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Imperial joins battle against Latvian illegal trade

Imperial joins battle against Latvian illegal trade

| August 28, 2015

Imperial Tobacco has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Latvian State Revenue Service jointly to tackle the illegal trade in tobacco. In a note posted on its website, Imperial said that KPMG’s latest Project Sun report had revealed that Latvia had the highest proportion of illegal cigarette trade in the EU last year. The […]

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Limited edition of Ettan launched by Swedish Match

Limited edition of Ettan launched by Swedish Match

| August 28, 2015

Swedish Match is launching a special design edition of its Ettan brand of loose snus for the autumn season. In a note posted on its website, Swedish Match said that 82,000 cans of Ettan Jakt would be produced and sold from the end of August at OKQ8 outlets throughout Sweden, in Swedish Match’s stores in […]

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FDA targets ‘natural’ tobacco claims

FDA targets ‘natural’ tobacco claims

| August 27, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. and ITG Brands that advertising traditional cigarette products as “additive free” or “natural” is in violation of federal regulations, reports The Winston-Salem Journal. The warnings pertain to Santa Fe’s Natural American Spirit brand and ITG’s Winston brand. It is the first […]

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Proposed EU-US trade treaty mired in secrecy

Proposed EU-US trade treaty mired in secrecy

| August 27, 2015

The European Commission has been accused of a cover-up after refusing to release details of talks between its officials and tobacco companies during negotiations over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) treaty, according to a story by Paul Gallagher for The Independent. Corporate lobbying campaigners are said to have published documents that revealed […]

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Lebanese growers looking to expand production

Lebanese growers looking to expand production

| August 27, 2015

Tobacco growers operating in the Akkar district of Lebanon are calling on the government to allow them to expand their harvested areas while increasing the weight of tobacco authorized per permit from 330 kg to 500 kg, according to a story on Al Bawaba.com. “We also ask the government to increase the price of 1 […]

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Myanmar gears up for graphic health warnings

Myanmar gears up for graphic health warnings

| August 27, 2015

Cigarette packs sold in Myanmar will shortly carry graphic health warnings, according to a story in The Myanmar Times quoting Health Minister U Than Aung. “We have drawn up a notification to include health warnings in pictures and text covering 75 percent of a cigarette package on both sides, in accordance with international agreements,” U […]

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