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Board changes at Hauni

Board changes at Hauni

| December 17, 2015

Juergen Spykman will become deputy chairman of Hauni Machinenbau’s executive board effective Jan. 1. In April he will succeed acting CEO Christopher Somm. Somm will then focus exclusively on his group executive board responsibilities. Somm will remain responsible for the company’s Business Area Tobacco and for Corporate Center Strategic Marketing and Sales. He will also […]

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PM: e-cigs can be path to better health for smokers

PM: e-cigs can be path to better health for smokers

| December 17, 2015

The UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, has described the role of electronic cigarettes in helping people quit smoking as being a “very legitimate path for many people to improve their health,” according to a Hansard report relayed by the TMA. On December 16, Hansard reported that the Conservative MP Mark Pawsey had asked Cameron about […]

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Indonesia raising excise with one eye on jobs

Indonesia raising excise with one eye on jobs

| December 17, 2015

Indonesia’s biggest cigarette producer, PT HM Sampoerna, has supported the government’s decision to keep the excise levy on hand-rolled cigarettes (SKT) unchanged at Rp80 (US$0.01) per cigarette, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. Sampoerna’s CEO Paul Norman Janelle said he appreciated the consideration the government had given to the impact tax policy had, […]

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Bulgaria aligning with Tobacco Products Directive

Bulgaria aligning with Tobacco Products Directive

| December 17, 2015

Bulgaria’s Cabinet has finalized amendments to the country’s tobacco legislation that will see the imposition of graphic health warnings on tobacco packs and a ban on ‘characterizing’ flavors in tobacco products, according to a story in the Sofia Globe. The amendments are aimed at transposing the provisions of the EU’s latest Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) […]

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Health expert questions idea of ‘defective’ cigarettes

Health expert questions idea of ‘defective’ cigarettes

| December 16, 2015

A public health expert in the US has pilloried the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) for asking consumers to notify it if cigarettes they buy are defective or contaminated. In a wry piece published on his website, Dr. Michael Siegel, a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University […]

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Imperial Tobacco proposes name migration

Imperial Tobacco proposes name migration

| December 16, 2015

The Imperial Tobacco Group has said that it plans to rename itself Imperial Brands, subject to approval by its shareholders at its annual general meeting in February, according to a Reuters report relayed by the TMA. The company was quoted as having said that the proposed new name ‘better reflects the dynamic, brand-focused business that […]

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