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Ex-EU health chief’s compensation claim rejected

Ex-EU health chief’s compensation claim rejected

| May 13, 2015

  The EU’s top court has dismissed a claim for compensation brought by the former health Commissioner John Dalli against the European Commission, according to a BBC Online story. Dalli left his job as EU health commissioner in 2012 after allegations that he had had improper links with tobacco lobbyists. At the time of his […]

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New MYO brand to compete against illicit products

New MYO brand to compete against illicit products

| May 13, 2015

British American Tobacco Australia (BATAS) has said that it is planning to launch a make-your-own (MYO) cigarette tobacco brand and suggested that it will be priced competitively with illicit tobacco products, according to a story in the Hobart Mercury relayed by the TMA. The MYO brand is due to go on sale in 100 g […]

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Souza Cruz plans Tabacuba partnership extension

Souza Cruz plans Tabacuba partnership extension

| May 13, 2015

British American Tobacco’s Brazilian affiliate Souza Cruz plans to extend to 2020 its partnership with Cuba’s state-owned Tabacuba in the joint-venture cigarette maker Brascuba, according to a SABI Business News story relayed by the TMA. Souza Cruz’s plans are based on the potential for economic growth in Cuba after the possible lifting of the US […]

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Universal to webcast results conference call

Universal to webcast results conference call

| May 13, 2015

Universal Corporation is due to webcast a conference call on May 19 following the release of its results for fiscal year 2015 after market close on that date. The live webcast will be available on a listen-only basis at www.universalcorp.com. The conference call will begin at 17.00 Eastern Time and will be hosted by Candace […]

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Banning tobacco business seen as ‘ultimate solution’

Banning tobacco business seen as ‘ultimate solution’

| May 12, 2015

South Korea’s top court has ruled that the country’s tobacco business legislation is constitutional, saying that there is no proof that smoking always causes lung cancer, according to a story in The Korea Herald. The ruling came amid a heated public debate over whether tobacco smoking should be seen as a serious public health threat […]

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Class actions possible in cases of smoke exposure

Class actions possible in cases of smoke exposure

| May 12, 2015

Israel’s Supreme Court has upheld an appeal of a lower-court ruling and made it possible for people exposed to tobacco smoke in public places to file class-action suits, according to a story in the Jerusalem Post. The Post reckoned that claims against the owners of premises that do not enforce the no-smoking law could total […]

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