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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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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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