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Ireland under pressure on plain packs

Ireland under pressure on plain packs

August 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Associations representing German advertisers and brand owners have written to the Irish ambassador in Berlin saying plans for standardized tobacco packaging would, if implemented, have ‘devastating’ economic implications for Irish companies, according to a story by Juno McEnroe for the Irish Examiner. The associations have warned also that the tobacco market would be ‘swamped’ with […]

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JT presents domestic July sales figures, restates some May and June figures

JT presents domestic July sales figures, restates some May and June figures

August 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during July, at 10.0 billion, was down by 4.4 percent on that of July 2013, 10.5 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. The July 2013 figure was increased by 3.3 percent on that of July 2012. Volume during January-July 2014, at 65.1 billion, was […]

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E-cigarettes just got even healthier!

E-cigarettes just got even healthier!

August 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Having seen in Brooklyn, New York, a retail truck offering ‘VitaCigs’, the managing editor at Motherboard, Meghan Neal, is wondering whether in the future people will be smoking – or vaping – their medicine. It’s a fair question because VitaCigs are apparently disposable, flavored electronic cigarettes with vitamins but with no nicotine. ‘The novel e-cig […]

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EU shifted TPD policy significantly after tobacco industry lobbying

EU shifted TPD policy significantly after tobacco industry lobbying

August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tobacco industry lobbyists were successful in influencing some aspects of the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), according to research carried out by the University of Oxford, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the University of Bath. The TPD, which governs the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the member states concerning […]

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Andhra Pradesh’s crop target unchanged

Andhra Pradesh’s crop target unchanged

August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Tobacco Board of India has fixed Andhra Pradesh’s 2014-15 flue-cured tobacco crop target at 172 million kg, which is unchanged from that of the previous season, according to a story published in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The new crop size was set despite calls by merchants for the target […]

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LOGIC is first in US convenience stores

LOGIC is first in US convenience stores

August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

LOGIC Technology has captured the number one position for volume sales of electronic cigarettes in US-wide convenience stores, according to a company press note citing Nielsen’s C-Track Database. At the same time, the company has maintained its ‘strong hold’ on the number two position based on the value of sales across the US. LOGIC currently […]

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PMI ready to sue UK over plain packaging

PMI ready to sue UK over plain packaging

August 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International is prepared to sue the UK government should it implement a law requiring cigarettes to be sold in standardized packs, according to a Reuters story. Last week the government completed its second public consultation on standardized packaging; the first having been conducted during 2012. Reuters said that in its response to the […]

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Ontario urged to ban vaping in public

Ontario urged to ban vaping in public

August 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

A report by health officials in Toronto, Canada, will recommend that Ontario should ban electronic cigarette use wherever tobacco smoking is currently banned, according to a story by Don Peat for the Toronto Sun. The report is due to be presented to the Board of Health on Monday. The health officials want to ban also […]

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Concerns over Gibraltar/Spain smuggling

Concerns over Gibraltar/Spain smuggling

August 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

The EU is calling on Spain and Gibraltar to crack down on tobacco smuggling across their common border, citing concerns about the involvement of organized crime, according to a story by Ashifa Kassam for The Guardian. Cigarette imports into Gibraltar are said to have tripled between 2006 and 2011, and one Spanish government official was […]

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Vascular specialists turn smokers away

Vascular specialists turn smokers away

August 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Consultants at a hospital in Scotland have said they will refuse to accept general practitioner (GP) referrals of patients who smoke, according to a story by Christina Kenny for Pulse. The hospital, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (ERI), which is part of NHS (National Health Service) Lothian, says that medical intervention for vascular disease could be avoided […]

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