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Category: Breaking News

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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Talk to honor smoking behavior pioneer

Talk to honor smoking behavior pioneer

April 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

The first Michael Russell Oration is due to be given on June 27, during the opening session of the First Global Forum on Nicotine, which is to be held in Poland. The oration has been established by Knowledge-Action-Change as an annual event, to be delivered to honor the work and memory of professor Michael Russell, […]

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Imperial award for people development

Imperial award for people development

April 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco’s business in Norway has been recognized with a prestigious award as one of the best companies in the country for developing its employees. Imperial was ranked in the overall top 10 companies to work for in the 2014 Best Workplaces in Norway awards. Market manager Jörg Glasenapp collected the award on behalf of […]

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AOI and Ioto join forces in e-liquids

AOI and Ioto join forces in e-liquids

April 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Alliance One International and Ioto International have completed the formation of a joint venture, Ioto E-Liquids America. Located in Greenville, North Carolina, USA, Ioto-ELA will produce flavored liquids for electronic vapor products. AOI’s strength in the global leaf market and Ioto’s worldwide market position in flavors establishes a solid base to grow the new company, […]

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Philip Morris to close Dutch cigarette factory

Philip Morris to close Dutch cigarette factory

April 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International will shut down its manufacturing facility in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, in response do declining demand for cigarettes in Europe. The closure of the plant in Bergen op Zoom, PMI’s largest production facility worldwide, would result in 1,230 job losses, about 90 percent of its total workforce there. Production will shift […]

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