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Archive for May, 2014

Health specialists point up vital role of new products in harm reduction

May 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Fifty-three specialists in nicotine science and public health policy have written to the World Health Organization expressing their concern that the strategy of tobacco harm reduction seems to have been overlooked or even marginalized in the run-up to the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control […]

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New RAI website to raise awareness of U.S. black market in cigarettes

May 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

A new website has been launched with the aim of raising awareness of the black market cigarette trade in the U.S. Sponsored by RAI Services Co., a subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc., the new website aims also to encourage states to pass stiffer penalties for smuggling and devote more resources to enforcement. “Cigarette smuggling costs […]

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Gamucci is ‘Best Electronic Cigarette’

May 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Gamucci was crowned the U.K.’s “Best Electronic Cigarette” brand at the recent Consumer Choice Awards 2014, organized by Brand Weekly. The innovative awards are based on the views of consumers who nominate and vote for products and services. This new approach to awards reflects the growth of social media and other online platforms that have […]

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JTI announces shareholder meeting

May 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. is due to hold its ordinary general meeting of shareholders starting at 10 a.m. on June 24 at the Tokyo Prince Hotel.

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The next generation

May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Hauni’s new filter maker prepares cigarette manufacturers for the demands of tomorrow. TR Staff Report Hauni Maschinenbau has launched a new generation of basic filter makers, the KDF 5, featuring future-oriented functions and “intelligent flexibility.” “With the KDF 5, we have developed a maker for acetate filter production that offers unprecedented performance even in its […]

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Counterproductive

May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Anti-tobacco activists campaigning against tobacco companies’ social responsibility initiatives in India may do more harm than good. By George Gay For people such as I, who live in the U.K., where you vote in a general election on one day and wake up the next morning to hear the result, India’s election process gives pause […]

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Hedging their bets

May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

As the tobacco market becomes more challenging, some leaf traders are diversifying into other lines of business. By George Gay In announcing in February Universal Corp.’s financial results for the third quarter to the end of December, George C. Freeman III, the chairman, president and CEO, said in part that a very preliminary look ahead […]

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Harm reduction should form basis of progressive regulation, says BAT

May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco is calling on the World Health Organization and governments around the world to adopt a policy of tobacco harm reduction as a more progressive approach to tobacco regulation, according to a note posted on the company’s website. In support of its call, BAT quoted WHO estimates that suggest there are now one […]

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Plain packaging not a done deal in U.K.

May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ahead of the U.K. government’s consultation on standardized packaging regulations, the smokers’ group Forest is urging retailers and consumers to write to the prime minister, David Cameron, declaring their opposition to the policy. Forest believes that such regulations could be included in the Queen’s Speech on June 4, which will outline the government’s agenda for […]

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Uganda’s proposed tobacco control bill under fire from Kampala traders

May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Kampala City Traders’ Association (Kacita) has thrown its weight behind those opposing some aspects of Uganda’s proposed Tobacco Control Bill, according to a story in The Observer. Kacita’s chairman, Everest Kayondo, described the law as “draconian and [one that] would cost Uganda business opportunities.” If the bill were passed in its current form, he […]

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