Archive for October, 2013

Only 17 percent still smoking in Finland

Only 17 percent still smoking in Finland

| October 29, 2013

About 17 percent of Finns aged 15–64 smoked daily last year: 21 percent of men and 14 percent of women, according to an Esmerk Finnish News story quoting Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare. At the same time, 12 percent of boys and girls aged 14–18 smoked daily. Daily smoking has been declining among […]

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New sales leader at Logic Technology

New sales leader at Logic Technology

| October 29, 2013

Logic Technology said yesterday that Raz Rahman had joined its key executives team. In a press note, the e-cigarette company said that in his role as Northeast regional director, Rahman would lead the “rapid business development of Logic brands by accelerating distribution and improving market presence to further establish Logic as a category leader.” Rahman […]

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Imperial impresses Dutch trade partners

Imperial impresses Dutch trade partners

| October 29, 2013

Imperial Tobacco’s business in the Netherlands has been recognized by trade partners for its field sales excellence, according to a note posted on the company’s website. Imperial said that it had won the Distrifood Field Sales Team of the Year award in the non-food category for the fourth time, ahead of firms such as Mars […]

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Is it ethical for one company to offer for sale ‘both the evil and the remedy’?

Is it ethical for one company to offer for sale ‘both the evil and the remedy’?

| October 28, 2013

A member of the European Parliament has questioned the ethics of tobacco manufacturers moving into the e-cigarette business. Marc Tarabella, a Belgian MEP, noted in a preamble to questions he asked of the European Commission that all of the main cigarette companies had already bought “one or several electronic cigarette brands.” The objective of these […]

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Cyprus signs anti-illicit trade protocol

Cyprus signs anti-illicit trade protocol

| October 28, 2013

Cyprus has become the 36th country to have ratified an international protocol aimed at eliminating the illicit trade in tobacco products, according to a story in the Famagusta Gazette. The protocol was adopted with much fanfare in November at the fifth Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, […]

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Starring role for taste in new JT products

Starring role for taste in new JT products

| October 28, 2013

Japan Tobacco Inc. today announced the nationwide, early-December launch of two new Seven Stars products offering the “ultimate in taste.” Seven Stars Real Rich is said to offer the ultimate in rich flavor and aroma, while Seven Stars Real Smoke is said to provide the ultimate in deep flavor and aroma. In a note posted […]

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