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Archive for June, 2013

Top class design at Iggesund.com

Top class design at Iggesund.com

June 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Iggesund Paperboard’s website has been found to be unique in both attracting its target group of designers and creating within that group a high level of appreciation. This was the verdict of Ulf Smedberg, senior consultant with the Swedish website evaluation firm, E-space Communication. “When we compare Iggesund’s performance with the results from our database […]

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FDA’s logjam of new tobacco product authorizations substantially broken

FDA’s logjam of new tobacco product authorizations substantially broken

June 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Lorillard has become the first company in the US to receive authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for marketing products ‘substantially equivalent’ to products already on the market. Under the Tobacco Control Act of 2009, new cigarettes cannot be introduced on the US market without an order from the FDA, and there are two […]

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Warning: decision unconstitutional

Warning: decision unconstitutional

June 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Thai Tobacco Trade Association (TTTA) said yesterday that it was asking the Administrative Court to invalidate the Ministry of Public Health’s decision to impose new warnings on cigarette packs. The TTTA, which represents more than 1,400 retailers across Thailand, described the ministry’s decision as ‘unconstitutional’. An individual retailer and a wholesaler are joining TTTA’s suit, […]

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Warning: everybody smoking in public

Warning: everybody smoking in public

June 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

People in areas of Malaysia affected by the smoke from forest fires in Indonesia are being advised not to smoke tobacco during the crisis. The deputy director of the Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department, Dr. Zainal Ariffin Omar, said smokers would stand a higher chance of contracting smoke-related illnesses. Smokers would inhale not only cigarette […]

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Warning: electronic cigarette ban needed

Warning: electronic cigarette ban needed

June 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) has sounded an alarm over the increasing use of electronic cigarettes in Malaysia, notably among young people, according to a story in the New Straits Times quoting ‘media reports from George Town’. CAP president S.M. Mohamed Idris, said there was a need to impose a ban on the sale […]

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Azerbaijan plans advertising ban

Azerbaijan plans advertising ban

June 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Azerbaijan is planning to ban advertising of tobacco and tobacco products, according to an Azeri Press Agency story. If a new draft law is accepted by parliament, a ban would be imposed on advertising tobacco, tobacco products and their accessories, including tobacco sticks, pipes, electronic cigarettes, cigarette papers and lighters. The draft law will be […]

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Thai monopoly has eye on e-cigarettes

Thai monopoly has eye on e-cigarettes

June 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) would consider developing and importing electronic cigarettes if the government were to legalize them, according to a story in the Bangkok Post. Managing director, Torsak Chotimongkol, was quoted as saying that, as a government agency, the TTM could not proceed with such a project until electronic cigarettes were legalised. “However, […]

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Minimum smoking age should be 28

Minimum smoking age should be 28

June 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

If medical science were the determining factor in deciding at what age people should be allowed to smoke and drink; that age would be set at 28, according to psychologist, Ronald J. Coughlin. In a letter published at MyCentralJersey.com, Coughlin said the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that told you to follow rules, […]

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Gutkha banned? Never mind, try this mixture of tobacco and pan masala

Gutkha banned? Never mind, try this mixture of tobacco and pan masala

June 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

The sale of pan masala and tobacco has gone up ‘several fold’ in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh since the manufacturing and sale of gutkha was banned in the state from April 1, according to a story by Brajendra K. Parashar for the Hindustan Times. The reason for this isn’t hard to fathom. Gutkha […]

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Zambia and Malawi meet to tackle illegal cross-border tobacco trade

Zambia and Malawi meet to tackle illegal cross-border tobacco trade

June 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Zambia and Malawi are continuing to suffer the effects of illegal cross-border trading in tobacco, despite counter measures that have been taken, according to a story in the Zambia Daily Mail. The Tobacco Board of Zambia and the Tobacco Control Commission of Malawi recently held a meeting aimed at addressing the illegal trade between the […]

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