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Taipei’s littering fines prove hard to swallow

Taipei’s littering fines prove hard to swallow

| May 1, 2015

Cigarette smokers who drop their butts on the ground in Taipei are risking fines that have been increased threefold and more from today, according to a story in the Taipei Times. Previously, offenders faced a fine of NT$1,200, regardless of their record, but, as of today, a second-time offender faces a possible fine of NT$3,600, […]

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Municipal staff leads anti-smoking push by example

Municipal staff leads anti-smoking push by example

| May 1, 2015

Pa Socheatvong, the municipal governor of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, has thrown his support behind a campaign to ban tobacco smoking in the city’s enclosed public places, and he has made a start by banning his staff from smoking in municipal buildings, according to a story in The Phnom Penh Post. Addressing the second Smoke-Free […]

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Some TPP provisions opposed by Hillary Clinton

Some TPP provisions opposed by Hillary Clinton

| May 1, 2015

Hillary Clinton is opposed to a critical piece of the Obama administration’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would give corporations the right to sue sovereign nations over laws or regulations that could potentially curb their profits, according to a piece in the Huffington Post. The policy position is contained in her book Hard Choices, and […]

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American Snuff donates property to local community

American Snuff donates property to local community

| May 1, 2015

American Snuff Company (ASC), a subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), yesterday announced the donation of 10 acres of industrial land and buildings to Robertson County, Tennessee. “American Snuff has a long history with the Springfield community and Robertson County,” said Mick Spach, president of ASC. “Many of our employees and farmers who grow our […]

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AR acquires MWV’s European tobacco packaging operations

AR acquires MWV’s European tobacco packaging operations

| April 30, 2015

AR Packaging Group AB has acquired the European tobacco, chocolate confectionery and general packaging operations from MeadWestvaco Corp. The transaction was completed today and the business will be consolidated as from May 1. The acquired operation includes three plants in Graz, Austria, Krakow, Poland, and Moscow, Russia, and certain additional carton business and related machinery […]

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JT in agreement to acquire US vapor company Logic

JT in agreement to acquire US vapor company Logic

| April 30, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc. said today that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Logic Technology Development, one of the leading US electronic cigarette ‘brands’. JT described Logic, which was founded in 2010, as selling a full range of high-quality rechargeable, ready-to-use and disposable electronic cigarettes, including the Logic Pro tank system, newly launched this […]

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