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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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Top management tip: don’t call your customers idiots

Top management tip: don’t call your customers idiots

| July 23, 2015

A health expert has taken issue with a cartoon in Tobacco Control Journal that depicts vapers as idiots. In his blog, The Rest of the Story, Dr. Michael Siegel, a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, asks: ‘Why is Tobacco Control making fun of vapers and calling […]

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Pot smoking up but health campaigns ‘working’

Pot smoking up but health campaigns ‘working’

| July 23, 2015

In reacting to news that cigarette smoking and alcohol use is stable or declining among US teenagers, but that marijuana use is on the rise, a health expert has declared that public health campaigns are working. In a piece on the Penn State University website, Victoria M. Indivero cited health statistics researchers as having found […]

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Bill stripped of standardized packaging requirement

Bill stripped of standardized packaging requirement

| July 23, 2015

The French Senate’s Social Affairs Committee yesterday removed a clause from a proposed health bill that would have required standardized tobacco packaging, according to a story in the Guardian relayed by the TMA. The committee instead passed an amendment requiring tobacco-pack health warnings to be made larger, in line with the new EU Tobacco Products […]

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Despite deterrents Turkey still smoking

Despite deterrents Turkey still smoking

| July 23, 2015

In a new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) that ranks countries based on their cigarette consumption, Turkey came out in eighth place, despite the government’s considerable efforts at curbing smoking, according to a story in the Zaman daily newspaper. The newspaper reported that while tobacco consumption in the West seemed to be on […]

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Production hall cameras to ensure tax compliance

Production hall cameras to ensure tax compliance

| July 22, 2015

The Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has said it will require all domestic tobacco companies to install closed-circuit television cameras in their manufacturing halls and warehouses so that the government can monitor their production and ensure the payment of the correct taxes, according to a story in The Philippine Inquirer. BIR Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares […]

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