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US legislators disgusted by trade agreement

US legislators disgusted by trade agreement

| March 30, 2015

At least some members of the US Congress who have had access to the previously secret document relating to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) are said to be disgusted by its contents, according to a New York Times story as reported by Leith van Onselen for the Australian publication MacroBusiness. The agreement, which has […]

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Activists disgusted by free-cigarette distribution

Activists disgusted by free-cigarette distribution

| March 30, 2015

Tobacco-control activists in Indonesia have threatened to file a law suit against Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa for distributing cigarettes to an indigenous tribe in Jambi, according to a story in The Jakarta Globe quoting Merdeka.com. They have given Khofifah two-weeks to apologize for the action or face legal action. “We will file a […]

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Investors unfazed by standardized packaging

Investors unfazed by standardized packaging

| March 30, 2015

A wave of standardized tobacco packaging regulations threatening to sweep across Europe might be causing panic among global tobacco companies, but investors in those companies seem far from worried, according to a Dow Jones story. Despite the UK and Ireland this month having passed laws to impose standardized packaging requirements on tobacco products, and despite […]

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New Linx HQ links business with sustainability

New Linx HQ links business with sustainability

| March 30, 2015

Linx Printing Technologies’ new £8 million UK headquarters was opened on Thursday by the Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly. The 41,000 sq ft purpose-built facility is at Compass Point Business Park, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire. It has brought together Linx employees who were previously in separate buildings in a different area of St Ives, where Linx had […]

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TDC launches online e-cigarette platform

TDC launches online e-cigarette platform

| March 27, 2015

TDC has launched a new online platform for its e-cigarette machinery portfolio: www.ecigmachinery.com. Customers and stakeholders now have direct access to all that the ITM Group has to offer in terms of e-cigarettes. Among other things, the website contains information about TDC’s Genesis machinery and about the company’s view on next-generation e-cigarette machinery. A blog […]

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Australia’s plain packaging a failure, says Democracy Institute

Australia’s plain packaging a failure, says Democracy Institute

| March 27, 2015

Scholarly, private, and government research data show that Australia’s plain packaging experiment has failed to reduce smoking, yet it has damaged small retailers, while simultaneously boosting the illicit tobacco trade. These are the findings of a new report released in Australia on March 26 by the Democracy Institute, a politically independent research organization based in […]

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