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Zimbabwe: Tobacco marketing season opens next month

The 2013 tobacco marketing season due to begin on 13 February, auction sales while the sales contract will start a day later. Only three stories – tobacco sales floor Limited, Boka tobacco auction floor and prime tobacco auction floors – were licensed to buy tobacco from farmers while the tobacco auction floors Millennium inadequate TIMB author.
Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board chief executive Dr Andrew Matibiri said they were expecting a good harvest for the quality of rainfall, which declined in the country since mid-December. Read more

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BAT explores alternatives as cigarette market dips

October 2nd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

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BRITISH American Tobacco (BAT), the JSE’s largest listing with a market capitalisation of R878bn, is investing £100m to develop a series of smoking alternatives as tobacco bans and higher taxes persuade smokers to quit the habit.

Speaking to the Financial Times yesterday, BAT CE Nicandro Durante said the company was looking at lower-risk alternatives to traditional cigarettes such as noncombustible cigarettes, which heat tobacco rather than burn it, and nicotine inhalers. Ream more »

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Survey finds 80% of Scots think tobacco marketing is harmful to children

June 18th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

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Researchers for Cancer Research UK said that 80% of those surveyed think that tobacco marketing is harmful to children, while 66% believe colourful branding, striking logos and distinctive packet designs make cigarettes more appealing to children.

The charity released the survey results as the UK Government consults on whether to put all tobacco in packs of uniform size, shape and design, with large health warnings front and back. Ream more »

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More Funding Needed For Tobacco Control

June 11th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

Needed For Tobacco Control
The American Lung Association joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in celebrating World No Tobacco Day on May 31. This year’s theme, Tobacco Industry Interference, focused on the need to expose and counter the industry’s increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine global tobacco control efforts.
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Black market trade in tobacco warning

April 24th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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The Health Ministry has discussed raising the cost of a packet of cigarettes to $100 over the next eight years as a measure to help achieve the Government’s goal of a smokefree New Zealand by 2025.

In a document released under the Official Information Act the idea was floated that the Government hike the price of cigarettes to $60 next year and then 10 per cent every year thereafter, making the cost of a pack $100 by 2020.
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Tobacco lobbies silenced link to global warming

November 29th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Politics, not science, is the root of the global warming debate, Dr. Naomi Oreskes argued Thursday afternoon. When it comes to the science, she said, there is no debate.
Oreskes demonstrated throughout her lecture there has been a scientific consensus about the validity of global warming dating back to the 1900s. The sole scientific debate that has existed in any point of time was over the effects of global warming and when it would occur – both of these debates have since been settled in the scientific community. Ream more »

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Russian cigarette maker takes a final puff

November 23rd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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The largest Russian owned cigarette manufacturer is up for sale, with foreign buyers eager to get their hands on the company. Donskoy Tabak is based in the south of the country and currently has about 4% of the domestic market.

The company produced about 26 million cigarettes last year, and bought local rival Nevo Tabak at the beginning of the year. It has two local brands, Donskoy Tabak , and Nasha Marka, and produces the Richmond and Senator brands under licence. Ream more »

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Lorillard Commands More Market Share In A Shrinking Tobacco Market

September 20th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

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U.S. tobacco stocks have luxurious yields. Yet, a big problem lurks: Cigarette companies are in a declining business. Americans are smoking less. Surprisingly, earnings have held up well, and are, in many cases, rising. Still, although those juicy dividends beckon, tobacco should look for companies bucking the trend and actually selling more product.
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Malawi strategises on tobacco challenges

August 24th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Depending on up to 70 percent of its foreign exchange earnings on tobacco, Malawi has launched a five-year strategic plan for the leaf to insulate the market against negative forces.

Dr. Bruce Munthali, CEO for Tobacco Control Commission, told the official news agency MANA that the plan–which will cover production to marketing–was to “identify new areas to resuscitate the industry.”
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