Archive for December, 2013

E-cigarette vaping requires application

E-cigarette vaping requires application

| December 23, 2013

A new electronic cigarette developed in France allows users to monitor data about their vaping through mobile devices such as telephones and tablets, according to a story in the Jagran Post, India, quoting Gizmag. The Smokio is said to use Bluetooth to connect to the user’s electronic device and thereby allow the download of a […]

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MEP seeks tobacco directive amendment in battle to save jobs at JTI factory

MEP seeks tobacco directive amendment in battle to save jobs at JTI factory

| December 23, 2013

Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson has said that he will continue to do everything possible to defend local jobs in Japan Tobacco International’s Gallaher plant at Ballymena, Northern Ireland, according to a story in the Antrim Times. Nicholson’s comments come as representatives of the European Parliament, Council and European Commission agreed to a compromise in […]

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Imperial makes light work of savings

Imperial makes light work of savings

| December 23, 2013

Imperial Tobacco has installed at its Taiwan factory energy-efficient lighting that costs less to use and provides greater illumination. Conventional lights using mercury vapour have been replaced at the Jhunan site with energy-efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). LEDs have a typical lifespan of about 30,000 hours, compared to just 750 hours for traditional light bulbs. […]

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Industry mourns Alan Rodgman

Industry mourns Alan Rodgman

| December 22, 2013

Alan Rodgman, a prominent tobacco chemist, passed away on Dec. 16, 2013. After joining R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s research department in 1954, Rodgman initiated the company’s research on cigarette smoke composition. He personally conducted and actively directed environmental tobacco smoke research until 1987. Rodgman became director of research in 1976. During his career, he served […]

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PMI and Altria to cooperate on e-cigs

PMI and Altria to cooperate on e-cigs

| December 22, 2013

Philip Morris International and Altria Group have established a strategic framework to commercialize reduced-risk products and e-cigarettes. Under the terms of a set of licensing, supply and cooperation agreements, Altria will make available its e-cigarette products exclusively to PMI for commercialization outside the United States and PMI will make available two of its candidate reduced-risk […]

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PMI says EU failed to do homework on revision of tobacco products directive

PMI says EU failed to do homework on revision of tobacco products directive

| December 20, 2013

Philip Morris International says that proposed revisions to the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) will be a gift to black market criminals but a blow to government revenues and to people working in the licit tobacco industry. “The EU has ignored its own standards for proportionate, evidenced-based policymaking during the five years that the Tobacco […]

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