Archive for September, 2012

Yunnan seeks cigarette quota boost to aid in earthquake reconstruction

Yunnan seeks cigarette quota boost to aid in earthquake reconstruction

| September 12, 2012

Yunnanprovince’s application for an increased quota on cigarette production to boost tobacco tax and help with earthquake disaster relief has ignited public criticism inChina, according to a story by Shan Juan for The China Daily and quoting china.org.cn. A number of earthquakes hit a mountainous area ofYunnanon September 7, leaving 81 people dead and 821 […]

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New General design is contemporary but has links to 150 years of history

New General design is contemporary but has links to 150 years of history

| September 12, 2012

Swedish Match (SM) is giving a new appearance to all of the variants that make up its General brand of snus so as to give them a more uniform design. In a press note posted on its website, SM said General wasSweden’s most widely sold snus and that it was growing in popularity in other […]

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Australia growing unwell

Australia growing unwell

| September 12, 2012

InAustralia, young people are smoking less but the nation’s waistline is growing, according to an Associated Press story quoting a new report into health risk factors. The report, released on Tuesday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), compared key risk factors for health, including being overweight, being obese, being physically inactive, having […]

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Danish government caves in to EU call for ban on less risky tobacco product

Danish government caves in to EU call for ban on less risky tobacco product

| September 11, 2012

The Danish government is capitulating in the face of EU demands that it bans all forms of snus, according to a story in the Copenhagen Post. Although the sale of pouched snus is banned inDenmark, it is currently legal to sell loose snus there. The capitulation comes following a formal notice in June from the […]

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Little correlation between cigarette prices and adult smoking rates

Little correlation between cigarette prices and adult smoking rates

| September 11, 2012

South Korea’s cigarettes are the least expensive in the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), while the country’s smoking rate is the group’s second highest, according to a Korea Herald story quoting figures from the European Commission. The Commission surveyed the prices of the best-selling products in 22 OECD member nations this year. At […]

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Workplace smoking in China targeted in joint campaign by health authorities

Workplace smoking in China targeted in joint campaign by health authorities

| September 11, 2012

Chinese and US health authorities on Friday launched a joint campaign aimed at promoting smoke-free workplaces in China, according to a China Daily story relayed by Tobacco China Online. Established by China’s Ministry of Health and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the China-US Partnership on Smoke-free Workplaces has pledged to recruit […]

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Whistle-blowing rendered multi-lingual and confidential at Imperial

Whistle-blowing rendered multi-lingual and confidential at Imperial

| September 11, 2012

Imperial Tobacco has introduced a new confidential hotline to enable those connected with its business to raise concerns about possible malpractice. In a note on its website, Imperial said that, as a responsible business, it had procedures in place for allowing its employees, suppliers and contractors to speak up: a process often known as whistle-blowing. […]

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English smokers being encourage to give up for 28 days – and longer

English smokers being encourage to give up for 28 days – and longer

| September 10, 2012

Smokers inEnglandare being encouraged to stop smoking for 28 days from October 1, according to a note on the Department of Health’s Media Centre website. The campaign, Stoptober, is based on research showing that ‘those who stop smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to stay smoke-free’. Presumably, the unfinished comparison is with […]

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China’s cigarette output up 1.8 per cent during first seven months

China’s cigarette output up 1.8 per cent during first seven months

| September 10, 2012

Cigarette production inChinaduring the first seven months of this year, at about 1,500 billion, was up by 1.81 per cent on that of the first seven months of 2011, according to a Tobacco China Online story. During July, cigarette production reached about 192 billion, which was up by 1.58 per cent on that of July […]

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There’s no place like home for smokers on Queensland’s Gold Coast

There’s no place like home for smokers on Queensland’s Gold Coast

| September 10, 2012

Smokers are being banned from lighting up on balconies in a move that could soon be extended to apartments in the Gold Coast region ofQueensland,Australia, according to a story by Jessica Elder for the Gold Coast Bulletin. In effect, many high-rise buildings would become smoke-free. Buildings inMainBeach, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach already have bans in […]

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BAT shows how to weigh up a puff of smoke

BAT shows how to weigh up a puff of smoke

| September 10, 2012

A novel technique developed by scientists at British American Tobacco has made it possible to weigh the amount of smoke a person is likely exposed to when they take a puff of a cigarette. ‘The development of this technique is part of on-going tobacco science research to develop tools and approaches to understand smoking in […]

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Plain packaging protests by tobacconists

Plain packaging protests by tobacconists

| September 7, 2012

Tobacconists in six EU countries yesterday demonstrated against measures being considered by the European Commission to restrict cigarette packaging and display, according to a story by Dave Keating for the European Voice. As part of a proposed revision of the EU’s tobacco products directive scheduled to be put forward by the end of the year, […]

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Vote next week on Hungary’s proposed state tobacco distribution monopoly

Vote next week on Hungary’s proposed state tobacco distribution monopoly

| September 7, 2012

Hungary’s national assembly will open its autumn session on Monday with a vote on a law aimed at creating a state tobacco distribution monopoly high on its agenda, according to an All Hungary Media Group story quoting the parliament’s press service. The final vote on the tobacco law is due to be held on Tuesday. […]

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New Tengzhou factory foundation laid

New Tengzhou factory foundation laid

| September 7, 2012

China Tobacco Shandong Industrial Corp. held a foundation-laying ceremony on Tuesday to mark the start of the relocation and upgrade of its Tengzhou Cigarette Factory, according to a Tobacco China Online story A total of Yuan1.25 billion is being invested in the project.

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Researchers report increasing numbers of non-smokers contracting lung cancer

Researchers report increasing numbers of non-smokers contracting lung cancer

| September 7, 2012

There has been an increase in the number of non-smokers being diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer inFrance, according to a story in News-Medical.net quoting a report by researchers at theFrenchCollegeof General Hospital Respiratory Physicians. They reported also that there had been an increase in the number of women being diagnosed with the condition. Little […]

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Voyage of creative discovery for designers on visit to Iggesund

Voyage of creative discovery for designers on visit to Iggesund

| September 7, 2012

Thirteen designers from around the world are currently assimilating their experiences enjoyed during a voyage of creative discovery at Iggesund, Sweden, where they plunged into the Swedish countryside and learned about working with paperboard and, in particular, Iggesund Paperboard’s Invercote. “The arrangements were good,” said Amy Beauregard, who works for xpedx in theUS. “The visit […]

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New Zerostyle smokeless tobacco products respond to consumer feedback

New Zerostyle smokeless tobacco products respond to consumer feedback

| September 6, 2012

Japan Tobacco Inc. is to launch three new styles of its Zerostyle brand of smokeless tobacco products. Zerostyle started life as a cigarette-shaped product, or ‘pipe’, containing a replaceable cartridge with tobacco and flavors. It had a tapered mouthpiece and removable cap. It was not lit. In a note posted on its website, JT said […]

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Yuan110 million investment in new tobacco machinery factory at Xuchang

Yuan110 million investment in new tobacco machinery factory at Xuchang

| September 6, 2012

Xuchang Tobacco Machinery Corp. held a foundation-laying ceremony on September 1 for its new factory, which is being built in Xuchang city,HenanProvince, according to a Tobacco China Online story. A total of Yuan110 million is being invested in the new facility.

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Throwing butts – and glass – from car windows to attract stiffer penalties

Throwing butts – and glass – from car windows to attract stiffer penalties

| September 6, 2012

South   Korea’s home affairs ministry has said that the government is increasing the penalties on motorists who throw cigarette butts out of car windows, according to a JoongAng Ilbo story. The new penalties – up from Won30,000 to Won50,000 – are part of efforts to boost public safety and will apply also to people […]

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Electronic cigarettes run foul of electronic media

Electronic cigarettes run foul of electronic media

| September 5, 2012

A number of electronic cigarette fan pages have recently reported that Facebook has removed their entire fan page without warning and with very little explanation, according to a PR Web story. One of the largest electronic cigarette fan pages/groups affected by the ban was The Smoker’s Angel, which, at the time of deletion, had almost […]

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Smoking can be natural-disaster after-shock

Smoking can be natural-disaster after-shock

| September 5, 2012

ANew   Zealandhealth expert has said that healthcare professionals should be ready to provide support to those caught up in natural disasters before they turn to cigarettes, according to a EurekAlert story. This follows a study by researchers at the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB),New Zealand, which found that the prevalence of smoking had increased […]

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Dutch doctors’ pensions boosted by tobacco

Dutch doctors’ pensions boosted by tobacco

| September 5, 2012

The Dutch family doctors’ pension fund has increased its investment in British American Tobacco despite protests about the shareholding earlier this year, according to a DutchNews.nl story. The story quoted a Financieele Dagblad (FD) report as saying that information provided by the Bloomberg news agency showed that Stichting Pensioenfonds voor Huisartsen bought 4,120 shares in […]

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Protected: Booster shot

Protected: Booster shot

| September 1, 2012

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Protected: Mild no more

Protected: Mild no more

| September 1, 2012

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