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Category: Breaking News

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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CORESTA registration deadlines near

CORESTA registration deadlines near

July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

The organizing committee of CORESTA 2014 has advised that the ‘Earlybird’ registration deadline for the forthcoming CORESTA Congress is August 1. Up until that date, participants will be able to register for a fee lower than will apply after August 1. Registration is available at www.coresta2014.org, where hotel accommodation at the congress venue can also […]

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Poland to file complaint over TPD

Poland to file complaint over TPD

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Polish government has decided to file a complaint with the Court of Justice of the European Union against the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), according to a Polish News Bulletin story. The new TPD entered into force on May 20 and member states are required to bring into force by May 20, 2016, […]

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Reynolds to appeal against $23.6 billion punitive damages award in ‘Engle’ case

Reynolds to appeal against $23.6 billion punitive damages award in ‘Engle’ case

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco was hit on Friday with $23.6 billion in punitive damages by a Florida state court jury, one of the largest such awards in US corporate and legal history, according to a story by Richard Craver for the Winston-Salem Journal. A jury in Escambia   Court had determined the previous day that the […]

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Chinese activist asks court for Yuan250

Chinese activist asks court for Yuan250

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Li Enze, who is suing a Chinese tobacco manufacturer and a Beijing supermarket for Yuan250, has vowed to fight on despite having lost on Friday the second round of his battle, according to a story by Zhuang Pinghui for the South China Morning Post. Li is suing China Tobacco Jiangxi Industrial and a Beijing supermarket […]

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Personal tobacco import levels to be cut

Personal tobacco import levels to be cut

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

The French Senate on Thursday voted to lower the quantity of tobacco that an individual can be in possession of when entering France from another EU country, making the amount equal to that prescribed in the EU directive, according to a story in Le Figaro. The new rules are due to come into force after a vote […]

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Lorillard to release second quarter results

Lorillard to release second quarter results

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Lorillard said on Friday that it would release its second quarter 2014 results on July 30, before the market opened. A news release would be made available under the Investor Relations section of Lorillard’s website at www.lorillard.com.

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