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Archive for August, 2013

Tobacco firms “slipping” into Myanmar

August 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

While some of the world’s biggest companies were trumpeting their arrival in Myanmar, tobacco manufacturers were slipping into the country without fanfare, according to an Associated Press story. British American Tobacco was said to have “shepherded a select audience of government officials to a low-key ceremony last month where it formalized a $50 million investment […]

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Researchers demand supply-side market

August 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) has come out strongly against a suggestion that the government should consider banning convenience stores and dairies from selling tobacco products, according to Scoop and NZ City stories. Otago University researchers say that tobacco is too readily available, and that retail outlets are especially prevalent near schools […]

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Tobacco growing and manufacturing to be banned in United Arab Emirates

August 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

The United  Arab Emirates has agreed a comprehensive federal anti-tobacco will come into force next year, according to a story in the Khaleej Times. Under the new law, growing or manufacturing tobacco for commercial purposes will be banned. Existing manufacturing plants have been given a grace period of 10 years, but tobacco farmers have been […]

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E-cigarettes investigated by police

August 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

A decision to allow police in Cambridgeshire, U.K., to use electronic cigarettes at work has been upheld following a review over health scares. According to a story in the Cambridge News, the Cambridgeshire force’s Executive Board (EB) had been asked by the force’s “People Board” to reconsider the decision to allow the use of electronic […]

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Canadian trial provides “opportunity”

August 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

After a two-month break, the Blais and Létourneau class actions trial against Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. and other Canadian tobacco companies resumed on Monday in the Quebec Superior Court before Mr. Justice Brian Riordan. According to an Imperial press note, the case, which is the first of its kind in Canada, is providing Imperial and […]

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FCTC means no harm to tobacco industry

August 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Indonesia’s Health Ministry is trying to push the country into ratifying the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi recently told reporters that her ministry had asked the president for permission to ratify the treaty. Nafsiah said that while Indonesia was one of the 192 countries that had formulated […]

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Imperial’s Australian packaging getting greener—and not just plain olive green

August 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

While news about cigarette packaging in Australia has focused recently on legislation requiring that it be made to look ugly, some positive developments have been going on behind the scenes. Imperial Tobacco’s Australian (ITA) business, for instance, has reported that it has been recognized by the government for its “careful approach to product packaging.” ITA […]

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Logical outcome

August 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

LOGIC Technology is continuing to outperform its U.S. competitors in sales of electronic cigarettes per distribution point, according to a LOGIC press note quoting figures from Nielsen’s latest Item Rank Report. The Nielsen report, based on sales from convenience stores nationwide, posits LOGIC electronic cigarettes as the only major brand demonstrating increased sales since the […]

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Turkey has fewer tobacco users smoking fewer cigarettes post public-places ban

August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

The number of tobacco users in Turkey has fallen by about 7.5 percent since 2008, while cigarette consumption has fallen by more than 10 percent, according to a Cihan News Agency story quoting data from the Turkish Statistics Institute. In 2008, 31.2 percent of people aged 15 or over—about 16 million people—used tobacco on a […]

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Packaging plan threatens shops, jobs

August 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hundreds of shops would be forced to close and more than 3,000 jobs would be lost if the Scottish government were to go ahead with its plans to introduce standardized packaging for cigarettes, according to a story by Eddie Barnes for The Scotsman quoting new research. A paper by the Centre for Economics and Business […]

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