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Archive for May, 2013

Vapor Corp to present at business forum

Vapor Corp to present at business forum

May 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Vapor Corp. said on Wednesday that CEO, Kevin Frija, was due to make a presentation at the Second Annual Marcum LLP MicroCap Conference on May 30 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. The company’s presentation is scheduled to begin at 16.00 hours Eastern Daylight Time. More information and registration is available at the […]

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Four-country study suggests e-cigarettes might work as cessation aids

Four-country study suggests e-cigarettes might work as cessation aids

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Researchers in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US have concluded that electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) might have the potential to serve as cessation aids, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The researchers set out to examine patterns of ENDS awareness, use, and product-associated beliefs among current and […]

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More tobacco retailers in poorer areas

More tobacco retailers in poorer areas

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

University of Western Australia (UWA) researchers have found that poorer West Australian suburbs have four times the number of tobacco outlets than those found in their affluent neighbors, according to a story on WAtoday.com.au. The study was published in the Medical Journal of Australia. It is unlikely that the researchers were surprised by the findings. […]

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BAT denies Russian tax underpayment

BAT denies Russian tax underpayment

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Russian federal investigators have alleged that British American Tobacco’s local units have failed to pay tax amounting to upwards of RUB335 million, according to report by the Russian Legal Information Agency (RLIA) quoting an Izvestia newspaper story. An investigation was opened in respect of BAT’s St. Petersburg, Saratov, and Moscow units, which are alleged not […]

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Cigarettes seized by Jordanian customs

Cigarettes seized by Jordanian customs

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Jordan Customs Department (JCD) on Monday foiled an attempt to smuggle 203,000 packs of cigarettes into the country, according to a Jordan Times story. The cigarettes were found in six containers. The Times said the packs were seized, and were being held by the JCD ‘until’ the would-be smugglers paid their fines, which amount […]

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Tobacco museum a giant advertisement

Tobacco museum a giant advertisement

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Local health control people have accused the TobaccoMuseum in Shanghai, China, of being a giant advertisement for the tobacco industry, according to a story in the Global times. They are demanding that the authorities revoke the museum’s honorary titles that allow the museum to present itself as a venue suitable for students. The Times story […]

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Volunteering fires up Imperial employees

Volunteering fires up Imperial employees

May 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco employees based in Bristol recently gave something back to the company’s local community when they joined thousands of other people across the UK in taking part in Give & Gain Day. The annual event, run by the Business in the Community organization, is the country’s leading employee volunteering action day. Company secretary, John […]

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Profits up at ITC

Profits up at ITC

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

ITC of India reported a net profit of INR19.28 billion ($350.3 million) in the quarter ending March 31, up 19.45 percent from the comparable quarter last year. The company’s non-tobacco FMCG business contributed a net profit of INR118.7 million during the quarter, compared with a net loss of INR166.8 million in the 2012 quarter. ITC’s […]

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Central European coalition criticizes TPD

Central European coalition criticizes TPD

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

A joint declaration adopted May 17th by Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian and Bulgarian agriculture ministers criticizes the European Commission’s draft Tobacco Products Directive, especially the proposed ban on slim and menthol cigarettes, reports Europolitics. The ministers said that, if approved, the directive would hurt thousands of families that depend on tobacco cultivation for their […]

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Nepal moratorium on Gutka factories

Nepal moratorium on Gutka factories

May 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Industrial Promotion Board (IPB) in Nepal announced an indefinite moratorium on the registration of new gutka manufacturing units after figures from the Inland Revenue Department showed only 150 of 455 registered gutka factories pay taxes, reports Kantipur Online. Following India’s April 2011 directive banning the sale of gutka in plastic pouches, Indian gutka producers […]

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