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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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Reemtsma recognized for action on CO2

Reemtsma recognized for action on CO2

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco’s German business has won recognition for its efforts to reduce the impact of supply chain movements on the environment. Imperial reported yesterday that its subsidiary, Reemtsma, was presented with an award at an event in Nuremberg for taking action to reduce CO2 emissions by 20 percent before 2017. The initiative includes using more […]

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‘Blatant lack of transparency’ at COP6

‘Blatant lack of transparency’ at COP6

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Yesterday in Moscow the public was forced to leave the public gallery and prevented from observing the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), according to a note posted on Japan Tobacco International’s website. “Hidden agendas corrupt policy-making processes”, said Michiel Reerink, […]

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COP6 plans for tax guidelines censured

COP6 plans for tax guidelines censured

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Writing in the Town Hall, the columnist, Daniel J. Mitchell, asks today why the World Health Organization isn’t focusing solely on things such as Ebola and SARS, rather than engaging in ideological campaigns to expand the size and scope of government. Mitchell says that under the ‘leadership’ of the UN’s WHO, hundreds of bureaucrats have […]

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New graphic warning library established

New graphic warning library established

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

The European Commission has issued a draft delegated directive establishing a new library of 42 graphic warnings to be used as part of the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive agreed earlier this year. Combined graphic and textual warnings are to be grouped into three sets with each set being used for a year and being […]

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Third China Cigar Festival imminent

Third China Cigar Festival imminent

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cigar Ambassador is to hold its 2014 China Cigar Festival at Shanghai on October 27-31. This, the third such festival, will start on October 27 with a welcome party. It will include sessions on China’s cigar market, cigar trade and the management of cigar shops and clubs. It will see the opening of the first […]

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Hesse joins Global Laboratory Services

Hesse joins Global Laboratory Services

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kimberly Hesse has joined Global Laboratory Services as business development manager. She brings with her a solid marketing and advertising background plus six years of experience in the tobacco laboratory industry. Global Laboratory Services offers analytical testing in crop protection agents, e-cigarettes, and smoke (HPHCs).  

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