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Smaller crop could help Zimbabwe’s growers

Smaller crop could help Zimbabwe’s growers

| March 5, 2015

Zimbabwe is this year likely to produce between 183 million and 194 million kg of flue-cured tobacco, down from 216 million kg last year, according to a story in The Herald quoting figures from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB). The 10-15 percent decline in the crop was said by the TIMB’s chief executive […]

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Hoffmann names new executives

Hoffmann names new executives

| March 4, 2015

Hoffmann, a Swiss supplier of tobacco packaging, has named two new executives: Tomas Pivko and Jorg Helas. Pivko, who became a member of the executive management for Hoffmann Neopac AG on Jan. 1, will succeed Kurt Luthi as head of sales for tins at Hoffmann. Luthi retired at the end of 2014 after serving for […]

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Concerns raised over secretive TPPA negotiations

Concerns raised over secretive TPPA negotiations

| March 4, 2015

Raising concerns about the potential impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TTPA) on public health and access to medicines is essential for creating awareness among policymakers about the implications of trade policy decisions, according to a story in the Medical Journal of Australia. The authors, Anne Marie T Thow, Deborah H Gleeson and Sharon Friel, […]

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Public places bans alone do little to reduce smoking

Public places bans alone do little to reduce smoking

| March 4, 2015

Banning smoking in enclosed public places has no significant impact on smoking at home, according to a story by Marc Weisblott for Concordia University, citing research recently published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. “What distinguishes people who restrict smoking at home is the presence of a non-smoker,” says Sylvia Kairouz, an associate professor in Concordia’s […]

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Abundant evidence vaping is safer than smoking

Abundant evidence vaping is safer than smoking

| March 4, 2015

A US health expert has said that a study in the journal, Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, ‘adds to the abundant and growing body of evidence that electronic cigarettes are orders of magnitude safer than tobacco cigarettes and suggests that brands of e-cigarettes that do not overheat the e-liquid may be associated with very minor absolute […]

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BAT submits proposed offer for Souza Cruz

BAT submits proposed offer for Souza Cruz

| March 4, 2015

British American Tobacco has submitted a proposed offer for Souza Cruz. In a note posted on its website yesterday, BAT said that, through its Brazilian controlled company British American Tobacco Prestação de Serviços, it had filed with the Brazilian securities regulator, the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM), a request to register a public tender offer […]

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