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BAT appoints KPMG external auditors

BAT appoints KPMG external auditors

| March 25, 2015

Following a competitive tender, British American Tobacco has appointed KPMG as its new external auditors for 2015 onwards. PricewaterhouseCoopers, which had been the company’s auditors since it listed on the London Stock Exchange in September 1998, resigned with effect from March 23. Shareholder approval to confirm the appointment of KPMG is due to be sought […]

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E-cigarette campaign denounced as propaganda

E-cigarette campaign denounced as propaganda

| March 24, 2015

California public health officials yesterday launched an ‘information campaign’ that they hope will erode the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes, according to a story in the San Bernadino County Sun. Dr. Karen Smith, director of the California Department of Public Health, was quoted as saying in a statement that, since 1990, California had been a […]

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Netherlands to introduce e-cigarette minimum age

Netherlands to introduce e-cigarette minimum age

| March 24, 2015

The Netherlands is to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to people under the age of 18, according to a Dutch News story. The ban was announced yesterday by junior health minister Martin van Rijn, who said the measure was being introduced in an effort to stop youngsters from smoking. The new rules will apply […]

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Saudi mobile cessation clinics attract mainly women

Saudi mobile cessation clinics attract mainly women

| March 24, 2015

Of 9,710 tobacco smokers who attended mobile clinics operated in Saudi Arabia under the Ministry of Health’s Tobacco Control Program (TCP), 8,575, or 88.3 percent were women. The clinics were said to have ‘played a key role in helping’ 2,296 men and women quit smoking. Fifty nine percent of those who quit smoking cited health […]

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Timely adoption of TPD legislation ‘a priority’

Timely adoption of TPD legislation ‘a priority’

| March 23, 2015

The EU Commission has said that the timely adoption of the secondary legislation provided for under the new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is a priority. The Commission made its position clear in answer to questions from the Danish member of the European Parliament, Ulla Tørnæs, who was concerned that it might prove difficult for certain […]

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China ponders electronic cigarette regulation

China ponders electronic cigarette regulation

| March 23, 2015

The Chinese government is considering regulating the manufacture, sale and consumption of electronic cigarettes ‘in the light of uncertainty regarding the health risk/benefit of the devices’, according to a China Daily story relayed by the TMA. Mao Qun’an, a spokesman for China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission, made known the government’s thinking while speaking […]

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