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Category: Breaking News

E-cigarettes might not be benign

E-cigarettes might not be benign

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

E-cigarettes can change gene expression in a similar way to that of tobacco, according to a story by Daniel Cressey for Nature quoting one of the first studies to investigate the biological effects of the devices. Presented at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting in San Diego, California, USA ,the research looked at […]

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Auction flue-cured prices down

Auction flue-cured prices down

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Prices paid at Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco auctions are 15.5 percent down on those recorded at the same point of last year’s auctions, according to a story in The Herald quoting Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board figures. The average price so far this season stands at $3.16 per kg, down from $3.74 per kg during the […]

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Jail for smoking out of place in Nigeria

Jail for smoking out of place in Nigeria

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a new National Tobacco Control Bill 2014 that, among other things, provides for six-month jail terms for smoking tobacco in nondesignated places, according to a story in the Nigerian Bulletin. Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu told journalists that the bill, which is still to be sent to the […]

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RAI to host results webcast

RAI to host results webcast

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Reynolds American Inc. is due to host a conference call and webcast starting at 9 a.m. Eastern Time on April 23, following the release of its first-quarter 2014 financial results before the market opens. The webcast will include presentations by president and CEO, Daniel M. Delen; CFO, Thomas R. Adams; and vice president of investor relations, […]

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Nicotine poisoning a parenting issue

Nicotine poisoning a parenting issue

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

A U.S.-based e-cigarette supplier has responded firmly to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that described how poisonings involving the liquid nicotine used in these products had increased, according to a story by Amy Dominello Braun for the Triad Business Journal, North Carolina. Jason Healy, president of the e-cigarette manufacturer […]

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WHO pressures China on warnings

WHO pressures China on warnings

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging China to make its tobacco products warnings more graphic, according to a Xinhua News Agency story. The WHO believes that China’s text warnings, including “Smoking is hazardous to your health,” no longer deter people from smoking. A report by the WHO and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation […]

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Backing current rules on casino smoking

Backing current rules on casino smoking

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

The government of Macau believes there is currently no need to change its tobacco smoking restrictions in casinos into full bans, according to a story in the Macau Business Daily. Casinos and gaming venues are allowed to set up smoking areas that take up no more than 50 percent of their public space, but they […]

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Imperial’s firefighters ‘best new team’

Imperial’s firefighters ‘best new team’

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Volunteers from Imperial Tobacco’s factory in the Philippines recently proved their mettle in competition against crews from other industries in a national firefighting skills competition. A team of fire officers at the Philippine Bobbin Corp. were trained by the local fire chief before taking part in the event near Cavite. Competing alongside 15 other teams […]

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Ethiopian tobacco monopoly to be sold

Ethiopian tobacco monopoly to be sold

April 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Ethiopian tobacco monopoly is expected to be sold, either to the foreign investors who already own a share of the enterprise and who are currently negotiating a full acquisition, or, failing that, through some other form of sale, according to a story by Dawit Taye for The Reporter. Currently, the state owns 78 percent […]

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Health board sitting on electronic fence

Health board sitting on electronic fence

April 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Toronto Board of Health has said it will tackle the issue of e-cigarettes  ”later this spring,” but for the moment it is not declaring a position, according to a story by Jenny Yuen for the Toronto Sun, quoting board chairman Joe Mihevc. “There are certainly some benefits to it,” said Mihevc. “I think it […]

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