Tobacco giant BAT agrees to 49-billion-dollar takeover of US rival

British American Tobacco Plc on Tuesday said it has finalized a deal to acquire 57.8 per cent of shares of US rival Reynolds American Inc for 49.4 billion dollars.

Possible penalties prompt Croatia to start changing tobacco law

Last week, the Croatian Ministry of Health launched a public consultation on draft amendments to the law on the restricted use of tobacco products, which incorporate provisions of the European Union's Tobacco Product Directive.

Higher tobacco product excise taxes as of 1 Dec.

The Croatian government on Thursday increased excise duties on cigarettes, fine-cut tobacco and other smoking tobacco, and the effect of this increase is that the price of a pack of cigarettes cannot rise by more than one kuna.

Tobacco giant BAT makes 47-billion-dollar takeover bid for US rival

British American Tobacco Plc said on Friday it has offered some 47 billion dollars to acquire 57.8 per cent of shares in a takeover of US rival Reynolds American Inc.

BAT says EUR 30 million to be invested in Kanfanar tobacco factory

Since its arrival in Croatia and the acquisition of the TDR tobacco factory, British American Tobacco (BAT) has continued with investments, this year it has invested EUR 20 million and plans to invest an additional EUR 30 million in the Kanfanar tobacco factory in the coming period, BAT Adria CEO Ram Addanki said.

World No Tobacco Day: 31% of Croatians are smokers

World No Tobacco Day is traditionally marked on May 31 with various public health campaigns, and a survey showed on Tuesday that 31% of Croatia's population are smokers.

EU Tobacco Directive goes into force, Croatia late in implementing it

The Directive is an EU legislative act not applied directly in the member states. It defines an objective, leaving it up to them to decide how they will achieve that objective.

Croatia to be penalised if tobacco products law not aligned soon

Croatia is facing a European Commission penalty if parliament fails to amend by May 20 the law on tobacco products, aligning it with the European Union Tobacco Products Directive.

EU restrictions on cigarette packaging, menthol ban OK'd by top court

Controversial new EU rules to curb smoking are legal, the bloc's top court ruled Wednesday, dismissing challenges brought by tobacco companies and eastern European countries against packaging restrictions and a ban on flavoured tobacco products.

Poor countries increasingly targeted by tobacco marketing

Data on cigarette promotion was collected since 2005, when a global convention on tobacco controls, including marketing bans, came into force for nations that had signed on.