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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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Revenue up, profit down for JT

Revenue up, profit down for JT

July 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco reported revenue of ¥556.4 billion ($5.4 billion) in the first quarter of 2014, compared with revenue of ¥547.9 billion in the comparable 2013 quarter. The company made an adjusted operating profit of ¥148.9 billion during the three months, compared with ¥151.4 billion a year earlier. The revenue increase was driven by a robust […]

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PDL unveils biomass boiler

PDL unveils biomass boiler

July 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

PDL Cigarette Papers has inaugurated a new biomass boiler at its Papeteries des Vosges (PDV) site in Laval-sur-Vologne, France. With 6.5 MW of power, the boiler can produce up to 10 tons of steam per hour and will supply enough steam to meet more than 50 percent of the PDV’s demands. The rest will be […]

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Cheers, Brazil!

Cheers, Brazil!

June 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

This story, provided by Iggesund Paperboard, has only a paper-thin connection to tobacco, but it provides TR with an opportunity to show support for that great tobacco-producing nation, Brazil, as it kicks off the World Cup finals today. Apparently, the Taittinger champagne house is supplying the official champagne for this year’s World Cup. The company […]

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Reynolds adds Vuse manufacturing capacity

Reynolds adds Vuse manufacturing capacity

May 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. will be producing Vuse digital vapor cigarettes in Tobaccoville, North Carolina, USA, for R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. under a services agreement between the two companies. The firm will invest millions of dollars in high-speed e-cigarette manufacturing equipment and create 200 full-time manufacturing over the next four years. “Vuse is a game-changing […]

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Coming soon: FDA to announce e-cig regulations proposal

Coming soon: FDA to announce e-cig regulations proposal

April 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

It is quite literally “any day now” that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it will release its proposal for the regulation of e-cigarettes, according to a spokesperson for the FDA. The rules could change the landscape of the tobacco and vapor industries. The FDA will most likely ban sales to those under […]

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Johnson Creek teams with Republic for distribution

Johnson Creek teams with Republic for distribution

March 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Johnson Creek Enterprises, the leading manufacturer of e-liquid in the U.S., has teamed up with Republic Tobacco, the nation’s largest distributor of roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco products and accessories, to distribute Johnson Creek’s e-cigarette hardware and e-liquids nationally in the U.S. “This is a perfect fit for both of our companies,” says Christian Berkey, Johnson […]

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Study: hookah not harmless

Study: hookah not harmless

February 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

A new University of Florida, USA, study shows that patrons leaving hookah cafés had carbon monoxide levels more than three times higher than patrons exiting traditional bars. Carbon monoxide reduces the blood’s ability to carry oxygen to tissues, and long-term exposure has been linked to cardiovascular disease. The UF study results appeared in the March […]

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Bhutan says tobacco ban must end

Bhutan says tobacco ban must end

February 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

Bhutan’s Upper House resolved that the country’s ban on the import of tobacco must end. In a majority resolution on February 3 the house said the ban on import and sale of tobacco products must end to control the black market, reports the Bhutan News Network. Bhutan had gained fame for being the first country […]

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