Category: Breaking News

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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Internal dissent at CoP meeting

Internal dissent at CoP meeting

| November 15, 2016

Last week’s proceedings of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control were stalled by parties who questioned the principles of the treaty itself.

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No place for farmers at CoP meetings

No place for farmers at CoP meetings

| November 15, 2016

Tobacco farmers are sometimes prevented by circumstances beyond their control from making a profit from their operations, but now they have been condemned for thinking about making a profit.

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Illicit tobacco factory raided in UK

Illicit tobacco factory raided in UK

| November 15, 2016

Three lorry-loads of tobacco had to be removed from an illicit factory in Birmingham, UK, after a raid; and it took three days to remove the machinery.

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RAI moves to unite brand strategy

RAI moves to unite brand strategy

| November 15, 2016

A new wholly-owned company is being put in place to accelerate the marketplace momentum and long-term growth of RAI operating company brands.

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