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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
Jul 30, 2014 Reuters
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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
Jul 31, 2014 New Europe
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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
Jul 31, 2014 The Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
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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
Jul 31, 2014 InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
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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
Jul 31, 2014 AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
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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
Jul 31, 2014 Irish Daily Mirror (ie)
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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.
Jul 31, 2014 WTOC - TV (Savannah, GA)
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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.
Jul 31, 2014 Firstpost.com (in)
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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.
Jul 31, 2014 Kent Online (uk)
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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.
Jul 31, 2014 Business Week/Bloomberg
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