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Category: Breaking News

Risk of third-hand smoke exposed

Risk of third-hand smoke exposed

July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Research led by the UK’s University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers – particularly young children – of tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited on surfaces and dust in the home, according to a HealthCanal story. The story said that until now, the risks of this exposure to what is known […]

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CORESTA registration deadlines near

CORESTA registration deadlines near

July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

The organizing committee of CORESTA 2014 has advised that the ‘Earlybird’ registration deadline for the forthcoming CORESTA Congress is August 1. Up until that date, participants will be able to register for a fee lower than will apply after August 1. Registration is available at www.coresta2014.org, where hotel accommodation at the congress venue can also […]

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Poland to file complaint over TPD

Poland to file complaint over TPD

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Polish government has decided to file a complaint with the Court of Justice of the European Union against the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), according to a Polish News Bulletin story. The new TPD entered into force on May 20 and member states are required to bring into force by May 20, 2016, […]

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Reynolds to appeal against $23.6 billion punitive damages award in ‘Engle’ case

Reynolds to appeal against $23.6 billion punitive damages award in ‘Engle’ case

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco was hit on Friday with $23.6 billion in punitive damages by a Florida state court jury, one of the largest such awards in US corporate and legal history, according to a story by Richard Craver for the Winston-Salem Journal. A jury in Escambia   Court had determined the previous day that the […]

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Chinese activist asks court for Yuan250

Chinese activist asks court for Yuan250

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Li Enze, who is suing a Chinese tobacco manufacturer and a Beijing supermarket for Yuan250, has vowed to fight on despite having lost on Friday the second round of his battle, according to a story by Zhuang Pinghui for the South China Morning Post. Li is suing China Tobacco Jiangxi Industrial and a Beijing supermarket […]

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Personal tobacco import levels to be cut

Personal tobacco import levels to be cut

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

The French Senate on Thursday voted to lower the quantity of tobacco that an individual can be in possession of when entering France from another EU country, making the amount equal to that prescribed in the EU directive, according to a story in Le Figaro. The new rules are due to come into force after a vote […]

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Lorillard to release second quarter results

Lorillard to release second quarter results

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Lorillard said on Friday that it would release its second quarter 2014 results on July 30, before the market opened. A news release would be made available under the Investor Relations section of Lorillard’s website at www.lorillard.com.

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PMI’s second-quarter cigarette volume increased by 2.4 per cent in EU

PMI’s second-quarter cigarette volume increased by 2.4 per cent in EU

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International’s cigarette shipment volume during the second quarter to the end of June, at 222,801 million, was down by 2.7 per cent on that of the second quarter of 2013, 228,899 million. Volume was increased in the EU by 2.4 per cent to 49,913 million, but down in the rest of the company’s […]

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Turkey to crack down harder on smokers

Turkey to crack down harder on smokers

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Turkey, which already bans tobacco smoking in enclosed public places, plans to impose further restrictions on where its citizens may smoke, according to a Daily Sabah story. Existing legislation bans smoking in restaurants and cafés but, up to now, people have been allowed to smoke in outdoor areas of such premises. Now, under new measures […]

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SM's sales up in second quarter

SM’s sales up in second quarter

July 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Swedish Match’s sales during the second quarter to the end of June, at SEK3,339 million, were up by four per cent on those of the second quarter of 2013, SEK3,220 million. But operating profit, excluding SM’s share of net profit from the Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) and larger one-off items, fell by one per cent […]

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