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Irish anti-tobacco campaigner inspired by US damages award against Reynolds

Irish anti-tobacco campaigner inspired by US damages award against Reynolds

July 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

An Irish anti-smoking campaigner has welcomed a US jury’s decision to order R.J. Reynolds Tobacco to pay $23.6 billion in punitive damages and are urging the government to mount its own court action, according to an Irish Daily Mail story. The damages award is the subject of an appeal. Professor Luke Clancy, of Dublin’s Tobacco […]

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Latvia's exports down, imports up

Latvia’s exports down, imports up

July 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Latvia’s cigarette imports during the first five months of this year, at 1.485 billion, were up by 0.7 per cent on those of the first five months of 2013, 1.474 billion, according to a Baltic Business Daily story quoting figures from the Excise Goods Administration of the Latvian State Revenue Service (VID). At the same […]

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German sales increase in second quarter

German sales increase in second quarter

July 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

The volume of taxed cigarettes sold in Germany during the second quarter of this year, at 20.2 billion, was 2.7 per cent higher than volume sales during the second quarter of 2013, according to a story in Die Welt quoting Federal Statistics Office figures. ‘Sales of cigars and cigarillos increased by 15.2 per cent in […]

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Sales down, share up at PM USA

Sales down, share up at PM USA

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris USA’s domestic cigarette shipment volume during the three months to the end of June, at 32,134 million, was down by 5.0 per cent on that of the three months to the end of June 2013, 33,819 million. Marlboro shipments fell by 4.9 per cent to 27,679 million; shipments of other premium brands fell […]

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Waiting for a safe e-cigarette in Sweden

Waiting for a safe e-cigarette in Sweden

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

A Swedish court has ruled that electronic cigarettes should be treated as pharmaceutical products subject to approval by the Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket – MPA), according to a story in The Local. The ruling means that it is illegal for these products to be sold in grocery and convenience stores. “We will continue our […]

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Smokio synchronizes with US trade body

Smokio synchronizes with US trade body

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Smokio, described as the world’s first connected electronic cigarette that synchronizes automatically with users’ smartphones, said yesterday that it had formed a partnership with the Asian American Trade Association Council (AATAC), an organization designed to build partnerships between convenience stores and manufacturers. “We are very proud to partner with AATAC to be able to offer […]

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Menthol report barred over conflicts of interest within FDA advisory panel

Menthol report barred over conflicts of interest within FDA advisory panel

July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

A federal judge ruled yesterday that the US Food and Drug Administration cannot use an advisory panel’s 2011 report on menthol cigarettes because its members had conflicts of interest, according to a story by Michael Felberbaum for the ColumbusRepublic. Felberbaum reported that while the agency had since conducted an independent review on the public health […]

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Homeopathic liquid nicotine launched

Homeopathic liquid nicotine launched

July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Aquitine Group yesterday launched nation-wide in the US Aqua-tineTM, which is described as a colorless, odorless homeopathic liquid nicotine formulation designed specifically to satisfy tobacco cravings. According to a press not issued through PRNewswire, Aqua-tine is an alternative to traditional and electronic cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco. ‘The product comes in airtight 2.4 ml […]

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Aquino signs law on graphic warnings

Aquino signs law on graphic warnings

July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

President Benigno Aquino III has signed a law that will require the inclusion of graphic health warnings on cigarette packs sold in the Philippines, according to a story at GMA News Online. The new law (R.A. 10643: ‘An Act to Effectively Instil Health Consciousness through Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco Products’) will require that the […]

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Risk of third-hand smoke exposed

Risk of third-hand smoke exposed

July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Research led by the UK’s University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers – particularly young children – of tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited on surfaces and dust in the home, according to a HealthCanal story. The story said that until now, the risks of this exposure to what is known […]

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