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Poland recognizes Imperial’s contribution

Poland recognizes Imperial’s contribution

| October 30, 2014

Imperial Tobacco’s subsidiary in Poland has been presented with an award recognizing the significant contribution it makes to the nation’s economy. In a note posted on its website, the company said that Imperial Tobacco Polska Manufacturing (ITPM) was named an ‘Ambassador of the Polish Economy’. Organised by the country’s Business Centre Club in conjunction with […]

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US town’s health board looks at sales ban on all tobacco and nicotine products

US town’s health board looks at sales ban on all tobacco and nicotine products

| October 29, 2014

The health board of a small town in the US is studying a proposal to prohibit the sale of any product with tobacco or nicotine, according to a WFXT-TV FOX25 report quoting a Boston Globe story. If the proposal is accepted, Westminster (population 7,277 in 2010 according to Wikipedia), in Worcester County, Massachusetts, will become […]

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Growing resistance to trade agenda

Growing resistance to trade agenda

| October 29, 2014

An Australian ministerial statement claiming ‘significant progress’ on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations but with no details or further meeting plans shows that the Australian government might be making shameful concessions in exchange for dubious market access deals, according to a Scoop story quoting Dr. Patricia Ranald, co-ordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment […]

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Clampdown on smokers in Malaysia

Clampdown on smokers in Malaysia

| October 29, 2014

One hundred and seventy nine people have been fined so far for smoking tobacco in air-conditioned premises, shops and shopping complexes, under a clampdown by Malaysia’s Health Ministry that started on September 30, according to a Bernama report. The health director was reported to have said the operations included checks on 888 air-conditioned premises. He […]

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Shisha café pollution ‘alarming’

Shisha café pollution ‘alarming’

| October 29, 2014

The air in a café where shisha is being smoked is 40 times more polluted than the air outside in Qatar, according to a Gulf Times story quoting a study by the Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Smoking Cessation Clinic. The head of the clinic, Dr. Ahmad al-Mulla, described the situation as ‘alarming’. “It is very […]

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Management changes at 22nd Century

Management changes at 22nd Century

| October 28, 2014

Joseph Pandolfino has stepped down as chairman and CEO of 22nd Century Group. He will remain a member of the company’s board of directors. According to 22nd Century Group, Pandolfino’s entrepreneurial spirit and vision have enabled the company to create and assemble an important and impressive portfolio of technology, and there are continuing discussions to […]

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Trade agreement in need of health check

Trade agreement in need of health check

| October 28, 2014

Health professionals say a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement must be carried out to protect the health of New Zealanders, according to a story in Scoop. The health professionals say leaked information suggests international big business, such as the tobacco and alcohol industries, could sue the New Zealand government if […]

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Industry slams Indian health warnings

Industry slams Indian health warnings

| October 28, 2014

The Tobacco Institute of India (TII) has reacted angrily to the national government’s decision to increase significantly the size of health warnings on tobacco packs, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. It is unhappy, also, because the tobacco industry was not consulted before the decision on the […]

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Industry stands accused in Indonesia

Industry stands accused in Indonesia

| October 28, 2014

An anti-tobacco activist has said that young people in Indonesia remain vulnerable to cigarette marketing because tobacco companies frequently sponsor youth sporting events, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. The head of the education and community empowerment division of the National Commission on Tobacco Control, Fuad Baradja, said the impact of smoking ran […]

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Universal to webcast results conference

Universal to webcast results conference

| October 28, 2014

Universal Corporation is due to webcast a conference call from 17.00 Eastern Time on November 6 following the release of its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 after market close on that date. The conference call will be hosted by Candace C. Formacek, vice president and treasurer. A live webcast of the […]

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