Archive for September, 2012

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Plain ugly packaging – coming soon to a product close to your heart

Plain ugly packaging – coming soon to a product close to your heart

| September 27, 2012

A tobacco company is warning that alcohol and other products could soon be subjected to the same advertising and packaging restrictions currently in force or pending in respect of tobacco products inAustralia, according to a Scoop story. Imperial Tobacco New Zealand says reports fromAustraliaindicate that it is already seeing the flow-on effects of passing its […]

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FCTC guidelines thought to threaten tobacco grower livelihoods

FCTC guidelines thought to threaten tobacco grower livelihoods

| September 27, 2012

Korean tobacco growers joined with protestors from other countries on Tuesday in Manila, the Philippines, to voice their opposition to measures that are expected to be announced at a tobacco control conference at Seoul, Korea, in November, according to a story in The Korea Herald. Titled ‘Save Our Farms’ and led by the International Tobacco […]

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Physician, heal thyself

Physician, heal thyself

| September 27, 2012

Doctors in certain regions of China have been found to smoke tobacco at rates similar to or even exceeding those seen within the general population, according to a 7th Space Interactive story quoting the results of a study. The study sought in part to investigate through an anonymous questionnaire the smoking habits of doctors at […]

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Eight anti-smoking/anti-vaping groups financially supported by Big Pharma

Eight anti-smoking/anti-vaping groups financially supported by Big Pharma

| September 26, 2012

Eight US anti-smoking organizations that have called for electronic cigarettes to be removed from the market between them received $2.8 million from Pfizer alone during 2011 and the first half of this year, according to Professor Michael Siegel, of Boston University’s School of Public Health, quoting the drug maker’s financial contribution reports. And these organizations, […]

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Trade association for smoke-free alternatives to attend NACS show

Trade association for smoke-free alternatives to attend NACS show

| September 26, 2012

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

Smaller, good-quality crop in Bulgaria

| September 26, 2012

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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