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New tobacco law being fast-tracked in Thailand

New tobacco law being fast-tracked in Thailand

| February 5, 2015

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin yesterday blamed the finance and agriculture ministries for delaying a new, stricter law aimed at controlling the consumption of tobacco and cigarettes, according to a story in The Nation. Rajata said the two ministries had until next week to come up with their stance on the much-awaited bill or […]

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Altria to webcast conference presentation

Altria to webcast conference presentation

| February 5, 2015

The Altria Group is due to host a webcast of its business presentation at the annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton, Florida, starting about 09.15 Eastern Time on February 18. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, will feature a presentation by Marty Barrington, chairman and CEO, and other […]

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Salvoy Acetow introduces Rhondia Micro Tow

Salvoy Acetow introduces Rhondia Micro Tow

| February 4, 2015

Solvay Acetow has introduced a new product—Rhondia Micro Tow. Rhondia Micro Tow offers a top-quality and highly customized tow specification, and extends the range of low-denier tow items. The new specification provides low pressure drop and guaranteed filtration efficiency while delivering a high standard of quality. Rhodia is also suitable for low diameter filters with […]

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Production declines point to more balanced market

Production declines point to more balanced market

| February 4, 2015

The current outlook for 2015 tobacco crops indicates decreased production volumes in the key growing areas, which is an important step towards more balanced markets, according to George C. Freeman, III, chairman, president, and CEO of Universal Corporation. Freeman was speaking yesterday as he presented the company’s third-quarter results. “The current fiscal year continues to […]

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June deadline for Kenya’s graphic pack warnings

June deadline for Kenya’s graphic pack warnings

| February 4, 2015

Graphic health warnings are due to become a requirement on cigarette packs sold in Kenya from June, according to a story by Margaret Wahito for Capital FM Kenya. The full-color graphics are to appear on the front and back panels accompanied by black and white text warnings that will be in English on the front […]

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Complaint filed over use of tobacco-goods surcharge

Complaint filed over use of tobacco-goods surcharge

| February 4, 2015

A smokers’ rights group yesterday filed a complaint with Taiwan’s Control Yuan, urging the watchdog organization to look into recent allegations that the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) had misused the health and welfare surcharge on tobacco products, according to a story in the Taipei Times.(Wikipedia describes the Control Yuan as being one of five branches […]

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