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Swedish Match enjoys snus and cigar volume growth

Swedish Match enjoys snus and cigar volume growth

| November 4, 2015

Swedish Match’s shipment volumes of snus in Scandinavia during the three months to the end of September, at 61.2 million cans, was five percent up on those of the three months to the end of September 2014. SM’s share of the snus market in Sweden during the three months to the end of September, at […]

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Stigmatizing smokers not a positive strategy

Stigmatizing smokers not a positive strategy

| November 4, 2015

A study conducted by researchers in Brazil, Germany, the UK and the US suggests that public health campaigns that stigmatize smoking or smokers can, in some cases, backfire, according to a Medical Xpress story relayed by the TMA. The study, which was published on Monday in Social Science & Medicine, reviewed almost 600 articles relating […]

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Prolamina and Ampac become ProAmpac

Prolamina and Ampac become ProAmpac

| November 3, 2015

Prolamina and Ampac, two recently merged global flexible packaging firms, have announced a new corporate name: ProAmpac. The new name reflects the merger of the two leading flexible packaging companies. The ProAmpac name and logo reflect the company’s mission in providing creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovations to a diverse global marketplace. […]

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API increases production capacity for Transmet laminate

API increases production capacity for Transmet laminate

| November 3, 2015

API Laminates, a leading manufacturer and distributor of foils, laminates and holographics, has significantly increased production capacity for its Transmet laminate, following the recent upgrade and commissioning of its new Transmet module on the Laminator 4 production line at its Poynton manufacturing site. Transmet is API’s film-free laminate option for paperboard that provides an all-over, […]

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Imperial’s tobacco-product volumes down

Imperial’s tobacco-product volumes down

| November 3, 2015

Imperial Tobacco’s volume shipments of cigarettes and other tobacco products calculated as ‘stick equivalents’ during the 12 months to the end of September, at 285.1 billion, were down by 3.1 percent on those of the 12 months to the end of September 2014, 294.4 billion. In announcing its preliminary results for the year to the […]

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Study finds no profit in growing tobacco in Indonesia

Study finds no profit in growing tobacco in Indonesia

| November 2, 2015

A survey conducted by the Muhammadiyah Tobacco Control Center (MTCC) suggests that growing tobacco in Indonesia is no longer profitable, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. The MTCC surveyed during June and July 391 tobacco farmers and 191 former tobacco farmers in the three main tobacco producing areas of Central Java, East Java […]

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