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UAE opening six new quit-smoking clinics

UAE opening six new quit-smoking clinics

| December 15, 2015

Six new quit-smoking clinics are being opened across the United Arab Emirates, according to a story in The National. One clinic was recently opened in Dibba and five more are due to open in January at Sharjah city, Khorfakkan, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain. And over the next few weeks, the Ministry […]

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Arrangements announced for 2016 nicotine forum

Arrangements announced for 2016 nicotine forum

| December 15, 2015

Donna Darvill, one of the founding members of the New Nicotine Alliance (Australia), is due to give the Michael Russell Memorial Oration during the 2016 Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN). The GFN is due to be held in Warsaw, Poland, on June 17-18, under the theme Evidence, Accountability, Transparency. The organizers are currently accepting abstracts […]

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Imperial’s Dutch plant now running on hydropower

Imperial’s Dutch plant now running on hydropower

| December 15, 2015

Imperial Tobacco’s manufacturing site in the Netherlands is now being powered purely by renewable energy. Since last month the 8,200 MWh of electricity needed each year to run the company’s fine-cut tobacco facility in Joure has been generated by Nordic hydropower plants. Factory manager Robert Hall said that the plant’s management team had taken the […]

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Poor air quality kills over 400,000 Europeans a year

Poor air quality kills over 400,000 Europeans a year

| December 14, 2015

Ambient air quality is a determinant of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, and is responsible for more than 400,000 premature deaths per year, according to the EU Commission. The Commission was replying to three questions raised by the Latvian MEP Andrejs Mamikins about respiratory diseases. In a preamble to his questions, Mamikins cited 2012 data indicating […]

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Oman bans e-products on medical grounds

Oman bans e-products on medical grounds

| December 14, 2015

Oman’s Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) has banned electronic cigarettes and electronic shisha. A PACP official was quoted as saying that the bans were imposed after medical studies had found that these items ‘contain cancer-causing elements’. Although the ban was said to have been imposed only on Sunday, the PACP said it would‘intensify inspections […]

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Thornburgh resigns from RAI board of directors

Thornburgh resigns from RAI board of directors

| December 11, 2015

Richard E. Thornburgh resigned from the Reynolds American (RAI) board of directors and the board’s audit and finance committee, effective Dec. 7. Thornburgh had served on the RAI board as an independent director since December 2011. “RAI’s shareholders, board and management have greatly benefited from Dick’s financial acumen and strategic advice and counsel over the […]

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JT’s domestic cigarette volume down slightly

JT’s domestic cigarette volume down slightly

| December 11, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume during November, at 8.6 billion, was down by 0.8 percent on that of November 2014, 8.7 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. The November 2014 figure was down by 8.8 percent on that of November 2013. Volume during January-November, at 99.3 billion, was down […]

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CORESTA documents available for download

CORESTA documents available for download

| December 11, 2015

The CORESTA Secretariat said yesterday that the following documents had been published and could be downloaded from: www.coresta.org. PTM SG CTR “2015 Proficiency Test Report – The Measurement of Diffusion Capacity of Cigarette Papers” (2015-09-17). STS SG CTR “Proficiency Test Report – The Determination of Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Nickel, Lead, and Selenium in Reference Materials” (2015-09-29). IVT SG […]

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Teens may not buy tobacco but may absorb nicotine

Teens may not buy tobacco but may absorb nicotine

| December 10, 2015

The US government and tobacco companies are failing to protect teenage children from hazardous work in tobacco farming, Human Rights Watch said in a report and video published yesterday. The 72-page report, Teens of the Tobacco Fields: Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming, documents the harm caused to 16- and 17-year-olds who work long […]

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Altria declares regular quarterly dividend

Altria declares regular quarterly dividend

| December 10, 2015

  The Altria Group said yesterday that its board of directors had declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.565 per common share, payable on January 11 to shareholders of record as of December 24. The ex-dividend date is December 22.

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PMI declares regular quarterly dividend

PMI declares regular quarterly dividend

| December 10, 2015

The board of directors of Philip Morris International yesterday declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.02 per common share, payable on January 8 to shareholders of record as of December 23. The ex-dividend date is December 21.

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Singapore prepares for tobacco display bans

Singapore prepares for tobacco display bans

| December 10, 2015

Retailers in Singapore will not be allowed to display tobacco products in their shops, starting in 2017, according to a story by Loke Kok Fai for channelnewsasia.com, citing an announcement from the Ministry of Health yesterday. The ministry said the ban on stores displaying such products would be introduced after amendments to the Tobacco (Control […]

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Small share of tobacco income spent on prevention

Small share of tobacco income spent on prevention

| December 9, 2015

US states are failing to fund tobacco-use prevention programs adequately despite receiving billions of dollars in tobacco revenue, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. The upshot of this is that for every $20 that tobacco companies spend on marketing their products, the states spend $1 on programs aimed […]

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Ban sought on products that promote nicotine

Ban sought on products that promote nicotine

| December 9, 2015

A bill due to be tabled in Thailand next year will seek to ban all products that promote nicotine use, according to a story by Loh Foon Fong for The Star (Malaysia). “We need this law because we are seeing attempts by tobacco companies to come up with more and more of these products,” said […]

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Iggesund delivers another sharp card

Iggesund delivers another sharp card

| December 9, 2015

Iggesund Paperboard, which traditionally sends out elaborate, customized Christmas cards, this year commissioned a card of extreme complexity from the UK company, Santoro Graphics, which is known for its 3D greeting cards. “Santoro Graphics is a company which uses on a daily basis our Invercote Creato paperboard to the extremes of its capacity,” explains Anna […]

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API appoints Richard Burhouse to commercial team

API appoints Richard Burhouse to commercial team

| December 8, 2015

API, a brand enhancement specialist and leading manufacturer and distributor of foils, laminates and holographics, has further strengthened its commercial team with the appointment of packaging and security industry professional Richard Burhouse. Burhouse takes on the new role of commercial director at API Laminates’ site in Poynton, U.K. In his new position, Burhouse will be […]

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EU court expected to rule soon on TPD challenge

EU court expected to rule soon on TPD challenge

| December 8, 2015

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is expected to give on December 23 a preliminary judgment in a case brought by British American Tobacco and Philip Morris International against the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), according to a story in the Irish Examiner relayed by the TMA. The tobacco companies allege that the directive prevents […]

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Ontario has major, widespread illegal trade problem

Ontario has major, widespread illegal trade problem

| December 8, 2015

A study conducted on behalf of the Ontario Convenience Store Association (OCSA) in Canada found that 21.8 percent of all cigarette butts collected from 133 locations across the Province during October were from illicit products, according to a story in the Ottawa Sun relayed by the TMA. Every community, not just areas close to reserves, […]

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Tobacco firms going to court over plain packs law

Tobacco firms going to court over plain packs law

| December 7, 2015

Four multinational tobacco companies will this week engage the UK government in a High Court battle over legislation that, as it stands, will require cigarettes to be sold in standardized packs by May next year, according to a story by Ben Martin for the Electronic Telegraph. British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and […]

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Call for stricter laws on smoking in the UAE

Call for stricter laws on smoking in the UAE

| December 7, 2015

A leading oncologist has called for stricter measures to combat smoking, especially shisha and medwakh smoking, in the UAE, according to a story by Mahak Mannan for 7Days. Dr Mohammed Jaloudi, chief of medical oncology, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, told 7DAYS that the prevalence of lung cancer during the next 15 to 20 years could […]

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African tobacco abandoned in Cambodia

African tobacco abandoned in Cambodia

| December 7, 2015

Sixty four boxes dumped in a village in Kompong Speu, Cambodia, contained tobacco, not drugs, as had been suspected, according to a story by Chea Takihiro and Srey Kumneth for the Khmer Times, quoting an official with the Ministry of the Interior. Khieu Saman, director of the ministry’s anti-drug department, said his office had conducted […]

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China ‘expected’ to build cigarette plant in Harare

China ‘expected’ to build cigarette plant in Harare

| December 4, 2015

China is expected to set up a cigarette manufacturing plant in Harare following discussions between the Zimbabwean government and officials from China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, according to a Daily News story. Zimbabwe’s Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa is said to be keen to focus the country’s tobacco industry on value addition, so […]

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EU assessing PMI anti-illegal trade agreement

EU assessing PMI anti-illegal trade agreement

| December 4, 2015

The European Commission is expected to decide before the end of the year whether or not to renew the agreement concluded with Philip Morris International in 2004 on tackling contraband and counterfeiting, according to a story in the Bulletin Quotidien Europe. The EU has agreements with PMI, Japan Tobacco International, British American Tobacco and Imperial […]

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Jonathan Ross takes cigar smoker of the year award

Jonathan Ross takes cigar smoker of the year award

| December 4, 2015

Jonathan Ross, the English radio and television presenter, was hailed The Snow Queen Cigar Smoker Of The Year 2015 at a dinner held on Tuesday at Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London. The Hollywood actor and director Burt Reynolds scooped the Snow Queen Lifetime Cigar Achievement Award at the same event, the Snow Queen Cigar Smoker of […]

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FDA electronic cigarette proposals exposed

FDA electronic cigarette proposals exposed

| December 3, 2015

Two respected US health experts have asked why it should be that the most toxic consumer products on the market – combustible cigarettes – have to do absolutely nothing to stay on the market, while a burdensome and prohibitively expensive applications system is being proposed for much safer, tobacco-free electronic cigarettes. In a blog published […]

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