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Brands replace Tobacco at Imperial

Brands replace Tobacco at Imperial

| February 8, 2016

Imperial Tobacco’s parent company today drops the Tobacco in favor of Brands.

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Tax stamp industry creates trade body

Tax stamp industry creates trade body

| February 5, 2016

Leading players in the tax stamp industry have established The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA). The new body’s mission is to contribute to a better understanding of the benefits of tax-stamp technology and to promote the highest professional standards within the sector.

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Vintero to represent MTS

Vintero to represent MTS

| February 5, 2016

Vintero Corp. has been appointed as the exclusive global sales agency for Misra Toxicology Services, (MTS) of Cary, North Carolina, USA.

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PMI’s shipments down in 2015

PMI’s shipments down in 2015

| February 5, 2016

Philip Morris International shipped 847.27 billion cigarettes during the 12 months that ended in December, down 1 percent from the volume shipped in 2014. CEO André Calantzopoulos described 2015 as excellent year.

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TPP deal signed in New Zealand

TPP deal signed in New Zealand

| February 5, 2016

Trade ministers from 12 countries yesterday signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Auckland, New Zealand, an agreement that excludes tobacco interests from its Investor-State Dispute Settlement provisions.

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New XR snus from Swedish Match

New XR snus from Swedish Match

| February 5, 2016

Swedish Match is due this month to add two new products to its XR range of snus. The company describes XR as “a range of competitively priced products in a discreet portion pouch that is less runny and retains its flavor longer.”

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BAT director elected to RAI board

BAT director elected to RAI board

| February 5, 2016

Reynolds American Inc.’s board yesterday elected Jerome Abelman, director of legal and external affairs, and general counsel at British American Tobacco, as a Class II director, following the resignation of John P. Daly.

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JT’s volumes down

JT’s volumes down

| February 4, 2016

Japan Tobacco reported today that its domestic cigarette sales volume during the year to the end of December, at 109.2 billion, was down by 2.8 percent on that of the year to the end of December 2014, 112.4 billion.

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Universal lowers crop estimates

Universal lowers crop estimates

| February 4, 2016

Universal Corporation has lowered its estimates of big-leaf tobacco production for the 2016 crop year and is now forecasting an 11 percent decline in the flue-cured harvest outside of China and a 6 percent decline in the Burley harvest when compared with the harvests of the 2015 crop year.

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Universal declares dividends

Universal declares dividends

| February 4, 2016

Universal Corporation’s board of directors yesterday declared a quarterly dividend of $0.53 per share on the company’s common shares, payable on May 9 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 11.

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Altria to webcast presentation

Altria to webcast presentation

| February 4, 2016

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 12.30 Eastern Time on February 17.

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Philippines’ tax reform delivers growth

Philippines’ tax reform delivers growth

| February 3, 2016

Tobacco and liquor tax revenues in the Philippines grew last year at the fastest rate on record, according to a story in The Philippine Star quoting the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

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Pressure to enforce smoking ban

Pressure to enforce smoking ban

| February 3, 2016

The High Court in Bangladesh has issued a ruling asking why it should not order the government to take the necessary steps to ban tobacco smoking in public places, in line with the existing law.

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Italy’s smokers face new regulations

Italy’s smokers face new regulations

| February 3, 2016

Italy’s 10.3 million tobacco smokers are facing a raft of new regulations aimed at reducing the incidence of smoking in the country, currently 19 percent, according to a story in The Local.

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Found: uncut 1940s packaging

Found: uncut 1940s packaging

| February 3, 2016

Sheets of uncut cigarette packaging dating back to the 1940s have been discovered under the carpet of a house in Bristol, England, according to a BBC Online story.

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Deakes to lead hologram association

Deakes to lead hologram association

| February 2, 2016

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has outlined its plans for continuing growth with the appointment of a new general secretary.

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Tobacco tax policies questioned

Tobacco tax policies questioned

| February 2, 2016

Questions have been raised about the viability of an Australian Labor Party proposal to increase excise taxes on tobacco products so as to generate additional revenue for education, budget repair and other yet-to-be-announced measures.

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Japan seeks bigger health warnings

Japan seeks bigger health warnings

| February 2, 2016

Japan’s Finance Ministry is due to consider whether cigarette manufacturers should be required to include on their products more prominent warnings about the possible negative health impacts of smoking.

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Oman mulls unhealthy-products tax

Oman mulls unhealthy-products tax

| February 2, 2016

A tax on unhealthy products such as tobacco, fast food and soft drinks had to be introduced in Oman soon, the country’s Minister of Health Dr Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi has told the Times of Oman.

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MEPs want tobacco minutes online

MEPs want tobacco minutes online

| February 1, 2016

Two members of the European parliament are putting pressure on the Commission to publish online the minutes of meetings between its employees and tobacco interest groups.

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Children grow tobacco in Bangladesh

Children grow tobacco in Bangladesh

| February 1, 2016

Although children are banned from tobacco production in Bangladesh, a large number of them are to be found working on tobacco farms and in bidi factories, according to a story on bdnews24.com.

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Concerns over transposing TPD

Concerns over transposing TPD

| February 1, 2016

Cigarette manufacturers in Romania are asking that the deadline for production compliance with provisions of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive be reset.

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Zimbabwe selling season to delay

Zimbabwe selling season to delay

| January 29, 2016

The opening of Zimbabwe’s 2016 tobacco selling season is likely to be delayed as most farmers are not ready for the market, according to the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB), reports The Herald.

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USTC opens marketing center

USTC opens marketing center

| January 29, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative will open a new marketing center in La Crosse, Virginia, USA, for the 2016 growing season. The facility will service a large number of the cooperative’s flue-cured tobacco growers in both Virginia and North Carolina.

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Altria delivers ‘outstanding returns’

Altria delivers ‘outstanding returns’

| January 29, 2016

Philip Morris USA’s cigarette shipment volume during the 12 months to the end of December, at 126,018 million, was increased by 0.5 percent on that of the 12 months to the end of December 2014, 125,390 million.

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