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Archive for May, 2013

Pop star invests in NJOY

May 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Music star and 13-time Grammy Award nominee Bruno Mars has joined NJOY as an investor. While the terms of the investment were not disclosed, Mars stated that he often uses NJOY’s King product in place of traditional cigarettes and is convinced that it is a revolutionary alternative to cigarettes. “I’ve been using NJOY Kings instead […]

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Chinese firms move adverts to Internet

May 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

A recent report claims that while Chinese tobacco companies have reduced their advertising in traditional media, they are stepping up their presence on the Internet, according to a China Daily story. The Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) compiled the report after monitoring 32 television channels, 91 newspapers and magazines, and various Internet […]

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Butts to trigger charitable donations

May 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

The San Rafael Clean Coalition, California, was due yesterday to install a ‘cigarette eater meter’ at the San RafaelCityPlaza, according to a story in the Marin Independent Journal. The idea is that people will use the device as a repository for cigarette butts and, in doing so, trigger a charitable donation. For every butt deposited, […]

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Olaf denies endorsing empty-pack survey

May 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

The European Union’s anti-fraud office, Olaf, is to take issue with British American Tobacco for making what Olaf alleges were false claims about the nature of their relationship when lobbying British health officials, according to a story in The Times. BAT is said to have told civil servants at the Department of Health during a […]

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Odds on smoking ban being eased

May 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has revealed that he met recently with Sheldon Adelson, the American casino magnate, but stressed that “no decision has yet been made” on whether to relax Spain’s smoking ban in the gaming rooms of ‘Eurovegas’, according to an El Pais story. The huge Eurovegas complex is set to be built […]

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Altria to host investor day presentation

May 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Altria is due to host a webcast at www.altria.com of its Investor Day in New York presentation from about 09.00 hours to about 12.00 hours Eastern Time on June 11. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, will feature presentations by Altria’s chairman and CEO, Marty Barrington, and other members of Altria’s senior management […]

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Standardized packs heading for Ireland

May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ireland’s Health Minister, Dr. James Reilly, has received approval from his coalition colleagues to introduce standardized packs for tobacco products, according to a number of local and Australian media stories. So far, Australia is the only country to have imposed such packs, which are hugely dominated by graphic health warnings, from which trademarks and graphics […]

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Imagining a world with no licit tobacco

May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

On the eve of World No Tobacco Day, British American Tobacco has posed the question: ‘What would a world with no legal tobacco industry really look like?’ And it has provided an answer. ‘The reality is that people will continue to smoke,’ said group head of corporate and regulatory affairs, Kingsley Wheaton, in a statement […]

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On-screen tobacco tempting youngsters

May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Banning ‘nicotine propaganda’ from cinema screens and television would be a powerful tool in helping to end the ‘destructive business of tobacco’, according to a story in the Tehran Times. Well-documented reports, the story said, showed that global tobacco companies earned hundreds of millions of dollars annually because consumers were impressed by the sight of […]

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Ivory Coast business is on safe ground

May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

One of Imperial Tobacco’s businesses in Ivory Coast has won two occupational health and safety awards in a government-run employee well-being competition. The 3I printing facility in Abidjan, which supplies eight of Imperial’s factories in Central and West Africa, was judged to have the best working conditions in the country. 3I was recognised also in […]

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