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JTI’s loses volume but gains share in February

JTI’s loses volume but gains share in February

| March 13, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during February, at 8.3 billion, was down by 7.6 percent on that of February 2014, 8.9 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. The February 2014 figure was up by 3.7 percent on that of February 2013. Volume during January-February, at 16.5 billion, was down […]

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Public campaign supporting bigger warnings in India

Public campaign supporting bigger warnings in India

| March 13, 2015

India has seen the launch of a nation-wide campaign aimed at garnering public support for bigger graphic health warnings on tobacco products, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The campaign, which is running under the slogan, Lives Bachao Size Badhao, or Save lives, increase the size, is […]

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New study reveals vapor health concerns

New study reveals vapor health concerns

| March 12, 2015

RTI International, a leading nonprofit U.S. research institute, has released a study exploring the potential public health concerns associated with vapor emitted from e-cigarettes. The organization’s research paper—titled “Exhaled electronic cigarette emissions: What’s your secondhand exposure?”—examines the toxins in e-cigarette vapors and the impact they could have on people exposed to secondhand “smoke.” Although the long-term […]

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E-cigs are medical devices, says Swedish Court

E-cigs are medical devices, says Swedish Court

| March 12, 2015

E-cigarettes and e-liquids that contain nicotine are medical devices rather than consumer products and therefore require licensing, a Swedish appeals court has ruled. In a previous case from July 2014, Sweden’s medical products agency convinced the administrative court in Uppsala that nicotine-containing e-cigarettes should be deemed medical devices and that as many as 30 products […]

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UK government, tobacco firms on collision course

UK government, tobacco firms on collision course

| March 12, 2015

The UK’s lower house yesterday voted by 367 to 113 in favor of requiring that cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco should be sold only in standardized packaging from May next year, according to a Telegraph story relayed by the TMA. The measure now has to be debated by the country’s upper house. The requirements would apply […]

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Malawi’s leaf smugglers threatened with arrest

Malawi’s leaf smugglers threatened with arrest

| March 12, 2015

Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has warned cross border traders that they will be arrested if they are found to be smuggling leaf tobacco out of the country, according to a Star Africa story. Traders are said to have been smuggling leaf tobacco to Zambia and Mozambique because the prices that are offered on the […]

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