| June 10, 2015

The smokers’ lobby group, Forest, is urging the UK government to reject the ‘comprehensive package’ of anti-smoking measures published today by the NGO Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). Forest’s director, Simon Clark, said a tobacco levy – one of many proposals being made – would almost certainly be passed on to consumers and would […]

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Altria to host investor-day webcast

Altria to host investor-day webcast

| June 10, 2015

The Altria Group is due to host a webcast of its Investor Day in New York, N.Y, on June 23. The presentation, which will be in listen-only mode, will begin about 09:00 Eastern Time and end about 12:00. The webcast will feature presentations by Marty Barrington, Altria’s chairman, CEO and president, and other members of […]

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RAI to complete Lorillard acquisition on Friday

RAI to complete Lorillard acquisition on Friday

| June 9, 2015

Reynolds American (RAI) is expected to complete its acquisition of Lorillard on Friday. At the same time, Imperial Tobacco’s ITG Brands will acquire from RAI and Lorillard operating companies the KOOL, Salem, Winston and Maverick cigarette brands, and the blu eCigs electronic cigarette brand, along with other assets. In a note posted on both the […]

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NY state smoking rate down to 14.5 percent

NY state smoking rate down to 14.5 percent

| June 9, 2015

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said yesterday that the state’s smoking rate fell last year to a historic low of 7.3 percent among high school students and 14.5 percent among adults, according to a story by Joseph Sector for the Democrat and Chronicle, relayed by the TMA. In 2011, smoking among high school students stood […]

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London cigar auction set for June 15

London cigar auction set for June 15

| June 9, 2015

C.Gars Auctions is due to hold its summer auction sale at The Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, London, from 14.00 on June15. A press note from C.Gars said that the June auction would be the 15th such event since its auction department was established in 2009 ‘Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert will once again be conducting this important […]

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