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Universal declares dividends

Universal declares dividends

| February 4, 2016

Universal Corporation’s board of directors yesterday declared a quarterly dividend of $0.53 per share on the company’s common shares, payable on May 9 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 11.

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Altria to webcast presentation

Altria to webcast presentation

| February 4, 2016

The Altria Group is due to host a webcast of its business presentation at the annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton, Florida, starting about 12.30 Eastern Time on February 17.

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Philippines’ tax reform delivers growth

Philippines’ tax reform delivers growth

| February 3, 2016

Tobacco and liquor tax revenues in the Philippines grew last year at the fastest rate on record, according to a story in The Philippine Star quoting the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

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Pressure to enforce smoking ban

Pressure to enforce smoking ban

| February 3, 2016

The High Court in Bangladesh has issued a ruling asking why it should not order the government to take the necessary steps to ban tobacco smoking in public places, in line with the existing law.

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Italy’s smokers face new regulations

Italy’s smokers face new regulations

| February 3, 2016

Italy’s 10.3 million tobacco smokers are facing a raft of new regulations aimed at reducing the incidence of smoking in the country, currently 19 percent, according to a story in The Local.

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Found: uncut 1940s packaging

Found: uncut 1940s packaging

| February 3, 2016

Sheets of uncut cigarette packaging dating back to the 1940s have been discovered under the carpet of a house in Bristol, England, according to a BBC Online story.

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