Archive for March, 2014

Challenge to public-place e-cigarette ban

Challenge to public-place e-cigarette ban

| March 27, 2014

New York City’s ban on e-cigarettes is being challenged by a smokers’ rights group that filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to overturn the legislation, according to a story by Mara Gay for The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition. E-cigarettes were added to the city’s 2002 Smoke-Free Air Act, which originally had banned tobacco smoking […]

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U.K. doctors want “progressive prohibition”

U.K. doctors want “progressive prohibition”

| March 27, 2014

Leading U.K. doctors have called for a ban on cigarette sales to people born after 2000: a program of “progressive prohibition” aimed at curbing smoking-related deaths, according to a story by Ben Lazarus for The Telegraph. At the British Medical Association’s annual public health medicine conference, the doctors urged the BMA to lobby for a […]

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Legacy panel to discuss harm reduction

Legacy panel to discuss harm reduction

| March 26, 2014

The U.S.-based anti-tobacco organization Legacy is due to host a live webcast of a panel discussion addressing key findings in the 2014 U.S. Surgeon General’s report on the health consequences of smoking. Legacy says the discussions will include how it might be possible, innovatively and more rapidly than presently is the case, to end the […]

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Speakers for nicotine forum announced

Speakers for nicotine forum announced

| March 26, 2014

A list of speakers has been announced by the organizers of The First Global Forum on Nicotine, which is due to take place at the Marriott Hotel, Warsaw, Poland, on June 27–28. The forum, which will be staged by KAC, is set to examine the current state of the debate about the use of nicotine […]

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Korea tobacco lawsuit could be delayed

Korea tobacco lawsuit could be delayed

| March 26, 2014

South Korea’s National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) seems to be rethinking its proposed tobacco-company lawsuit. According to a story in the Korea Times, the NHIS said on Jan. 16 that it would decide the details of its compensation suit against KT&G and other tobacco manufacturers at a board meeting on Jan. 24. And in a […]

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Fresh promotional idea from Essentra

Fresh promotional idea from Essentra

| March 26, 2014

Essentra Packaging (EP) says that its latest label, AquaSense™, is designed to help maintain and control the moisture content of make-your-own tobacco packs and thus ensure the contents stay fresh and do not dry out. The new product is said to be already in use with a “major manufacturer on the European market.” Part of […]

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