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AHA: e-cigs could help smokers quit

AHA: e-cigs could help smokers quit

August 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Medical professionals should support but not promote using e-cigarettes as cessation devices, according to recently released statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). E-cigarettes should also be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products, and the federal government should ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people. The group also called […]

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Altria ups dividend 8.3%, plans repurchase program

Altria ups dividend 8.3%, plans repurchase program

August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Altria Group MO in Your Value Your Change Short position said that its board voted to boost the company’s quarterly dividend by 8.3 percent, according to The Wall Street Journal. The largest U.S. cigarette manufacturer in sales raised the dividend to $0.52 cents a share from $0.48 cents, meaning its yield would be about 4.9 percent based on […]

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Illicit cigarette smokers may find feces

Illicit cigarette smokers may find feces

August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Illegal cigarettes could be filled with human excrement, dead flies and asbestos, consumers are being warned, according to a story in the U.K.’s The Independent. The Local Government Association (LGA) says people should “think twice” before purchasing cigarettes from the black market as all three have been found in counterfeit cigarettes before. The LGA said […]

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Jamaican production down 43%

Jamaican production down 43%

August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Chief technical director for Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture, Dermon Spence, told the Jamaica Observer that preliminary figures for 2014 show a 43 percent decrease in tobacco cultivation when compared to 2011, the most recent year, prior to 2014, for which a survey was done. “The last survey we did was in 2011 and it showed that the […]

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Totally Wicked to challenge TPD

Totally Wicked to challenge TPD

August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

British e-cig manufacturer Totally Wicked said it received permission from the U.K.’s Administrative Court to seek a judicial review by the EU Court of Justice of the revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), specifically Article 20 pertaining to e-cigarettes. The company claims that the TPD article “represents a disproportionate impediment to the free movement of goods […]

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Russia suggests tobacco embargo

Russia suggests tobacco embargo

August 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Vladimir Gutenyov, first deputy chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee for Industry, said on August 19th that the government would possibly take into account the recommendations of some experts about the need to impose an embargo on the import of tobacco and alcoholic products from the EU and the U.S., according to the ITAR-TASS […]

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Amcor closing Neumunster plant, opening one in East Java

Amcor closing Neumunster plant, opening one in East Java

August 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Australia-based packaging solutions provider Amcor announced that due to an overcapacity in Western Europe, its tobacco packaging unit in Neumunster, Germany, will close by December 31, 2014. The company also announced its plans to build a new tobacco packaging plant in East Java, Indonesia, which is expected to be fully operational by late 2015 to support […]

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Ghilardi leading Goebel, new CEO coming in 2015

Ghilardi leading Goebel, new CEO coming in 2015

August 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Roberta Ghilardi has been heading business operations at the Darmstadt-based mechanical engineering company Goebel Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH since 1st August 2014. The previous CEO, Dr Ralf Enderle, will remain with the company. A new CEO will lead the company starting in 2015. Roberta Ghilardi has a degree in engineering and has worked for IMS […]

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'Small Tobacco' tax in Texas toppled

‘Small Tobacco’ tax in Texas toppled

August 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

The 55-cents-per-pack fee that the state of Texas, USA, imposes on smaller tobacco manufacturers is an unconstitutional tax, an appeals court ruled, according to Courthouse News Service. House Bill 3525, which Texas lawmakers approved in 2013, levied fees on tobacco companies that did not participate in the 1997 and 1998 settlements Texas reached in the Master Settlement […]

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China vapor forum

China vapor forum

August 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

The CECMOL forum 2014 will take place Sept. 2-4 at the Kirin Parkview Hotel in Shenzhen, China on. This is the first major international forum in China dedicated to the vapor market. Experts will discuss issues such as public policy, standardization, R&D and manufacturing. This forum is an opportunity for visitors to meet China’s major […]

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