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Lorillard e-cigarette sales slip as competition rises

Lorillard Inc. on Wednesday reported significant declines in its electronic cigarettes sales, raising questions about the strength of the nascent market. The 3rd largest U.S. tobacco company owns industry leader blu eCig, which once had 47 percent of the
Reuters
added Jul 31, 2014 14:01
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[Africa] Tobacco-curing eats up Zimbabwe's forests

Zimbabwe's Forestry Commission says 20 percent of the 330,000 hectares of natural forest lost annually (the Commission's 2005 figures) was cut for firewood to cure tobacco. The deforestation rate was particularly high during the height of the land refor
New Europe
added Jul 31, 2014 14:00
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[Africa, South Africa] Sars target of tobacco industry backlash

A clampdown by the taxman on the tobacco industry in the past months has resulted in a backlash which has seen South African Revenue Service (Sars) investigators become the target of spies, double agents, dirty tricks and the leaking of false allegations
The Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:56
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco asks gov't to adopt tax stamp scheme

Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp Inc (PMFTC) said it welcomes the government's success in more than doubling tax collections from tobacco products after the passage of the Sin Tax Reform Law. "However we contend that there are opportunities for billion
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:54
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The proportion of adult smokers stood at 19.7 percent as of May, down 1.2 percentage points from a year earlier and the lowest rate since the survey started in 1965. The number of smokers in Japan stands at about 20.6 million, according to the study pub

AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:53
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[Ireland] Crafty cigarette costs patient his life when he EXPLODES after lighting up in oxygen chamber

Liu Hung died in a fireball as he lit up inside the chamber, which was full of 100 per cent oxygen.... Family of the 65-year-old patient wants to know why hospital staff didn't take his cigarette lighter off him before he was treated in the hyperbaric cha
Irish Daily Mirror (ie)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:52
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[Georgia] Gulfstream to go tobacco-free in Savannah

More and more companies are going smoke free, and now Gulfstream employees tell WTOC that they've been told smoking will be banned from their workplace effective January 1, 2015, and that includes e-cigarettes.
WTOC - TV (Savannah, GA)
added Jul 31, 2014 12:55
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[Asia] Govt of India is the biggest tobacco offender – and the biggest investor in ITC

Consider this for irony. The government taxes cigarettes heavily. But it is government that is most invested in ITC, India's largest cigarette maker. Government is taxing its own biggest investment, but benefits from both.
Firstpost.com (in)
added Jul 31, 2014 12:53
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[UK] Four Dover residents acquired fines of more than £3,000 for dropping cigarettes in town

Nearly £3,000 worth of fines have been issued to four litter louts who dropped cigarettes in the town. Each individual was ordered to pay £370 each, plus a fine of £200 along with a £20 victim surcharge and had to pay costs of £150.
Kent Online (uk)
added Jul 31, 2014 12:51
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[UK] Essentra Growth Accelerates on Tobacco Filters and E-Cigarettes

Essentra Plc (ESNT), the U.K. manufacturer of items from toothpaste tubes to packaging tape, reported an acceleration in revenue growth as it sold improved cigarette filters and said it plans more acquisitions.
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jul 31, 2014 12:49
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