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Pakistan going for 85 percent graphic warnings

Pakistan going for 85 percent graphic warnings

| February 12, 2015

Pakistan’s Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Co-ordination, Saira Afzal Tarar, said yesterday that all cigarette packs sold in the country would have to carry new graphic warnings covering 85 percent of both the front and back panels, according to a story in the Business Recorder. Addressing a press conference, the minister said that […]

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PMI to webcast conference presentation

PMI to webcast conference presentation

| February 12, 2015

Philip Morris International is due to host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com/webcasts of a presentation by CFO Jacek Olczak at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) Conference starting about 13.45 Eastern Time on February 18. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, will provide live audio of the entire PMI session. […]

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Ploom names two senior executives

Ploom names two senior executives

| February 11, 2015

Ploom, a San Francisco, California, USA-based vapor delivery system company, has added two senior executives to its team. Timothy Danaher was named vice president of finance and Scott Dunlap was appointed chief marketing officer. Reporting to founder and CEO James Monsees, Danaher will play a critical role in developing and executing the overall business and […]

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Reynolds’ volumes down but Santa Fe is on the up

Reynolds’ volumes down but Santa Fe is on the up

| February 11, 2015

R.J Reynolds Tobacco’s US domestic cigarette volume during the year to the end of December, at 61.0 billion, was down by 5.0 percent on that of 2013, 64.2 billion. Camel volume was unchanged at 20.9 billion but Pall Mall volume fell by 3.2 percent to 20.6 billion; so the company’s total ‘growth brands’ volume was […]

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Andhra growers seek guidance to the ‘promised land’

Andhra growers seek guidance to the ‘promised land’

| February 11, 2015

Tobacco growers in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are urging world leaders to address the issue of providing them with alternative livelihoods, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. So far, the search for the ‘promised land’ of alternative crops, which has been going on for years […]

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US FDA commissioner to step down next month

US FDA commissioner to step down next month

| February 11, 2015

The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Margaret A. Hamburg, is to step down by the end of March. In a letter to her colleagues at the agency, Hamburg said that together they had made significant progress in implementing both the letter and spirit of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. […]

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