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Archive for October, 2013

Tobacco-industry research declared off limits by several medical journals

Tobacco-industry research declared off limits by several medical journals

October 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Health editors at the BMJ, Heart, Thorax and BMJ Open have said they will not consider the publication of studies that have been funded in part or wholly by the tobacco industry, according to a story in The Information Daily. The editors were reported to have said their new policy was consistent with that of […]

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Teenagers move from cigarettes to nas

Teenagers move from cigarettes to nas

October 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Some Russian teenagers are quitting cigarettes for a type of chewing tobacco popular in Central Asia, according to a BBC Online story. Nas or nasvai is made of tobacco mixed with slaked lime and wood ash to form a pellet that, when held under the tongue, packs a powerful nicotine hit. It has been banned […]

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Report proposes halving UK tobacco tax

Report proposes halving UK tobacco tax

October 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

A report published yesterday by the U.K.’s Institute of Economic Affairs proposes cutting taxes on fuel, alcohol and tobacco by half, scrapping green energy subsidies and reducing VAT from 20 percent to 15 percent. The report, Aggressively regressive: The ‘sin taxes’ that make the poor poorer, says that reducing taxes in this way would put […]

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India’s Q1 tobacco exports buoyant

India’s Q1 tobacco exports buoyant

October 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

India’s tobacco exports got off to a good start in the first quarter of this financial year, which ended on June 30, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. In total, 82,540 tons of tobacco and tobacco products worth INR17.10 billion were exported during the three months […]

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New report says China’s tobacco policies undermined by online cigar vendors

New report says China’s tobacco policies undermined by online cigar vendors

October 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Online cigar vendors are undermining tobacco control policies in China, according to research published by Tobacco Control. The researchers said they had identified 106 internet cigar vendors located in 16 cities, most of them “developed cities,” including Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Only 6.6 percent of these Internet cigar vendors featured health warnings, and only […]

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E-cigarettes are marketing’s new frontier

E-cigarettes are marketing’s new frontier

October 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes has signed a research partnership agreement with the University of South Florida’s (USF) marketing department under which researchers will look at the reasons why some consumers are opting for e-cigarettes rather than tobacco cigarettes. The research will be conducted by USF’s College of Business and will encompass both qualitative and quantitative […]

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Moving forward with tobacco as biofuel

Moving forward with tobacco as biofuel

October 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

New research carried out in Spain has shown that genetically modified tobacco plants are viable as raw material for biofuels, according to a Basque Research story. In her Ph.D. thesis, Ruth Sanz-Barrio, an agricultural engineer at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology, had demonstrated for the first time the […]

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Little tobacco rush in Alaska

Little tobacco rush in Alaska

October 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tobacco smoking among Alaska’s high school students has declined dramatically in recent years, according to an Associated Press story. Comparing data from six years ago with that gathered from a spring survey, the number of “smoking” students was down by 40 percent. This year, 10.6 percent of students were “smokers” compared with 17.8 percent in […]

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New General snus can is far from general

New General snus can is far from general

October 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Swedish Match this week unveiled at the US NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) in Atlanta, what is describes as smart, revolutionary new packaging for General snus. “General Snus will soon be available in a premium brushed-metal can with a fresh foil seal,” according to a Swedish Match press note. “The ergonomic design also features […]

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Essentra rebrand for Filtrona and Payne

Essentra rebrand for Filtrona and Payne

October 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

In a much-trailed move, Filtrona Filter Products yesterday took on its new name, Essentra Filter Products (EFP). The name change realigns the company with its parent, which in June changed its name from Filtrona PLC to Essentra PLC. In a press note announcing the name change, EFP, which has its headquarters in Singapore, described itself […]

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