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Archive for April, 2014

BAT’s 1Q volume down by 1 percent

BAT’s 1Q volume down by 1 percent

April 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco’s cigarette volume during the three months to the end of March, at 158 billion, was down by 1 percent on that of the first quarter of 2013, 160 billion. Volumes increased from 48 billion to 50 billion in the company’s Asia Pacific region, but fell in its other regions: from 32 billion […]

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JTI calls for clarity on TPD provisions

JTI calls for clarity on TPD provisions

April 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

While criticizing strongly some of the provisions contained in the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive, Japan Tobacco International has appealed for clarity so that tobacco industry businesses can comply with the complex and costly changes that have to be made in the short timeframe allowed. “These regulations are wide-ranging and restrict the way products are […]

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It might seem obvious but not to the FDA

It might seem obvious but not to the FDA

April 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

A leading health expert has expressed dismay that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is unsure whether smoking tobacco cigarettes is any more hazardous than is vaping e-cigarettes. Dr. Michael Siegel, a professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, said on Monday that the most damaging revelation in […]

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PM USA seeking review of reinstatement of $10.1 billion "lights" judgment

PM USA seeking review of reinstatement of $10.1 billion “lights” judgment

April 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris USA has said that it will seek immediate review by the Illinois Supreme Court of yesterday’s appellate court decision to order reinstatement of the 2003 judgment in the Price “lights” case. While that review is pending, the appellate court decision is stayed automatically. “Almost 10 years ago, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the […]

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Essentra Packaging offers prize to keep the ideas fresh at Interpack exhibition

Essentra Packaging offers prize to keep the ideas fresh at Interpack exhibition

April 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Visitors to Interpack are being asked for ideas about how AquaSense™, the latest label innovation from Essentra Packaging, can revolutionize packs. Every idea submitted by visitors to Essentra’s stand, C20, in hall 7 at Messe Düsseldorf May 8–14 will be in with a chance of winning an iPad Mini at the end of the show, […]

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Plain packaging dispute moves up a gear

Plain packaging dispute moves up a gear

April 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Australia could learn by the end of this year whether its standardized tobacco packaging regulations have fallen afoul of World Trade Organization requirements, according to an Agence France Presse story. Since Dec. 1, 2012, Australia has required that all tobacco products be sold in packaging designed on behalf of the previous Labor government to be […]

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E-cigarette use among never-smokers negligible, says anti-smoking body

E-cigarette use among never-smokers negligible, says anti-smoking body

April 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Electronic cigarette use among people who have never smoked remains negligible in Great   Britain, according to an ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) fact sheet. Only 1.1 percent of “never-smokers” have ever tried e-cigarettes and almost none of those who have tried these products continue to use them. Among former smokers, 11.8 percent have […]

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TFWA registrations up 23 percent

TFWA registrations up 23 percent

April 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

With less than three weeks to go before the start of the TFWA (Tax-Free World Association) Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, 1,480 duty-free operators, travel-retail businesses and landlords had registered for the event, according to the association’s newsletter, Evoice. Registrations for the event, which will be held in Singapore May 11–15, were up 23 percent […]

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Macau ups the ante on smoking lounges

Macau ups the ante on smoking lounges

April 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The government of Macau will announce its technical guidelines for the installation of smoking lounges in casinos by June or July at the earliest, according to a Macau Business Daily story quoting Health Bureau Director Lei Chin. Before the guidelines were launched, Lei said, his bureau was going to discuss the approval criteria with the […]

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Warning: Proposed e-cigarette rules could devastate public health

Warning: Proposed e-cigarette rules could devastate public health

April 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

A public health expert has expressed serious concerns about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposed regulations on electronic cigarettes. Writing on his blog, Dr. Michael Siegel, who is a professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, said that with the release of its deeming regulations, the FDA […]

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