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Threat of legal action over e-cigarette risk claims

Threat of legal action over e-cigarette risk claims

| December 22, 2014

The e-cigarette sales network, eSmokingWORLD, has said that it will take legal action against the French news agency AFP over a story headlined, E-cigarettes ten times more carcinogenic than ordinary cigarettes. In a press note, eSmokingWORLD said that while describing the results of research conducted by Japanese scientists of the National Institute for Public Health, […]

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Holograms to grow in 2015, says association

Holograms to grow in 2015, says association

| December 19, 2014

The hologram industry is likely to see further growth as the pace at which anti-counterfeiting technologies combine to provide multi-layered solutions continues to quicken. And while security applications remain the most valuable for the industry, 2015 is also expected to see substantial growth in the production of holographic optical elements (HOEs) for use in automotive […]

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US relaxes slightly embargo on Cuban cigar imports

US relaxes slightly embargo on Cuban cigar imports

| December 19, 2014

A new policy announced by President Barack Obama means that importing into the US Cuban tobacco products worth up to $100 will be legal, according to a story by Ben Geier for Fortune Magazine. Under the new rules, US visitors to Cuba will be able to return with goods worth $400 including tobacco and alcohol […]

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Japan to abolish tax discount for low-income workers

Japan to abolish tax discount for low-income workers

| December 19, 2014

Japan’s government plans to abolish a lower tax rate that traditionally has been applied to a number of tobacco products popular among the elderly and low-income workers, according to a story in The Japan News. The tax advantage will be phased out over several years from fiscal 2015. Six brands owned by Japan Tobacco Inc, […]

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E-cigarette quit role noted but age limit to apply

E-cigarette quit role noted but age limit to apply

| December 19, 2014

The UK government announced on Wednesday that it was conducting a consultation on draft regulations that would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to those less than 18 years of age. The regulations would make it an offence also for an adult to buy electronic cigarettes for a person younger than 18. They would apply […]

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Cigarette companies hit by chilly winds from Russia

Cigarette companies hit by chilly winds from Russia

| December 19, 2014

Companies that sell cigarettes, food, alcohol, and beauty products to Russians are increasingly feeling the effects of the country’s economic downturn, according to a story by Joe Miller for BBC Online. Miller said that Philip Morris, which accounted for almost a quarter of all the cigarettes sold in Russia, had seen its shares decimated in […]

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