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Tobacco Sales Down in Minnesota, up in North Dakota

Since in Minnesota there were increased taxes on tobacco products, North Dakota reported cigarettes sales increase.  Therefore, it is too early to say if the tax increase has reduced the number of smokers.  North Dakota Tax Commissioner’s Office says that the number of cigarettes sold by distributors to retailers in August and September 2013 were up 12% and 5.5% respectively, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Cutting duty-free cigs no deterrent: BATA

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) says the federal government would be financially better off by focussing on stamping out illegal tobacco sales by organised crime gangs, which costs up to $1.1 billion a year in revenue. The federal government is believed to be planning to remove the duty-free exemptions that apply to tobacco sales at Australia’s airports for in-bound travellers. … Continue reading

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More Kansas businesses use “tobacco shop” exception

Viewers are calling and e-mailing FactFinder 12 wondering how some area businesses can allow smokers to light up. We looked into and found you’ll probably see it happen more often. “There are more (businesses) doing it. You’ll find some doing illegally and I wouldn’t advise that, but we’re seeing a lot more open up smoke shops because that’s what their … Continue reading

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Malawi fetches $276m in tobacco sales

As the tobacco marketing season draws to a closer, Malawi has so far sold about 223 million kgs of the gold leaf out of the projected 225 million. Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) says from the sales, the country’s main forex exchange earner has fetched around US$276 million (about 4.7 billion Malawi Kwacha) translating into a unit price of US$1.24 per … Continue reading

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Cigarette sales at stores rise follow vending ban

Convenience stores in England are reporting moderate rises in their tobacco sales following the ban on tobacco vending machines, which came into force on October 1. It is now illegal for pubs, clubs, hotels, cafés and bookmakers in England to sell tobacco products from vending machines. The law is as yet unchanged in the rest of the UK, although Scotland … Continue reading

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33 lakh kg of tobacco sold at Karnataka auctions

The Tobacco Board sold around 33 lakh kg of Flue Cured Virginia tobacco at an average of Rs 109.30 a kg at auctions in Karnataka. According to Mr KN Vishakantaiah, Regional Manager, Tobacco Board, this year, prices of tobacco grades are trading higher than last year by Rs 4.25 to Rs 5 a kg. Arrivals at auction platforms are picking … Continue reading

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Lorillard profit rises 11% on higher prices

Lorillard Inc.’s second-quarter earnings rose 11% as the cigarette maker’s sales benefited from increased volume and higher selling prices. The No. 3 U.S. cigarette producer by revenue dominates the market for menthol cigarettes, which are increasingly popular with adolescents and young adults, though overall smoking rates have declined. Bigger rivals Altria Group Inc. (MO) and Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) last … Continue reading

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