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Archive for September, 2012

Trade association for smoke-free alternatives to attend NACS show

September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

The recently-chartered Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) is due to make its first public appearance when it attends a trade show in Las Vegas on October 8, according to a PRWeb story. SFATA aims to use the Association of Convenience and Fuel Retailing Conference (NACS) to promote electronic cigarette self-regulation and attract new members. SFATA […]

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Smaller, good-quality crop in Bulgaria

September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Bulgarian tobacco producers and traders are predicting that this season’s leaf prices will be 10 to 20 per cent higher than those of last season because a smaller, good-quality crop has been produced this year. According to a Sofia Globe story, tobacco yields in Bulgaria this year will be lower than those of last year […]

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Iggesund Mill’s new recovery boiler allows total biofuel operation

September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Iggesund Paperboard has officially inaugurated its new recovery boiler at Iggesund Mill, Sweden, in a ceremony conducted by Lars G. Sundblad, who was managing director of the company at the end of the 1950s when the decision was made to begin manufacturing paperboard. The new recovery boiler makes it possible for Iggesund to increase production […]

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Smoking ban unlikely to be lifted despite hospitality-sector losses

September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Bulgarian restaurant sector is registering record losses because of the country’s tobacco smoking ban, according to a Novinite story quoting the deputy chair of the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association, Atanas Dimitrov. Speaking to bTV on Tuesday, Dimitrov said that turnover in the sector had slumped by 50 per cent since the introduction of […]

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GTNF helps Tanzanian children attend school

September 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Students in Tanzania’s Tabora region have benefited from money raised at the recent Global Tobacco Networking Forum in Antwerp, Belgium. During the GTNF gala dinner, in June, the organizers auctioned off various items and donated the proceeds—almost $3,000—to the Eliminating Child Labor in Tobacco Growing Foundation (ECLT). The ECLT has added the funds to its […]

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Tannpapier celebrates 50th anniversary

September 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tipping paper manufacturer Tannpapier celebrated its 50th anniversary with more than 350 guests from 30-plus countries. The Austrian family-owned business also passed into the hands of the fifth generation during the event. The celebration kicked off on Sept. 21. Among the invitees were customers, business partners and representatives from politics and industry. Prominent guests included […]

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Bulgartabac poised to acquire tobacco factory at Banja Luka

September 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Prime Minister of Republika Srpska (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Alexander Dzombic, has said that his government would do everything possible to prevent job losses at the Fabrika Duvana Banja Luka tobacco factory should it be sold to Bulgartabac Holding, according to a Srpska Republika News Agency story relayed by the TMA. He reportedly said also that he […]

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Fukushima farmers await results of leaf tobacco radiation tests

September 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Farmers inFukushimaprefecture have harvested leaf tobacco for the first time since cultivation was stopped due to the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun story. This year, leaf tobacco farmers, enthusiastic about reviving tobacco growing, were said to have taken measures to reduce radioactive contamination. They are currently […]

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‘Occupation’ tax a step too far

September 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Governor of Nebraska, Dave Heineman, has said that it would be unfair for the smokers ofOmahacity to be asked to pay an ‘occupation’ tax on cigarettes to help fund a new cancer unit at theUniversityofNebraska’sMedicalCenter. Heineman said if he were a resident of the city, he’d consider passage of a smokers’ tax as “double […]

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Electron cigarette yields measured by Filtrona in ‘vaping’ machines

September 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Filtrona Scientific Services is presenting to the CORESTA Congress currently meeting in Sapporo, Japan, the second instalment of results from research into the effects of smoking parameters on the particulate and nicotine yields of electronic cigarettes. The results are being presented by Dr Mike Taylor, director of scientific development. In a press note issued yesterday, […]

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