Archive for November, 2013

JT to launch Ploom on domestic market

JT to launch Ploom on domestic market

| November 28, 2013

Japan Tobacco Inc. said today that it intended to launch the tobacco vaporizer Ploom on to its domestic market on Dec. 12. It will be sold by JT Creative Service, a subsidiary of JT, and made available at http://ploom.jp/. The Ploom vaporizer is a pocket-sized smoking alternative device that heats tobacco contained in pods to […]

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Karnataka farmers attack “excessive” penalties for unauthorized tobacco

Karnataka farmers attack “excessive” penalties for unauthorized tobacco

| November 28, 2013

Farmers in the state of Karnataka, India, are appealing to the Tobacco Board of India to withdraw what they see as the excessive penalties levied on unlicensed flue-cured tobacco growers, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. They want the unlicensed growers to be able to produce […]

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European Commission’s proposals would ban e-cigarettes

European Commission’s proposals would ban e-cigarettes

| November 27, 2013

New European Commission proposals, if adopted, would ban every e-cigarette on the EU market and would severely limit or make unviable the development of new products, according to Clive Bates, the director of Counterfactual, a public interest consulting and advocacy group. “Late last week the European Commission circulated a confidential new proposal for regulating e-cigarettes,” […]

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Karnataka flue-cured prices increased

Karnataka flue-cured prices increased

| November 27, 2013

Tobacco growers in the Indian state of Karnataka sold more than 44.74 million kg of flue-cured at an average price of INR140.46 during the first 62 days of the 2013–2014 selling season, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter quoting figures from the Tobacco Board of India. Average […]

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Shisha cafés on the move in Abu Dhabi

Shisha cafés on the move in Abu Dhabi

| November 27, 2013

Many shisha cafés in Abu Dhabi face closure because of anti-smoking regulations due to come into force at the end of January, according to a story in The National. The new regulations will come in backed by massive penalties for those who don’t conform, which for most will mean moving their premises. About 90 percent of […]

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Smallest e-cigarette launched

Smallest e-cigarette launched

| November 27, 2013

The U.K. e-cigarette company Vapourlites has launched what it claims is the world’s smallest e-cigarette. The company is marketing the new product as a “try it” gadget that is a perfect check-out buy for people planning to cut down on or quit traditional-cigarette smoking at Christmas or the New Year. A “soft feel,” 7 cm […]

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