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Cigarettes in plain packaging seen as more harmful

Cigarettes in plain packaging seen as more harmful

| July 27, 2015

New Irish research published on BMJ Open has found that people aged 16-17 see standardized packs as being less attractive than packs with EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) warnings, which include graphics and text covering 65 per cent of a pack’s main surfaces, according to a story in the Irish Times. And they perceive that […]

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RAI to make investment presentations in NY, London

RAI to make investment presentations in NY, London

| July 27, 2015

The management of Reynolds American Inc. and its operating companies will discuss the companies’ performances and plans during presentations to the investment community in New York on July 31 and in London on August 3. The presentations will be webcast from about 09.00 local time on both days. The webcasts will be available online on […]

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Canadian firms overturn C$1.1 billion court order

Canadian firms overturn C$1.1 billion court order

| July 24, 2015

Imperial Tobacco Canada, British American Tobacco’s Canadian subsidiary and the Canadian subsidiaries of Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International, yesterday had their request to cancel a C$1.1 billion provisional execution order granted by the Quebec Court of Appeal. Three Quebec Court of Appeal judges unanimously cancelled the order after Imperial Tobacco Canada, Rothmans, Benson […]

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Indonesia urged to commit all tobacco tax to health

Indonesia urged to commit all tobacco tax to health

| July 24, 2015

The Indonesian Finance Ministry is being urged to earmark all tobacco tax revenue for the health budget because the health sector is said to be heavily burdened by tobacco-related medical issues, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. Health Ministry secretary-general Untung Suseno Sutarjo was quoted as saying that such a policy would be […]

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WHO chief congratulates Turkmen president

WHO chief congratulates Turkmen president

| July 24, 2015

Turkmenistan is the country with the lowest proportion of smokers, eight percent, according to a Geo News (Pakistan) story quoting the World Health Organization’s director general, Dr. Margaret Chan. “Recently a WHO overview showed that in Turkmenistan only eight percent of the population smokes,” Chan told the country’s President, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. “This is the lowest […]

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Union pressure over Essentra’s UK factory closure

Union pressure over Essentra’s UK factory closure

| July 24, 2015

Following Essentra’s announcement that it is planning to close its UK filters factory on South Tyneside by the end of this year, the Unite union has said it will leave ‘no stone unturned’ in its bid to save jobs, according to a Shields Gazette story relayed by the TMA. Unite’s regional officer, Mark Sanderson, said […]

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