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Archive for June, 2013

Sales up for Domino

Sales up for Domino

June 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Domino Printing Sciences posted strong growth in the United States and Germany for the six months ending April 30, 2013, even as trading conditions across the rest of Europe remained difficult. Its Asian businesses performed well, while the company’s digital label press business grew rapidly. “Sales in the six months to 30 April 2013 were […]

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Drew Estate acquires Heavenly Cigar

Drew Estate acquires Heavenly Cigar

June 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Drew Estate has acquired the Heavenly Cigar Co. of in Naples, Florida, USA. “We are extremely excited about this acquisition and look forward to building the Heavenly cigar brand further across the U.S.,” said Michael Cellucci, president of Drew Estate. “We believe that with our expertise and innovation we have the ability to fully realize […]

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Horse trading over products directive could deliver dog’s breakfast

Horse trading over products directive could deliver dog’s breakfast

June 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

In their deliberations over the EU’s proposed new Tobacco Products Directive, the various participants in this debate seem intent on falling into the trap of the committee that sets out to design a horse, which should be fine for those who like camels. According to a story by Dave Keating for the European Voice, EU […]

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Buildings have no-smoking foundations

Buildings have no-smoking foundations

June 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Eight buildings in Jakarta, Indonesia, have been congratulated by the Environment Ministry for their success in implementing no-smoking policies, according to a story by Lenny Tristia Tambun for The Jakarta Globe. Muhammad Tauchid, of the Jakarta Environmental Management Agency (BPLHD), said on Wednesday that while the agency had long listed the buildings that violated no-smoking […]

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New website to support UK smokers

New website to support UK smokers

June 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco has launched Smoke Spots in the UK, a new website aimed at supporting adult smokers and promoting smoker-friendly venues. “With this great new initiative, we are giving our consumers the chance to interact and form an online community where they can share great smoking experiences with each other,” said Amy Kiss, head of […]

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Malaysians reminded of smoking fatwa

Malaysians reminded of smoking fatwa

June 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Muslims in Malaysia are being reminded that, for them, smoking has been forbidden, according to a story in The Star. The story said that many Muslims in Malaysia were still taking lightly the smoking is haram (forbidden) fatwa (edict) that was issued by the Muzakarah Committee of the National Fatwa Council for Islamic Religious Affairs […]

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JTI recognized as great place to work

JTI recognized as great place to work

June 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco International has been selected by the Great Place to Work Institute as one of the 100 Best Workplaces in Europe for 2013, according to a note posted on JTI’s website. “Four JTI markets have been qualified in the 25 Best Multinational Workplaces category: Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Turkey,” the note said. ‘This milestone […]

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Indonesia maps road to FCTC ratification

Indonesia maps road to FCTC ratification

June 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

An anti-tobacco network has launched a ‘road map’ it hopes will accelerate Indonesia’s ratification of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), according to a story in The Jakarta Post. The chairman of the Indonesia Tobacco Control Network (ITCN), Kartono Mohamad, said on Monday that Indonesia was one of 10 countries that […]

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Road map to substantial pitfalls

Road map to substantial pitfalls

June 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

In the wake of its issuing its first six judgments on proposed new but ‘substantially equivalent’ tobacco products, the US Food and Drug Administration has issued a ‘brief summary’ on why such applications might fail. Under the Tobacco Control Act of 2009, new cigarettes cannot be introduced on the US market without an order from […]

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Jordan has high level of smoking doctors

Jordan has high level of smoking doctors

June 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

About 34 per cent of Jordanian doctors are smokers, according to a story in the Jordan Times quoting a report released on Monday. The report, entitled ‘The reality of tobacco control in Jordan’, was said to have been based on several past local and global studies. It will make uncomfortable reading given that it puts […]

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