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Tough tobacco control law passed in Uganda

Tough tobacco control law passed in Uganda

| July 30, 2015

Ugandan lawmakers on Tuesday passed a law banning smoking within 100 meters of public buildings, banning the sale and use of shisha tobacco and banning all forms of tobacco, advertising, promotion and sponsorship, according to a story by Deo Walusimbi for the Observer, relayed by the TMA. Control Bill 2014, which now goes for signature […]

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Japan’s smoking incidence up – or down

Japan’s smoking incidence up – or down

| July 30, 2015

Japan’s adult smoking incidence increased slightly between May 2014 and May 2015, according to figures posted on Japan Tobacco Inc.’s website, but the company believes that the incidence is actually falling in line with long-term trends. JT today announced the latest results of its Japan Smoking Rate Survey, a study that has been carried out […]

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Iggesund announces packaging design winners

Iggesund announces packaging design winners

| July 30, 2015

Iggesund Paperboard has received almost 200 design proposals in response to the challenge it issued earlier this year to the world’s designers to create better and more sustainable consumer packaging. Three of the designs have been chosen and their creators will receive rewards. In addition, the company has opened dialogues with various of the designers […]

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BAT’s first-half volume down but share up

BAT’s first-half volume down but share up

| July 29, 2015

British American Tobacco’s cigarette volume during the six months to the end of June, at 322 billion, was down by 2.9 percent from that of the six months to the end of June 2014. The company estimated that the industry-wide volume decline during this period was 3.5 percent and that it had enjoyed a ‘significant […]

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RAI’s Newport-boosted 2Q volume up by 4.4 percent

RAI’s Newport-boosted 2Q volume up by 4.4 percent

| July 29, 2015

R.J Reynolds Tobacco’s domestic cigarette volume during the three months to the end of June, at 16.3 billion, was increased by 4.4 percent on that of the three months to the end of June 2014, 15.6 billion. Camel volume was increased by 3.5 percent to 5.4 billion, Pall Mall volume was down by 2.2 percent […]

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Andhra sales picking up but volume, prices still down

Andhra sales picking up but volume, prices still down

| July 29, 2015

After a slow start, flue-cured auctions in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are proceeding ‘at a satisfactory pace’, according to a story by Ch. R.S.Sarma for Business Line, citing the Tobacco Board of India chairman, K. Gopal. In a story relayed by the TMA, Gopal was quoted as having told media representatives that the […]

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