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RAI to webcast results conference call

RAI to webcast results conference call

| October 10, 2012

Reynolds American Inc is due to webcast a conference call at 09.00 hours Eastern Time on October 23 following the release of its third-quarter 2012 financial results. The conference call, which will be available online on a listen-only basis at www.reynoldsamerican.com, will include Daniel M. Delen, president and CEO, Thomas R. Adams, CFO, and Morris […]

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Fine-cut sales on a roll in Iceland

Fine-cut sales on a roll in Iceland

| October 9, 2012

Sales of loose tobacco in Iceland were 34 per cent higher during the first nine months of this year than they were during January-September 2011, according to an Iceland Review story quoting data from the State Alcohol and Tobacco Company of Iceland. At the same time, sales in cigarettes, the prices of which have risen […]

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Revamped factory almost doubles PM’s capacity in South Korea

Revamped factory almost doubles PM’s capacity in South Korea

| October 9, 2012

Philip Morris Korea (PMK) yesterday opened its revamped cigarette manufacturing facility at Yangsan, South Gyeongsang province, according to a Korea Herald story relayed by the TMA. The revamped plant now has an annual production capacity of 40 billion cigarettes a year, almost double that of the original factory built in 2002. PMK invested WON190 billion […]

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Hospitality sector appeals to PM over Bulgaria’s costly smoking ban

Hospitality sector appeals to PM over Bulgaria’s costly smoking ban

| October 9, 2012

Representatives ofBulgaria’s restaurant and hotel sector have written an open letter to Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, asking for an easing of the country’s indoor public-places tobacco smoking ban, according to a Novinite story. The sector estimates that turnover has slumped by 20-40 per cent since the ban was introduced on June 1 and is alarmed […]

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Raison Cafe – breakfast in one product

Raison Cafe – breakfast in one product

| October 9, 2012

KT&G has said it is due to launch a 1 mg version of its coffee-scented Raison Cafe cigarette on October 10, according to a story in The Korea Herald. The brand was launched in 6 mg format in July. A KT&G spokesman said Raison Cafe delivered a rich scent of ‘hazelnut coffee’ through the addition […]

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BAT Zimbabwe to sell 21 per cent stake to local employees and investors

BAT Zimbabwe to sell 21 per cent stake to local employees and investors

| October 9, 2012

As part of its efforts to comply with Zimbabwe’s indigenization policy, BAT Zimbabweis planning to sell a 21 per cent stake in the company, according to a Business Day (South Africa) story relayed by the TMA. The policy compels foreign-owned companies to empower the country’s citizens by transferring majority shareholdings to locals. BATZimbabwesaid it was […]

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Imperial factory workers branch out

Imperial factory workers branch out

| October 9, 2012

Volunteers from Imperial Tobacco’s Radom factory in Polandrecently gave up some of their spare time to help plant 50 trees in a public park in the city. A group of 25 employees and their families took part in the tree planting day inRadom’s Osiedle Południe park with saplings donated by Imperial. The tree planting was […]

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Plain packaging valid because brand names not acquired by government

Plain packaging valid because brand names not acquired by government

| October 8, 2012

Australia’s law requiring that tobacco be sold in ‘plain packaging’ is constitutionally valid because it does not acquire property, the High Court has explained. According to an Australian Associated Press story, the court on Friday published its reasons for ruling in mid-August that plain packaging was constitutionally valid. ‘Although the (Tobacco Plain Packaging) act regulated […]

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Laid-off workers vow to continue blockade of Philip Morris plant

Laid-off workers vow to continue blockade of Philip Morris plant

| October 8, 2012

About 1,000 workers said to have been laid off by Philip Morris Pakistan are taking part in a demonstration outside the company’s warehouse at Ismaila, according to a report in The Nation and another in Right Vision News, which was relayed by the TMA. The protestors are demanding reinstatement in light of the Peshawar High […]

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French tobacconists block border with Spain in cigarette price protest

French tobacconists block border with Spain in cigarette price protest

| October 8, 2012

About 100 French tobacconists have blocked access to the border with Spainin the south-western frontier village of Perthusto protest against a recent price hike on cigarettes and other tobacco products, according to an Agence France Presse story relayed by Tobacco China Online. The demonstrators set up barricades along a four-kilometer route to denounce a 6.5-10.0 […]

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Information about TFWA’s October event available through app

Information about TFWA’s October event available through app

| October 8, 2012

Access to information about the TFWA (Tax Free World Association) World Exhibition is being made available through an app. The exhibition is due to be held inCanneson 21-26 October. Organizers say that by downloading the app it is possible to view the agendas of the exhibition, conference and workshops, and the social program. The app […]

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No justification for banning electronic cigarettes from public places

No justification for banning electronic cigarettes from public places

| October 5, 2012

A new study shows that environmental vapor from electronic cigarettes poses little risk to non-vapers. An indoor air quality study conducted by CHANGE LLC at the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science atClarksonUniversityinPotsdam,New York, was published this month in the peer reviewed journal, Inhalation Toxicology. The study, which was sponsored by the National Vapers’ […]

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Young not intimidated by tobacco wars’ shock and awe tactics

Young not intimidated by tobacco wars’ shock and awe tactics

| October 5, 2012

Shock and fear tactics do not encourage young people to quit smoking, according to a B&T Weekly story quoting the results of a study by researchers at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. And cigarette price increases and restrictions on smoking in public places decrease the desire and intention to quit, the study has found. But positive […]

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Economy cited in calls for easing of Lebanon’s smoking ban

Economy cited in calls for easing of Lebanon’s smoking ban

| October 5, 2012

A Lebanese MP says that amendments he has proposed to the country’s recently-introduced public-places tobacco smoking ban would be government-revenue positive, according to a story in the Beirut Daily Star. Antoine Zahra was reported by local media representatives of having told parliament that he had submitted an urgent amendment to Article 5 of the ban […]

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Smoke lifting from Finland’s localities

Smoke lifting from Finland’s localities

| October 5, 2012

More than 60 per cent ofFinland’s municipalities have declared themselves free of tobacco smoking, according to a story in the international edition of Helsingin Sanomat. In tobacco-smoking-free municipalities, smoking is normally banned in all of the premises and outdoor areas, such as parks, that are owned or governed by the local council. By the end […]

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What Hungary’s smokers lose on the roundabouts they gain on the swings

What Hungary’s smokers lose on the roundabouts they gain on the swings

| October 5, 2012

Hungary’s parliamentary budget committee has proposed that two tobacco tax increases slated for 2013 should be amalgamated and brought forward to this year, according to a story in the Portfolio Online Financial Journal. However, under the proposals the level of increase would not be as high as had been previously planned. Quoting an explanation of […]

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New adhesive for high-speed production

New adhesive for high-speed production

| October 4, 2012

H.B. Fuller has introduced Ipacoll 2603, a high-performance tipping adhesive for both skip-tip and full-coat slot nozzle applicators. Tailor-made to fulfill the requirements of Hauni Maschinenbau’s high-speed Protos M5 and M8 machines, it supports production flexibility and ease of use while maintaining cigarette outputs of up to 20,000 cigarettes per minute. Ipacoll 2603 adhesive has […]

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FCTC proposals provide no viable alternatives to tobacco

FCTC proposals provide no viable alternatives to tobacco

| October 4, 2012

The chief executive of the Zimbabwe Tobacco Association (ZTA) has condemned World Health Organization proposals to reduce the area planted to tobacco and withdraw technical and financial support for leaf production, according to a NewsDay story relayed by Tobacco China Online. Rodney Ambrose said the proposals would negatively affect the tobacco industry and lead to […]

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Cigarette lobby said to be behind bans on smokeless tobacco products

Cigarette lobby said to be behind bans on smokeless tobacco products

| October 4, 2012

Smokeless tobacco manufacturers inIndiahave joined hands to launch a nation-wide media campaign to tell people that the ban on their products is unfair and is the ‘doing of the powerful cigarette lobby’, according to a Times of India story relayed by the TMA. The campaign features newspaper advertisements that contest the ban on gutkha and […]

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Russia’s kiosk owners petition Putin over tobacco sales ban plan

Russia’s kiosk owners petition Putin over tobacco sales ban plan

| October 4, 2012

Russia’s Coalition of Kiosk Owners (CKO) said yesterday that it would submit a 165,000-signature petition to President Vladimir Putin this week to ask him to halt pending bans on the sales of cigarettes and beer from kiosks, according to a story by Roland Oliphant for The Moscow Times. A law banning the sale of beer […]

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Indonesian manufacturer going public

Indonesian manufacturer going public

| October 4, 2012

A fourth tobacco manufacturer is to seek listing on the Indonesian Stock Exchange, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. PT Wismilak Inti Makmur, a manufacturer of clove cigarettes and premium cigars, says it will hold an initial public offering (IPO) later this year. Wismilak would be the fourth cigarette firm listed on the […]

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‘tis plain the brains fall mainly in Spain

‘tis plain the brains fall mainly in Spain

| October 4, 2012

Teams from two factories in Spain have won places in the final of an Imperial Tobacco competition to test the company’s manufacturing employees on their safety, quality, environmental and product know-how. More than 2,000 employees from 43 of Imperial’s factories worldwide have been competing in the Global Safety Pin contest, the grand final of which […]

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FCTC proposals threaten to increase poverty among African leaf producers

FCTC proposals threaten to increase poverty among African leaf producers

| October 3, 2012

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has warned against full implementation of the world Health Organization’s recommendations on tobacco control, according to a story in the Nairobi Star. The WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is aimed, directly or indirectly, at reducing tobacco growing, and KAM’s CEO, Betty Maina, said that such proposals should be […]

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Electronic cigarettes’ quit credentials have been demonstrated

Electronic cigarettes’ quit credentials have been demonstrated

| October 3, 2012

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR), a proponent of the ‘quit or die’ approach to smoking cessation, is misleading the public about the hazards of electronic cigarettes, according to Elaine Keller, president of The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA). In a press note released through PR Newswire, CASAA said that a recent ANR press […]

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Modest approach to tackling smuggling

Modest approach to tackling smuggling

| October 3, 2012

Spain’s proposed budget includes a measure to reduce further the tobacco allowances for certain categories of people arriving from Gibraltar, according to a story by Brian Reyes for the Gibraltar Chronicle. The budget, which is still to be debated and approved by parliament, would cut the number of cigarettes that frontier workers and residents of […]

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