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“U.S. retreats from tobacco regulations in trade deal”

“U.S. retreats from tobacco regulations in trade deal”

August 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

FairWarning reports that the Obama administration appears to have retreated from efforts to include, in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, language enabling countries to uniquely attack the tobacco industry and adopt tough anti-tobacco regulations. The online publication, which provides public-interest journalism on issues of health, safety and corporate conduct, says the Office of the U.S. Trade […]

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“E-cig no more risky than smokeless”

“E-cig no more risky than smokeless”

August 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

A study funded by The Consumer Advocates for Smokefree Alternatives suggests that e-cigarettes are no more risky than other smoke-free tobacco and nicotine products. After reviewing more than 9,000 “observations” about the chemistry of e-cigarette vapor and e-liquids, Igor Burstyn of the Drexel University School of Public Health found “no evidence that vaping produces inhalable […]

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Pop star invests in NJOY

Pop star invests in NJOY

May 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Music star and 13-time Grammy Award nominee Bruno Mars has joined NJOY as an investor. While the terms of the investment were not disclosed, Mars stated that he often uses NJOY’s King product in place of traditional cigarettes and is convinced that it is a revolutionary alternative to cigarettes. “I’ve been using NJOY Kings instead […]

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WHO to conduct tobacco cost-benefit analysis

WHO to conduct tobacco cost-benefit analysis

May 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

A team of 20 WHO researchers will conduct a study in Uganda to determine the country’s earnings from the tobacco industry and costs incurred from treating people with tobacco-related illnesses, reports Monitor. According to the Uganda Demographic Health Survey 2011, about 15 percent of males and 3 percent of females aged 15-49 use tobacco products. […]

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Video interview: BAT's CEO on 2012 results

Video interview: BAT’s CEO on 2012 results

February 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco’s CEO, Nicandro Durante, comments on the company’s 2012 results.

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Losing our way

February 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Contrary to what some headlines might suggest, anti-tobacco litigation is not benefiting plaintiffs.   By George Gay Writing in March last year about litigation, I speculated that, at the then rate of progress, it would take 421 years to hear all of the so-called Engle progeny cases in the United States. The approximately 8,000 Engle […]

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Pan African Tobacco Group founder to retire

Pan African Tobacco Group founder to retire

January 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

  The Pan African Tobacco Group’s founder, Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, will retire after a 52-year career, passing along the management of his companies to his sons and son-in-law. Paul Nkwaya, Ayabatwa’s eldest son, will serve as the group’s marketing director, while his youngest son, Richard Rujugiro, will serve as technical director. Son-in-law Serge Huggenberger will […]

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The future in fueling

The future in fueling

December 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

A new curing technology, developed in Croatia, substitutes biomass for expensive oil and gas. By Robin Sutton Anders For the past five years, Croatian tobacco growers have witnessed a startling decline in revenues. But unlike other farmers around the globe who attribute their recent losses to lower demand, poor weather conditions or stifling regulations, Croatian […]

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Booster shot

Protected: Booster shot

September 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

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Mild no more

Protected: Mild no more

September 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

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