Archive for June, 2013

AERET meeting on June 25-27

AERET meeting on June 25-27

| June 12, 2013

The 2013 meeting of the European Association for Tobacco Research and Experimentation (AERET – Association Européenne pour la Recherche et l’Expérimentation Tabacole) will be held on June 25-27 at the Château des Vigiers, near Bergerac, France. The meeting will include sessions on tobacco varieties, plant protection, experimental programs, and the reduction of energy consumption during […]

Read More

FDA electronic-submissions workshop

FDA electronic-submissions workshop

| June 12, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), is due to hold a one-day workshop to obtain public input on ‘topics related to the potential electronic submission of tobacco product applications and other information’. The workshop will focus on the technical aspects of electronic submissions, including potential standards for content, format, and structure. […]

Read More

A taste of things to come

A taste of things to come

| June 12, 2013

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes, which already claimed the title of the company with the most electronic cigarette flavors, has added another flavor to its portfolio: Atlantic Cut, according to a press note issued through PRNewswire. The new flavor, which was inspired by the taste of flue-cured tobacco, is said to have subtle hints of caramel, […]

Read More

First-ever ultra-slim capsule cigarette

First-ever ultra-slim capsule cigarette

| June 12, 2013

KT&G said on Monday that it had launched what it claims to be the world’s first ultra-slim cigarette with a filter containing a flavor capsule, according to a story in The Korea Herald. ‘Esse Change’ is a version of the company’s highly-successful ultra-slim cigarette, Esse, which has proved especially popular among young adult smokers. The […]

Read More

FCTC not truly globally representative

FCTC not truly globally representative

| June 12, 2013

Developing countries face particular barriers to participating in the activities of the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, according to the conclusions of a study recently posted on the Tobacco Control website. And the engagement of developing countries in global tobacco control is likely to diminish in […]

Read More

U.S. cigarette prices rising

U.S. cigarette prices rising

| June 11, 2013

Cigarette prices are rising again, with the three largest tobacco manufacturers expressing confidence that another increase won’t deter smokers in a sluggish economy, according to a story in the Winston-Salem Journal. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard and Philip Morris USA confirmed Friday that prices for most of their brands are going up. The increase goes […]

Read More

Philip Morris embraces e-cigarettes

Philip Morris embraces e-cigarettes

| June 11, 2013

Philip Morris USA will launch an e-cigarette under the MarkTen brand in Indiana in August, reports The Wall Street Journal. MarkTen is a disposable e-cigarette but can be reused by buying a separate battery recharging kit and additional cartridges. Made in China by a contact manufacturer, the e-cigarette is expected to sell for about $9.50. […]

Read More

Sunel embraces CA pest control

Sunel embraces CA pest control

| June 11, 2013

Sunel Tobacco has signed a contract with b-Cat Insect Treatment for the construction of controlled atmosphere rooms at the company’s facility in Izmir, Turkey. Situated on 100,000 square meters of land, Sunel Tobacco’s facility includes a modern, 80,000 square-meter warehouse and a 24,000 square-meter processing building. Earlier this year, b-Cat installed controlled atmosphere facilities at […]

Read More

Ex-Facebook president invests in e-cigarettes

Ex-Facebook president invests in e-cigarettes

| June 10, 2013

A group including Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker is investing $75 million is NJOY, a leading manufacturer of e-cigarettes, reports The Wall Street Journal. Parker co-founded the music-sharing site Napster, was the first president of Facebook and has been a big donor to cancer research. NJOY accounted for 35.6 percent of the U.S. cigarette market […]

Read More

Another illicit-trade initiative from EU

Another illicit-trade initiative from EU

| June 10, 2013

The European Commission has adopted a package of measures to step up its fight against the illicit tobacco trade, especially cigarette smuggling, according to a press note issued by the Commission on Thursday. The Commission claimed that the illicit tobacco trade was a ‘global threat’ depriving EU member states of more than €10 billion in […]

Read More

Criminal charges against Dalli unlikely

Criminal charges against Dalli unlikely

| June 10, 2013

John Dalli, who last year resigned as Malta’s European commissioner following allegations of a lobbying scandal, is most unlikely to face criminal charges in Malta, according to a story in the European Voice citing the country’s police commissioner. Dalli resigned from his position as commissioner for health and consumer affairs in October, shortly before the […]

Read More

Public-places vaping ban proposed

Public-places vaping ban proposed

| June 10, 2013

The Italian health ministry’s top advisory body has recommended a prohibition on the smoking of electronic cigarettes in public places and a ban on their sale to pregnant women and minors, according to a story on the Indo-Asian News Service. The recommendation by the ministry’s Superior Health Council came after France’s Health Minister, Marisol Touraine, […]

Read More

TFWA offers preview and review

TFWA offers preview and review

| June 10, 2013

Registration for the TFWA World Exhibition, which is to be held in Cannes, France, on October 20-25, has opened at: http://www.tfwa.com/duty_free/index.php?id=1152. At the same time, a digital review of the TFWA’s Asia Pacific Conference and Exhibition 2013, which was held on May 12-16, is now available at: http://www.tfwa.com/inreview/TFWA-Asia-Pacific-Conference-Exhibition-in-Review/Home.

Read More

Not-so power-full savings program

Not-so power-full savings program

| June 10, 2013

Employees at Imperial Tobacco’s Radom factory in Poland have helped reduce emissions and costs through the application of an energy saving program. A pilot scheme has seen energy use cut by 19 per cent, carbon dioxide emissions reduced by 2,000 tonnes per annum and the factory’s annual energy bill fall by more than a fifth. […]

Read More

Club atmosphere smoke free

Club atmosphere smoke free

| June 10, 2013

Dubai Ladies, Club, in conjunction with DubaiHealthcareCity, recently organised nicotine tests and facilitated tobacco education sessions for its members and guests, according to an AME Info report. The club set up a purpose-designed smoking cessation and awareness booth where visitors were able to be tested for nicotine and consult a doctor about the health risks […]

Read More

MEPs split over products directive

MEPs split over products directive

| June 7, 2013

Members of the European Parliament are split over plans to revise the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive, according to a story by Dave Keating for the European Voice. Almost 1,500 amendments have been proposed by the European Commission, but the most serious divisions have been caused by a proposal to ban flavored cigarettes, and another to […]

Read More

Digital e-cigarette a game changer

Digital e-cigarette a game changer

| June 7, 2013

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., a subsidiary of Reynolds American, is bringing its Vuse Digital Vapor Cigarette to retail outlets throughout Colorado, USA. “This is a game-changing product in the e-cigarette category,” says Stephanie Cordisco, president of RJRV. “There is strong awareness of the category among adult smokers and many are trying e-cigarettes, but few adult […]

Read More

Public-places vaping ban proposed

Public-places vaping ban proposed

| June 7, 2013

The Italian health ministry’s top advisory body has recommended a prohibition on the smoking of electronic cigarettes in public places and a ban on their sale to pregnant women and minors, according to a story on the Indo-Asian News Service. The recommendation by the ministry’s Superior Health Council came after France’s Health Minister, Marisol Touraine, […]

Read More

UK’s illicit trade battle being lost

UK’s illicit trade battle being lost

| June 7, 2013

HM Revenue and Customs (HRMC) has failed to meet any of its targets on reducing the smuggling of illicit tobacco into the UK, according to a story by Angus Crawford for BBC Online, quoting an official watchdog. The National Audit Office (NAO) said HMRC’s latest strategy, launched in 2011, had so far prevented tax revenue […]

Read More

Smoking allowed above ground level

Smoking allowed above ground level

| June 7, 2013

A city council in California, US, has agreed to ban tobacco smoking on bar and restaurant patios adjacent to city streets, according to a story by Promise Yee for the Coast News. But it could have been worse for the smokers of Oceanside. A motion calling for a ban on smoking at all bar or […]

Read More