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Star names Sugiati administration chief for Indonesia

02 Sep 2014. Star Tobacco International appointed Atik Sugiati administration manager for the Indonesia region, joining General Manager Henri Kusuma whose appointment was announced in August.
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BAT to buy Ugandan tobacco from Alliance One

01 Sep 2014. British American Tobacco (BAT) will stop buying tobacco leaf from local farmers and source its Ugandan tobacco needs from 2015 via the independent leaf merchant Alliance One International, said The Observer in Kampala.
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Tax hike pushes single-stick cigarette price to AUD 1

01 Sep 2014. The second of four hefty annual hikes in tax on cigarettes took effect on 1 Sept, raising the price per cigarette in a pack of 20 to near AUD 1 (EUR 0.71), the Sydney Morning Herald said.
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Increase in tobacco output planned

29 Aug 2014. A 70 per cent increase in land dedicated to tobacco production is planned for the next growing season, Xinhua news agency said in a story citing remarks by Vice President José Ramón Machado Ventura.
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Plain packs fail to change buying habits, study shows

29 Aug 2014. Tobacco purchasing habits following introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products have remained constant, according to a study that shows neither a switch to low-cost Asian brands nor a rise in use of unbranded illicit tobacco.
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Sonoco to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging

27 Aug 2014. Sonoco Products Company will acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group of Germany for EUR 286 million (USD 383 million) in a deal the US packager said would create a global leader in rigid paper packaging.
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Gray to replace Levy on BAT board

27 Aug 2014. Andrew Gray, director of British American Tobacco’s Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) region, will replace Jean-Marc Levy as group marketing director on the BAT Management Board from 1 Sept, the company said.
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WHO weighs in on e-cigs

26 Aug 2014. The World Health Organisation (WHO) called for bans on advertising and indoor use of e-cigarettes in a report that will go before a plenary session of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control this autumn, Reuters reported.
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FDA sets 180-day comment period on snus

26 Aug 2014. The Food and Drug Administration set a 180-day public comment period on an application by Swedish Match to have its General brand snus approved as a less risky tobacco product, the Associated Press reported.
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Amcor Tobacco to close German plant, expand in Indonesia

22 Aug 2014. Amcor Tobacco Packaging will close a German plant by the end of 2014 in response to what the company said was an overcapacity in gravure printing in western Europe, and build a facility to serve the growing Indonesian market.
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