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Archive for March, 2013

Manila show under fire from WHO

Manila show under fire from WHO

March 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

The World Health Organization has expressed concern that the Philippines could be encouraging smoking by hosting one of the ‘world’s biggest tobacco trade shows’, according to an Agence France Presse story quoting a health official. The WHO had written to President Benigno Aquino citing the country’s treaty [Framework Convention on Tobacco Control] pledge to ban […]

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Worth a try?

Worth a try?

March 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

The editorial board of the New York Times said yesterday that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest tobacco control effort, to ban open displays of tobacco products in stores while still allowing their advertising, ‘is worth a try, though ‘[i]t is hard to know whether hiding the products would really work to discourage smoking’, […]

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TMA announces 2013 meeting

TMA announces 2013 meeting

March 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Tobacco Merchants Association will be hosting its 98th annual meeting and conference May 15–17, 2013, at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. The conference will include opening remarks by Mitchell Zeller, the newly appointed director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). Other speakers include David […]

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New device to map second-hand smoke

New device to map second-hand smoke

March 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Researchers in the US have invented the first tobacco smoke sensor capable of recording second-hand smoke data in real time, according to a story in Medical Xpress quoting the Nicotine and Tobacco Research journal. The sensor is said to be able to detect, too, ‘third-hand’ smoke, ‘or nicotine off-gassing from clothing, furniture, car seats and […]

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Mild Seven morphs to Mevius in Korea

Mild Seven morphs to Mevius in Korea

March 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

The rebranding of Mild Seven to Mevius, currently being carried out around the world, was announced yesterday by JT International Korea, according to a story in the Korea Joongang Daily. “Since Mild Seven is mainly sold in Asia, we changed the name in order to capture markets such as Europe and the United States,” said […]

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FDA goes back to the drawing board after warnings legal battle abandoned

FDA goes back to the drawing board after warnings legal battle abandoned

March 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

The US government has abandoned its attempts to require cigarette manufacturers to include on their products the big graphic warnings designed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a number of news reports. The FDA introduced its graphic warning requirement in 2011, but some of the country’s cigarette manufacturers successfully sued on the grounds […]

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Relighting cigarettes more prevalent in difficult economic times

Relighting cigarettes more prevalent in difficult economic times

March 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Researchers at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, US, have found that a trend of smokers relighting cigarettes is related to economic factors, according to a Science Daily story. The results of the study by the researchers were given at a poster presentation during the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine […]

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Ban on cigarette sales ignored

Ban on cigarette sales ignored

March 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Shops in the Saudi Arabian city of Makkah (Mecca) are selling tobacco products despite a ban by local authorities, according to a story in the Saudi Gazette quoting local residents. In fact, residents said more than 80 percent of shops in the city’s Al-Otaibiyah neighborhood sold cigarettes. The residents said that the ban was not […]

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International Women’s Day marked

International Women’s Day marked

March 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco’s business in Morocco this month celebrated the contribution made by its female employees with an event to mark International Women’s Day. About 80 women who work for Société Marocaine des Tabacs (SMT) were invited to attend the event hosted by general manager, Paul Leggat, and his senior managers. Women currently make up about […]

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Swedish Match to hold AGM

Swedish Match to hold AGM

March 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Swedish Match is due to hold its annual general meeting of shareholders at 16.30 hours Central European Time on April 25 at the Hotel Rival, Stockholm. The board of directors is proposing a dividend increased to SEK7.30 per share. The proposed record date for entitlement to receive a cash dividend is April 30.

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