Archive for December, 2012

New contraband cigarette crack down yielding ‘results’ in Bulgaria

New contraband cigarette crack down yielding ‘results’ in Bulgaria

| December 31, 2012

The measures Bulgaria has taken to fight cigarette smuggling are yielding results, according to a story by Svetla Dimitrova for the Southeast European Times quoting the national Customs Agency. A total of 80 million contraband cigarettes were said to have been seized since the beginning of this year, but there was no mention of whether […]

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Imperial signs new anti-illicit trade agreement with Slovak government

Imperial signs new anti-illicit trade agreement with Slovak government

| December 31, 2012

A new agreement has been signed with the government of Slovakia to strengthen Imperial Tobacco’s continuing joint efforts to tackle illicit trade, the company says. ‘The Memorandum of Understanding with the Financial Directorate of Slovakia builds on existing co-operation and a previous agreement dating back to 2002,’ Imperial said in a note posted on its […]

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Jury still out on whether electronic cigarettes are ‘totally innocuous’

Jury still out on whether electronic cigarettes are ‘totally innocuous’

| December 31, 2012

Electronic cigarettes are less toxic than are traditional cigarettes but it is not possible at this time to say that they are ‘totally innocuous’. This is the view ofRoberta Pacifici, director of the Italy Observatory on Smoking, Alcohol and Drug Use at the National Health Institute, who worked on a recent report by the Italian […]

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Tobacco-industry water projects will help protect against natural disasters

Tobacco-industry water projects will help protect against natural disasters

| December 31, 2012

China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration has issued a plan for water resources projects to be carried out by the tobacco industry during 2013-2015, according to a Tobacco China Online story. The plan seeks to increase significantly the number of such projects and to help establish the tobacco industry’s image as a responsible industry. The projects […]

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Happy virtual New Year

Happy virtual New Year

| December 31, 2012

It is highly unlikely that you will be able to get your hands on a bottle of Aalborg Jule Akvavit in time to welcome in the New Year; so here, courtesy of Iggesund Paperboard, is a picture of one, which might bring some virtual cheer. In fact, Aalborg Jule Akvavit is a Christmas aquavit that […]

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In new UK anti-tobacco campaign it’s the cigarette that gets sick

In new UK anti-tobacco campaign it’s the cigarette that gets sick

| December 28, 2012

People in the UK are due to be exposed to a nine-week, £2.7 million propaganda campaign that will focus on a cigarette that develops cancerous tumors. They will be told that 15 cigarettes cause a mutation that can lead to such tumors. The Department of Health (DoH) says that the new theme represents a return […]

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