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UNITED STATES

PM USA cigarette volume dips 2.8 per cent

30 Oct 2014. Cigarette volume at Altria subsidiary Philip Morris USA fell 2.8 per cent in the three months to 30 Sept in line with general decline in the US industry, the company said.
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NEW ZEALAND

Duty-free cigarettes limit slashed

30 Oct 2014. Passengers entering New Zealand will be limited to 50 duty-free cigarettes from 1 Nov, a reduction of three quarters from the current 200 that officials say will bring national policy into line with Australia.
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JAPAN

JTI Camel volume rises 27 per cent

30 Oct 2014. Japan Tobacco International shipments of Camel cigarettes increased 26.8 per cent to 13.5 billion sticks in the third quarter but volume of the highly touted Mevius brand declined as Asian customers shifted to lower priced products, JTI said.
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UNITED STATES

Pandolfino stands down at 22nd Century

28 Oct 2014. 22nd Century Group said Joseph Pandolfino has stepped down as chief executive and board chairman at the biotech specialist in a management shuffle that will see current President Henry Sicignano head tobacco related business.
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Florida jury awards smoker USD 41.1 million

27 Oct 2014. A federal court jury in Florida awarded USD 41.1 million (EUR 32.4 million) to former smoker Kenneth Kerrivan after finding Philip Morris USA and RJ Reynolds Tobacco concealed the dangers and addictiveness of smoking, the plaintiff’s attorneys said.
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SWEDEN

Swedish Match snus volume flat

27 Oct 2014. Swedish Match regional snus shipments in the third quarter were unchanged at 58.5 million cans, however US moist-snuff shipments increased 4 per cent to 35.6 million cans, the company said.
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UNITED STATES

Lorillard’s blu eCig market share falls below 30 per cent

23 Oct 2014. Blu eCig lost substantial market share and the Lorillard subsidiary posted a loss in the third quarter as competitors introduced rival products, the parent company said.
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UNITED KINGDOM

BAT major brand volume rises 6.2 per cent

22 Oct 2014. British American Tobacco (BAT) cigarette volume of its five global drive brands increased 6.2 per cent in the nine months to 30 Sept, the company said.
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UNITED STATES

RJRT market share stable as Camel gains

21 Oct 2014. RJ Reynolds Tobacco (RJRT) market share was nearly unchanged in the third quarter, down 0.1 percentage point to 26.6 per cent in the US, as a strong performance by its Camel brand offset declines elsewhere, said parent company Reynolds American.
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Swisher to acquire Drew Estate Tobacco

21 Oct 2014. Swisher International will acquire boutique cigar maker Drew Estate Tobacco to expand its high-end product inventory, the company said.
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