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Pocketsize spittoon right on target with retailers

Pocketsize spittoon right on target with retailers

| May 5, 2015

The pocketsize spittoon maker FLASR, which is based at Alabama, Georgia, said yesterday that its product would, from next month, be made available in 400 stores across the US through Product and Service Distribution Technologies (PSDT). According to a BusinessWire story relayed by the TMA, FLASR’s CEO, Everett Dickson, said PSDT would play an instrumental […]

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Schneeberger named VP of business development

Schneeberger named VP of business development

| May 4, 2015

The U.S. Tobacco Cooperative (USTP), based in Raleigh, North Carolina, has named Jim Schneeberger as the company’s vice president of global business development. Schneeberger, who will report directly to CEO Stuart Thompson, will work with Thompson and his management team to reposition USTC in the domestic and export markets as a respected supplier of high-quality […]

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Menthol cigarettes to be banned in Nova Scotia

Menthol cigarettes to be banned in Nova Scotia

| May 1, 2015

The Canadian Lung Association said on Wednesday that it ‘salutes’ Nova Scotia for becoming the first jurisdiction in North America to ban menthol flavoured tobacco, according to a Marketwired story. The day before, the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly had approved a ban on menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products. The ban is due to […]

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Taipei’s littering fines prove hard to swallow

Taipei’s littering fines prove hard to swallow

| May 1, 2015

Cigarette smokers who drop their butts on the ground in Taipei are risking fines that have been increased threefold and more from today, according to a story in the Taipei Times. Previously, offenders faced a fine of NT$1,200, regardless of their record, but, as of today, a second-time offender faces a possible fine of NT$3,600, […]

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Municipal staff leads anti-smoking push by example

Municipal staff leads anti-smoking push by example

| May 1, 2015

Pa Socheatvong, the municipal governor of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, has thrown his support behind a campaign to ban tobacco smoking in the city’s enclosed public places, and he has made a start by banning his staff from smoking in municipal buildings, according to a story in The Phnom Penh Post. Addressing the second Smoke-Free […]

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Some TPP provisions opposed by Hillary Clinton

Some TPP provisions opposed by Hillary Clinton

| May 1, 2015

Hillary Clinton is opposed to a critical piece of the Obama administration’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would give corporations the right to sue sovereign nations over laws or regulations that could potentially curb their profits, according to a piece in the Huffington Post. The policy position is contained in her book Hard Choices, and […]

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