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New tobacco rules will choke healthier products, says Philip Morris

New tobacco rules will choke healthier products, says Philip Morris

03/12/2018 - 11:18
Philip Morris International, one of the biggest tobacco companies in the world, sees SA’s mooted tobacco regulations as an impediment to its plan to phase out its cigarette brands, such as Marlboro, in favour of healthier alternatives. read more
R10 illegal cigarette pack becomes SA's top seller

R10 illegal cigarette pack becomes SA's top seller

29/11/2018 - 08:23
Research house Ipsos said that South Africa has become the first country in the world to allow an illegal cigarette brand to become a top seller, after Gold Leaf Tobacco’s RG brand became the top-selling brand in the country overall, overtaking all legal brands.  read more
Illicit tobacco sales will cost SA R7bn this year, says Tisa

Illicit tobacco sales will cost SA R7bn this year, says Tisa

06/07/2018 - 13:21
Tobacco Institute report claims suspended SARS commissioner Tom Moyane turned a blind eye to the illicit cigarette industry. read more
Philip Morris SA urges exemption for new product

Philip Morris SA urges exemption for new product

31/05/2018 - 13:31
Philip Morris SA has urged the government to create exemption in its new tobacco bill that would enable it to provide consumers information about its heated tobacco product, IQOS. read more
Half of SA cigarette sales are illegal, says BAT

Half of SA cigarette sales are illegal, says BAT

06/02/2018 - 08:50
The tobacco industry continues to face rising number of challenges in SA including rising levels of trafficking and an increasingly uncertain regulatory environment. read more
Philip Morris opens first boutique store in SA

Philip Morris opens first boutique store in SA

04/12/2017 - 10:08
In an effort to stub out cigarettes and design a better tomorrow for South Africans, Philip Morris International (PMI), a leading tobacco company, has opened its first South African retail location at the Waterfront in Cape Town. read more
BAT raises $17.25bn in bond issue

BAT raises $17.25bn in bond issue

10/08/2017 - 14:24
British American Tobacco (BAT) said on Thursday it had raised $17.25bn via a bond issue. read more
BAT threatens to close SA’s only cigarette plant due to branding regulations

BAT threatens to close SA’s only cigarette plant due to branding regulations

02/03/2017 - 08:40
British American Tobacco may close SA’s only cigarette plant, which employs 1,100 people, due to new rules to introduce plain packaging read more
BAT sells more cigarettes in 2017 driven by Rothmans’ brand appeal

BAT sells more cigarettes in 2017 driven by Rothmans’ brand appeal

24/02/2017 - 10:36
Rothmans appears to be the group’s best-performing brand, increasing volumes sold almost 37% driven by sales in Russia, Italy, and Nigeria, among others. read more
Sugary tax is a 'smart tax', says UCT expert

Sugary tax is a 'smart tax', says UCT expert

17/02/2017 - 11:22
Cape Town – A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is a smart instrument to reduce consumption, said Evan Blecher, from the University of Cape Town’s Economics of Tobacco Control Products.  read more
Drought drains Zimbabwe’s farmers - Zimbabwe

Drought drains Zimbabwe’s farmers - Zimbabwe

02/02/2016 - 09:10
Harare - Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector has taken a huge knock with farmers involved in the country’s major crops of tobacco and cotton bracing for further turmoil as current drought conditions wilt profitability prospects. read more
Belgium passes China as major Zim tobacco buyer

Belgium passes China as major Zim tobacco buyer

24/04/2014 - 15:21
HARARE - Belgium has overtaken China as the major buyer of Zimbabwe’s tobacco. read more
UK: Campaign launches to oppose plain packaging for tobacco

UK: Campaign launches to oppose plain packaging for tobacco

01/03/2012 - 10:07
A national campaign against plain packaging of tobacco was launched in London on Monday (27 February). read more
Upbeat BAT posts profit hike

Upbeat BAT posts profit hike

27/07/2011 - 10:07
Johannesburg - British American Tobacco on Wednesday reported a 10% rise in adjusted diluted earnings per share to 96.1 pence for the six months ended June 2011 from 87.1 pence previously. Basic earnings per share were 23% higher at 94.5 pence from 76.9 pence. read more
Tobacco giant to fight packaging laws

Tobacco giant to fight packaging laws

28/06/2011 - 12:23
Sydney - Global tobacco giant Philip Morris will launch legal action over Australia's plan to introduce plain cigarette packaging, it said on Monday, warning the damages bill could run to billions of dollars. read more
Australia warned over tobacco plan

Australia warned over tobacco plan

31/05/2011 - 07:53
Sydney - Australia was warned that its plan to force tobacco companies to sell cigarettes in plain packaging would set a dangerous precedent on the use of trademarks and other intellectual property. read more