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Workplace smoking in China targeted in joint campaign by health authorities

Workplace smoking in China targeted in joint campaign by health authorities

| September 11, 2012

Chinese and US health authorities on Friday launched a joint campaign aimed at promoting smoke-free workplaces in China, according to a China Daily story relayed by Tobacco China Online. Established by China’s Ministry of Health and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the China-US Partnership on Smoke-free Workplaces has pledged to recruit […]

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Whistle-blowing rendered multi-lingual and confidential at Imperial

Whistle-blowing rendered multi-lingual and confidential at Imperial

| September 11, 2012

Imperial Tobacco has introduced a new confidential hotline to enable those connected with its business to raise concerns about possible malpractice. In a note on its website, Imperial said that, as a responsible business, it had procedures in place for allowing its employees, suppliers and contractors to speak up: a process often known as whistle-blowing. […]

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English smokers being encourage to give up for 28 days – and longer

English smokers being encourage to give up for 28 days – and longer

| September 10, 2012

Smokers inEnglandare being encouraged to stop smoking for 28 days from October 1, according to a note on the Department of Health’s Media Centre website. The campaign, Stoptober, is based on research showing that ‘those who stop smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to stay smoke-free’. Presumably, the unfinished comparison is with […]

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China’s cigarette output up 1.8 per cent during first seven months

China’s cigarette output up 1.8 per cent during first seven months

| September 10, 2012

Cigarette production inChinaduring the first seven months of this year, at about 1,500 billion, was up by 1.81 per cent on that of the first seven months of 2011, according to a Tobacco China Online story. During July, cigarette production reached about 192 billion, which was up by 1.58 per cent on that of July […]

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There’s no place like home for smokers on Queensland’s Gold Coast

There’s no place like home for smokers on Queensland’s Gold Coast

| September 10, 2012

Smokers are being banned from lighting up on balconies in a move that could soon be extended to apartments in the Gold Coast region ofQueensland,Australia, according to a story by Jessica Elder for the Gold Coast Bulletin. In effect, many high-rise buildings would become smoke-free. Buildings inMainBeach, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach already have bans in […]

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BAT shows how to weigh up a puff of smoke

BAT shows how to weigh up a puff of smoke

| September 10, 2012

A novel technique developed by scientists at British American Tobacco has made it possible to weigh the amount of smoke a person is likely exposed to when they take a puff of a cigarette. ‘The development of this technique is part of on-going tobacco science research to develop tools and approaches to understand smoking in […]

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Plain packaging protests by tobacconists

Plain packaging protests by tobacconists

| September 7, 2012

Tobacconists in six EU countries yesterday demonstrated against measures being considered by the European Commission to restrict cigarette packaging and display, according to a story by Dave Keating for the European Voice. As part of a proposed revision of the EU’s tobacco products directive scheduled to be put forward by the end of the year, […]

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Vote next week on Hungary’s proposed state tobacco distribution monopoly

Vote next week on Hungary’s proposed state tobacco distribution monopoly

| September 7, 2012

Hungary’s national assembly will open its autumn session on Monday with a vote on a law aimed at creating a state tobacco distribution monopoly high on its agenda, according to an All Hungary Media Group story quoting the parliament’s press service. The final vote on the tobacco law is due to be held on Tuesday. […]

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New Tengzhou factory foundation laid

New Tengzhou factory foundation laid

| September 7, 2012

China Tobacco Shandong Industrial Corp. held a foundation-laying ceremony on Tuesday to mark the start of the relocation and upgrade of its Tengzhou Cigarette Factory, according to a Tobacco China Online story A total of Yuan1.25 billion is being invested in the project.

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Researchers report increasing numbers of non-smokers contracting lung cancer

Researchers report increasing numbers of non-smokers contracting lung cancer

| September 7, 2012

There has been an increase in the number of non-smokers being diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer inFrance, according to a story in News-Medical.net quoting a report by researchers at theFrenchCollegeof General Hospital Respiratory Physicians. They reported also that there had been an increase in the number of women being diagnosed with the condition. Little […]

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Voyage of creative discovery for designers on visit to Iggesund

Voyage of creative discovery for designers on visit to Iggesund

| September 7, 2012

Thirteen designers from around the world are currently assimilating their experiences enjoyed during a voyage of creative discovery at Iggesund, Sweden, where they plunged into the Swedish countryside and learned about working with paperboard and, in particular, Iggesund Paperboard’s Invercote. “The arrangements were good,” said Amy Beauregard, who works for xpedx in theUS. “The visit […]

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New Zerostyle smokeless tobacco products respond to consumer feedback

New Zerostyle smokeless tobacco products respond to consumer feedback

| September 6, 2012

Japan Tobacco Inc. is to launch three new styles of its Zerostyle brand of smokeless tobacco products. Zerostyle started life as a cigarette-shaped product, or ‘pipe’, containing a replaceable cartridge with tobacco and flavors. It had a tapered mouthpiece and removable cap. It was not lit. In a note posted on its website, JT said […]

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Yuan110 million investment in new tobacco machinery factory at Xuchang

Yuan110 million investment in new tobacco machinery factory at Xuchang

| September 6, 2012

Xuchang Tobacco Machinery Corp. held a foundation-laying ceremony on September 1 for its new factory, which is being built in Xuchang city,HenanProvince, according to a Tobacco China Online story. A total of Yuan110 million is being invested in the new facility.

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Throwing butts – and glass – from car windows to attract stiffer penalties

Throwing butts – and glass – from car windows to attract stiffer penalties

| September 6, 2012

South   Korea’s home affairs ministry has said that the government is increasing the penalties on motorists who throw cigarette butts out of car windows, according to a JoongAng Ilbo story. The new penalties – up from Won30,000 to Won50,000 – are part of efforts to boost public safety and will apply also to people […]

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Electronic cigarettes run foul of electronic media

Electronic cigarettes run foul of electronic media

| September 5, 2012

A number of electronic cigarette fan pages have recently reported that Facebook has removed their entire fan page without warning and with very little explanation, according to a PR Web story. One of the largest electronic cigarette fan pages/groups affected by the ban was The Smoker’s Angel, which, at the time of deletion, had almost […]

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Smoking can be natural-disaster after-shock

Smoking can be natural-disaster after-shock

| September 5, 2012

ANew   Zealandhealth expert has said that healthcare professionals should be ready to provide support to those caught up in natural disasters before they turn to cigarettes, according to a EurekAlert story. This follows a study by researchers at the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB),New Zealand, which found that the prevalence of smoking had increased […]

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Dutch doctors’ pensions boosted by tobacco

Dutch doctors’ pensions boosted by tobacco

| September 5, 2012

The Dutch family doctors’ pension fund has increased its investment in British American Tobacco despite protests about the shareholding earlier this year, according to a DutchNews.nl story. The story quoted a Financieele Dagblad (FD) report as saying that information provided by the Bloomberg news agency showed that Stichting Pensioenfonds voor Huisartsen bought 4,120 shares in […]

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Cigarette manufacturers prevail in graphic warnings suit

Cigarette manufacturers prevail in graphic warnings suit

| August 24, 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today held unconstitutional a regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would have forced cigarette makers to place nine graphic health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertising. Agreeing with arguments made by four tobacco manufacturers, the Court held that the proposed warnings […]

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NZ smokers paying more than their share of taxes

NZ smokers paying more than their share of taxes

| May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012—A treasury report has admitted that smoking saves the New Zealand government money because smokers die earlier and pay more in tobacco tax than their health problems cost, according to a story in the Otago Daily Times relayed by Tobacco China Online. The regulatory impact statement on tobacco taxes prepared ahead of the […]

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Challenge to NY parks smoking ban unexpected

Challenge to NY parks smoking ban unexpected

| May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012—New York officials said yesterday that they were putting a temporary hold on the enforcement of a ban on tobacco smoking at state parks in the city, according to a story by Glenn Blain for the New York Daily News. The ban, enacted in April, extended also to designated areas around pools and […]

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FDA launches regulatory science fellowship program

FDA launches regulatory science fellowship program

| May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012—The US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), in collaboration with the Institute of Medicine (IOM), is launching a new regulatory science fellowship program. The new program is designed for mid-career professionals to gain experience and expertise to further define and develop the field of regulatory science as it relates […]

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Romania likely to benefit from Bulgaria’s smoking ban

Romania likely to benefit from Bulgaria’s smoking ban

| May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012—Romania hopes to capitalize on Bulgaria’s decision to ban tobacco smoking in all enclosed public places since it may be seen by smokers as an attractive alternative tourist destination, according to a Novinite story quoting media reports. Smokers will be able to take advantage of Romania’s more relaxed smoking regime in restaurants, cars, […]

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Most US states show scant interest in smoking fight

Most US states show scant interest in smoking fight

| May 30, 2012

May 25, 2012—A report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that US states have been spending a small and dwindling portion of their tobacco revenues on programs to prevent young people from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a PRNewswire story from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK). ‘From […]

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Seoul sets its heart on ousting smoking

Seoul sets its heart on ousting smoking

| May 30, 2012

May 25, 2012—The metropolitan government of Seoul, South Korea, said on Wednesday that it would begin enforcing tobacco smoking bans in more public places next month in an effort to turn all public areas of the city into smoke-free zones, according to a story by Lee Eun-joo for the Korea JoongAng Daily. In June, the […]

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Animal tests cruel and pointless

Animal tests cruel and pointless

| May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012—PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is campaigning against a draft recommendation by the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products that some tobacco products be tested on animals, according to an Ecorazzi story relayed by Tobacco China Online. ‘This guidance would allow companies to conduct cruel animal tests […]

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