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Smoking stable worldwide: Tobacco Atlas

Smoking stable worldwide: Tobacco Atlas

| March 20, 2015

More than 5.8 trillion cigarettes were smoked worldwide last year, about the same number as were smoked in 2013, according to a Reuters report relayed by the TMA and citing figures from the Tobacco Atlas. The latest issue of the Atlas, which is produced by the World Lung Foundation (WLF) and the American Cancer Society, […]

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PM USA hosting solar power project in Virginia

PM USA hosting solar power project in Virginia

| March 20, 2015

Philip Morris USA has become the latest company to partner with Dominion Virginia Power under the Solar Partnership Program by hosting what will become the largest solar installation in Virginia, according to a Dominion press note issued through PRNewswire. Dominion is currently installing about 8,000 ground-mounted solar panels at the PM USA Park 500 facility […]

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Chan’s aim is to put tobacco industry out of business

Chan’s aim is to put tobacco industry out of business

| March 19, 2015

The World Health Organization’s chief, Dr. Margaret Chan, has urged global action to drive tobacco companies out of business, according to a Medical Xpress story. Speaking at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) yesterday, Chan welcomed the steps taken by several companies, led by Australia, to introduce standardized tobacco packaging. And she called […]

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Plain packs push more smokers to quit attempts

Plain packs push more smokers to quit attempts

| March 19, 2015

A comprehensive evaluation of Australia’s standardized tobacco packaging legislation is said to have found that the proportion of smokers who attempted to quit increased from about 20 percent before the packaging was imposed to nearly 27 percent afterwards, according to an Aap Newsfeed story relayed by the TMA. Standardized packaging was found to be associated […]

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Scary packs incite quit attempt – but not this year

Scary packs incite quit attempt – but not this year

| March 19, 2015

Graphic health warnings on cigarette packs have been met with a mixed reception in Namibia, where they are now a requirement under an amendment to the Tobacco Control Act 2010, according to a story in The Namibian. Some smokers who spoke to the newspaper were quoted as saying they were definitely scared and some made […]

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SMI to lose CFO and COO next month

SMI to lose CFO and COO next month

| March 19, 2015

Schweitzer-Mauduit International said yesterday that its executive vice president, CFO and treasurer Jeffrey A. Cook would retire on April 3, while its COO Stephen Dunmead would resign from the company on April 15, according to a Thomson Reuters story relayed by the TMA. The company said Bob Cardin, the company’s controller, would assume the role […]

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