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Court says smoking risks known by late 1950s

Court says smoking risks known by late 1950s

| November 21, 2014

The Danish Supreme Court ruled yesterday that two tobacco companies were not responsible for the health problems suffered by a long-time smoker, according to a Deutsche Presse-Agentur story. Allan Lykke Jensen, 67, who had smoked for almost 50 years until he stopped in 2005, had sought damages of 53,000 kroner (US$8,900 dollars) for health issues […]

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Health Board members quit their ‘anti-tobacco habit’

Health Board members quit their ‘anti-tobacco habit’

| November 21, 2014

A Health Board that had proposed a tobacco-products sales ban in a small US town has voted down the proposal, according to a story by O’Ryan Johnson for the Boston Herald. If the proposal had been accepted, Westminster (population 7,277 in 2010 according to Wikipedia), in Worcester County, Massachusetts, would become the first community in […]

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December 1 cigar auction set to break records

December 1 cigar auction set to break records

| November 21, 2014

C.Gars says that its winter 2014 cigar auction looks set to break records at Boisdale Belgravia, London, UK, on December 1. “There is huge interest from cigar aficionados around the world, many of whom will be attending, and we anticipate total bids of over £300,000 for the first time,” said managing director, Mitchell Orchant. “No […]

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Change to RAI’s board as BAT nominee retires

Change to RAI’s board as BAT nominee retires

| November 21, 2014

Neil R. Withington is due to retire from Reynolds American Inc’s board of directors, effective immediately after its meeting on December 4, according to a note posted on the company’s website yesterday. It was announced yesterday that Withington would retire, effective April 30, from British American Tobacco’s management board and leave the group, where he […]

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Mystic introduces cigalike vaporizer

Mystic introduces cigalike vaporizer

| November 20, 2014

Mistic today unveiled its Mistic Bridge with Haus technology, the latest generation of the company’s cigalike rechargeable line that combines the flexibility of an open-tank system with the convenience of a cigarette-like configuration. Available at brick-and-mortar retailers and online at misticecigs.com starting Nov. 28, the Mistic Bridge will be sold as starter packs and individual […]

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Low risk regulation sought for electronic cigarettes

Low risk regulation sought for electronic cigarettes

| November 20, 2014

Members of the Scottish parliament have been told that electronic cigarettes offer a ‘huge potential public health prize’, according to a Press Association story. And they have been urged to be cautious in regulating the sale of these products so that the potential benefits to smokers are maximized while the potential harm is minimized. The […]

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