Archive for September, 2013

Mobile firm ringing changes for smokers

Mobile firm ringing changes for smokers

| September 20, 2013

Danish mobile operator TDC is due to impose tougher tobacco smoking restrictions on its employees from Oct. 1, according to an Esmerk Danish News story. Under the new rules, employees who want to smoke outside of their scheduled breaks will have to compensate for the time spent doing so, for example, by taking a cut […]

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10 countries have 10 percent of smokers

10 countries have 10 percent of smokers

| September 20, 2013

The 10 ASEAN countries are home to 10 percent of the world’s 1.25 billion adult smokers, according to an InterAksyon.com (TV 5—Philippines) story quoting a statement by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA). Based on figures in the 2013 ASEAN Tobacco Control Atlas, 30 percent of the adults in the region are “current smokers.” […]

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Call for FDA regulation of e-cigarettes

Call for FDA regulation of e-cigarettes

| September 20, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been urged to act quickly to regulate electronic cigarettes. Four Democratic representatives wrote to the FDA commissioner, Margaret A. Hamburg, quoting a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that had found the percentage of adolescents using electronic cigarettes was growing rapidly. CDC data […]

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Grant for risk-perception study

Grant for risk-perception study

| September 20, 2013

Officials at Georgia State University (GSU), USA, say an assistant professor has been awarded a grant to study how young adults perceive the risk of smoking flavored cigarillos and cigars, according to an Associated Press Newswires story. Dr. Kymberle Sterling, a public health professor, has been given a two-year, $275,000 grant from the National Cancer […]

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Imperial scores high on CR scale

Imperial scores high on CR scale

| September 20, 2013

Imperial Tobacco said today that its “continued progress as a responsible business has been recognized by external investment consultants with our highest score to date.” “RobecoSAM highlights businesses that demonstrate strengths in managing their economic, environmental and social issues for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a key reference point for investors and analysts,” Imperial said […]

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German court rules electronic cigarette nicotine not a pharmaceutical product

German court rules electronic cigarette nicotine not a pharmaceutical product

| September 19, 2013

A court ruled on Tuesday that the sale of electronic cigarettes could not be restricted in Germany because the nicotine-based liquid used in these devices is not a pharmaceutical product, according to a story in The Local. But the ruling could be overturned by Brussels. Münster’s administrative court decided that, unlike nicotine plasters, electronic cigarettes […]

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