Archive for November, 2012

FlexLink opens distribution center

FlexLink opens distribution center

| November 28, 2012

FlexLink Systems inaugurated new international distribution (IDB) and engineering centers near Poznan, Poland, on Nov. 22. With the new operations, FlexLink has “insourced” its delivery services and combined it with complementary services to keep full control of the delivery performance to its customers. The combined operations holds capacities in engineering, pre-assembly of conveyor systems and […]

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Judge spells out “corrective statements”

Judge spells out “corrective statements”

| November 27, 2012

A U.S. federal court has spelled out the “corrective statements” District Court Judge Gladys Kessler ordered tobacco companies to make in 2006 when she found them guilty of violating civil racketeering laws and engaging in fraud to deceive the American people about the health risks of smoking. The order requires tobacco companies to make corrective […]

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Anti-smoking campaigns should be tailored to smoker occupations

Anti-smoking campaigns should be tailored to smoker occupations

| November 23, 2012

There is a higher incidence of smoking among South Korea’s young, male white-collar workers than among young, male blue-collar workers, according to a story in The Korea Times quoting the results of a university survey. The survey found that 62.6 per cent of young (19-34 years of age) men working in services and sales were […]

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Plain tobacco packaging ruled out in Malaysia – for the moment

Plain tobacco packaging ruled out in Malaysia – for the moment

| November 23, 2012

Malaysia’s health ministry has no plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, according to a story in The Star quoting the deputy minister, Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin. “The Ministry supports the action of the Australian government in implementing the plain packaging as a move to reduce smoking there,” she said in answering a question […]

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Better times finally arrive for Kentucky and Tennessee Burley growers

Better times finally arrive for Kentucky and Tennessee Burley growers

| November 23, 2012

Burley tobacco growers inKentucky and Tennesseeare reaping some of their best paydays since plunging into the free market, according to a story by Bruce Schreiner for Associated Press. The growers are capitalizing on what were said to be tight leaf supplies and a quality crop that bounced back from an early-season drought. Will Snell, a […]

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Business wants smokers moved on, along with their antisocial entourage

Business wants smokers moved on, along with their antisocial entourage

| November 23, 2012

A Facebook campaign to extend a tobacco smoking ban in the central business district of an Australian town is said not to be about smoking but about antisocial behavior, according to a story by Patrick Billings for the Examiner. The campaign, launched by Watson’s Showcase Jewellers in Launceston, Tasmania, is said to have garnered thousands […]

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