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Category: Breaking News

Beijing to ban tobacco smoking—again

Beijing to ban tobacco smoking—again

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

A draft regulation published on Friday would ban public money being used in Beijing to buy tobacco products for gifts or public functions, according to the Xinhua News Agency quoting the city’s legal affairs office. The draft regulation on smoking control, which has been put out for public comment, would prohibit also tobacco smoking in […]

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EU Commission watching waterpipe use

EU Commission watching waterpipe use

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

The EU Commission is monitoring the use of waterpipes within member states and, under the new Tobacco Products Directive, will be able to apply stricter ingredient regulations to waterpipe tobacco should there be a substantial increase in sales of this product or in its use among young people. This was part of an answer given […]

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Good growth in JT’s domestic sales

Good growth in JT’s domestic sales

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume during March, at 12.7 billion, was increased by 30.1 percent on that of March 2013, 9.7 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company on Friday. The March 2013 figure was down by 3.6 percent on that of March 2012. Volume during April 2013–March 2014, at 120.1 […]

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Lorillard to host results conference call

Lorillard to host results conference call

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Lorillard is due to host a conference call for analysts and investors from 1 p.m. Eastern Time on April 24 following the release of its first quarter 2014 results. The conference call will be hosted by chairman, president and CEO, Murray S. Kessler, and CFO and executive vice president, finance and planning, David H. Taylor. […]

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Addiction levels down in smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes

Addiction levels down in smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

A new study has provided evidence that nicotine addiction levels are decreased in smokers who have switched to electronic cigarettes, according to Dr. Michael Siegel writing on his blog, The Rest of the Story: Tobacco Analysis and Commentary. Siegel, who is a professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public […]

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Pushing ahead with packs challenge

Pushing ahead with packs challenge

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Indonesia has decided to ask the World Trade Organization to establish a single panel of trade and legal experts to process its challenge to Australia’s law on standardized packaging for tobacco products, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. Since December 1, 2012, Australia has required that all tobacco products be sold in packaging […]

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PMI to host Q1 results webcast

PMI to host Q1 results webcast

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International is due to host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com/webcasts from 09.00 hours Eastern Time on April 17 to discuss its 2014 first-quarter results, which will be issued about 07.00 hours on the same day. During the webcast, CFO Jacek Olczak will discuss the company’s results and answer questions from the investment […]

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Altria to host Q1 results webcast

Altria to host Q1 results webcast

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Altria Group is due to host a live audio webcast at www.altria.com from 09.00 hours Eastern Time on April 24 to discuss its 2014 first-quarter business results, which will be published in a press release about 07.00 hours on the same day. During the webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, chairman and CEO, […]

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If you go down in the woods today ...

If you go down in the woods today …

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Volunteers from Imperial Tobacco’s factory at Radom, Poland, recently gave up a Saturday to plant trees and shrubs in a community forest as part of the factory’s ‘We Can Help’ program. A group of more than 40 employees and their families took part in the event in the MarculeForest near Radom. Saplings were donated by […]

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South Korean court finds no causal link between smoking and lung cancer

South Korean court finds no causal link between smoking and lung cancer

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

In rejecting today the final legal appeals for a group of ailing smokers seeking compensation from the South Korean government and KT&G, the country’s top court said there was no causal connection between smoking and lung cancer, according to a Yonhap News Agency report. Upholding a lower court’s ruling and ending a 15-year legal battle, […]

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