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Ramadan creates good conditions to quit smoking

Ramadan creates good conditions to quit smoking

| June 22, 2015

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health on Friday urged Muslim smokers to take advantage of the holy, fasting month of Ramadan to quit smoking, according to an Arab News story. A ministry spokesman, Khalid Al-Mirghalani, was quoted as saying that Ramadan created a conducive environment for smokers to quit their habit because during that period Muslims […]

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Consulting company dedicated to vapor segment is formed

Consulting company dedicated to vapor segment is formed

| June 19, 2015

On June 19, 9.8 Group, TNV Ventures and Wingle Group announced the formation of Calumet Advisors, a strategic consulting company dedicated to the fast-growing e-cigarette and vapor segment. The new company was formed in response to an increasing demand for business advisory services, technology guidance and strategic thinking. Calumet Advisors is a partnership of respected […]

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Canada implements restrictions on flavored cigars

Canada implements restrictions on flavored cigars

| June 19, 2015

Rona Ambrose, Canada’s Minister of Health, on June 18 announced the adoption of new measures that will further restrict flavors in cigars that could appeal to youth. In 2009, the Cracking Down on Tobacco Marketing Aimed at Youth Act banned the use of certain additives—including flavors like chocolate and bubble gum—in cigarettes, little cigars and […]

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Kure Corp. names Jonathan Benjamin CEO of Kure Franchise division

Kure Corp. names Jonathan Benjamin CEO of Kure Franchise division

| June 19, 2015

Kure Franchise—a wholly owned subsidiary of Kure Corp., which specializes in the global distribution of vaporizing pens, e-juices, and related accessories—has named Jonathan Benjamin its new CEO. Benjamin will oversee global growth and positioning of the leading vaporium and lounge retailer and lead Kure’s aggressive franchise retail store expansion throughout the United States and internationally. […]

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Anti-tobacco efforts looking to target supply

Anti-tobacco efforts looking to target supply

| June 19, 2015

Following Australia’s success in reducing demand for cigarettes, the time has come for targeting supply, according to a story by Becky Freeman at medicalxpress.com. In her story, first published in The Conversation, Freeman said that Australia had been hugely successful in reducing the incidence of daily smoking among people over the age of 14 from […]

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Zimbabwe’s flue-cured prices down by 6.9 percent

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured prices down by 6.9 percent

| June 19, 2015

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco growers are expected to deliver more than the previously-expected 165 million kg this season, according to a story in The Herald yesterday. However, prices, as expected, have remained below those of last season. The Herald story said that growers had so far this season sold 160 million kg of flue-cured for US$473.983 […]

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