Archive - February 2009

Tax revenues plunge

The Irish government is losing EUR 1 million a day in tobacco taxes since the increase in tobacco excise taxes in October, reports the Irish Independent.

Court approves tobacco lawsuit

The cancer victim, Vincent Reyes, 46, had quit smoking five years before he learned he had lung cancer in 2000. He claimed that he had been enticed...

Tobacco taxes go up

Greece's conservative government said Thursday it would hike taxes on tobacco and alcohol to compensate for easing taxation on the self-employed.

Philip Morris USA increases prices

Philip Morris USA is raising prices on Marlboro and other cigarettes by about USD 0.09 (EUR 0.07) per pack this week, Reuters reports.

Boston ban gets tougher

As of today, Boston college campus stores and pharmacies, including those inside supermarkets, must remove tobacco products from their shelves.

Malawi expects increase in output

Growers in Malawi  expect to produce 250 million kg of tobacco in 2009, a 28 per cent increase over last year's output, a senior industry official...

PMI and Swedish Match link up

Philip Morris International (PMI) will link up with Swedish Match to sell snuff globally as restrictions on cigarette use lead to increased demand for...

PM USA expands snus test markets

Philip Morris USA announced that it is expanding its test markets for Marlboro snus to include the Arizona area.

States appeal pay cut-off to tobacco farmers

Pennsylvania and Maryland are appealing a December court decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals that allowed three major tobacco companies to cease...

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