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Archive for March, 2013

Clinical trials show certain toxicants reduced in novel smoking products

Clinical trials show certain toxicants reduced in novel smoking products

March 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco is pressing on with research into cigarettes that deliver reduced levels of toxicants despite the fact that the company doesn’t know whether it will be possible to prove scientifically that such cigarettes reduce health risks. “There are already tobacco and nicotine products available, such as snus and e-cigarettes, that are known to […]

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Cigarette trade dispute ruling having further airing by WTO dispute body

Cigarette trade dispute ruling having further airing by WTO dispute body

March 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

The World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) was due to discuss today the status of Thailand’s compliance with the agency’s ruling that it should implement tax reforms in respect of imported cigarettes. The ruling came about following a complaint filed by the Philippines; and the Philippine government has requested a meeting with representatives from […]

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Britain, or perhaps the UK, is winning, or maybe losing, the illicit tobacco trade war

Britain, or perhaps the UK, is winning, or maybe losing, the illicit tobacco trade war

March 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Britain is said to be ‘winning the war’ against tobacco smugglers who supply addicted smokers deliberately pushed out of the licit market by government policies aimed at making cigarettes too expensive for the financially less well off. According to a story by Denis Campbell for The Guardian quoting a report on the illicit tobacco trade […]

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Tobacco sales licensees to be announced

Tobacco sales licensees to be announced

March 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

The names of the successful applicants for licences to sell tobacco under Hungary’s soon-to-be-introduced state monopoly of tobacco retailing are due to be announced by April 23, according to an MTI – EcoNews story. The story was based on a statement by the communications director for the National Tobacco Trade Non-profit organization, which is overseeing […]

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CEO’s pay increased as profits fall

CEO’s pay increased as profits fall

March 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Reynolds American Inc. paid its CEO, Daniel M. Delen, $8.65 million in fiscal 2012, about two per cent more than he was paid the previous year, according to a story by Michael Felberbaum for Associated Press based on AP’s analysis of a regulatory filing. Delen received a base salary of $1 million and a $1.2 […]

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Reemtsma Liberty Award recognizes Congo civil-war reporting

Reemtsma Liberty Award recognizes Congo civil-war reporting

March 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Journalist Bettina Rühl has been honoured with the 2013 Reemtsma Liberty Award for her investigative reports on the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now in its seventh year, the award, made by Imperial Tobacco’s German business, recognises foreign correspondents working to sustain freedom of the press under harsh conditions. The decision to […]

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JTI is Top Employer

JTI is Top Employer

March 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco International on Friday received Top Employer Europe 2013 certification during an awards ceremony held at the Park Plaza hotel in London. According to a note posted on the JTI website, 10 JTI offices were recognized for their excellence in human resources management by the CRF (Corporate Research Foundation) Institute. The offices are in Belgium, […]

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MEPs seek own Dalli inquiry

MEPs seek own Dalli inquiry

March 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Members of the European Parliament are asking for their own inquiry into the resignation in October of the former European Commissioner for health and consumer affairs, John Dalli, shortly before the Commission unveiled its proposed revisions to the Tobacco Products Directive, according to a story by Dave Keating for the European Voice. On March 20, […]

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Anti-smoking bill a step nearer in Nigeria

Anti-smoking bill a step nearer in Nigeria

March 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Nigeria’s House of Representatives yesterday unanimously passed the second reading of an anti-smoking bill that includes provisions to prohibit smoking in public places, according to a story in the Premium Times relayed by the TMA. If passed, the bill would ban too the sale of tobacco products to minors and regulate tobacco advertising, promotion and […]

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Melbourne a smuggling hotspot

Melbourne a smuggling hotspot

March 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Customs officials in Victoria, Australia, have said that Melbourne is becoming the new hot spot for the arrival of undeclared cigarettes and loose tobacco from Asia and Europe, according to a story in the Herald Sun relayed by the TMA. Shipments to Melbourne were becoming more frequent and the shippers were using increasingly sophisticated techniques […]

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