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Practical guide to safe use of flavors in e-cigarettes

Practical guide to safe use of flavors in e-cigarettes

| May 28, 2015

What is being described as the first practical guide to ensure the safe use of flavors in electronic cigarettes has been published by Nicoventures, a nicotine company established by British American Tobacco (Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology DOI: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2015.05.018). A BAT press note said today that while electronic cigarettes and other vapor products delivered nicotine without smoke […]

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Imperial repairing cyclone damage in Madagascar

Imperial repairing cyclone damage in Madagascar

| May 28, 2015

Imperial Tobacco’s subsidiary in Madagascar, Soctam, is helping rebuild facilities for a community left badly damaged by recent cyclones. So far, Soctam has helped to renew and equip educational and medical facilities in Bevilany – a village 200 km from the company’s tobacco production facility in Mahajanga. In addition, Soctam has supported the creation of […]

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Anti-trust body clears RAI acquisition of Lorillard

Anti-trust body clears RAI acquisition of Lorillard

| May 27, 2015

Reynolds American (RAI) and Lorillard said yesterday that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had voted to accept a proposed consent agreement, authorizing RAI to close its proposed $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard. The FTC clearance is subject to certain conditions, most of which the companies had previously agreed to as part of the related […]

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Romania exports cigarettes to North Korea

Romania exports cigarettes to North Korea

| May 27, 2015

Romania exported goods worth €90 million (US$98.2 million) to North Korea in 2014, with cigarettes accounting for €83 million (US$90.5 million) of those exports, according to a Romania Insider story relayed by the TMA. British American Tobacco, Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International did not export any cigarettes to North Korea. But industry observers […]

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Thailand looks to raise tobacco-buying age to 20

Thailand looks to raise tobacco-buying age to 20

| May 27, 2015

Increasing to 20 the minimum age for buying cigarettes is one of a number of measures contained in a tobacco-control bill endorsed by Thailand’s cabinet on Tuesday, according to a story in The Bangkok Post. In a move hailed by anti-smoking activists, the cabinet approved in principle legislation that would outlaw also the sale of […]

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Essentra adds dedicated e-cigarette test laboratory

Essentra adds dedicated e-cigarette test laboratory

| May 27, 2015

Essentra Scientific Services (ESS) has increased the capacity of its laboratory at Jarrow, UK, with the addition of a new facility dedicated to testing electronic cigarettes. ‘The new laboratory complements Essentra’s full-service e-cigarette offering, and ensures it can continue to respond to the industry’s growing demand for reliable and high quality testing and analysis,’ Essentra […]

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