Archive for September, 2013

E-cigarettes seen as ‘dangerous tobacco products’ by American Thoracic Society

E-cigarettes seen as ‘dangerous tobacco products’ by American Thoracic Society

| September 24, 2013

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has accused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of failing to take action on certain “dangerous tobacco products” such as “e-cigarettes and cigars.” “The American Thoracic Society demands [the] FDA move forward to proposed rules to bring cigars, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products under FDA federal regulation,” the ATS said […]

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Time for US to embrace the electronic age

Time for US to embrace the electronic age

| September 23, 2013

It is time to seize the moment and encourage tobacco users to move down the risk “continuum” from the most harmful to less harmful products, according to Murray S. Kessler, chairman, president and CEO of Lorillard, the owner of Lorillard Tobacco and Blu Ecigs. Kessler was commenting in USA Today in response to an editorial […]

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But Europe mired in ancient battles

But Europe mired in ancient battles

| September 23, 2013

Tobacco lobbyists were preparing to wage a major battle against the imposition in Ireland of standardized tobacco packaging, according to a Times of London story quoting Health Minister James Reilly. Reilly was said to have plans to go to cabinet next month with a proposal to impose standardized tobacco packaging and a ban on “slim-line […]

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Dubai prepares for smoking bans

Dubai prepares for smoking bans

| September 23, 2013

The Dubai municipality has issued a comprehensive guide to help businesses to ensure they are in compliance with new anti-tobacco laws due to come into force on Jan. 21, according to a story in the Khaleej Times. Under the new law, smoking will not be allowed in restaurants with floor areas under 1,000 square feet. […]

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Parkside CEO passes away

Parkside CEO passes away

| September 20, 2013

Lawrence Dall, chairman CEO of Parkside Flexibles, died Sept. 18 after battling with cancer. Dall joined Parkside in 2007 and brought about considerable change to the business. “His passion and dedication was uncompromising,” Parkside wrote in press note. “With his outgoing personality and larger-than-life character he was well known and respected in the industry and […]

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Radical research into e-cigarettes turns out to be more run-of-the-mill

Radical research into e-cigarettes turns out to be more run-of-the-mill

| September 20, 2013

Research into electronic cigarettes initiated by Australia’s previous Labor government seems not to have had such a progressive aim as was reported earlier this week. Writing for the Sun-Herald group of newspapers, Eamonn Duff reported that, with a federal government-funded trial about to test the viability of electronic cigarettes as a safer, permanent replacement for […]

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