The Philippine government has published its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on cigarette health warnings, The IRR define the space requirements for graphic health warnings, including photographic images on packaging and warnings in text, as well as the corresponding penalties for violations.
Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has deferred the 2016 marketing season of the crop to a date to be announced. Traditionally, Zimbabwe’s tobacco selling season begins in February. Last year, the tobacco selling season began on March 4 due to similar reasons.
Stick-equivalent volumes at Imperial Brands fell during the company’s first quarter, and, excluding the effect of acquisitions, they fell sharply. Imperial’s CEO said the company had continued to make good progress against its strategic objectives in the first quarter and was well placed to meet full year expectations.