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PMI to webcast consumer conference presentation

PMI to webcast consumer conference presentation

| September 2, 2015

Philip Morris International said yesterday that it would host at www.pmi.com/webcasts from about 13.30 Eastern Time on September 8 a live audio webcast of the company’s remarks and the question-and-answer session by CFO Jacek Olczak at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, will cover the entire PMI […]

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Amcor completes tobacco packaging acquisition in brazil

Amcor completes tobacco packaging acquisition in brazil

| September 1, 2015

Amcor Tobacco Packaging has completed the acquisition of Souza Cruz’s internal tobacco packaging operations in Cachoeirinha, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The investment is supported by a long-term supply contract between Amcor and Souza Cruz and the business is expected to achieve annual sales of approximately brl200 million ($56 million). “This acquisition adds a third […]

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US adult smoking incidence falls to 17 per cent

US adult smoking incidence falls to 17 per cent

| September 1, 2015

The US’ adult smoking rate is continuing to fall, according to an Associated Press story citing a new government report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures, said to have come from a large national survey, indicated that the adult smoking incidence dropped from 18 percent in 2013 to 17 percent last year. The […]

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Cigarettes now priced at more than A$1 each

Cigarettes now priced at more than A$1 each

| September 1, 2015

Smokers buying their cigarettes in Queensland, Australia, are from today having to pay up to $3.05 more for a pack of 50, according to a story in the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin. In the case of some cigarettes, the retail price of a single cigarette is now more than A$1. The latest national tobacco excise increase […]

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Change.org petition lights up smoking ban violations

Change.org petition lights up smoking ban violations

| September 1, 2015

The Jakarta Environmental Management Agency has disclosed that 90 percent of malls and shopping centers that it inspected in the Indonesian capital were in violation of a gubernatorial regulation banning tobacco smoking in public places, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. “Ninety percent of malls and shopping centers we inspected violated the bylaw,” […]

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Opposition to minimum price in Philippines

Opposition to minimum price in Philippines

| September 1, 2015

A number of Indonesian groups are opposing a bill in the House of Representatives that seeks to set a minimum price for cigarettes, according to a story in The Philippine Star. The groups described the move as being more of a profit strategy for the tobacco industry than a tobacco control measure. The Action for […]

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