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Archive for September, 2013

Appeal over Thai warnings suspension

September 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry yesterday filed an appeal with the Supreme Administrative Court asking that the ministry be allowed to require larger health warnings on cigarette packs, according to a story in The Nation. Philip Morris Thailand took legal action against the ministry in June, asking the Administrative Court to invalidate the ministry’s notification that […]

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Free spirits at the Liberty Lounge

September 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Forest, the Institute of Economic Affairs and The Free Society are due to co-host three back-to-back events on the fringe of the Conservative Party Conference. The three events, which together will create The Liberty Lounge, will be held at the Comedy Store, Manchester, U.K., on Sept. 30. The first event, at 6 p.m., is A […]

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Australia examines whether vaping could replace smoking completely

September 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

With a federal government-funded trial about to test the viability of electronic cigarettes as a safer, permanent replacement for tobacco, Australia could become the first major nation to outlaw smoking completely, according to a story by Eamonn Duff for the Sydney Morning Herald. As part of its anti-smoking reform agenda, the previous Labor government committed […]

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Record-high warehouse for Kiev factory

September 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco is currently building at its Kiev factory what is due to become Ukraine’s tallest, fully automated, high-bay warehouse. The new facility is being built to improve the efficiency of the company’s supply chain. When completed, the 34-meter-high building will provide space for more than 16,000 pallets. It will have the capacity to store […]

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Russia threat to Facebook over alleged smoking-blend advertisements

September 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Russia’s media watchdog has threatened to block Facebook in Russia if an investigation confirms the social-media company featured advertisements for certain smoking blends, according to an RT TV/TV Novosti story quoting Itar-Tass. The threat apparently came from the country’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media. “If we find violations in […]

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Altria revises full-year reported EPS

September 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Altria yesterday revised its guidance for 2013 full-year reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) from a range of $2.51 to $2.56 to a range of $2.57 to $2.62. “The revised guidance reflects the impact of the Sept. 11, 2013, decision by the arbitration panel presiding over the nonparticipating manufacturer adjustment (NPM Adjustment) dispute for 2003 […]

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Obesity now “most visible epidemic” in some countries: WHO director general

September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

The success that tobacco control strategies have delivered in the West is starting to become something of a problem. Dr. Margaret Chan, the director-general of the World Health Organization, said on Wednesday that effective tobacco control measures and changing social norms had seen smoking prevalence drop by 50 percent or more in wealthy countries. Giving […]

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Standardized tobacco pack complaints revived with World Trade Organization

September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Honduras is reviving its complaint to the World Trade Organization over Australia’s standardized tobacco packaging law, according to a story by Tom Miles for Reuters. The complaint, that Australia’s tobacco-packaging requirements create obstacles to world trade, had lain dormant, but now Honduras has asked for a WTO meeting on Sept. 25 to set up a […]

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Las Vegas setting for Vapefest 2013

September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Vegas Vapefest 2013 is due to be held at the Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on Sept. 20–21. The National Vapers’ Club, which organizes the Vapefest, describes it as an event to promote research and education for e-cigarette users while providing a venue for the latest products. “Vapefest, the first annual e-cigarette convention, […]

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Lancet says yes and no to e-cigarettes

September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

The medical journal The Lancet is undecided on electronic cigarettes. On Sept. 14, it wrote that as a result of “safety fears,” the EU and the U.K. were planning to regulate electronic cigarettes as they would a medicine. “On the one hand, excessive regulation could marginalise e-cigarettes in favour of conventional cigarettes,” the Lancet piece […]

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