Archive for January, 2013

Water pipes join other smoking tobacco products on Turkey’s banned list

Water pipes join other smoking tobacco products on Turkey’s banned list

| January 28, 2013

It is now illegal to smoke water pipes in enclosed public places in Turkey, according to an Agence France Presse story. The ban, which came into force yesterday, covers cafés, bars and restaurants. Other forms of smoking were ousted from public places in Turkey in 2009.

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Saving energy, costs at Imperial Radom

Saving energy, costs at Imperial Radom

| January 28, 2013

Imperial Tobacco’s factory at Radom, Poland, has won international recognition for demonstrating best practice in energy management by gaining ISO 50001 certification. ‘Our Radom and Logroño manufacturing sites have been taking part in EnSave, an energy-saving pilot scheme with specialists Danfoss Solutions,’ Imperial said in a note posted on its website. ‘Energy and cost reductions […]

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Vapers concerned over proposed electronic cigarette regulations

Vapers concerned over proposed electronic cigarette regulations

| January 25, 2013

Electronic cigarette vapers have called for the EU to drop plans to regulate these products in the way recommended by the European Commission, according to a story in The Sunday Times. One of the Tobacco Product Directive revisions that the Commission has recommended would see a limit placed on the nicotine content of electronic cigarettes […]

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Tobacco fund will be part paid for out of tobacco company profits

Tobacco fund will be part paid for out of tobacco company profits

| January 25, 2013

Laos has joined the ranks of Asean nations that have set up a fund to control tobacco usage, according to a story in the Bangkok Post. Dr. Prakit Vathesatogkit, the secretary general of the International Network of Health Promotion Foundations, said on Wednesday that the Lao cabinet had established a tobacco control fund that would […]

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Quit smoking before age 35 and claw back decade of lost life expectancy

Quit smoking before age 35 and claw back decade of lost life expectancy

| January 25, 2013

Smokers who quit before they reach the age of 35 erase the entire decade of lost life expectancy that is risked by smokers who continue with their habit, according to a story in The Washington Post quoting a ‘landmark study’. Smokers who quit between the ages of 35 and 44 get back nine of those […]

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Imperial sets date for interim statement

Imperial sets date for interim statement

| January 25, 2013

Imperial Tobacco says that it is due to hold its Annual General Meeting and issue an Interim Management Statement on January 30.

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Go vegan

Go vegan

| January 25, 2013

A new PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) billboard going up in Richmond, Virginia, US, equates eating meat with smoking in an effort to get more people to become vegans, according to a WWBT NBC12 report. The group announced on Wednesday that it was erecting the billboard, which shows a toddler smoking a […]

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Media urged to reduce tobacco advertising in Indonesia

Media urged to reduce tobacco advertising in Indonesia

| January 24, 2013

Indonesia’s Health Minister, Nafsiah Mboi, has urged the media to take a greater role in the fight against tobacco by reducing cigarette advertisements, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. Speaking during an editors’ forum in Jakarta yesterday, Nafsiah said that the media could prevent tobacco use, particularly among young people, by limiting such […]

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Mild Seven close to becoming Mevius on Japanese cigarette market

Mild Seven close to becoming Mevius on Japanese cigarette market

| January 24, 2013

Japan Tobacco Inc is aiming to make Mevius the number one global premium cigarette brand. At the moment, it is probably fair to say that the name Mevius is not well known around the world, but it is guaranteed a considerable level of success because it is the new name of Mild Seven, one of […]

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Beijing and Singapore to host tax free shows in first half of this year

Beijing and Singapore to host tax free shows in first half of this year

| January 24, 2013

The TFWA (Tax Free World Association) says that its Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition 2013 is set to be the largest such show ever staged in Singapore. The week-long show is due to open on 12 May. ‘Exhibitor numbers have already exceeded 2012 levels with more than 7,500 m2 of exhibition space booked,’ TFWA said […]

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Free download for ending addiction

Free download for ending addiction

| January 24, 2013

The authors of ‘Ending addiction for good: The groundbreaking, holistic, evidence-based way to transform your life’ are offering a free download from January 23 to 27, according to a PRNewswire press note. They are said to be hoping to spread the word about this addiction treatment program that has ‘already helped hundreds of addicts to […]

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Are Beijing-brand cigarettes fakes, just old, or reincarnated?

Are Beijing-brand cigarettes fakes, just old, or reincarnated?

| January 23, 2013

Tourists in China have complained that the souvenir Beijing brand cigarettes they have been buying in the Dashilan area’s tourist shops are fakes, according to a Global Times story. Whether or not they are fakes is a moot point given that while the brand used to be made by the Beijing Cigarette Factory (BCF), production […]

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Tobacconists march on EU HQ

Tobacconists march on EU HQ

| January 23, 2013

Thousands of tobacconists marched on the EU headquarters in Brussels yesterday to protest against a planned crackdown on tobacco products that includes the imposition of graphic pack health warnings, according to a France 24 story. The protesters were mainly from France and Italy, but also from Austria, Germany and Poland: 2,200 according to the police; […]

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Excise increase likely to boost Ukraine’s already growing illicit tobacco trade

Excise increase likely to boost Ukraine’s already growing illicit tobacco trade

| January 23, 2013

The market for licit cigarettes in Ukraine could shrink to 74-75 billion this year from 80 billion in 2012, according to a Kyiv Post story quoting the director for corporate issues at Imperial Tobacco Ukraine (ITU), Yuriy Kyshko. Briefing reporters, Kyshko said that last year had seen growth in the domestic-market consumption of both smuggled […]

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The clue was in the price

The clue was in the price

| January 23, 2013

Central revenue department officials in India have allegedly discovered unaccounted-for cash amounting to about Rs30 million during searches of cigarette manufacturers’ premises in the Punjab and those of their trading partners across the country, according to a Moneycontrol.com story quoting official sources. The officials were said to have seized cigarettes worth Rs4.8 million during the […]

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BAT joins board of American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology

BAT joins board of American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology

| January 23, 2013

British American Tobacco has joined the board of directors of the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology. A BAT press note issued yesterday said that Marianna Gaça, of BAT’s Group R&D had been voted onto the board of directors of the society, which was established jointly by the Institute of In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) […]

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Foreign brand sales fall as price hikes collide with economic slowdown

Foreign brand sales fall as price hikes collide with economic slowdown

| January 22, 2013

Sales of cigarettes in South Korea fell last year in the wake of price increases, an economic slowdown and widespread anti-smoking measures, according to a Yonhap News Agency story. Ministop Korea, the local operator of the Japan-based convenience chain store, is said to have seen its 2012 cigarette sales fall by 7.6 per cent from […]

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Excise policies set to welcome contraband cigarettes to Russia

Excise policies set to welcome contraband cigarettes to Russia

| January 22, 2013

Russia is due to become a net importer of illicit cigarettes rather than a net exporter, according to a story in Russia Beyond The Headlines, an abridged version of a report by Roman Ovchinnikov published in Kommersant-Dengi magazine. A draft law, ‘On Protection of Public Health from the Effects of Tobacco Consumption’, which is currently […]

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Malaysia looks to put health warnings on individual cigarettes

Malaysia looks to put health warnings on individual cigarettes

| January 22, 2013

Each cigarette sold in Malaysia could be printed with a health warning under proposals being considered by the country’s Health Ministry. In addition, cigarette pack health warnings could be increased in size, according to a story in The Star. Under the proposed amendments to the Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2004, the ministry is proposing […]

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Donation to help implement tobacco control measures in Palembang

Donation to help implement tobacco control measures in Palembang

| January 22, 2013

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease is donating US$400,000 over two years to the city administration of Palembang, Indonesia, in an attempt to control the consumption of cigarettes there, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. The authorities in Palembang, the capital of South Sumatra province, have issued a city ordinance prohibiting […]

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