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New dual filter offers capsule plus …

New dual filter offers capsule plus …

| August 1, 2014

Essentra Filter Products has launched Dual Sensation, a filter that enables a capsule segment to be combined within a multisegment filter. In a press note announcing the new filter, Essentra said that it provided cigarette manufacturers with the flexibility to design products that delivered to their consumers flavor on demand and the benefits of either […]

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BAT reports robust first-half volumes

BAT reports robust first-half volumes

| July 31, 2014

British American Tobacco’s cigarette volume during the six months to the end of June, at 331 billion, was down slightly on that of the six months to the end of June 2013, 332 billion. Volume was increased in the company’s Asia Pacific region by 4 percent to 104 billion, and increased in its EEMEA (Eastern […]

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Reynolds’ cigarette sales down sharply

Reynolds’ cigarette sales down sharply

| July 31, 2014

R.J Reynolds Tobacco’s domestic cigarette volume during the three months to the end of June, at 15.6 billion, was 8.3 percent down on that of the three months to the end of June 2013, 17 billion. Pall Mall volume was down by 6 percent to 5.3 billion, Camel volume was down by 4.4 percent to […]

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Lorillard volume shipments down

Lorillard volume shipments down

| July 31, 2014

Lorillard’s domestic-market wholesale cigarette shipments during the three months to the end of June, at 9,977 million, were down by 2.8 percent on those of the second quarter of 2013, 10,262 million. Shipments of Newport were down by 1.9 percent to 8,524 million, while shipments of Kent and True, Lorillard’s other full-price brands, were down […]

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China produces more cigarettes

China produces more cigarettes

| July 29, 2014

China’s tobacco companies produced more cigarettes even as the number of tobacco farms decreased in the first half of 2014, reports Xinhua News Agency quoting figures from the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA). In the January-June period, Chinese cigarette manufacturers produced 1.3 million sticks, 0.2 percent more than in the first half of 2013. Meanwhile, […]

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E-cigarettes not unbanned in Australia

E-cigarettes not unbanned in Australia

| July 29, 2014

In Australia, it is illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to deliver nicotine, not because a bureaucrat has made a decision to ban them, but because no one has yet asked the right bureaucrat for permission, according to David Leyonhjelm, the Liberal Democrats’ senator for New South   Wales, writing in The Australian Financial Review. ‘It […]

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Call for e-cigarette ban in Saudi Arabia

Call for e-cigarette ban in Saudi Arabia

| July 29, 2014

A medical professor at King Saud University (KSU) has called for a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, at least in respect of those under the age of 18, according to a story in the Arab News. Sultan Ayoub Meo, a professor at the KSU’s College of Medicine, said that electronic cigarette use should […]

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SA looking at plain packs by next year

SA looking at plain packs by next year

| July 29, 2014

South   Africa aims to force cigarette manufacturers to sell their products in standardized packs by next year, according to a story by Wendell Roelf for Reuters, quoting the country’s Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is currently looking into complaints about the introduction of standardized packs in Australia, but Motsoaledi said […]

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Cigarette production increased slightly

Cigarette production increased slightly

| July 29, 2014

Chinese cigarette production during the first half of this year, at 1,300,000 million, was increased by 0.2 per cent on that of the first half of last year, according to a Xinhua News Agency story published in the Global Post of Boston, US. Tobacco taxes during the first half of this year, which raised about […]

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Tanzanian leaf tobacco bound for China

Tanzanian leaf tobacco bound for China

| July 29, 2014

China’s Yunnan Tobacco International (YTI) has said it will start buying leaf tobacco from Tanzania this season with a purchase of 10 million kg, according to a story in the Daily News. The move follows the signing of a bilateral trade agreement during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Tanzania in March last year. The […]

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Diversion outweighs smuggling in Korea

Diversion outweighs smuggling in Korea

| July 29, 2014

A large quantity of Korean tax-exempt cigarettes earmarked for export are being diverted onto the domestic market, according to a story in The Korea Times quoting the Korea Customs Service (KCS). The KCS reportedly said the value of the diverted cigarettes had reached about WON100 billion (US$97.5 million) this year, up from WON 3 billion […]

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New Orleans testing butts recycling

New Orleans testing butts recycling

| July 29, 2014

The US City of New Orleans and the city’s Downtown Development District (DDD) are launching a pilot program to collect and recycle cigarette butts using an extension of TerraCycle’s Cigarette Waste Brigade – a nationwide, mail-in recycling program that is sponsored by Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co, according to a NACS (Association for Convenience & […]

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Imperial supporting homeless, jobless

Imperial supporting homeless, jobless

| July 29, 2014

Imperial Tobacco is helping to provide accommodation for the homeless and employment opportunities for the jobless in Rosario, home to its factory in the Philippines. The foundation stone of a number of buildings that will house up to 10 homeless families was laid by Carlos Saez-Diez (pictured, far right), factory manager of the Philippine Bobbin […]

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ITC chairman’s speech to be webcast

ITC chairman’s speech to be webcast

| July 29, 2014

ITC is due to host a live webcast of the speech by chairman Y. C. Deveshwar to the company’s 103rd annual general meeting in Kolkata, India. The speech, at www.itcportal.com, will be webcast from10.00 hours local time on July 30.

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France unable to distinguish between electronic and tobacco cigarettes

France unable to distinguish between electronic and tobacco cigarettes

| July 28, 2014

France is set to ban electronic cigarettes from public places and generally subject them to the same controls as tobacco cigarettes, according to a story in World Observer. Health Minister Marisol Touraine was quoted as saying the electronic cigarette was not an ordinary product. However, she said also: “We need to apply the same measures […]

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Smugglers find it difficult to stay afloat

Smugglers find it difficult to stay afloat

| July 28, 2014

In an attempt to evade the authorities smugglers have been reduced to throwing contraband cigarettes into the waters around parts of Malaysia in the hope that they will be picked up by their local partners, according to a story in The Star. Southern Region Two marine police assistant commander Paul Khiu Khon Chiang said his […]

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Fewer English pupils smoking cigarettes

Fewer English pupils smoking cigarettes

| July 28, 2014

Last year, 22 per cent of school pupils in England told researchers that they had smoked once, according to a survey carried out for the Health and Social Care Information Centre by NatCen Social Research and the National Foundation for Educational Research. This was lowest level recorded since the survey began in 1982 and continued […]

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Tobacco growers receive co-op dividend

Tobacco growers receive co-op dividend

| July 28, 2014

The board of directors of the US Tobacco Cooperative on Friday declared a patronage dividend of $0.21 per pound of tobacco sold to the cooperative during Fiscal Year 2014. ‘Due to a high quality 2013 crop and record earnings, the Cooperative was able to authorize a cash payment of $0.11 cents per pound to be […]

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NewCo appoints financial manager

NewCo appoints financial manager

| July 28, 2014

Fred Van Hal has been appointed with immediate effect as financial manager at NewCo. Van Hal, who previously held senior positions with global banks, is based in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Joint US and British delegation to check on conditions on US tobacco farms

Joint US and British delegation to check on conditions on US tobacco farms

| July 25, 2014

US congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and British members of parliament Ian Lavery and James Sheridan are due tomorrow to participate in a fact-finding delegation to North Carolina tobacco fields that will examine human rights conditions in the supply chain of British and US tobacco manufacturers, according to a Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) press note. The […]

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Call for auction sales as demand for Zambia’s tobacco drops by a third

Call for auction sales as demand for Zambia’s tobacco drops by a third

| July 25, 2014

Tobacco sales in Zambia during the first 64 days of this year’s marketing season were down by 30 per cent on those of the same period of last year, according to a Zambia Daily News story quoting Tobacco Association of Zambia (TAZ) figures. Tobacco sales during April to July amounted to 8.7 million kg, down […]

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Tit-for-tat at Bahrain airport

Tit-for-tat at Bahrain airport

| July 25, 2014

A Bahraini man, who was caught smoking a cigarette while driving his car, has been charged with denigrating Ramadan, according to an ArabiaBusiness.com report quoting a Daily Tribune (Bahrain) story. The man was referred to the Lower Criminal Court where he was remanded in custody for seven days pending an investigation. Bahrain prohibits smoking, drinking […]

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New Peace initiative in Japan

New Peace initiative in Japan

| July 25, 2014

Japan Tobacco Inc. said today that it intended to launch in early September two new products under its Peace brand, which has been renowned for its rich aroma since it first appeared on the market as Peace (10) in 1946. The new products are said to have been formulated using a ‘lavish blend of select […]

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Universal to webcast conference call

Universal to webcast conference call

| July 25, 2014

Universal Corporation is due to webcast a conference call from 17.00 hours Eastern Time on August 7 following the release of its results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 after market close on that date. The conference call will be hosted by Candace C. Formacek, vice president and treasurer. A live webcast of […]

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Attempt to block Lorillard acquisition

Attempt to block Lorillard acquisition

| July 24, 2014

A Lorillard investor is going to court in an attempt to block the company’s billion dollar acquisition by Reynolds American, claiming the deal favors the buyer, according to a story by Sophia Pearson for Bloomberg News. Reynolds said on July 15 that it would acquire Lorillard for cash and stock in a deal that values […]

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