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Category: Breaking News

Fight over tobacco’s trade pact rights

Fight over tobacco’s trade pact rights

October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

US Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, is pressing the Obama administration to protect the interests of his state’s tobacco industry, which he believes could be threatened by a trade deal, according to a story by Vicki Needham for The Hill. McConnell is pressuring US negotiators to ensure that tobacco companies can take part […]

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Cigarette volumes down but reduced risk products offer PMI new opportunities

Cigarette volumes down but reduced risk products offer PMI new opportunities

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International’s cigarette shipment volume during the third quarter (July-September), at 222,300 million, was down by 0.4 percent on that of the third quarter of 2013, 223,124. Shipments were increased in the EU by 0.5 percent to 49,209 million and in the company’s Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMA) region, also by 0.5 […]

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State sued over alleged FCTC failures

State sued over alleged FCTC failures

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Youth Smoking Prevention Foundation (YSPF) is taking the Kingdom of the Netherlands to court to end what it alleges is the structural and excessive influence exerted by tobacco lobbyists on government anti-smoking policies, according to a story in the Tobacco Control Journal that was originally published by the YSPF. The YSPF is calling on […]

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Altria to host 3Q results webcast

Altria to host 3Q results webcast

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Altria Group is due to host a live audio webcast starting at 09.00 Eastern Time on October 30 to discuss its 2014 third-quarter business results, which will be the subject of a press note issued at 07.00 on the same day. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, can be accessed at altria.com or […]

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Going, going, gong

Going, going, gong

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dr. Tonio Borg has been honoured by the World Health Organization as his term as EU health and consumer policy commissioner draws to a close, according to a story in the Malta Independent. Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab, director of the WHO’s Regional Office for Europe, presented a certificate of appreciation to Borg on behalf of the […]

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COP calls for allocation of tax revenues to finance tobacco control programs

COP calls for allocation of tax revenues to finance tobacco control programs

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) yesterday hurriedly adopted behind closed doors guidelines on tobacco-product price and tax measures, further demonstrating the FCTC’s habit of infringing on issues of national sovereignty, according to a press note from Japan Tobacco International. COP6 is being held […]

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India to impose huge health warnings

India to impose huge health warnings

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

India is set to impose new regulations that will see 80 percent of the front and back faces of tobacco packs covered with health warnings, according to a story by Sanchita Sharma for the Hindustan Times. The new regulations will see, too, a ban on the manufacture and sale of electronic cigarettes. Photographs of cancers […]

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Thailand bans e-cigarette imports

Thailand bans e-cigarette imports

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a ban on the import of hookah-style water pipes and electronic cigarettes, copying a move by neighboring Cambodia earlier this year, according to a Yahoo News story. Deputy government spokesman major general Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the ban, which had been proposed by the Commerce Ministry, was imposed for health reasons. […]

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PMI a leader in carbon performance

PMI a leader in carbon performance

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

A new Global Leaders Report issued yesterday by the leading environmental non-governmental organization, CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), awarded Philip Morris International a Band A rating, a Leadership Status for Carbon Performance and a 96 percent score for Carbon Disclosure based on the company’s activities to mitigate climate change in its supply chain during […]

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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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