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Archive for December, 2012

RAI’s youth tobacco use reduction program attracts strong support

December 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

Initiatives by Reynolds American Inc. and its operating companies to reduce youth tobacco use and access attracted strong support from delegates at the recent annual conference of the National Foundation For Women Legislators (NFWL) in Atlanta. ‘A team led by Pamela Gorman, a senior manager in RAI public affairs, attended the four-day conference and hosted […]

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Tobacco product directive revision would protect cigarette sales

December 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

If the European Commission’s revisions to the tobacco products directive are adopted, traditional cigarette sales will be protected from competition by electronic cigarettes. Professor Michael Siegel, of Boston University’s School of Public Health, said in a blog relayed by the TMA that according to a draft copy of the revisions obtained by the author and […]

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US manufacturers reach agreement with some states over MSA payment disputes

December 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

R. J. Reynolds Tobacco, Philip Morris USA and Lorillard have reached an agreement with 17 USstates, the District of Columbia andPuerto Rico to settle 10 years of claims related to the Non-Participating Manufacturer (NPM) adjustment provisions of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). Under the agreement, Reynolds will receive credits currently estimated to be worth more […]

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Three per cent find US tobacco industry generally honest and trustworthy

December 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

An annual Harris Poll that measures how people in the US perceive various industries has found that tobacco is not among the top ranks when it comes to being ‘generally honest and trustworthy’, according to a press note issued through PRNewswire. In fact, the tobacco industry was at the bottom of the heap with only […]

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Smokeless tobacco products fall victim partly to US’ tobacco control act

December 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Star Scientific said yesterday that it was getting out of the smokeless tobacco business because of low sales and financial losses, the regulatory environment in the US, and the fact that its association with tobacco was making it difficult for it to interest research centers in undertaking clinical research into its pharmaceutical products. According to […]

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New York City landlords to be offered ‘bounties’ for banning tobacco smoking

December 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

New York City is to offer community boards rewards of $10,000 to convince landlords to ban smoking in apartments, according to a report by Gary Baumgarten for CBS New York, quoting The New York Post. Under the scheme, the community boards would work with property managers and tenants to enact smoke-free policies in exchange for […]

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Pakistani growers say no thank you to below-cost-of-production prices

December 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tobacco growers in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, say they have decided not to grow tobacco next year because the prices on offer do not cover the cost of production, according to a story by Muhammad Irfan for the Express Tribune. A study led by the Islamabad Director of the National Agriculture Council, Dr. Sharif Zia, in February […]

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Commission’s tobacco products directive proposals due out Wednesday

December 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

The European Commission is due to adopt its proposals to revise the EU’s tobacco products directive on Wednesday. According to the Commission’s Top News, the proposed legislation comprises new and strengthened rules on how tobacco products may be manufactured, presented, and sold. The proposals, which are said to involve a substantial revision of the current […]

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Slim cigarettes possible victim of tobacco products directive revisions

December 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Proposed revisions for the EU’s tobacco products directive will include a prohibition on slim cigarettes, a requirement for graphic health warnings, a ban on ‘taste-enhancing’ additives and a ban on descriptors such as ‘light’, according to a story in the German newspaper, Bild. The story was said to be based on a draft document obtained […]

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“All out war” if snus threatened by tobacco products directive revisions

December 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Sweden’s Trade Minister, Ewa Björling, has said the EU faces “all out war” with Sweden if revisions to the tobacco products directive due out on Wednesday threaten Swedish snus, according to a story in The Local. “This has been a low intensity conflict for years,” Björling told the TT news agency after leaving a one-hour […]

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