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Malawi’s growers promised good prices at auction

Malawi’s growers promised good prices at auction

| April 2, 2015

Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has published auction-floor minimum and maximum buying prices for leaf tobacco. According to a StarAfrica story, the minimum Burley price has been set at US$0.85 (MK379) per kg, while the maximum has been set at US$4.50 (MK2,007) per kg. The minimum flue-cured tobacco price has been set at US$0.25 (MK129) […]

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Rosier appointed president of Solvay Acetow

Rosier appointed president of Solvay Acetow

| April 1, 2015

Solvay Acetow, a leading global producer of cellulose acetate tow for cigarette filters, has appointed Philippe Rosier as the company’s new president. Rosier succeeded Olivier Ferrary at the end of March. Rosier began his career in the Solvay Group in 1988, serving as project manager at Acetow’s production plant in Primester, United States. In 1996 […]

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JT group goes to court over Ireland’s plain packs law

JT group goes to court over Ireland’s plain packs law

| April 1, 2015

The Japan Tobacco group has initiated a High Court action against the Irish government aimed at blocking the requirement that cigarettes should be sold in standardized packs, according to a story in The Irish Times. Last month, Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins signed into law legislation under which cigarette manufacturers will be required, from May […]

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Price-hit cigarette sales recovering in South Korea

Price-hit cigarette sales recovering in South Korea

| April 1, 2015

Cigarette sales in South Korea, which plummeted in January after a tax-led price hike at the beginning of the year, slowed their downward trend in March, according to a story in The Korea Herald. According to data compiled by a local convenience-store chain, cigarette sales during the third week of March were down by 15.1 […]

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Cambodia urged to bring in graphic health warnings

Cambodia urged to bring in graphic health warnings

| April 1, 2015

Health experts have thrown their weight behind a provision in Cambodia’s draft tobacco-control law that would require graphic health warnings to cover ‘half the face’ of cigarette packs sold in the country, according to a story in The Phnom Penh Post. According to the World Health Organization, Cambodia is the only ASEAN country that has […]

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Little home-grown data linking smoking and cancer

Little home-grown data linking smoking and cancer

| April 1, 2015

India has little independent evidence to link cigarettes and cancer, according to a statement apparently made by the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) MP Dilip Kumar Gandhi during a New Delhi Television report. “Does this [smoking] cause cancer or does [it] not? What are the impacts? We have never done our own survey,” he reportedly said. […]

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