Archive for August, 2013

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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