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Archive for November, 2013

The truth hurts Legacy Foundation

November 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

The American Legacy Foundation has suffered a “diversion” of funds estimated at $3.4 million, according to a story in The Washington Post, which has turned the spotlight on some of the U.S.’s nonprofit organizations. Legacy was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1999 out of the funds raised by the Master Settlement Agreement that resolved […]

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BAT, Imperial and PMI stocks fall

November 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

London-listed Imperial Tobacco shares fell by 63p, or 2.6 percent, to £23.67, and British American Tobacco shares dropped by 79p, or 2.4 percent, to £32.81 after PMI said it planned to enter the e-cigarette market in the second half of next year and would bring forward the launch of another reduced-risk alternative to traditional cigarettes […]

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Tobacco consumption raises questions over sustainable development in China

November 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

As well as raising health concerns in China, tobacco consumption has negative implications for the country’s sustainable development, according to a Global Times story quoting a Tsinghua University researcher. Hu Angang, director of the university’s Research Center for Contemporary China, was speaking at a three-day seminar on tobacco control that ended yesterday in Beijing. Hu […]

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Quebec commits to tackling illicit trade

November 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

The National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) has commended the government of Quebec for contributing $4 million to the city of Montreal to fight the contraband tobacco trade. At the same time it has contrasted Quebec’s action to the apparent lack of action by the government of Ontario. “Illegal cigarettes are a serious problem in […]

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Health insurer unlikely to win proposed tobacco damages suit in Korea

November 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Questions have been raised about what a proposed damage suit filed by Korea’s National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) against cigarette companies would accomplish, according to a story in The Korea Times. The state-run NHIS has claimed since August that tobacco manufacturers operating in Korea are responsible for the medical costs of patients suffering from smoking-related […]

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Taiwan’s parks full of tobacco smoke

November 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Health Promotion Administration has defended an upcoming ban on tobacco smoking in national parks by saying that subjecting people to second-hand smoke was a violation of their basic human rights, according to a story in the Taipei Times. The administration was responding to a pro-smoking group’s accusation that […]

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Essentra research on FDA-cited PAHs

November 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Essentra Scientific Services (ESS) has published its latest research into the quantitative analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) contained in cigarettes. In the study, which was conducted by Dr. William Guthery and Dr. Mike Taylor, the yields of 16 PAHs cited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as potentially harmful compounds were tested […]

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PMI speeds-up reduced-risk schedules

November 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International is accelerating its launch plans for reduced-risk products, which, it believes, represent its greatest growth opportunity. It intends to start what it describes as several commercial pilot city tests during the second half of next year; while the first national launch of its Platform 1 product is now scheduled for 2015, well […]

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Cigarette sales increased in China

November 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

China’s cigarette sales volume during the first nine months of this year, at 1,975 billion, was increased by about 1.1 percent on that of the first nine months of 2012, 1,954 billion, according to a Tobacco China magazine story. At the same time, key-brand volume was said to have risen by 7 percent to 1,550 […]

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CSR provision would legitimize tobacco firms, says Indian control forum

November 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Part of the tobacco control community in India is objecting to companies operating within the tobacco industry being required, along with other companies, to invest in CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities, according to a Merinews story. The Tamil Nadu People’s Forum for Tobacco Control (TNPFTC) believes that CSR activities legitimize and popularize tobacco companies’ activities […]

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