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Archive for February, 2013

Industry mourns Roy Ingram

Industry mourns Roy Ingram

February 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Roy Ingram died peacefully Jan. 9, 2013, in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. From 1952 to 1968, Ingram worked for Gallaher in Nyasaland, Rhodesia, Northern Ireland and England. He returned to Rhodesia in 1969, where he joined Tabex. In 1977 Ingram moved to Belgium and worked for Intabex. In 1984, he helped establish Intabex in the […]

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The shisha party’s all but over in Turkey

The shisha party’s all but over in Turkey

February 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Turkey’s shisha cafés have six more months to ply their trade. A law requiring shisha cafés to comply with an indoor smoking ban in force for cigarettes, pipes and cigars since 2009 was published in Turkey’s Official Gazette last month. It gave the cafés and their customers six months of grace before the axe falls. […]

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Possible conflict of interest for new director of FDA's CTP

Possible conflict of interest for new director of FDA’s CTP

February 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Prof. Michael Siegel, of BostonUniversity’s School of Public Health, believes that Mitch Zeller J.D. will likely take “a much more hard-line approach” in his dealings with the tobacco industry than did his predecessor, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal relayed by the TMA. Siegel was commenting on the appointment of Zeller as […]

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TFWA’s China conference one week away

TFWA’s China conference one week away

February 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

More than 330 delegates have registered so far for the TFWA’s (Tax Free World Association) two-day conference due to be held at Beijing on March 5-7. The conference theme is, ‘China’s Century: The Fast Pace of Change in China Duty Free & Travel Retail’. The event, which will start on March 5 with cocktails at […]

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Row over JTI Red Cross donations

Row over JTI Red Cross donations

February 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Geneva-based International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum says it wants to return a donation made to it by Japan Tobacco International, but JTI says it won’t take the money back, according to a Swiss Radio International report. In November, international anti-smoking and health advocacy groups protested at the museum’s decision to accept a […]

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Re-christen cigarettes cancerettes?

Re-christen cigarettes cancerettes?

February 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

A UK clergyman has launched a new front in the war on smoking – by suggesting that cigarettes are renamed cancerettes, according to a story in the Coastal Scene newspaper. The Rev Charles Mugleston, from Witnesham in the county of Suffolk, has launched a petition on the 10 Downing Street website and could have the […]

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Imperial hosting investor event

Imperial hosting investor event

February 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Imperial Tobacco Group was due to host in London today an investor event focusing on the company’s strategies for sustainable growth and ‘delivering quality sales growth supported by cost and cash optimisation’. Imperial said that, during the presentations, it would state its intention of growing dividends by at least 10 per cent a year […]

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MEPs call for stronger anti-tobacco measures in products directive

MEPs call for stronger anti-tobacco measures in products directive

February 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Three members of the European Parliament have called for a more forceful Tobacco Products Directive than the one that will come into being if proposed revisions to the directive are put into effect, according to an Agence Europe story. The three MEPs are: Cristian Silviu Busoi, of Romania, co-president of the MEP Heart Group; Alojz […]

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New director appointed for US FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products

New director appointed for US FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products

February 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

The US Food and Drug Administration is replacing the head of its tobacco governance group with a former associate commissioner with ties to an anti-smoking advocacy group and a pharmaceutical company, according to a story by Richard Craver for the Winston-Salem Journal. Mitch Zeller J.D. is due to become director of the Center for Tobacco […]

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Parliamentarians ignore their own law on banning smoking in public places

Parliamentarians ignore their own law on banning smoking in public places

February 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Five laws banning tobacco smoking in public places have been introduced during the past 10 years only to be largely ignored by Greek smokers; so the government has vowed to impose yet another crackdown, according to a story in the Greek Reporter quoting a Kathimerini newspaper report. The Health Ministry’s general secretary, Christina Papanikolaou, has […]

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