Category: Breaking News

Little to justify bans

Little to justify bans

| February 15, 2017

From a risk-reduction standpoint, there seems to be little justification for public-places smoking bans, and yet they are becoming more widespread and more extreme.

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E-cig ban a harsh blow

E-cig ban a harsh blow

| February 15, 2017

In Queensland, Australia, you can be fined up to A$9,108 for possessing nicotine for vaping; but it’s okay because nicotine is available through cigarettes, which are freely available.

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Commodity boards to merge

Commodity boards to merge

| February 15, 2017

The Tobacco Board looks set to be merged with four other commodity boards in India with the aim of boosting exports of tobacco, tea, coffee, rubber and spices.

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Flying into trouble

Flying into trouble

| February 15, 2017

Tobacco smoking is involved in three-quarters of the illegal acts committed aboard aircraft that result in an arrest by airport police in South Korea.

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Mizoram factories closed

Mizoram factories closed

| February 14, 2017

Factories in the Indian state of Mizoram producing a local form of oral tobacco have been closed because of concerns over water pollution.

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Nicotine dialogues

Nicotine dialogues

| February 14, 2017

The organizers of the annual Global Forum on Nicotine are scheduling three, thee-hour dialogues in the UK to help stimulate debate on nicotine and vaping.

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Price down in Karnataka

Price down in Karnataka

| February 14, 2017

A story reporting a decline in the average flue-cured tobacco price in the Indian state of Karnataka gave no reason why the decline had occurred.

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Paul Doody passes away

Paul Doody passes away

| February 13, 2017

Paul Doody, global marketing director at Domino Printing Sciences, passed away on Jan. 11, 2017.

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Meridian opens in Uganda

Meridian opens in Uganda

| February 13, 2017

Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, founder of PanAfrican Tobacco, has announced the official opening of Meridian Tobacco Co. factory, together with its programs for farmer development and food crop and forestry improvement.

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BAT and PMI share award

BAT and PMI share award

| February 13, 2017

The PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) International Science Consortium has made an award to scientists at Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco.

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Manila bans smoking

Manila bans smoking

| February 13, 2017

At least some City Hall employees in the capital of the Philippines, Manila, have reportedly been empowered to arrest smokers violating a public-places tobacco smoking ban brought in today.

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BAT and PM fined in Korea

BAT and PM fined in Korea

| February 13, 2017

Phillip Morris Korea and British American Tobacco Korea are appealing against fines imposed on them for violating Korean laws on hoarding and price stabilization.

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Malkin joins Arent Fox

Malkin joins Arent Fox

| February 10, 2017

Brian J. Malkin has joined Arent Fox’s food, drug, medical device and agriculture practice.

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HNB hinges on regulation

HNB hinges on regulation

| February 10, 2017

New study says HNB products are promising harm-reduction tools–provided that regulators treat them appropriately.

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Newport lifts RJR volumes

Newport lifts RJR volumes

| February 10, 2017

Cigarette shipments by R.J Reynolds Tobacco were up significantly in 2016, the company’s first full year to include the Newport brand. But Newport’s volume was down slightly in the final quarter.

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BAT top employer

BAT top employer

| February 10, 2017

The Top Employers’ Institute has awarded British American Tobacco the Top Employer Europe seal of recognition.

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