“We will firmly support the producers of oriental tobacco and their means of living,” Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture and Food Miroslav Naydenov said in an interview with FOCUS News Agency.
Minister Naydenov said he kept constant touch with representatives of the oriental tobacco producers. In his words, the tobacco growers are concerned about the possible restriction on this production in Europe. Ream more »
The National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) chairman Arist Merdeka Sirait called on all cigarette producers to stop their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs because they could be used as a “mask” to develop a positive image of cigarettes. Ream more »
The three largest U.S. tobacco producers are pushing through wholesale price increase across most cigarette brands for the second time this year, a sign the firms continue to command strong pricing power.
Altria Group Inc. MO -0.45% and Reynolds American Inc. RAI +0.05% are enacting 5-cent per-pack increases, while No. 3 player Lorillard Inc. LO +0.00% is pushing through a 6-cent hike. Reynolds American enacted its price hikes on Friday, while the increases from Altria and Lorillard are planned for Monday.
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Cigarette production in Armenia has reduced by 15% in 9 months 2010. However, it has to do nothing with rate of smokers. On the contrary, Armenians are smoking more as compared with 2009 statistics and prefer imported cigarettes.
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