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Abundant evidence vaping is safer than smoking

Abundant evidence vaping is safer than smoking

| March 4, 2015

A US health expert has said that a study in the journal, Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, ‘adds to the abundant and growing body of evidence that electronic cigarettes are orders of magnitude safer than tobacco cigarettes and suggests that brands of e-cigarettes that do not overheat the e-liquid may be associated with very minor absolute […]

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BAT submits proposed offer for Souza Cruz

BAT submits proposed offer for Souza Cruz

| March 4, 2015

British American Tobacco has submitted a proposed offer for Souza Cruz. In a note posted on its website yesterday, BAT said that, through its Brazilian controlled company British American Tobacco Prestação de Serviços, it had filed with the Brazilian securities regulator, the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM), a request to register a public tender offer […]

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Sicignano named CEO at 22nd Century Group

Sicignano named CEO at 22nd Century Group

| March 3, 2015

Henry Sicignano III has been named CEO of 22nd Century Group. He will continue to serve as the company’s president and will remain on the board of directors. “The board of directors has had the opportunity to work directly with Henry over the past few months and is convinced that there is no better person […]

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Universal to supply PMI with Mexico-grown tobacco

Universal to supply PMI with Mexico-grown tobacco

| March 3, 2015

Universal Corp. says that its subsidiary, Tabacos del Pacifico Norte (TPN), will be increasing its leaf tobacco purchases in Mexico as part of a new leaf supply arrangement for Mexico with Philip Morris International Management (PMIM). Previously, the purchase and processing of these tobaccos was handled directly by a subsidiary of Philip Morris International, Universal […]

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Zambia acts to improve transparency on sales floors

Zambia acts to improve transparency on sales floors

| March 3, 2015

The Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) has said that strong measures have been put in place to improve transparency and efficiency ahead of the 2015 crop marketing season, according to a story in The Post. The TBZ’s CEO Samson Muyembe was quoted as saying that new security measures, such as the inclusion of CCTV cameras […]

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Two in three smokers die of smoke-related diseases

Two in three smokers die of smoke-related diseases

| March 3, 2015

A new study claims that about 67 percent of smokers die from the effects of a smoking-related disease; a much higher figure than the 50 percent indicated by a number of previous studies, according to a story by Lamiat Sabin for The Independent (UK). The new study involved about 200,000 people in New South Wales, […]

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