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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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Inappropriate apps of concern

Inappropriate apps of concern

| October 29, 2012

Public health officials say tobacco companies are circumventing a worldwide ban on youth-targeted advertising by marketing smart phone apps designed to entice young people to smoke. According to a Voice of America story, Armando Peruga, program manager for the World Health Organization’s Tobacco-Free Initiative, said there was a popular new type of software that was […]

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Smoking and drinking in retreat in Australia but weighty problems persist

Smoking and drinking in retreat in Australia but weighty problems persist

| October 29, 2012

The percentage of daily smokers inAustralia has declined from 18.9, recorded in a 2007-08 survey, to 16.3, recorded in a similar survey conducted in 2011-12, according to an Agence France Presse story relayed by the TMA. The results of the 2011-12 Australian Health Survey of 33,500 people were released today by the Australian Bureau of […]

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Imperial’s preliminary results tomorrow

Imperial’s preliminary results tomorrow

| October 29, 2012

Imperial Tobacco is due to announce its preliminary results tomorrow. A live webcast and the slides of the presentation to analysts and investors will be available at http://www.imperial-tobacco.com from 08.50 hoursUK time on October 30. And the presentation transcript will be available on the same site from 10.00 hours.

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Holmen – Iggesund – joins Carbon Performance Leadership Index

Holmen – Iggesund – joins Carbon Performance Leadership Index

| October 29, 2012

The Holmen Group, which includes Iggesund Paperboard, has been selected to join the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), a list of companies at the forefront of climate change performance. The index is compiled by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent, not-for-profit organisation that holds the largest collection globally of self-reported climate change data, and […]

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BAT Nigeria donates cassava cottage factory to local community

BAT Nigeria donates cassava cottage factory to local community

| October 29, 2012

The BAT Nigeria Foundation, an independent arm of British American Tobacco Nigeria, has donated a cassava processing cottage factory to the Achoze community in the tobacco growing state of Kogi, according to a story in the Nigerian Tribune, relayed by the TMA. Dr. Gbenga Ibikunle, speaking on behalf of Dr. Christopher Kolade, chairman of the […]

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Imperial wins retail award in Ireland

Imperial wins retail award in Ireland

| October 29, 2012

Imperial Tobacco’s business in Ireland has won a retail trade award for demonstrating outstanding excellence in sales and marketing. John Player was named ‘Branded Supplier of the Year – Non food’ at Checkout magazine’s annual FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) awards. The John Player team fought off strong competition from the likes of the Irish […]

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Star Tobacco appointments

Star Tobacco appointments

| October 25, 2012

Star Tobacco has established its European headquarters in Luxembourg and appointed Christopher Maan as its general manager for the region. With a background in law, Maan comes from a distinguished tobacco family that has been in the business for three generations. He will have responsibility for all Star accounts in the European Union. Star has […]

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ISO accreditation for Borgwaldt KC

ISO accreditation for Borgwaldt KC

| October 18, 2012

Borgwaldt KC’s Physical Laboratory has been accredited DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for calibration in the field of fluid quantities/gas flow rates. The accreditation comprises in detail the following calibrations: Calibration of pressure drop transfer standards Calibration of air permeability standards Calibration of laminar flow element (LFE) as per ISO 7210 paragraph 4.3.3 Calibration of pressure […]

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EU Tobacco Products Directive review to proceed

EU Tobacco Products Directive review to proceed

| October 18, 2012

A planned review of the European Union Tobacco Products Directive will proceed once a replacement has been found for Health Commissioner John Dalli, said EU spokeswoman Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen on Oct.  17. Dalli resigned following an investigation of a complaint by Swedish Match made in May. The EU anti-fraud office, OLAF, found evidence that Dalli […]

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PMI volumes down

PMI volumes down

| October 18, 2012

Philip Morris International reported net revenues, excluding excise taxes, of $7.9 billion in the third quarter of 2012, down 5.3 percent from the comparable 2011 quarter. Its cigarette shipment volume was down by 1.3 percent. Operating companies’ income was down 1.5 percent, to $3.7 billion. Excluding the impact of currency exchange rates and acquisitions, reported […]

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Molins celebrates 100 years of service

Molins celebrates 100 years of service

| October 18, 2012

The Molins Machine Co. was founded on Oct. 18, 1912—exactly one hundred years ago.  The Mark 1 cigarette making machine introduced in 1928 was the first of its kind and led to a long line of machinery that became the latest standard for quality. During these years the company revolutionized the tobacco industry with innovative […]

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EU commissioner resigns following Swedish Match complaint

EU commissioner resigns following Swedish Match complaint

| October 16, 2012

John Dalli has today announced his resignation as a member of the EU Commission, with immediate effect, according to an EU Commission press statement. Dalli informed the president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, of his decision following an investigation by OLAF, the EU’s antifraud office, into a complaint made in May by Swedish […]

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Khatoco inaugurates new threshing plant

Khatoco inaugurates new threshing plant

| October 16, 2012

Khanh Viet Corp. (Khatoco) of Vietnam officially opened its new threshing plant in Nha Trang City on Oct. 2, 2012. Participating in the ceremony were various government officials, multinational tobacco merchants/processors and representatives of Evans Mactavish, which supplied the machinery for the facility. A seaside resort with first-class hotels and exquisite food, Nha Trang City […]

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E-cigarettes help smokers quit, but ministry says ban them anyway

E-cigarettes help smokers quit, but ministry says ban them anyway

| October 16, 2012

Costa Rica’s Ministry of Health is considering banning the import of electronic cigarettes, according to a story in The Costa Rica News. The ministry says it believes the ban is necessary because the US Food and Drug Administration has said that electronic cigarettes contain toxic substances. Since a smoking ban was passed inCosta Rica, many […]

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Australian taxpayer fund plainly increasing tobacco investments

Australian taxpayer fund plainly increasing tobacco investments

| October 16, 2012

Australia’s taxpayer-owned Future Fund spent more than $37 million investing in tobacco stocks at the same time as the government was finalising its law on the so-called ‘plain packaging’ of tobacco, according to a story in the Canberra Times. In a move that has attracted fierce criticism from health groups; the fund’s stake in global […]

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Plain packaging fails to recognize adult smokers have right to choose

Plain packaging fails to recognize adult smokers have right to choose

| October 16, 2012

The New Zealand government’s proposal to force cigarettes into ‘plain packaging’ fails to respect adult smokers who wish to run their own lives and make their own decisions, British American Tobacco New Zealand (BATNZ) has said in a press note. “There is already universal awareness of the risks associated with smoking,” said Steve Rush, general […]

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Medvedev threatens smokers: these tobacco laws are “just the beginning”

Medvedev threatens smokers: these tobacco laws are “just the beginning”

| October 16, 2012

Russia’s Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, has said that a proposed anti-tobacco law was “just the beginning” of a campaign to counter high mortality rates in the country, according to a story by Stepan Kravchenko and Henry Meyer for Bloomberg News. The government is due to submit the bill to lawmakers by November 1, outlawing all […]

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State-owned Nepalese tobacco factory might be leased to private sector

State-owned Nepalese tobacco factory might be leased to private sector

| October 15, 2012

Nepal’s Public Enterprises Management Board has recommended leasing the assets and management of the Janakpur Cigarette Factory to the private sector, according to a story in Republica. The Board believes this is the only course of action that might lead to the revival of the state-owned tobacco company, which has been closed for two years. […]

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Tobacco and alcohol would be off limits under smart-card welfare scheme

Tobacco and alcohol would be off limits under smart-card welfare scheme

| October 15, 2012

UK Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, is aiming to prevent welfare money from being spent on cigarettes and alcohol, according to a story in the Telegraph relayed by the TMA. Smith has apparently directed department officials to study whether welfare recipients should receive their payments on smart cards, rather than in cash, with […]

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Tobacco farmers better off

Tobacco farmers better off

| October 15, 2012

Farmers in Bangladesh grow tobacco because it yields the highest return of any crop and provides the grower with a large sum of money in one payment, according to a Dhaka Daily Star story quoting the results of a study conducted by the Policy Research Institute. The study found, too, that tobacco farmers were much […]

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BAT fined over French tobacco advert

BAT fined over French tobacco advert

| October 15, 2012

A French court has ordered British American Tobacco France and its former president, Ricardo De Almeida Orlander, to pay fines of respectively €50,000 and €5,000 for the illegal advertising of tobacco and tobacco products, according to a story in Le Figaro. BAT and De Almeida were taken to court by the non-smokers’ rights association DNF […]

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Lorillard to host results conference call

Lorillard to host results conference call

| October 15, 2012

Lorillard is due to host a conference call at www.lorillard.com beginning at 09.00 hours Eastern Time on October 24 following the release of its third quarter results. The conference call, for analysts and investors, will be hosted by chairman, president and CEO, Murray S. Kessler, and executive vice president, finance and planning and CFO, David […]

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