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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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Tobacco Reporter announces 2014 Golden Leaf Awards

Tobacco Reporter announces 2014 Golden Leaf Awards

| October 6, 2014

Tobacco Reporter presented its 2014 Golden Leaf Awards on Oct. 2 during a festive ceremony at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA. The event was part of the Global Tobacco Networking Forum, which brought together hundreds of industry representatives and other stakeholders from around the world. Five companies were recognized for […]

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Questions over effectiveness of tobacco-funded EU anti-smuggling campaign

Questions over effectiveness of tobacco-funded EU anti-smuggling campaign

| September 29, 2014

A report being presented to the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control committee raises concerns over the effectiveness and monitoring of the deal under which the four biggest international tobacco manufacturers co-operate with the European Commission in the fight against the illegal trade in tobacco, according to a New Europe story. The four companies pay about €200 […]

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Hospital staff must be nicotine free

Hospital staff must be nicotine free

| September 29, 2014

A US hospital has said that from next year it will no longer hire anyone who uses nicotine in any form, a prohibition that includes electronic cigarettes, nicotine patches and nicotine gum, according to a story by Jon Kelvey for the Carroll County Times. The Carroll Hospital Center campus at Westminster, Maryland, has been a […]

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Vietnam to raise special tobacco taxes

Vietnam to raise special tobacco taxes

| September 29, 2014

Vietnamese lawmakers have agreed to raise the special consumption tax imposed on tobacco, beer and spirits from 2016, according to a story in VietnamPlus. They accepted a proposal put forward at a National Assembly Standing Committee meeting by the chairman of the Committee on Financial and Budgetary Affairs, Phung Quoc Hien, that a 70 percent […]

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Time limit on cigarette sales unlawful

Time limit on cigarette sales unlawful

| September 29, 2014

The European Commission has formally requested that Estonia change its excise duty legislation as it relates to the marketing of cigarettes. The Commission’s ‘reasoned opinion’ on Estonian tobacco excise was included last week in a memo listing September’s 147 infringement decisions against member states. The Commission said that in Estonia, a time limit was set […]

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Suspected Swazi smuggler shot dead

Suspected Swazi smuggler shot dead

| September 26, 2014

A man suspected of cigarette smuggling has been shot dead by soldiers near Lugongolweni, not far from the town of Siteki, Swaziland, according to a story in The Times of Swaziland. The man, a Swazi, in the company of two other men, had allegedly crossed illegally from Mozambique with cigarettes in their car. He was […]

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Party leader brands UK’s standardized pack proposals as “utterly barmy”

Party leader brands UK’s standardized pack proposals as “utterly barmy”

| September 26, 2014

Moves to introduce standardized packaging for tobacco products have been labelled as “utterly barmy” by UKIP (UK Independence Party) leader Nigel Farage, according to a BBC News story. Farage, who called the plans a “counterfeiter’s dream”, was speaking ahead of his party’s conference, which was due to start today in Doncaster. He reportedly told Asian […]

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No place to smoke in Boulder, Colorado

No place to smoke in Boulder, Colorado

| September 26, 2014

Finding a place to smoke tobacco outdoors is about to get harder in Boulder, Colorado, the US, where public outdoor smoking is already banned on a popular pedestrian mall and around city buildings, according to a story by Greg Campbell for The Daily Caller. Campbell reported that the existing ban was to be extended to […]

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Electronic cigarette trials leveling off

Electronic cigarette trials leveling off

| September 26, 2014

A new government study suggests the number of US adults who are trying electronic cigarettes is leveling off, according to a story by Mike Stobbe for Medical EXpress. The proportion of adults who have ever used electronic cigarettes rose from about three percent to eight percent from 2010 to 2012. But there was no significant […]

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Democrats trying to prohibit use of child labor on US tobacco farms

Democrats trying to prohibit use of child labor on US tobacco farms

| September 25, 2014

Thirty-five House Democrats are urging President Obama’s administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about the health risks associated with such work, according to a story by Frederic J. Frommer for the Evansville (Indiana) Courier & Press. The lawmakers, led by House Representatives David Cicilline and Matt Cartwright, made their plea […]

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