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Dividend dependent on Sri Lanka’s Super Gain Tax

Dividend dependent on Sri Lanka’s Super Gain Tax

| February 16, 2015

Ceylon Tobacco Company’s (CTC) sales in Sri Lanka fell by 11 percent last year, according to a Colombo Page story quoting a CTC financial statement. At the same time, its government contributions during the 12 months to the end of December fell by four percent to Rs73.6 billion. The downturn seems to have been partly […]

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Call for TPPA proposals to be discussed in public

Call for TPPA proposals to be discussed in public

| February 13, 2015

A New Zealand health expert has said that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) would effectively prevent governments from enacting health policies for fear of being sued, according to an Independent Newspapers story. New Zealand health advocates and their counterparts in some of the other countries involved in the TPPA negotiations have, through The Lancet […]

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JT’s cigarette volume down in January

JT’s cigarette volume down in January

| February 13, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during January, at 8.3 billion, was down by 6.1 percent on that of January 2014, 8.8 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. The January 2014 figure was up by 3.6 percent on that of January 2013. JT’s market share stood at 59.5 percent during […]

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Wales to ban smoking in cars carrying young people

Wales to ban smoking in cars carrying young people

| February 13, 2015

A ban on tobacco smoking in cars carrying young people will be imposed in Wales on October 1, Health Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed. According to a BBC News story, the ban, which will come in on the same day as one in England, will not include electronic cigarette vaping. Health charities were said to […]

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‘This is your mother: I’m disappointed in you’

‘This is your mother: I’m disappointed in you’

| February 13, 2015

Researchers at two universities in Western Australia have developed a plastic case into which smokers can place their cigarettes but remove them only at the cost of hearing some form of quit smoking message, according to a healthcanal.com story. Smokers can record their own voice, that of somebody else or any other sound that reminds […]

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Lorillard loses cigarette volume but gains share

Lorillard loses cigarette volume but gains share

| February 12, 2015

Lorillard’s domestic wholesale cigarette shipment volume during the 12 months to the end of December, at 38,535,460,000, was down by 2.0 percent on that of 2013, 39,325,216,000. Including shipments to Puerto Rico and US Possessions, shipments were down by 2.3 percent to 39,014,140,000. Shipments of Newport cigarettes fell by 1.4 percent to 32,900,591,000, while shipments […]

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