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UNITED KINGDOM

Imperial says US expansion going well

04 May 2016. Imperial Brands half-year tobacco operating profit increased more than 20 per cent as its expanded US presence contributed revenue and moderated a 3.1 per cent dip in volume, the company said.
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INDIA

Supreme Court admonishes industry on 85 per cent warnings

04 May 2016. The Supreme Court said the tobacco industry must comply with new expanded health warnings introduced 1 April and rejected a plea to stay implementation, Reuters reported.
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EUROPEAN UNION

EU court upholds menthol ban

04 May 2016. The EU high court dismissed a complaint by Poland against the ban on menthol cigarettes, saying it belongs within the ban on characterising flavours that is part of the revised Tobacco Products Directive that enters into effect on 20 May.
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EU high court strikes down TPD2 challenge

04 May 2016. The Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) upheld the legality of the revised Tobacco Products Directive, striking down a challenge by Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco, the BBC reported.
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UNITED STATES

Supreme Court petitioned on MSA ruling

03 May 2016. Major tobacco companies have asked the US Supreme Court to review whether Pennsylvania courts were justified in overturning an arbitration panel ruling to reduce Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) payments, the Winston-Salem Journal said.
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JAPAN

JTI key brand volume up almost 11 per cent

02 May 2016. Japan Tobacco International (JTI) shipments of global flagship brands including Winston and Camel rose 10.7 per cent in the first quarter, helped by increased market share in Europe and Taiwan, the company said.
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INDIA

Court upholds ITC on pre-April inventory

29 Apr 2016. Cigarette maker ITC gained a partial victory when a high court said the government may not seize inventory manufactured before larger health warnings came into effect on 1 April, the Times of India said.
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UNITED STATES

PM USA increases market share

28 Apr 2016. Philip Morris USA increased cigarette-market share 0.3 percentage points to 51.4 per cent in the first quarter due to rising popularity of its L&M discount brand, said parent company Altria.
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UNITED KINGDOM

RCP backs e-cigarettes as smoking alternative

28 Apr 2016. The Royal College of Physicians in a 200-page report rejected arguments that e-cigarettes represent a gateway or normalise Smoking, and said vaping is a “much safer” alternative to smoking.
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BAT announces Board changes

28 Apr 2016. British American Tobacco announced the retirements of Karen de Segundo, the Board member who chaired the corporate and social responsibility (CSR) committee, and Non-Executive Director Richard Tubb, who served on the CSR panel.
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