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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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TABEXPO: A message from the chairman at Tobacco Reporter

TABEXPO: A message from the chairman at Tobacco Reporter

| March 30, 2012

Following the huge success of TABEXPO 2011 Prague, many people are working behind the scenes on TABEXPO 2015 and figuring out how we can continue to make it bigger, better and more relevant to our audience – you! Selecting the host city for TABEXPO involved many considerations: accessibility, accommodations and their quality and location, a […]

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Dalli looks to make tobacco products less attractive

Dalli looks to make tobacco products less attractive

| February 17, 2012

The European Commissioner for Health, John Dalli, told a conference last week that it was necessary to ensure that tobacco products, and cigarettes in particular, were produced and presented across the EU in such a way that they did not encourage or facilitate the uptake of smoking by young people. Dalli was speaking at a […]

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UK rogues’ league published

UK rogues’ league published

| February 15, 2012 | Reply

Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland was ‘top’ of the UK’s league of towns for the consumption of illicit cigarettes at the end of last year, according to a Press Association story quoting the results of a survey commissioned by Philip Morris. About 66 per cent of the cigarette packs bought in Newtownabbey between October and December […]

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Plain packaging put through the HOOPS

Plain packaging put through the HOOPS

| February 5, 2012

The UK’s Hands Off Our Packs (HOOPS) campaign has made two videos available online. HOOPS, which is being managed by Forest and which was launched officially last week at a party in London, is aimed at countering efforts to have so-called ‘plain packaging’ imposed on tobacco products in the UK. The HOOPS website is at: […]

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FDA to appeal against graphic warning ruling

FDA to appeal against graphic warning ruling

| February 4, 2012

The US government is appealing against a federal judge’s ruling that has overturned a requirement for graphic warning labels to be included on cigarette packs, according to a Bloomberg News story. The Food and Drug Administration has filed a notice of appeal in the US District Court in Washington seeking to overturn Judge Richard Leon’s […]

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India preparing something to chew on

India preparing something to chew on

| February 3, 2012

The Indian Health Ministry seems set to codify a ban on gutkha, pan masala and other chewable forms of tobacco, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. For some time, the situation regarding these products has been confusing with the sale of chewable forms of tobacco seemingly illegal […]

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Siemens motors united under Simotics name

Siemens motors united under Simotics name

| February 2, 2012

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has combined all of its electric motors under one brand name, Simotics, a move designed to integrate its portfolio and improve clarity for customers. The range of motors encompasses low-voltage induction motors, motors for motion control applications, DC motors, and high-voltage motors. “Siemens motors represent reliability, energy efficiency, dynamic response, […]

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DC

DC

| June 5, 2011

Currently waiting at Washington Dulles for the last leg of my return trip to Raleigh-Durham. The flight from Addis Ababa arrived early and I could probably have caught an earlier onward flight to RDU—but United Airlines now charges $75 for traveling standby, so as a good Dutchman I’ll keep the cash in my pocket and […]

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