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A nickel a butt adds up

A nickel a butt adds up

May 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

Redemption programs have dramatically reduced the amount of bottles and cans that go into the waste stream. Now a restaurant owner in Portland, Maine, U.S.A. wants to do the same with cigarette butts, according to a story reported on WLBZ. Mike Roylos says he’s tired of dealing with butts outside the Spartan Grill. “They’re everywhere. I […]

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UK plain packaging plan goes up in smoke

UK plain packaging plan goes up in smoke

May 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has scrapped plans to force all cigarettes to be sold in plain packs, according to a story published today in The Sun. Health ministers had been considering the move for a year. Proponents had insisted making packages bland would put smokers off — and stop kids from picking up the habit. Cameron initially backed the plan, but has […]

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Japan Tobacco tops competition, forecast beats estimates

Japan Tobacco tops competition, forecast beats estimates

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco, the world’s best-performing cigarette maker this year, forecast a record profit that beat analyst estimates and raised its projected annual dividend by 35 percent on rising overseas sales and a weaker yen, according to Bloomberg News. Net income will probably be ¥415 billion ($4.2 billion) for the year ending March 2014, the Tokyo-based […]

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BAT sales up 5 pct, driven by global brands

BAT sales up 5 pct, driven by global brands

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco reported revenue growth of 5 percent at constant rates of exchange in the first quarter ended March 31, adding that global drive brand cigarette volumes grew by 1 percent. The report stated: Revenue growth of 1 percent at current rates of exchange. Cigarette volumes from subsidiaries fell 3.7 percent to 160 billion, with a decrease […]

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Altria plans e-cig sales, Marlboro demand falls

Altria plans e-cig sales, Marlboro demand falls

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Altria Group, the largest seller of tobacco in the U.S., plans to introduce an e-cigarette this year, chasing smaller rivals as demand for traditional smokes declines. The e-cigarette will be sold in an undisclosed market starting in the second half of 2013, Richmond, Virginia-based Altria said today in a statement. The company declined to provide […]

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IMHA urges brand protection

IMHA urges brand protection

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

The trade body representing the global hologram industry is urging organisations to review and if necessary redouble their brand protection and authentication strategies to stem the “hemorrhage” of counterfeit goods flowing out of china. That’s the stark message from the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) which was commenting on a new UN report that says […]

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UK campaigners condemn 'sexist' study on plain packaging

UK campaigners condemn ‘sexist’ study on plain packaging

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Campaigners in the U.K. opposed to plain packaging of tobacco have described as “sexist” a study that says young female smokers get less satisfaction and less enjoyment from smoking cigarettes that come in plain, standardized packs. Hands Off Our Packs campaigner Angela Harbutt, a smoker, said, “The idea that plain packaging will have a greater […]

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TTM wary of decreasing market share

TTM wary of decreasing market share

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) has gradually lost market share to imported cigarettes since the country lifted the tax barrier two decades ago, says director-general Torsak Chotimongkol. Local cigarettes still claim 76 percent of the market, but foreign cigarettes are likely to gain one percentage point to 25 percent by the end of this year, according to […]

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Vietnam's anti-smoking law to take effect May 1

Vietnam’s anti-smoking law to take effect May 1

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Vietnam’s law on the prevention and control of smoking takes effect on May 1, 2013, according to the Health Ministry, according to a story in VietnamPlus. The law, with five chapters and 35 clauses, regulates measures aimed to reduce the demand for tobacco, control supply and prevent tobacco harm, said the ministry at a conference in […]

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China: HongyunHonghe launches cigarette-processing unit in Africa

China: HongyunHonghe launches cigarette-processing unit in Africa

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

HongyunHonghe Tobacco Group, in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, recently launched its cigarette-processing unit for Africa at the Walvis Bay port in Namibia. The project is intended to produce HongyunHonghe’s Yunyan, Honghe, Honghe and Honghe brands for sale in Africa. The annual production capacity of the unit could reach 1 billion cigarettes.

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