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PM USA’s cigarette volume down but share up

PM USA’s cigarette volume down but share up

| February 2, 2015

Philip Morris USA’s cigarette shipment volume during the 12 months to the end of December, at 125,390 million, was down by 3.0 percent on that of the 12 months to the end of December 2013, 129,312 million. Marlboro shipments were down by 3.0 percent to 108,023 million while shipments of other premium brands were down […]

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Turkey’s anti-tobacco plans to target leaf growers

Turkey’s anti-tobacco plans to target leaf growers

| February 2, 2015

In another crackdown on smokers, Turkey’s health ministry is planning to introduce measures that will make it compulsory for people to show identification cards when buying tobacco products, according to a story in the Hurriyet Daily News. It is already illegal for tobacco products to be sold in Turkey to those under 18 years of […]

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Plain packaging – a sham becoming a shambles

Plain packaging – a sham becoming a shambles

| February 2, 2015

In the UK, as many as 100 Conservative MPs are expected to vote against plans to impose standardized packaging for cigarettes and fine-cut tobacco, according to a story in The Daily Telegraph. There was widespread surprise in January when a junior health minister, Jane Ellison, said MPs would be given a vote on the plans […]

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Electronic cigarette taxation up for discussion

Electronic cigarette taxation up for discussion

| February 2, 2015

An EU ‘high level working party’ is due to meet on Thursday to discuss electronic cigarette taxation. According to a note from the general secretariat of the Council of the EU, item five on the meeting’s agenda reads: ‘Tax treatment of new tobacco products and related products, such as electronic cigarettes and novel tobacco products’. […]

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Imperial supports e-cigarette regulation in Canada

Imperial supports e-cigarette regulation in Canada

| January 30, 2015

Imperial Tobacco Canada has entered the debate about electronic cigarettes, which are not approved for sale in Canada but which are available for purchase. In a letter published in the Montreal Gazette, Caroline Ferland, vice president corporate and regulatory affairs, said Imperial fully supported the introduction of a regulatory framework that would allow the legal […]

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Smoked and disorderly in Seoul

Smoked and disorderly in Seoul

| January 30, 2015

In various parts of the world, smokers have been seen as smelly and not normal, whatever that might mean, and now a councilman in Seoul, South Korea, apparently feels that those who smoke on sidewalks are socially disorderly. According to a story in The Korea Times, Seoul Metropolitan councilman, Nam Jae-kyung, of the ruling Saenuri […]

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