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Labor aiming to hurt the poor – for their own good

Labor aiming to hurt the poor – for their own good

| November 24, 2015

Australia’s shadow treasurer Chris Bowen has said that the Labor party is ‘keenly aware’ that its proposal to push the price of cigarettes to $40 a pack by 2020 would hurt the poor, according to a story by Eliza Borrello for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The government has been increasing its cigarette tax take regularly […]

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Tobacco grower registrations down in Zimbabwe

Tobacco grower registrations down in Zimbabwe

| November 24, 2015

The number of Zimbabwean farmers who have registered so far this year to grow tobacco is down by more than 20 percent on the number who had signed up by the same point of last year’s registration period, according to a Newsdzesibabwe story. In its latest bulletin, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) said […]

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Pakistan lay-offs down to tax-led illegal trade

Pakistan lay-offs down to tax-led illegal trade

| November 23, 2015

Philip Morris Pakistan (PMPK) is laying off 141 employees from its purchasing and processing departments but says that it is committed to continuing to operate in Pakistan, according to a story in The Nation. PMPK, formerly Lakson Tobacco, apparently told the paper that the decision to axe the employees had been taken as a result […]

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JT product to offer ‘ultimate smoking experience’

JT product to offer ‘ultimate smoking experience’

| November 23, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc has said that it will launch in mid-December a cigarette that will provide the ‘ultimate smoking experience’. In a note posted on its website, the company said that ‘fastidious attention’ had been paid to every detail of Mevius Prestige, which would be sold exclusively at the duty-free stores of five airports: Narita, […]

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Reynolds launches Vuse Connect Solo

Reynolds launches Vuse Connect Solo

| November 20, 2015

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. is launching Vuse Connect Solo power units in the United States on Nov. 24. The units feature Bluetooth low-energy technology that enables adult tobacco consumers to pair the device with a mobile app to monitor things such as battery level, battery life and cartridge levels. The power units will be available […]

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Lobby group welcomes ban on tobacco lobbyists

Lobby group welcomes ban on tobacco lobbyists

| November 20, 2015

The doors to the Dutch government have been closed against the tobacco industry and its lobbyists, according to an anti-tobacco lobby group, the Framework Convention Alliance. In a note posted on its website, the alliance said that while a court in the Netherlands had denied a civil society suit brought against the government because of […]

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