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UAE to outlaw tobacco smoking in public

UAE to outlaw tobacco smoking in public

| November 6, 2014

A nationwide ban on tobacco smoking in enclosed public places in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is due to come into force from early next year, according to a story in The National quoting a Ministry of Health announcement. The ban will include public places such as universities, hospitals, public transport, theatres, cinemas, playgrounds and […]

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PMI announces new U.S. tobacco purchasing model

PMI announces new U.S. tobacco purchasing model

| November 5, 2014

Philip Morris International is adopting a new leaf buying model in the United States. The company will transition from directly purchasing tobacco through contracts with U.S. growers to purchasing through two suppliers, Alliance One International Inc. (AOI) and Universal Corp. This new purchasing model will take effect on April 1, 2015. “Moving to a new […]

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AOI to supply PMI

AOI to supply PMI

| November 5, 2014

Alliance One International has been selected to supply U.S. tobacco to Philip Morris International (PMI), as PMI adopts a new leaf procurement model in the United States and Canada. On Nov. 5, 2014, PMI announced its decision to transition from direct contracting and purchasing of tobacco from U.S. growers to sourcing its U.S. tobacco requirements […]

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Regulators shouldn’t disfavor e-cigarettes

Regulators shouldn’t disfavor e-cigarettes

| November 5, 2014

Strict regulation of electronic cigarettes isn’t warranted based on current evidence, according to a HealthDay News story quoting a new study and reproduced on the HealthFinder.gov section of the US Department of Health and Human Services’ website. On the contrary, allowing electronic cigarettes to compete with regular cigarettes might cut tobacco-related deaths and illness, the […]

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Singapore to ban sales of shisha

Singapore to ban sales of shisha

| November 5, 2014

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) intends to prohibit the import, distribution and sale of shisha from later this month, according to a Channel News Asia story. The Parliamentary Secretary for the MOH, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, was said to have announced the proposed ban in Parliament yesterday. According to the National Health Survey 2010, […]

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Alliance pays lower tobacco prices but seeks to improve social responsibility

Alliance pays lower tobacco prices but seeks to improve social responsibility

| November 5, 2014

The prices paid for farmers’ tobacco by Alliance One International during the second quarter of this financial year were generally below those of ‘last season’. In announcing the company’s second quarter results to the end of September, CEO Pieter Sikkel said that the challenging conditions identified at the end of fiscal year 2014 had continued […]

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