Monthly Archives: November 2011

Stiffer penalties enacted as illicit trade increases

Singapore has approved stiffer penalties for those convicted of smuggling tobacco products, according to a story in the Straits Times relayed by the TMA.
First-time offenders now face a minimum fine of S$2,000, while repeat offenders face a minimum fine of S$4,000 and risk imprisonment if caught with more than 2 kg of tobacco products.

New Year FDA meeting on dissolvable products

he US Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee is to hold a meeting in the New Year to continue discussing issues related to the nature and impact of the use of dissolvable tobacco products on public health.

Kent Click 1 mg launched in Korea

British American Tobacco Korea this week launched Kent Click 1 mg, according to a story in The Korea Times.

Leaf Award recognises Alliance’s farmer support

Alliance One International’s Malawi agronomy team has received a Golden Leaf Award for initiatives that promote farmer sustainability and food security in Malawi.

Donskoy Tobacco for sale

The largest Russian-owned cigarette manufacturer is up for sale and foreign buyers are eager to snap it up, according to a story by Aleksey Danichev for RIA Novosti.
Donskoy Tabak is based in the south of the country and currently has about four per cent of the domestic market.

“Winston”, “Chesterfield” and “Red&White” were most popular cigarette brands in Latvia

Winston“, “Chesterfield” and “Red&White” were the most popular cigarette brands in Latvia in the first nine months of 2011, according to the State Revenue Service’s data.

Auditor slams waste in $284-million federal tobacco program

The auditor-general says a $284-million program to get Ontario farmers out of the tobacco-growing business became a confusing fiasco.

Is It Possible To Sell A Premium Cigarette Brand In This Packaging?

Philip Morris International is the first tobacco giant suing the Australian government over strict new branding restrictions, which it believes will cost it billions in the region, the Wall Street Journal reports.
British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco Group are expected follow.