Archive for September, 2013

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Court finds for PM USA in ‘lights’ case

Court finds for PM USA in ‘lights’ case

| September 25, 2013

A California Superior Court judge yesterday issued his final decision in favor of Philip Morris USA in a 16-year-old class-action “lights” cigarette case (Willard R. Brown, et al. v. The American Tobacco Co., Inc. et al.). According to a note posted on the Altria website, the court rejected the plaintiffs’ efforts to impose as much […]

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Hasty electronic cigarette regulation would be problem, not solution

Hasty electronic cigarette regulation would be problem, not solution

| September 25, 2013

The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) is urging President Barack Obama to advise the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take the time needed to develop science-based regulations that will serve the interests of public health. CASAA is concerned that last week several organizations wrote to the president asking him to order the […]

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NDC appoints regional sales manager

NDC appoints regional sales manager

| September 25, 2013

David Paprocki (pictured) has joined NDC Infrared Engineering as regional sales manager for the Asia Pacific region. Paprocki will be working from NDC’s Singapore office and will be responsible for sales of NDC on-line gauges and at-line NIR analyzers into the region’s tobacco industry. Paprocki has lived for more than 20 years in Asia, where […]

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Free app available for TFWA event

Free app available for TFWA event

| September 25, 2013

The organizers of the TFWA World Exhibition are offering a free app, which they say will improve participants’ experience of the exhibition. In all, 470 exhibitors have confirmed their participation at the event, which will be held in Cannes, France, on Oct. 25–26. The TFWA app, which is available to download at the App Store, […]

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Indonesia joins challenge to Australia’s standardized packaging regulations

Indonesia joins challenge to Australia’s standardized packaging regulations

| September 24, 2013

Indonesia has made a formal request to the World Trade Organization for consultations on Australia’s imposition of standardized tobacco packaging regulations, according to stories by Agence France Presse and Reuters. Such a request is said to be the first step toward a possible trade dispute. Indonesia is the fifth country—behind Ukraine, Honduras, the Dominican Republic […]

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14 ‘tobacco centers of regulatory science’ created by two US agencies

14 ‘tobacco centers of regulatory science’ created by two US agencies

| September 24, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded up to $53 million “to fund tobacco-related research in fiscal year 2013 to create 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS),” according to a note posted on the NIH website. “A new, first-of-its-kind regulatory science tobacco program, TCORS is […]

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