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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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GERMANY

Kuiper joins SFNTC as Germany sales director

21 Oct 2014. Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company (SFNTC), maker of Natural American Spirit products, appointed Martin Kuiper sales director for Germany.
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RUSSIA

FCTC backs e-cig advertising restrictions

20 Oct 2014. Advertising for e-cigarettes should be restricted or banned, the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) said in a statement that also called for yearly reviews of duties on tobacco products.
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UNITED STATES

PMI cites Asia as volume dips 0.4 per cent

16 Oct 2014. Philip Morris International (PMI) volume fell by 824 million sticks, a 0.4 per cent decline, in the third quarter primarily due to slumping Asian business, the company said.
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RUSSIA

FCTC recommends raising tobacco taxes

16 Oct 2014. Delegates to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) said treaty signatories should raise tobacco taxes and prices to curb demand, but stopped short of a specific recommendation, Reuters said.
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THAILAND

Cabinet approves e-cig ban

15 Oct 2014. The Cabinet approved banning imports of electronic cigarettes and hookah pipes to protect public health, the Associated Press reported.
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ITALY

PMI’s reduced-risk pilot plant begins operation

15 Oct 2014. Philip Morris International (PMI) started up its first pilot plant for reduced risk products and broke ground for a larger manufacturing facility that together have the capacity to produce 30 billion units a year, the company said.
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WORLD

WTO says no plain-pack ruling before 2016

14 Oct 2014. A World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel convened to hear a legal challenge to Australia’s tobacco plain-packaging law said it will be at least the first half of 2016 before a ruling is issued, Reuters reported.
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