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US e-cigarette firm moving into Canada

US e-cigarette firm moving into Canada

August 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

The US-based electronic cigarette company LOGIC Technology said yesterday that it was expanding into the Canadian market through a partnership with Hilary’s Salesmaster. Under the partnership agreement, LOGIC’s electronic cigarettes will be made available at more than 30,000 accounts operated by the distributor nationwide in Canada. LOGIC’s products include both disposable and rechargeable versions and […]

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Saudi tobacco imports increasing solidly

Saudi tobacco imports increasing solidly

August 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Saudi Arabia’s tobacco products imports have increased consistently during each of the past four years, according to an Arab News story citing local media reports based on ‘recent data’. The country was said to have imported tobacco products worth SR2.6 billion during 2010, a figure that rose by 15 per cent to SR3.0 billion during […]

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New evidence shows plain packaging has not achieved Australia’s health goals

New evidence shows plain packaging has not achieved Australia’s health goals

August 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco says there is no credible evidence that standardized tobacco packaging will reduce smoking. In a press note posted on its website, the company said that even Sir Cyril Chantler’s own review for the UK Department of Health admitted the evidence that standardized packaging could improve public health was ‘modest and had its […]

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100,000 petition against plain packaging

100,000 petition against plain packaging

August 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

A petition against standardized tobacco packaging in the UK has attracted more than 100,000 signatures, and more than 50,000 people have written personally to the Prime Minister opposing the initiative, according to a press note from the smokers’ group Forest. Standardised packaging has been the subject of a final six-week consultation that closed on Thursday. […]

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Growers left to the mercy of merchants

Growers left to the mercy of merchants

August 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tobacco growers in Sumenep regency, East Java, are asking the local government to regulate the purchase price of tobacco in a bid to avoid what they described as ‘huge, protracted’ losses, according to an en.tempo.co story. “We are entering harvest time, yet there is still no word on the tobacco price range,” the chairman of […]

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Lower tobacco volumes and lower prices hit Universal’s revenues in first quarter

Lower tobacco volumes and lower prices hit Universal’s revenues in first quarter

August 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Universal Corp.’s net income during the first quarter to the end of June was $0.7 million, down from $58.3 million during the first quarter of last year. Net income during the first quarter of last year included a gain of $81.6 million before tax ($53.1 million after tax) resulting from a favorable outcome of litigation […]

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Russia’s smoking population tumbles

Russia’s smoking population tumbles

August 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

The percentage of smokers within Russia’s population has dropped by six percentage points since the country adopted a stringent package of anti-tobacco regulations last year, according to a story in The Moscow Times citing a new poll. The RussianPublicOpinionResearchCenter, which is a state-owned pollster, said on Wednesday that the percentage of smokers in the country […]

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Zimbabwe’s leaf prices second highest

Zimbabwe’s leaf prices second highest

August 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco prices, which averaged US$3.17 per kg during the 2014 marketing season, were the second highest in the world, according to a story in the Zimbabwe Business News quoting the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board’s (TIMB) CEO, Dr. Andrew Matibiri. The highest prices were said to have been paid in the US (presumably […]

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Smoke faster, we need the power

Smoke faster, we need the power

August 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Scientists in South Korea say they have found a way of converting used cigarette butts into a material capable of storing energy that could be used to help power ‘everything from mobile phones to electric cars’, according to a Reuters story citing a study published in the journal of Nanotechnology. “Our study has shown that […]

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Many businesses lack e-cigarette policies

Many businesses lack e-cigarette policies

August 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

More than half of UK businesses have no policy on the use of electronic cigarettes in the workplace, according to an International Business Times story citing research by the PMI Health Group. The study, which questioned 216 personnel managers across large and medium sized UK companies, found that more than 58 percent of them ‘have […]

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