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UNITED KINGDOM

Stanbrook to replace Burnett on Imperial board

05 Feb 2016. Imperial Tobacco named Steven Stanbrook, who has worked for several US consumer goods companies, to the Board of Directors. He will replace Ken Burnett, who retired.
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UNITED STATES

Universal lowers 2016 crop year forecasts

04 Feb 2016. Universal Corp lowered forecasts for the current crop year, saying adverse weather should lower flue-cured output by 11 per cent this year (excluding China) and burley production by 6 per cent.
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PMI profit and shipping volume fall

04 Feb 2016. Philip Morris International operating companies income fell 23.6 per cent in the fourth quarter, driven down by adverse currency movements and reorganization costs in Europe, the Marlboro maker said.
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MALAWI

Minister bucks WHO on alternatives to tobacco crop

04 Feb 2016. Agriculture Minister Allan Chiyembekeza distanced his country from World Health Organisation efforts to get farmers to switch from growing tobacco to other crops, promising continued government support to growers, the Nyasa Times said.
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JAPAN

JTI volume falls 3 per cent; Russia, Mideast cited

04 Feb 2016. Japan Tobacco International (JTI) cigarette shipments in the fourth quarter fell 3 per cent due to trade inventory reduction in Russia and Mideast turmoil, the company said.
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UNITED STATES

Vaping popularity among youth targeted in report

03 Feb 2016. Though cigarette use is down, quicker action is needed to counter a “startingly high” rate of use by youth of vaping devices and other tobacco products, says the American Lung Association's 14th annual report on control efforts.
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JAPAN

Ministry may require larger health warnings

03 Feb 2016. The Finance Ministry plans discussions on increasing the size of health warnings on tobacco packaging, a measure that could be implemented later this year, the Japan Times reported.
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AUSTRALIA

PMI sells Moorabbin factory site

02 Feb 2016. Philip Morris International (PMI) sold its Moorabbin manufacturing site and will relocate several hundred administrative staff to a building in downtown Melbourne, the Canberra Times said.
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WORLD

WHO asks age guidelines for films depicting smoking

01 Feb 2016. The World Health Organisation called for age ratings for movies in which actors smoke, saying 36 per cent of Hollywood films rated for young people in 2014 depicted smoking.
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UNITED STATES

USTC to open Virginia marketing centre

29 Jan 2016. US Tobacco Cooperative will open a marketing centre near the North Carolina border in La Crosse, Virginia, to better serve growers in both states, USTC said.
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