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JT’s volumes down

JT’s volumes down

| February 4, 2016

Japan Tobacco reported today that its domestic cigarette sales volume during the year to the end of December, at 109.2 billion, was down by 2.8 percent on that of the year to the end of December 2014, 112.4 billion.

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Universal lowers crop estimates

Universal lowers crop estimates

| February 4, 2016

Universal Corporation has lowered its estimates of big-leaf tobacco production for the 2016 crop year and is now forecasting an 11 percent decline in the flue-cured harvest outside of China and a 6 percent decline in the Burley harvest when compared with the harvests of the 2015 crop year.

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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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Deakes to lead hologram association

Deakes to lead hologram association

| February 2, 2016

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has outlined its plans for continuing growth with the appointment of a new general secretary.

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Tobacco tax policies questioned

Tobacco tax policies questioned

| February 2, 2016

Questions have been raised about the viability of an Australian Labor Party proposal to increase excise taxes on tobacco products so as to generate additional revenue for education, budget repair and other yet-to-be-announced measures.

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Japan seeks bigger health warnings

Japan seeks bigger health warnings

| February 2, 2016

Japan’s Finance Ministry is due to consider whether cigarette manufacturers should be required to include on their products more prominent warnings about the possible negative health impacts of smoking.

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Oman mulls unhealthy-products tax

Oman mulls unhealthy-products tax

| February 2, 2016

A tax on unhealthy products such as tobacco, fast food and soft drinks had to be introduced in Oman soon, the country’s Minister of Health Dr Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi has told the Times of Oman.

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MEPs want tobacco minutes online

MEPs want tobacco minutes online

| February 1, 2016

Two members of the European parliament are putting pressure on the Commission to publish online the minutes of meetings between its employees and tobacco interest groups.

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Children grow tobacco in Bangladesh

Children grow tobacco in Bangladesh

| February 1, 2016

Although children are banned from tobacco production in Bangladesh, a large number of them are to be found working on tobacco farms and in bidi factories, according to a story on bdnews24.com.

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Concerns over transposing TPD

Concerns over transposing TPD

| February 1, 2016

Cigarette manufacturers in Romania are asking that the deadline for production compliance with provisions of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive be reset.

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Zimbabwe selling season to delay

Zimbabwe selling season to delay

| January 29, 2016

The opening of Zimbabwe’s 2016 tobacco selling season is likely to be delayed as most farmers are not ready for the market, according to the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB), reports The Herald.

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