Category: Breaking News

PETA running win-win competition

PETA running win-win competition

| November 23, 2016

PETA is offering researchers the chance to win a $100,000 VITROCELL® in vitro exposure system that can be used instead of animal testing (right) in substance inhalation trials.

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China to impose nation-wide ban

China to impose nation-wide ban

| November 23, 2016

A China-wide ban on tobacco smoking in both indoor and outdoor public places is due to be imposed shortly.

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US antis feeling a chill wind

US antis feeling a chill wind

| November 23, 2016

The unveiling of US president-elect Donald Trump’s likely administration team is causing concern among anti-tobacco activists.

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Quebec class-action appeal starts

Quebec class-action appeal starts

| November 22, 2016

An appeal by three tobacco companies against a $15 billion class-action award to Quebec smokers has started with the appellants’ lawyer claiming that the judge who made the award created his own law.

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Regulations should be enforced

Regulations should be enforced

| November 22, 2016

Vape-product companies that have made the effort to comply with new UK regulations want those regulations enforced from day one so that they are not left at a competitive disadvantage.

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Boosting proteins to raise yields

Boosting proteins to raise yields

| November 22, 2016

Researchers at the University of Illinois have found that tobacco yields can be increased by 20 percent by boosting the levels of three proteins connected to photosynthesis.

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New president for Sampoerna

New president for Sampoerna

| November 22, 2016

Mindaugas Trumpaitis is taking over from Paul Norman Janelle as president of the Indonesian cigarette manufacturer Sampoerna.

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Ban on injurious substances rejected

Ban on injurious substances rejected

| November 21, 2016

A parliamentary committee in Pakistan has turned down a bill that would have banned shisha and ‘other’ injurious substances.

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Price increase not working

Price increase not working

| November 21, 2016

Figures from South Korea show that a massive, tax-driven cigarette-price increase failed to convince people that they wanted to quit smoking, though it briefly convinced them that they needed to quit.

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Call for supply chain to be broken

Call for supply chain to be broken

| November 21, 2016

The head of the convention secretariat of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has called for the tobacco supply chain to be broken.

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Shanghai losing smoking image

Shanghai losing smoking image

| November 21, 2016

An extended ban on public-places tobacco smoking is due to come into effect next year in Shanghai, China, and the World Health Organization is ‘delighted’.

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On the trail of tracking and tracing

On the trail of tracking and tracing

| November 18, 2016

The idea of a global tracking and tracing system for tobacco products seems set to remain just that for years to come. Even an EU-wide system is estimated to take eight years to come fully into force.

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New Surgeon General report

New Surgeon General report

| November 18, 2016

The US Surgeon General has issued a new, lengthy report that looks at a wide range of substance misuse, substance use disorders, and related harms.

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Mother loses children to shisha

Mother loses children to shisha

| November 18, 2016

Smoking is increasingly being taken into account in child custody battles and in determining whether people should be allowed to adopt children.

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Colin Hose to retire

Colin Hose to retire

| November 17, 2016

Colin Hose, global business relationship manager for Alliance One International (AOI), will retire in April after 42 years of service.

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BAT seeks innovative regulations

BAT seeks innovative regulations

| November 17, 2016

One way to smooth the road to new developments is to allow tweaked products to go through an authorization process that is consistent with the minor changes made to the original product.

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Another call for US graphic warnings

Another call for US graphic warnings

| November 17, 2016

US cigarette packs carry relatively modest health warnings, but the American Medical Association is again calling for the imposition of graphic warnings.

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E-cig class action dismissed

E-cig class action dismissed

| November 17, 2016

Most of a suit claiming, in part, that manufacturers deceptively advertised the health benefits of electronic cigarette products over traditional cigarettes has been thrown out, but a vestigial claim remains.

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Military fencing with foil

Military fencing with foil

| November 17, 2016

The reported use by the North Korean military of aluminium foil from discarded cigarette packs at least delivers a positive environmental message.

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Delman to leave TMA

Delman to leave TMA

| November 16, 2016

Farrell Delman will be leaving TMA to pursue other interests effective Dec. 31. Delman’s illustrious career spans more than 40 years as TMA’s president.

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Preventive drinking

Preventive drinking

| November 16, 2016

Red wine has been found to offer some protection in young, healthy adults from some of the harmful effects caused by tobacco smoking.

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Report tracks harm-reduction policies

Report tracks harm-reduction policies

| November 16, 2016

A new report has tracked the electronic-cigarette policies of 52 US cities and evaluated the degree to which each has promoted a harm-reduction approach to tobacco.

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Flue-cured harvesting set to begin

Flue-cured harvesting set to begin

| November 16, 2016

Zimbabwe is close to the start of harvesting its irrigated flue-cured crop, the production of which was hampered by a long dry spell that dried up some watercourses.

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Fluid control systems previewed

Fluid control systems previewed

| November 16, 2016

A number of new products have been previewed by C.B. Kaymich, which specializes in adhesive application and fluid control systems.

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A bright future

A bright future

| November 15, 2016

Trade group expects continued demand for effective security devices in 2017.

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