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Smokers have reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease

Smokers have reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease

| July 16, 2015

When compared with non-smokers, smokers have a 36-50 percent reduced risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease, according to a Helsingin Sanomat story citing research carried out in Finland. The story, relayed by the TMA, said also that consuming coffee reduced the risk of Parkinson’s disease by 33 percent. The researchers, who were based at the University […]

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E-cigarette vapor performs like air in human airways

E-cigarette vapor performs like air in human airways

| July 16, 2015

Vapor from two different types of electronic cigarettes had no cytotoxic impact on human airway tissue, according to a eurekalert.org story citing new research published in Toxicology in Vitro (DOI: 10.1016/j.tiv.2015.05.018). Scientists at British American Tobacco and MatTek Corporation were said to have used a unique combination of tests to investigate the potential adverse effects […]

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Indonesia wary that excise hike would hit smoking

Indonesia wary that excise hike would hit smoking

| July 16, 2015

In a reversal of the received wisdom on tobacco tax, the Indonesian government has said that it will not be increasing excise on cigarettes because such a rise might make them unaffordable for many people, according to a story in The Jakarta Globe. The director general of the Finance Ministry’s Directorate General of Customs (DGC), […]

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Nepal’s cigarette excise duty raised “slightly”

Nepal’s cigarette excise duty raised “slightly”

| July 16, 2015

An excise duty-increase will raise the prices of cigarettes in Nepal from tomorrow, according to a Republica story. A similar increase will affect also alcohol. The budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16, which the Minister for Finance Ram Sharan Mahat presented on Tuesday, raised the excise duty on cigarettes by up to 11 percent and that […]

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Altria to host second quarter results webcast

Altria to host second quarter results webcast

| July 16, 2015

The Altria Group is due to host a live audio webcast at altria.com from 09.00 Eastern Time on July 29 to discuss its 2015 second-quarter business results. The company will issue a results press note about 07.00 on the same day. During the webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, chairman, CEO and president, Marty […]

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ITC board member to sit on RAI board

ITC board member to sit on RAI board

| July 16, 2015

Reynolds American Inc. said yesterday that its board of directors had elected Robert Lerwill, the retired CEO of the Aegis Group, as a Class II director, effective immediately. Lerwill, who fills the board vacancy created by the death of Sir Nicholas Scheele in July 2014, will serve on the board’s compensation and leadership development committee. […]

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