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Cigarette imports again on the rise in South Korea

Cigarette imports again on the rise in South Korea

| January 28, 2016

South Korea’s cigarette imports increased last year after contracting for four straight years despite the government’s having hiked tobacco taxes in an effort to discourage smoking, according to a Yonhap News Agency report citing Korea Customs Service (KCS) data. Between 2014 and 2015, volume imports rose by 128.1 percent to 1,877 tons while the value […]

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Imperial to hold AGM on February 3

Imperial to hold AGM on February 3

| January 28, 2016

Imperial Tobacco is due to hold its Annual General Meeting on February 3. A presentation script and slides will be made available on its website after the event.

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Korea seeks disclosure of cigarette chemicals

Korea seeks disclosure of cigarette chemicals

| January 27, 2016

Tobacco makers and importers may have to disclose all the ingredients in cigarettes as part of South Korea’s effort to control the harmful effects of tobacco consumption, reports The Korea Times. In a policy report to President Park Geun-hye, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said it will seek to require tobacco importers and […]

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The Marbach Group expands

The Marbach Group expands

| January 27, 2016

The Marbach Group, a global leader in die-cutting technology, has invested more than €5 million ($5.44 million) over the past two years into a new building and production equipment for its rotary die cutting tools. After expanding and modernizing the machinery park in 2015, the project “New rotary production hall Heilbronn” is now completed. Strong […]

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UK cancer charity seeks health levy on cigarettes

UK cancer charity seeks health levy on cigarettes

| January 27, 2016

The charity Cancer Research UK is calling on the government to make the tobacco industry contribute towards tobacco control through a levy of 1p on every cigarette sold in the country. Earlier this month, a report published by the charity indicated that cuts to public health funding mean that local Stop Smoking Services are being […]

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Zambia’s crop expected to be reduced this season

Zambia’s crop expected to be reduced this season

| January 27, 2016

Zambia is expected this season to produce a tobacco crop reduced from that of 2014/15, 27,000 tonnes, according to a story in The Times of Zambia. Production is expected to be down significantly in the Eastern Province. Eastern Fodya Association of Zambia chairperson Franklyn Mwale said in an interview with the Times that only 450 […]

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