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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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