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Altria to host 3Q results webcast

Altria to host 3Q results webcast

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Altria Group is due to host a live audio webcast starting at 09.00 Eastern Time on October 30 to discuss its 2014 third-quarter business results, which will be the subject of a press note issued at 07.00 on the same day. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, can be accessed at altria.com or […]

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Going, going, gong

Going, going, gong

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dr. Tonio Borg has been honoured by the World Health Organization as his term as EU health and consumer policy commissioner draws to a close, according to a story in the Malta Independent. Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab, director of the WHO’s Regional Office for Europe, presented a certificate of appreciation to Borg on behalf of the […]

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COP calls for allocation of tax revenues to finance tobacco control programs

COP calls for allocation of tax revenues to finance tobacco control programs

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) yesterday hurriedly adopted behind closed doors guidelines on tobacco-product price and tax measures, further demonstrating the FCTC’s habit of infringing on issues of national sovereignty, according to a press note from Japan Tobacco International. COP6 is being held […]

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India to impose huge health warnings

India to impose huge health warnings

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

India is set to impose new regulations that will see 80 percent of the front and back faces of tobacco packs covered with health warnings, according to a story by Sanchita Sharma for the Hindustan Times. The new regulations will see, too, a ban on the manufacture and sale of electronic cigarettes. Photographs of cancers […]

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Thailand bans e-cigarette imports

Thailand bans e-cigarette imports

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a ban on the import of hookah-style water pipes and electronic cigarettes, copying a move by neighboring Cambodia earlier this year, according to a Yahoo News story. Deputy government spokesman major general Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the ban, which had been proposed by the Commerce Ministry, was imposed for health reasons. […]

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PMI a leader in carbon performance

PMI a leader in carbon performance

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

A new Global Leaders Report issued yesterday by the leading environmental non-governmental organization, CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), awarded Philip Morris International a Band A rating, a Leadership Status for Carbon Performance and a 96 percent score for Carbon Disclosure based on the company’s activities to mitigate climate change in its supply chain during […]

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ITM automates e-cigarette production

ITM automates e-cigarette production

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

TDC, a member of the ITM Group, has introduced a fully integrated, modular e-cigarette automation platform. The technology generated such a level of interest that company had to extend its launch event in Kampen, Netherlands, by three weeks. Currently, most e-cigarettes are assembled manually by Chinese subcontractors employing thousands of workers. Greater regulation and higher […]

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Tax payers excluded from COP meeting they fund as delegates discuss taxation

Tax payers excluded from COP meeting they fund as delegates discuss taxation

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control took a ‘hostile and alarming’ turn on Monday when the public was kicked out of the meeting, according to a story by Drew Johnson for the Washington Times. The sixth meeting of the COP is being held in Moscow […]

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Korea’s tobacco tax hike labeled a ‘trick’

Korea’s tobacco tax hike labeled a ‘trick’

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

South Korea’s Health Ministry has come under fire for using the money raised from tobacco taxes for projects not related to smoking prevention, according to a story in The Korea Herald. The criticism, which was levelled at the ministry during a two-day parliamentary audit session on Monday and Tuesday, came about a month after the […]

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Some progress in ending child labor

Some progress in ending child labor

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Child Labor Coalition (CLC), whose 34 member organizations fight exploitative child labor, has welcomed the report by the US Department of Labor (USDOL), ‘2013 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor’, which suggests significant progress is being made in the war to reduce child labor internationally. “The report is another sign that good […]

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