Archive for February, 2013

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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