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Archive for September, 2013

BAT industry leader in sustainability

September 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco says that it has maintained its position as industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the 12th year running. In a note posted on its website, BAT said that the DJSI tracked the economic, environmental and social performance of leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide and were based on the co-operation […]

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E-cigarette event in Europe

September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Representatives of leading e-cigarette manufacturers and retailers are due to speak at the first Ecig Europe industry conference, to be held Dec. 4-5, in London, United Kingdom. The conference, hosted by Technology IQ, will provide e-cigarette vendors and suppliers with an opportunity to discuss key issues, including regulation, business intelligence and profitability, as well as […]

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E-cigarette company joins Coresta

September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

U.S.-based White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes said yesterday that it had been accepted as a member of Coresta, the organization that promotes international cooperation in research into tobacco and related matters. Based in Paris, France, Coresta, which was founded in 1956, now has 140 members in more than 50 countries. “We have joined Coresta to participate […]

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JT’s domestic volume down in August

September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume during August, at 10.4 billion, was down by 1.7 percent on its August 2012 volume, 10.5 billion, which was increased by 2.6 percent on that of August 2011, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. Volume during April–August, at 50.2 billion, was up by 0.2 percent […]

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Malaysian tobacco growers urged to seek alternative income sources

September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Malaysian government has said that it will “continue helping small-time tobacco farmers seek an alternative source of income,” according to a story in The Star. This commitment was made in the wake of the April 1 decision by cigarette manufacturers to stop buying local tobacco, said Datuk Noriah Kasnon, deputy plantation industries and commodities […]

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Menthol: studying the studies

September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling for public comments on menthol in cigarettes to be submitted by Nov. 22. Specifically, the FDA is requesting information to inform its thinking about potential regulatory options such as tobacco product standards and sale and distribution restrictions. The FDA conducted what it refers to as a “preliminary […]

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Altria on Dow Jones sustainability index

September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Altria said yesterday it had been named a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North America), “recognizing the company’s ongoing progress in responsibly managing its business practices.” “For the second year in a row, Altria’s commitment to corporate responsibility has been recognized by this leading business organization,” said Jennifer Hunter, senior […]

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U.S. manufacturers to receive MSA credits

September 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Altria said yesterday that Philip Morris USA expected to receive a credit of about $145 million, plus interest, following the findings of an arbitration panel looking into payment disputes relating to the U.S. Master Settlement Agreement. “An arbitration panel has determined that six out of 15 states failed in 2003 to diligently enforce laws that […]

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Nicotine test not valid proof of smoking

September 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

A problem arises with a company’s having a hiring policy that disqualifies smokers on the basis of a nicotine test because the applicant might be an e-cigarette or smokeless-tobacco user. For instance, from next month, anybody looking to work for Flagler County, Florida, USA, will have to pass a nicotine test, according to a story […]

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Tobacco control study says smokeless seen as business insurance policy

September 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Transnational tobacco companies have taken a cynical approach to European investments in smokeless tobacco products, according to a ScienceDaily story on new research by Silvy Peeters and Anna Gilmore from the University of Bath, U.K., and the U.K. Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, published this week in PLOS Medicine. ScienceDaily reported that the study had […]

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