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FDA to provide advice on what violates Internet tobacco marketing regulations

FDA to provide advice on what violates Internet tobacco marketing regulations

| November 5, 2012

The US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is due to hold a webinar on the warnings it has issued for violations of regulations governing the sales, distribution, marketing and advertising of tobacco products on the Internet. The webinar, which as been scheduled to start at 14.00 hours Eastern Time on November […]

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Leaf tobacco prices not keeping up with production costs in Lebanon

Leaf tobacco prices not keeping up with production costs in Lebanon

| November 5, 2012

Tobacco growers in Lebanon are complaining that prices are not keeping abreast of increasing production costs, according to a Beirut Daily Star story. The Lebanese Tobacco Board has started receiving 2012 tobacco in 14 southLebanoncenters in Nabatieh, Marjayoun,Tyreand Bint Jbeil. Prices have ranged from L£8,000 per kg for low-quality, to L£13,000 for medium-quality and to […]

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Charlie Finch dies

Charlie Finch dies

| November 2, 2012

Charlie Clifton Finch Jr. died Oct. 29. Born in 1943, Finch began his career with the Flue-cured Stabilization Corp. in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, as an administrative assistant, becoming the chief administrative officer and manager of member relations. In 1998, he became managing director of the Burley Stabilization Corp. in Knoxville, Tennessee. Finch had been […]

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Video interview: Imperial CEO on full-year results

Video interview: Imperial CEO on full-year results

| November 2, 2012

Imperial Tobacco Chief Executive Alison Cooper discusses the company’s full-year results in an interview with financial broadcaster Cantos.

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Commission asked for more information on Dalli resignation, OLAF report

Commission asked for more information on Dalli resignation, OLAF report

| November 2, 2012

The European Commission is considering providing more public information about the circumstances that led to John Dalli’s resignation as health commissioner, but it says it first has to establish what it can legally divulge, according to a Times of Malta story. Confirming that Commission president, José Manuel Barroso, had received a letter from the European […]

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Retailers having brand-differentiation problems with ‘plain’ packs

Retailers having brand-differentiation problems with ‘plain’ packs

| November 2, 2012

The ‘plain’ cigarette packs starting to appear in Australian shops are causing problems for retailers, according to a story in the Canberra Times. The owner of the IGA supermarket in Hughes, Canberra, Michael Makas, was quoted as saying that he had so far sold a few of the new packs, which are required by law […]

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Feel good factor for Finnish smokers

Feel good factor for Finnish smokers

| November 2, 2012

A company in Finland that sells fine-cut tobacco and filter tubes is offering its customers the opportunity of putting those items through a machine that can produce 190-200 cigarettes from 200 g of tobacco in eight minutes. According to an Esmerk Finnish News story, Feel, has started to offer this service from a tobacco shop […]

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Strong demand for electronic cigarettes

Strong demand for electronic cigarettes

| November 2, 2012

The market for electronic cigarettes is growing rapidly in the UK, where there are now an estimated 650,000 users and associated sales worth £60 million, according to a press note released by VIP Electronic Cigarette through PRNewswire. In order to meet demand for these products, VIP says that it has undergone significant expansion in recent […]

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Sidewalk smoking ban in Taipei

Sidewalk smoking ban in Taipei

| November 2, 2012

Tobacco smoking has been banned on sidewalks aroundTaipei City Hall station, according to a story by Jake Chung for the Taipei Times quoting the city government’s Department of Health. The multi-storey building comprises an MRT station, a bus station and stores. The department said it was the first time sidewalks around a building had been designated […]

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Archie Mishkin passes away

Archie Mishkin passes away

| November 2, 2012

Tobacco industry veteran E. “Archie” Mishkin passed away on Oct. 30, 2012. Mishkin was 94 and had lived in Ketchum, Idaho, USA, since his retirement in 1985. After serving in the U.S. army during World War II, Mishkin worked as an accountant in New York City and Havana, Cuba. While in Cuba he became a […]

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ITC picks up Asian Forum CSR award

ITC picks up Asian Forum CSR award

| November 1, 2012

The Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) has conferred on ITC the AIM Asian CSR Award in recognition of ITC’s contribution to the creation of ‘sustainable livelihoods and fostering economic growth in rural communities in India’, according to a note posted on ITC’s website. ‘ITC won the award in the Governance and Society category […]

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‘Stoptober’ campaign above expectations

‘Stoptober’ campaign above expectations

| November 1, 2012

More than a quarter of a million people pledged to stub out their last cigarette during the UK’s “Stoptober” anti-smoking campaign, according to a Press Association story published by the Lakeland Echo and quoting a government source. The month-long NHS [National Health Service] quit drive was aimed at encouraging some ofBritain’s eight million smokers to […]

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Zimbabwe could grow 300 million kg

Zimbabwe could grow 300 million kg

| November 1, 2012

Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) says the country’s tobacco production could grow to 300 million kg during the next few years if the industry maintains its current momentum, according to a Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation report. Speaking at a prize giving ceremony to honour top tobacco growers, TIMB chairperson, Monica Chinamasa, applauded local farmers […]

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JTI fined £150,000 over death at Northern Ireland cigarette factory

JTI fined £150,000 over death at Northern Ireland cigarette factory

| November 1, 2012

Japan Tobacco International, which owns the Gallaher cigarette factory in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, has been fined £150,000 for health and safety violations, according to a BBC Online story relayed by the TMA. Maintenance engineer, Trevor Allen, died in July last year after a robotic arm fell on him. Northern   Ireland’s Health and Safety Executive […]

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Universal to webcast conference call

Universal to webcast conference call

| November 1, 2012

Universal Corp. is due to webcast a live conference call at www.universalcorp.com from 17.00 hours Eastern Time on November 6 following the release of its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. The conference call, which will be in listen-only mode, will be hosted by vice president and treasurer, Candace C. Formacek. A […]

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Lorillard declares quarterly dividend

Lorillard declares quarterly dividend

| November 1, 2012

Lorillard yesterday declared a quarterly dividend of $1.55 per share on its common stock payable on December 10 to stockholders of record as of November 30.

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CoP5 recommendations lambasted by Indian growers and Tobacco Board

CoP5 recommendations lambasted by Indian growers and Tobacco Board

| October 31, 2012

Indian tobacco grower representatives and the Tobacco Board of India have expressed strong opposition to certain of the draft recommendations made by the working group of the fifth Conference of the Parties (CoP5) of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM […]

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Swedish Match’s snus and snuff volumes down, but cigar volumes up

Swedish Match’s snus and snuff volumes down, but cigar volumes up

| October 31, 2012

During the third quarter to the end of September, Swedish Match’s Scandinavian snus and snuff shipment volumes measured in number of cans were down by 0.7 per cent on those of the third quarter of 2011. Competition from low priced products intensified inSwedenduring the third quarter, leading to an acceleration of SM’s market share erosion […]

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The performance of Filtrona’s latest filter is largely down to its architecture

The performance of Filtrona’s latest filter is largely down to its architecture

| October 31, 2012

Filtrona Filters has launched the Corinthian filter, an addition to its Icon range of innovative, premium filters. The new filter was named after a type of column used in Greek architecture, which the filter resembles. According to a Filtrona press note, the Corinthian filter uses acetate shaping technology to offer high visual impact for brand […]

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Management board changes at BAT

Management board changes at BAT

| October 31, 2012

At British American Tobacco, Jack Bowles, currently regional director –Americas, is due to be appointed regional director – Asia Pacific on January 1. Bowles, who joined the company’s management board in 2008 after running its French and Malaysian businesses, has over 20 years of tobacco industry experience. At the same time, Naresh Sethi, currently business […]

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RAI to webcast management presentations

RAI to webcast management presentations

| October 31, 2012

The management team of Reynolds Tobacco Inc is due to discuss the company’s performance and plans during presentations to the investment community on November 12. The presentations will be webcast on a listen-only basis at www.reynoldsamerican.com beginning about 09.00 hours Eastern Time. Registration is available at the same website, where a replay will be made […]

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JT increases half year domestic and international cigarette shipments

JT increases half year domestic and international cigarette shipments

| October 30, 2012

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume during the six months from April to September, at 59.6 billion, was up by 17 per cent on that of April-September 2011, which was negatively affected following the earthquake of March 2011. The company’s core revenue from domestic cigarette sales grew by 16.8 per cent to ¥335.0 billion […]

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Imperial’s cigarette shipments decrease but fine-cut shipments up

Imperial’s cigarette shipments decrease but fine-cut shipments up

| October 30, 2012

According to preliminary results issued today, Imperial Tobacco’s cigarette volume during the 12 months to the end of September, at 292.5 billion, was down by 3.2 per cent on that of the 12 months to the end of September 2011. Fine cut volume in stick equivalents was increased by 0.4 per cent to 44.1 billion, […]

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World Tobacco Growers’ day celebrates tobacco’s benefits, warns of threats

World Tobacco Growers’ day celebrates tobacco’s benefits, warns of threats

| October 30, 2012

To mark the first-ever World Tobacco Growers’ Day, farmers across the world yesterday took part in events to highlight the disastrous impact World Health Organization proposals would have on their livelihoods if passed by parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in two weeks’ time. “We’re celebrating the benefits our farms bring to […]

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European parliamentarians seek details of anti-illicit-trade agreements

European parliamentarians seek details of anti-illicit-trade agreements

| October 29, 2012

Members of the European parliament’s budgetary control committee have asked the European Commission to provide parliament with all documents and correspondence related to the co-operation agreements the Commission signed between 2004 and 2010 with Philip Morris International, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and British American Tobacco with the aim of addressing the illicit trade in […]

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