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‘Experts’ suggest electronic cigarettes could help smokers quit: WHO report

‘Experts’ suggest electronic cigarettes could help smokers quit: WHO report

August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

The World Health Organization conceded in a report released yesterday that ‘experts’ suggest that electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) could have a role to play in helping some smokers quit their habit. But overall, the report is cautious to the point of negativity and one informed observer said that though WHO’s mission was to save […]

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China looks to extend advertising bans

China looks to extend advertising bans

August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

China’s top legislature has begun reviewing a draft amendment that would extend the country’s current tobacco advertising restrictions, according to a China Daily story. ‘Tobacco advertisements directly or indirectly transmitted via radio, film, television, newspapers, magazines, books, audio and visual products, electronic publications, telecommunication networks and the Internet are banned,’ says a copy of the […]

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Management changes at BAT

Management changes at BAT

August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Andrew Gray has been appointed group marketing director at British American Tobacco, effective September 1. Gray, who is currently regional director, EEMEA (Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa), has been with the company for 27 years and has been a member of the management board for the past seven years. Previously, he held various senior […]

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Altria employee fund awards grants

Altria employee fund awards grants

August 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Altria Companies Employee Community Fund (ACECF) has awarded $3.1 million in grants to 142 non-profit organizations based in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Illinois and Kentucky. ‘The fund is the only employee-managed workplace-giving program that is publicly reported among U.S. companies, according to the Changing Our World organization.’ Altria said in a note posted on its […]

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AHA: e-cigs could help smokers quit

AHA: e-cigs could help smokers quit

August 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Medical professionals should support but not promote using e-cigarettes as cessation devices, according to recently released statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). E-cigarettes should also be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products, and the federal government should ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people. The group also called […]

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Vapers ask WHO to think risk reduction

Vapers ask WHO to think risk reduction

August 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

The vaper organization, European Vapers United Network (EVUN), has added its voice to the growing call for the World Health Organization to be guided by the principle of risk reduction when considering electronic cigarettes. According to a story on the Nicotine Science and Policy website, vaping organizations from 13 countries have written to WHO’s director […]

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India considers raising legal age to 25

India considers raising legal age to 25

August 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

India’s national government is considering raising the legal age for tobacco use from18 to 25, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The Minister of Health, Harsh Vardhan, constituted a committee last month to suggest changes to the country’s Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003, and the […]

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Spain's sales almost halved in five years

Spain’s sales almost halved in five years

August 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cigarette sales have dropped dramatically in Spain during the past five years, according to an El Pais story quoting Finance Ministry and cigarette industry figures. More than 90 billion cigarettes were sold legally in Spain half a decade ago, but last year those sales were down to 47.5 billion, a drop of 47 percent. The […]

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Another tobacco trade surplus likely

Another tobacco trade surplus likely

August 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

South Korea has recorded a tobacco-trade surplus every year since 2004, and that surplus looks set to increase this year, according to a story by The Hankyoreh Media Co. This is despite the fact that the value of tobacco imports increased by about 59 percent from US$249 million during 2003 to US$395 million last year. […]

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Altria ups dividend 8.3%, plans repurchase program

Altria ups dividend 8.3%, plans repurchase program

August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Altria Group MO in Your Value Your Change Short position said that its board voted to boost the company’s quarterly dividend by 8.3 percent, according to The Wall Street Journal. The largest U.S. cigarette manufacturer in sales raised the dividend to $0.52 cents a share from $0.48 cents, meaning its yield would be about 4.9 percent based on […]

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