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Japan Tobacco Buys Reynolds American Subsidiary

Japan Tobacco, famous maker of LD cigarettes, is discussing the possibility to buy  a subsidiary of Reynolds American called Santa Fe Natural Tobacco. The tobacco companies are found almost on the final stage of discussing the deal. Representatives of Japan Tobacco and Reynolds American told they plan to come to an agreement this week. It is expected that the price … Continue reading Continue reading

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Top Five Leading Tobacco Companies in the World

1. Altria/Philip Morris USA – $23.8 billion revenue Besed in the USA, Altria Group Inc. was known at the beginning as Philip Morris Companies Inc.  Altria is the parent company of Philip Morris USA,  Philip Morris Capital Corporation, US Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton Inc. and Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Altria earned revenues of $23.8 billion, with a net … Continue reading

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Philip Morris to Buy Russian Stake

In order to increase volumes, tobacco companies try to invade new markets. Thus two giant tobacco manufacturers, Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International, have declared that they have agreed to buy minority stakes in their Russian distributor Megapolis. Megapolis is main distributor of cigarettes in Russia, with 70% share in the Russian tobacco market. It has agreements with world … Continue reading

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Japan Tobacco Appreciates Philippine Governemt Decision

Manos Koukourakis, general manager of Japan Tobacco Inc said recently that Philippine governemt can meet its excise tax collection target, if not exceed it, as the drop in usage is not as dramatic as it was expected. Koukourakis noted that in the country there are 52% smokers which means that one in two Filipinos smoke cigarettes. This ratio gradually reduced … Continue reading

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Japan Tobacco bought a leading hookah tobacco company

Earlier in March this year, Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI) declared that the JT Group has finalized the buying of Al Nakhla Tobacco Company S.A.E. and Al Nakhla Tobacco Company The buying was declared in the Company’s November 16, 2012 declaration, “JT to buy a leading hookah tobacco company.” Nakhla is one of the major producers of hookah tobacco around the … Continue reading

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Fight against tobacco branding and smoking

In December 2012, Australia introduced ban on tobacco branding becoming the first country to launch plain cigarette packaging According to its plain-packaging law, all cigarettes are offered for sale in standardised, drab-coloured packs with graphic pictures of tobacco-related illnesses on the front and back. Under its supporters, pictures of rotted lungs and charred teeth are not the pictures Marlboro Man … Continue reading

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Mild Seven to become Mevius on Japanese cigarette market soon

Japan Tobacco Inc is planning to make Mevius the leading global premium cigarette brand. Currently, it is likely reasonable to state that the name Mevius is not popular all over the world, but it is assured a significant level of success since it is the new name of Mild Seven, one of the JT Group’s Global Flagship Brands. The Mild … Continue reading

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Japan Tobacco rises on government share sale delay

Japan Tobacco shares increased in Tokyo trade on November 19 after the authorities stated that it would postpone selling part of its stake in the former monopoly. Choppy markets and an election in December, which could determine a change in leadership, were between factors for postponing the sale of part of Tokyo’s 50.0% holding in the cigarette company, a finance … Continue reading

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History of the Lucky Strike Cigarette Brand

History of the Lucky Strike brand began in the nineteen century. In 1871, the R.A. Patterson company recorded it for sale. Originally Lucky Strike cigarettes represented pressed tobacco. In 1905, Lucky Strike cigarette brand was acquired by American Tobacco Company. Marketers had placed their bets on a suitable name that corresponded fully to the spirit of that time. In 1916, … Continue reading

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Japanese Smoking Culture Proves Hard To Snuff Out

For generations of Japanese, smoking has been all but synonymous with manhood and hard work. During Japan’s high-growth period in the 1960s, the smoking rate for males topped 80 percent, twice as high as the rate during America’s smoking heyday. In a country that’s so tobacco friendly, it’s no wonder anti-smoking initiatives have trouble gaining traction. That’s despite the estimated … Continue reading

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