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Tobacco giant BAT challenges Australia legislation

December 2nd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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British American Tobacco (BAT) has launched a High Court challenge against a law that will require plain packaging on cigarettes in Australia, claiming it infringes intellectual property rights.
Days after fellow global tobacco giant Philip Morris sued Canberra over the controversial plan, BAT filed a constitutional challenge that it said would act as a “test case” on the validity of the legislation. Ream more »

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Tobacco firm BAT volumes off; profit on track

October 26th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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British American Tobacco PLC said Wednesday it remains on track for a year of good earnings growth as the world’s second-biggest tobacco group by revenue posted a rise in nine-month sales, but volumes fell as smokers struggle with tough global economic conditions.

“While the challenging economic conditions continued to impact consumers in some markets, other markets are showing signs of recovery. Excise-driven price increases in a few markets will continue to affect industry volumes,” Chief Executive Nicandro Durante said in a statement. Ream more »

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Tobacco company manager addmits no cigarette is safe

May 25th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

british-american-tobacco-logoA tobacco company manager has admitted nicotine is addictive and said no cigarette is safe.British American Tobacco (BAT) faced a barrage of questions at the Maori Affairs select committee into smoking. BAT is the manufacturer of a well known brand Dunhill cigarettes. They defended their own marketing strategies, but said black market traders and dodgy retailers were spoiling the industry. Read more

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