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Imperial Brands’ 1Q volume down

Imperial Brands’ 1Q volume down

| February 11, 2016

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.

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Cambodian PM leading by example

Cambodian PM leading by example

| February 11, 2016

Cambodia’s Prime Minister is using Facebook to encourage smokers to follow his example and quit their cigarette habit. He said he had been a heavy smoker for more than 40 years and had tried 12 times to quit

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PMI to participate in conference

PMI to participate in conference

| February 11, 2016

PMI’s CEO André Calantzopoulos is due to make a presentation at a consumer analyst conference on February 17. The presentation slides and script will also be available at www.pmi.com/presentations.

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Duty-free event breaking records

Duty-free event breaking records

| February 11, 2016

The list of companies that have reserved space at this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference is ‘longer than ever’. The exhibition and conference are to be held at the Marina Bay Sands complex in Singapore on May 8-12.

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Tobacco firms among top employers

Tobacco firms among top employers

| February 10, 2016

The Top Employer Institute has recognized Philip Morris International (PMI) and Japan Tobacco International (JTI). PMI was recognized as a top employer in Europe for the fourth consecutive year, and for the first time in the Middle East; JTI was recognized as one of Europe’s top five employers.

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Azerbaijan to double leaf cultivation

Azerbaijan to double leaf cultivation

| February 10, 2016

Azerbaijan will increase tobacco prices and leaf cultivation in 2016, according to a local news report. The number of tobacco-related jobs is expected to grow to 8,000.

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