Archive for May, 2014

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

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

| May 30, 2014

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

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

| May 30, 2014

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’

Gamucci is ‘Best Electronic Cigarette’

| May 30, 2014

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

JTI announces shareholder meeting

| May 30, 2014

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

The next generation

| May 29, 2014

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

Counterproductive

| May 29, 2014

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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