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Graphic warnings unveiled in Philippines

Graphic warnings unveiled in Philippines

| November 10, 2014

The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) has published 12 templates for the graphic health warnings set to be included on tobacco packs, according to stories in the Daily Inquirer and the Sun-Star. The 12 warnings are to be rotated so that each variant of every brand displays them all with approximately equal frequency during a […]

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US farm labor issues continue to dog tobacco interests around the world

US farm labor issues continue to dog tobacco interests around the world

| November 7, 2014

A report released on Wednesday by two members of the British Parliament asks tobacco companies to guarantee freedom of association for US farm laborers, according to a story by Vanessa McCray for The Blade newspaper. The report, by Labour Party members Jim Sheridan and Ian Lavery, followed a July fact-finding trip (see July 25 story: […]

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Universal impacted by leaf oversupply

Universal impacted by leaf oversupply

| November 7, 2014

Universal Corp’s results continue to be impacted by an oversupply in leaf tobacco markets and the effects of softer demand from its customers. “As is typical under these conditions, markets have developed slowly in some origins, with a later start to purchasing and processing, as well as delayed receipt of shipping instructions from customers,” said […]

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Sporting chance of Tokyo smoking ban

Sporting chance of Tokyo smoking ban

| November 7, 2014

Some people within the Tokyo government are pushing for a tobacco smoking ban in line with those in force in some western nations, according to a PRESS TV story. Such a ban was attempted in Yokohama but failed due to strong business opposition. However, some people believe the time is now right and there are […]

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Universal says new PMI leaf supply deal will help address US farm labor issues

Universal says new PMI leaf supply deal will help address US farm labor issues

| November 6, 2014

The Universal Corp subsidiary, Universal Leaf North America (ULNA), is set to increase its direct purchases of US flue-cured and Burley tobaccos as part of a new leaf supply agreement with Philip Morris International. In making the announcement, Universal Corp’s chairman, president and CEO, George C. Freeman III, said PMI’s decision to adopt a new […]

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Modest price rise for Japan’s growers

Modest price rise for Japan’s growers

| November 6, 2014

Japan’s Leaf Tobacco Deliberative Council today announced the area on which domestic leaf would be grown next year and the prices that would be paid to farmers. In a note posted on its website, Japan Tobacco Inc. said the council had been in general agreement with a proposal put forward by JT earlier in the […]

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