FONTEM VENTURES CALL ON WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION TO RECOGNISE VAPING’S ROLE IN HARM REDUCTION
May25

FONTEM VENTURES CALL ON WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION TO RECOGNISE VAPING’S ROLE IN HARM REDUCTION

  The WHO’s silence on vaping contradicts its stated support for harm reduction in the FCTC                                                                                                                    Fontem Ventures, owner of leading e-vapour brand blu, has called on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to recognise the growing evidence that vaping can make a significant contribution to tobacco harm reduction, ahead of the...

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UK ILLEGAL TOBACCO MARKET MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS: APRIL 2018
May18

UK ILLEGAL TOBACCO MARKET MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS: APRIL 2018

  A shopkeeper who ran Shreeji News in Leicester has been given a suspended jail sentence after he was caught with more than 50,000 cigarettes and 63kg of hand rolling tobacco. He had been warned previously for selling NUKDP alcohol at his shop. Reported on Leicester Mercury– 1 May 2018  The former owner of Smiths Convenience Store in Scunthorpe has been sentenced to a 12 month community order with the requirement to complete 150...

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STG UK RESEARCH REVEALS OVER 50% OF RETAILERS ARE MISSING OUT ON TOBACCO SALES
Apr30

STG UK RESEARCH REVEALS OVER 50% OF RETAILERS ARE MISSING OUT ON TOBACCO SALES

Brand new research from Scandinavian Tobacco Group UK Limited (STG UK) today reveals that over half (51%) of convenience store retailers aren’t offering customers the all-important guidance they need on which tobacco products to purchase, presenting a huge missed opportunity. The findings have been released to coincide with the launch of STG UK’s exclusive ‘Lock, Stock and Sell’ campaign which aims to educate retailers on the...

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JPS – MAKING RETAILERS’ DAYS ACROSS THE UK
Apr30

JPS – MAKING RETAILERS’ DAYS ACROSS THE UK

As part of our recent launch of JPS’s enhanced factory made cigarettes range – including JPS Real Blue, JPS Silver Stream and JPS Green Edge – Imperial also asked independent retailers the question: ‘what would make your perfect day?’ The aim was to make some dreams come true for 30 hardworking traders and their families across the country, and thank them for informing their adult smoker customers about our JPS innovations in response...

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L&B Blue price freeze – RRP to remain at £8 for a packet of 20
Apr25

L&B Blue price freeze – RRP to remain at £8 for a packet of 20

Earlier this month, a manufacturer price increase took place across certain SKUs within the factory made cigarette (FMC) and roll your own (RYO) categories.   One notable exception involves one of ITUK’s bestselling brands, L&B Blue, which remains at £8 RRP* for a packet of 20 cigarettes across our Real Blue, Bright Blue and Crushball SKUs (both King Size and Superkings).   Tom Gully, Brand Planning Manager, comments:...

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UK ILLEGAL TOBACCO MARKET MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS: MARCH 2018
Apr19

UK ILLEGAL TOBACCO MARKET MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS: MARCH 2018

  A shopkeeper who ran Bekhal General Store in Hull has been jailed for five years for smuggling tobacco into the UK. In 2015, over 1.1 million cigarettes and 736kg of RYO were found at a container storage unit rented by the retailer.   Reported on HMRC– 12 March 2018   A Huddersfield-based retailer has been banned from selling alcohol after fake cigarettes ‘containing deadly asbestos and rat poison’ were found during a raid at...

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