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E-cigarette users invited to take part in cancer researchers’ online survey

E-cigarette users invited to take part in cancer researchers’ online survey

| September 2, 2013

Cancer researchers in Tampa, Florida, USA, have created an online survey to learn more about why smokers choose e-cigarettes, according to a Tampa Bay Online story. The Moffitt Cancer Center researchers, in collaboration with those at USF (University of South Florida) Health, are looking to discover, too, how people use these devices and what they […]

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CNTC and BAT joint venture in business

CNTC and BAT joint venture in business

| September 2, 2013

CTBAT International Ltd., a Hong Kong-incorporated joint investment of subsidiaries of China National Tobacco Corp. and British American Tobacco, “recently” started “official business operations,” according to a note posted on BAT’s website. The joint venture owns and will manage worldwide the international cigarette trademark State Express 555. It will own also the worldwide rights outside […]

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PMI and Papastratos creating oriental hub to serve EU, Russia and Ukraine

PMI and Papastratos creating oriental hub to serve EU, Russia and Ukraine

| September 2, 2013

Papastratos’ leaf warehouse at Agrinio, Greece, is to be transformed into an oriental leaf logistics hub for Europe, according to a joint announcement by Philip Morris International and its affiliate, Papastratos Cigarette Manufacturing. The facility, which will become the only PMI-owned logistics hub for oriental tobacco in Europe, will house tobacco from Greece, Bulgaria and […]

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New EU tobacco directive threatens to outlaw 70 percent of Sweden’s snus

New EU tobacco directive threatens to outlaw 70 percent of Sweden’s snus

| September 2, 2013

The EU’s proposed new Tobacco Products Directive could threaten as much as 70 percent of the snus now sold in Sweden, the only EU country allowed to sell this product, according to a story in The Local. Livsmedelsverket, the national food agency, has apparently weighed in on the debate by submitting its analysis of the […]

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Lorillard to webcast presentation

Lorillard to webcast presentation

| September 2, 2013

Lorillard’s chairman, president and CEO, Murray S. Kessler, and its CFO, David H. Taylor, are due to participate in the Barclays Back-to-School Consumer Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. Eastern Time on Sept. 3. A live webcast of the presentation will be available through the Investor Relations section of Lorillard’s […]

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He can’t say he hasn’t been warned

He can’t say he hasn’t been warned

| September 2, 2013

Quote of the day, week … year: “Yep, it’s gonna kill him one of these days.” This was a comment apparently made by Bill McClain about his father, Levie Russell McClain, of Madison County, Georgia, USA, who started smoking cigarettes when he was 16 and went to work in a cotton mill, and who is […]

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Forest spreading word about campaign opposing Tobacco Products Directive

Forest spreading word about campaign opposing Tobacco Products Directive

| August 30, 2013

Forest has launched a campaign to promote its No Thank EU initiative, with full-page notices being placed in this week’s issues of the New Statesman (circulation 25,000), The Spectator (63,000) and The Week (194,000). The group, which is supported by British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco Ltd. and Gallaher Ltd. (a member of the Japan Tobacco […]

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First half sales up sharply at Molins

First half sales up sharply at Molins

| August 30, 2013

Molins’ Tobacco Machinery division sales during the six months to the end of June, at £18.0 million, were increased by 22 percent on those of the six months to the end of June 2012. At the same time, the division’s operating profit increased from £0.8 million to £1.3 million. In reporting its first-half results, Molins […]

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Hungary mulling more retail restrictions

Hungary mulling more retail restrictions

| August 30, 2013

Hungary’s government is planning to ban tobacco sales in large retail spaces, according to an All Hungary Media Group report quoting a Magyar Hirlap story citing an unnamed government source. Under the proposal, current legislation would be amended to prohibit tobacco shops from operating in retail spaces larger than 2,500 square meters. Retail tobacco sales […]

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Standardized statement ruled misleading

Standardized statement ruled misleading

| August 30, 2013

The Gallaher Group subsidiary of Japan Tobacco International (JTI) made misleading claims about standardized tobacco packaging, according to a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) statement quoting a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). CRUK said the ruling represented the third time this year that the ASA had upheld a complaint against JTI over unsubstantiated and […]

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Post-quit weight gain is all in the gut

Post-quit weight gain is all in the gut

| August 30, 2013

It is generally known that most smokers who quit their habit put on weight. What is less well known is that about 80 percent of quitters put on an average of 7 kg each. And what might come as a surprise to some people is that this weight increase occurs even if the quitters’ calorific […]

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TRP starts DIET plant

TRP starts DIET plant

| August 29, 2013

Tobacco Rag Processors (TRP) has launched a state-of-the-art Dry Ice Expanded Tobacco (DIET) facility at its cut-filler processing plant in Wilson County, North Carolina, USA. The DIET operation expands the cells of cut filler by using a high-pressure carbon dioxide-impregnation system. The carbon dioxide is then captured and reused. The benefit of expanded tobacco is […]

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JT’s spread filter gives 3D sensation

JT’s spread filter gives 3D sensation

| August 29, 2013

Japan Tobacco Inc. is due shortly to launch three additions to its Mevius Premium Menthol range of products that will each include a ‘spread filter’. Described as JT’s unique new menthol dispersion filter, the spread filter is said to deliver a ‘3D menthol sensation’. The new filter has laser-created holes at its end that are […]

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Punjab renews oral tobacco bans

Punjab renews oral tobacco bans

| August 29, 2013

Oral products containing tobacco and ingredients deemed to be ‘food’ are to remain on the banned list in the Indian state of Punjab, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala newsletter. Punjab’s chief minister, Parkash Singh Badal, has approved a proposal by the State Health and Family Welfare Department […]

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Psychiatric unit’s smoking ban unlawful

Psychiatric unit’s smoking ban unlawful

| August 29, 2013

A patient at the StateHospital at Carstairs, Scotland, has won a court ruling that a ban on his smoking at the facility was unlawful and was a breach of his rights, according to a BBC Online story. The man, who has been detained at the high-security psychiatric hospital for 18 years, challenged the ban, which […]

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Smoking coach shown yellow card

Smoking coach shown yellow card

| August 29, 2013

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) has warned the Super League club, Beşiktaş that it will fine coach Slaven Bilic if he again smokes inside a stadium during a soccer game, according to a Hurriyet story. The TFF told the club Bilic had been found smoking a cigarette inside a stadium despite a no-smoking ban. It […]

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PMI to host presentation webcast

PMI to host presentation webcast

| August 29, 2013

Philip Morris International is due to host a live audio webcast at www.pmi.com/webcasts of the company’s remarks and question-and-answer session by CFO, Jacek Olczak, during the Barclays Capital Back-To-School Consumer Conference on September 4, starting about 10.30 hours Eastern Time. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, will cover the entire PMI session. An […]

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Burning environmental issue

Burning environmental issue

| August 29, 2013

Holmen Skog, Iggesund Paperboard’s sister company and forest raw material supplier, is burning the forest on the island of Innerstön, one of the group of Baltic islands that lie offshore from the city of Hudiksvall north of Iggesund. In a press note issued today, Iggesund explained that modern forest management tried to develop felling methods […]

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Cigarette warnings ruling to be appealed by Thailand’s Public Health Ministry

Cigarette warnings ruling to be appealed by Thailand’s Public Health Ministry

| August 28, 2013

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry is planning to file an appeal with the Supreme Administrative Court so that its requirement for bigger graphic health warnings on cigarette packs can be imposed as planned, according to a story in The Nation. The Administrative Court on Monday suspended the ministry’s plan under which tobacco companies would have had […]

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Tobacco-farm child labor down to poverty

Tobacco-farm child labor down to poverty

| August 28, 2013

The use of children as tobacco-farm workers is common in at least some regions of Tanzania, according to a story by Ludovick Kazoka for All-Africa.com. Kazoka quoted the Urambo District (Tabora Region) senior community development official, Sabala Rukonda, as saying that most tobacco farmers opted for children because they were readily available to satisfy agriculture’s […]

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Closing time called on early opening

Closing time called on early opening

| August 28, 2013

The early opening time of one of Vienna’s traditional coffee houses, Café Drechsler, has fallen victim to a tobacco smoking ban, according to a story in the Vienna Times. Café Drechsler has been forced to introduce a full smoking ban because of the combined effect of its own architecture and the country’s smoking regulations; so […]

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Pressure mounts on India’s oral products

Pressure mounts on India’s oral products

| August 28, 2013

The Maharashtra State Food and Drug Administration (MSFDA) commissioner, Mahesh Zagade, has called on his counterparts in India’s other states to consider enforcing bans on the manufacture and sale of gutkha and pan masala, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala newsletter. At the same time, Zagade has reportedly […]

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Teenagers run rings around smart cards

Teenagers run rings around smart cards

| August 28, 2013

About half of Japan’s underage smokers have admitted to having bought tobacco products illegally using a borrowed Taspo card, the age-verification smart card used to purchase cigarettes from vending machines, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun story quoting the results of the research. The findings were reported by Takashi Oida, the professor at Nihon University who […]

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Altria to host presentation webcast

Altria to host presentation webcast

| August 28, 2013

Altria is due to host at altria.com a webcast of its business presentation to the Barclays Back-To-School Consumer Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on Sept. 3, starting about 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, will feature a presentation by Executive Vice President and CFO Howard Willard. Pre-event registration is […]

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ITM service center in Dominican Republic.

ITM service center in Dominican Republic.

| August 27, 2013

ITM Group has opened a new service center, GTS-SCM, in the Dominican Republic. The facility supplies machinery and spare parts to the cigar industry in the Caribbean and Latin America. GTS-SCM’s experienced and well-trained technicians also provide maintenance and services. Measuring more than 3,000 square-meters, the service center holds a vast stock of used cigar […]

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