Archive for August, 2013

Electronic cigarette company appointed category leader by major UK retailer

Electronic cigarette company appointed category leader by major UK retailer

| August 5, 2013

The electronic cigarette company Gamucci has been appointed category leader by WHSmith as part of the U.K. retailer’s plans to expand its range of electronic cigarettes. The partnership will see a gradual roll-out of Gamucci’s products in 600 high street stores from today. WHSmith will display electronic cigarettes through Gamucci branded fixtures, either as part […]

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Smokers in street protest in Seoul

Smokers in street protest in Seoul

| August 2, 2013

Smokers, who normally comprise one of the most submissive large minority groups of all, are starting to voice their opposition to the designation of no-smoking streets and areas in Seoul, South Korea, according to a story in the Korea Times. The latest no-smoking street is a 250-meter-long strip called Hwigyeong-ro, which leads from the Hankuk […]

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Vietnam establishing anti-tobacco fund

Vietnam establishing anti-tobacco fund

| August 2, 2013

The Vietnamese government has decided to establish under the Ministry of Health a fund to be used for the control and prevention of tobacco harm, according to a story in Vietnam Plus. The fund, which will be regulated under the Prevention and Control of Tobacco Harm law, will be operated on a nonprofit basis. It […]

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Universal to webcast results conference

Universal to webcast results conference

| August 2, 2013

Universal Corp. is due to webcast a conference call at www.universalcorp.com from 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Aug. 6 following the mid-afternoon release of its results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014. The conference call, which will be in listen-only mode, will be hosted by Candace C. Formacek, vice president and treasurer. A […]

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E-cigarette company appoints former tobacco executive as president

E-cigarette company appoints former tobacco executive as president

| August 1, 2013

Miguel Martin, a former senior tobacco executive, has joined the electronic cigarette company Logic Technology as president. According to a press note issued through PRNewswire, Martin “will lead Logic Technology’s rapid growth, developing and implementing a strategic plan to accelerate Logic’s status as a leader in the electronic cigarette industry.” “This is an exciting time […]

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Smokers to pay for budget shortcomings

Smokers to pay for budget shortcomings

| August 1, 2013

Tomorrow’s mini-budget will contain bad news for Australian smokers, according to a story by Mark Kenny for The Sydney Morning Herald. The government is set to announce the imposition of four 12.5 percent annual increases in federal tobacco excise, which will push the price of cigarettes toward a dollar each. The measure is among several […]

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NewCo widens Vietnam offering

NewCo widens Vietnam offering

| August 1, 2013

Khoi Pham, who has been NewCo International’s main Vietnam-based supplier of leaf tobacco, has agreed to be the company’s representative in Vietnam with immediate effect. Khoi will oversee NewCo’s sourcing and sales of tobacco in Vietnam. And his presence, the company said, would mean that it would be able to offer additional tobaccos and services […]

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Scientists demonstrate how to become a blabbermouth without uttering a word

Scientists demonstrate how to become a blabbermouth without uttering a word

| August 1, 2013

A team of researchers at the National Taiwan University in Taipei are currently perfecting—if that is the right word—a device that could inform doctors and dentists whether and when their patients have been eating, drinking and smoking, according to a story by Adam Clark Estes in Gizmodo. Mouths make unique motions depending on whether they […]

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