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[UK] British American Tobacco shares slump as cigarette sales falter

The global cigarette market is expected to shrink this year as more people quit smoking or switch to e-cigarettes and as a weak global economy curbs their ability to spend
Reuters
added Oct 23, 2014 09:33
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[Australia, Europe, Uruguay, USA] Tobacco Companies Could Lose Investment Protection Rights in Pacific Trade Deal

A Reuters source "who has knowledge of the negotiations" said the US is to suggest that the tobacco industry should not have the right to sue governments ...Jean-Claude Juncker, the commission's new president, said in a parliamentary address in Strasbour
IBTimes (uk)
added Oct 23, 2014 09:31
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[UK] BAT reports decline in tobacco volumes as smokers kick the habit

reported a decline in tobacco volumes, as smokers continued to cut back and rivals battled for market share. Total tobacco volume worldwide fell 1 per cent in the nine months to September 30. The drop was driven primarily by falls in the Americas and West
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 22, 2014 14:10
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Relation between national-level tobacco control policies and individual-level voluntary home smoking bans in Europe

Conclusions Government tobacco control policies are positively related to the individual-level tobacco policy of having an in-home smoking ban.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 22, 2014 09:01
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[Europe] Cigarette design and marketing features are associated with increased smoking susceptibility and perception of reduced harm among smokers in 27 EU countries

findings call for a stronger regulation of tobacco ingredients, packaging features and other marketing strategies that may increase the attractiveness of tobacco products or promote perceptions of harm reduction.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 22, 2014 08:59
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BAT Weighed Down by Currency Weakness as Smokers Cut Back

reported a further decline in shipments as smokers cut back and said the weakness of currencies in many of its markets led to a slide in revenue. The quantity of products sold fell 1 percent in the nine months ended Sept. 30, London-based BAT said today.
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Oct 22, 2014 08:38
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U.S. floats cutting tobacco from part of Pacific trade pact -sources

has floated excluding tobacco products from a key section of a 12-nation Pacific trade deal and signaled it may present a formal proposal to trading partners at talks in Australia, sources briefed on the negotiations said. Dropping tobacco from the inves
Reuters
added Oct 21, 2014 22:47
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Japan Tobacco And Imperial Tobacco: Reading The Smoke Signals (Part 3)

We believe one of these companies is trading at an attractive discount to fair value, with a number of catalysts on the horizon to realize underlying worth, getting an attractive dividend while waiting.
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Oct 21, 2014 16:15
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[Russia] Increased taxes, regulation key to fighting tobacco ‘epidemic,’ says UN health agency

The implementation of higher taxes on tobacco products and greater regulation for electronic cigarettes are among the decisions passed ...underscored the passing of Article 6 – a “landmark” decision taken by delegates in an effort to reduce the global con
UN News Service
added Oct 21, 2014 14:52
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[Russia] WHO tobacco treaty makes significant progress despite mounting pressure from tobacco industry

concluded today in Moscow. Several landmark decisions were adopted in the course of the six-day session... Despite increased efforts by tobacco industry to undermine the WHO FCTC, important decisions were passed. “Parties have taken courageous steps forw
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 21, 2014 13:53
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