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JT adds more Options to menthol cigarette offering

JT adds more Options to menthol cigarette offering

| January 14, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc. says that it will launch across Japan from the middle of February three new products within its Mevius Premium Menthol Option range of cigarettes that features the company’s new aroma-changing filter capsule. The products are: Mevius Premium Menthol Option Yellow 8 (delivery 8 mg of tar and 0.7mg of nicotine), Mevius Premium […]

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Jobs go at Philip Morris Fortune as market share dips

Jobs go at Philip Morris Fortune as market share dips

| January 14, 2015

Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco, the Philippines’ biggest cigarette manufacturer is cutting 640 employees from its Marikina plant; or about 30 percent of the plant’s workforce, according to a number of reports. “This was a very difficult decision to make but in order to maintain a viable operation and to safeguard the future of our business […]

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Bright Packaging to supply Izhora with aluminium foil

Bright Packaging to supply Izhora with aluminium foil

| January 14, 2015

Malaysia-based Bright Packaging Industry Bhd has entered into an agreement to supply aluminium foil worth US$15 million to ZAO Philip Morris Izhora, a Russia-based affiliate of Philip Morris International, according to a story in the Sun Daily, Malaysia. In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, Bright Packaging said the agreement would remain in force until December […]

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Call for industry unity in face of flue-cured ‘glut’

Call for industry unity in face of flue-cured ‘glut’

| January 13, 2015

Concerned about a possible fall in demand for leaf tobacco on international markets, the Tobacco Board of India has called on flue-cured growers in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka to stick to the authorized production targets for 2014-2015, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The board has fixed […]

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Ethiopian city implements tobacco smoking ban

Ethiopian city implements tobacco smoking ban

| January 13, 2015

Mekelle, the capital of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, has become the first Ethiopian city to ban tobacco smoking in public places, according to a story in The Sudan Tribune. A bill banning smoking was passed unanimously last year by Ethiopian lawmakers and Mekelle has become the first city to implement the bill’s regulations. The new […]

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Italy preparing for further tobacco smoking bans

Italy preparing for further tobacco smoking bans

| January 13, 2015

Italy is making moves to ban tobacco smoking in outdoor areas such as parks, beaches and stadiums, and to stop actors lighting up on film and television sets, according to a story in The Local. And according to a story in La Repubblica, smoking could be banned in cars, ‘especially’ – but presumably not exclusively […]

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