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Archive for November, 2013

Shisha cafés on the move in Abu Dhabi

November 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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

November 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

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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Imperial employees help vulnerable

November 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco employees in the FYR of Macedonia recently gave up their weekend to take part in a community volunteering event in Skopje aimed at improving the quality of life for some of the city’s most vulnerable young adults. The event formed part of a joint project with the Altadis Foundation and a local charity. […]

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French e-cigarette firm growing upward and outward into new markets

November 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

The French e-cigarette company Nhoss expects to more than double its turnover next year to over €20 million. In a press note issued yesterday, the company’s rise was described as “extraordinary.” Started in 2010, the company, which produces its own e-liquid, had a turnover of €150,000 during 2011; a figure that will have risen to […]

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Plan to ease Bulgaria’s tobacco smoking ban in time for winter holiday season

November 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) is expected to try to ease Bulgaria’s tobacco smoking ban in enclosed public places in time for New Year celebrations, according to a Novinite story quoting the Bulgarian Trud (labor) daily. Amendments to the country’s Health Act are due to be voted on in parliament in December, just before the […]

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A good year for Dunhill

November 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco is offering a version of one of its leading brands of cigarettes that provides details of the geographical source and harvest year of the leaf tobacco used in its manufacture, according to a This is Money story. The story doesn’t mention the brand but a picture suggests that it is Dunhill. Naming […]

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Chicago mayor takes stand on menthol

November 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of the U.S. city of Chicago, is trying to raise awareness about the danger of smoking menthol-flavored tobacco by using a new publicity campaign. According to a story by Lewis Lazare for The Business Journals, the campaign has been put together by the Chicago Department of Public Health in conjunction with […]

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Factasia.org to lobby for smokers’ rights

November 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

A new consumer advocacy group will take up the cause of smokers’ rights in Asia. Factasia.org (www.factasia.org) is an independent, not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization formed to represent the rights of smokers at government level protect the interests of adults who choose to smoke or consume tobacco provide independent and unbiased data on the issues surrounding smoking […]

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Australia’s tobacco pack law a concern in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

November 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Australia’s standardized tobacco-packaging rules are a sticking point in talks over a new free trade agreement with the U.S. and other Pacific nations, according to a story by Chris Pash for Business Insider. An intellectual-property business delegation representing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which was in Australia last week, is said to view the removal, […]

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South Korea calculates the price of addiction

November 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

If the price of cigarettes in South Korea were to be increased to almost four times the current level, even financially well-off smokers might be prompted to quit, according to a story in The Korea Times. According to a survey of 800 smokers carried out by the Korea Health and Social Affairs organization, a price […]

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