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Challenge to NY parks smoking ban unexpected

Challenge to NY parks smoking ban unexpected

| May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012—New York officials said yesterday that they were putting a temporary hold on the enforcement of a ban on tobacco smoking at state parks in the city, according to a story by Glenn Blain for the New York Daily News. The ban, enacted in April, extended also to designated areas around pools and […]

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FDA launches regulatory science fellowship program

FDA launches regulatory science fellowship program

| May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012—The US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), in collaboration with the Institute of Medicine (IOM), is launching a new regulatory science fellowship program. The new program is designed for mid-career professionals to gain experience and expertise to further define and develop the field of regulatory science as it relates […]

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Romania likely to benefit from Bulgaria’s smoking ban

Romania likely to benefit from Bulgaria’s smoking ban

| May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012—Romania hopes to capitalize on Bulgaria’s decision to ban tobacco smoking in all enclosed public places since it may be seen by smokers as an attractive alternative tourist destination, according to a Novinite story quoting media reports. Smokers will be able to take advantage of Romania’s more relaxed smoking regime in restaurants, cars, […]

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Most US states show scant interest in smoking fight

Most US states show scant interest in smoking fight

| May 30, 2012

May 25, 2012—A report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that US states have been spending a small and dwindling portion of their tobacco revenues on programs to prevent young people from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a PRNewswire story from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK). ‘From […]

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Seoul sets its heart on ousting smoking

Seoul sets its heart on ousting smoking

| May 30, 2012

May 25, 2012—The metropolitan government of Seoul, South Korea, said on Wednesday that it would begin enforcing tobacco smoking bans in more public places next month in an effort to turn all public areas of the city into smoke-free zones, according to a story by Lee Eun-joo for the Korea JoongAng Daily. In June, the […]

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Animal tests cruel and pointless

Animal tests cruel and pointless

| May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012—PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is campaigning against a draft recommendation by the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products that some tobacco products be tested on animals, according to an Ecorazzi story relayed by Tobacco China Online. ‘This guidance would allow companies to conduct cruel animal tests […]

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TABEXPO: A message from the chairman at Tobacco Reporter

TABEXPO: A message from the chairman at Tobacco Reporter

| March 30, 2012

Following the huge success of TABEXPO 2011 Prague, many people are working behind the scenes on TABEXPO 2015 and figuring out how we can continue to make it bigger, better and more relevant to our audience – you! Selecting the host city for TABEXPO involved many considerations: accessibility, accommodations and their quality and location, a […]

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GTNF 2012

GTNF 2012

| March 30, 2012

The Global Tobacco Networking Forum, GTNF, is quite simply the greatest interactive tobacco industry idea exchange on earth. GTNF 2012 just wrapped up two days of engaging forums and interactive workshops. Look for comprehensive coverage of this event in the upcoming August issue of Tobacco Reporter. GTNF 2012 website: click here You may also be […]

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Golden Leaf Awards

Golden Leaf Awards

| March 30, 2012

Tobacco Reporter, in association with our exclusive sponsor, BMJ, has presented the industry’s only annual awards for excellence since 2006, recognizing companies, products or individuals for performance in the following categories: Most impressive public service initiative Most promising new product introduction Most exciting newcomer to the industry Most outstanding service to the industry BMJ Most […]

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BAT CEO interviewed on full-year 2011 results

BAT CEO interviewed on full-year 2011 results

| February 23, 2012

The tobacco manufacturer British American Tobacco posts results that see organic revenue up 7% and adjusted EPS up 11%.

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Dalli looks to make tobacco products less attractive

Dalli looks to make tobacco products less attractive

| February 17, 2012

The European Commissioner for Health, John Dalli, told a conference last week that it was necessary to ensure that tobacco products, and cigarettes in particular, were produced and presented across the EU in such a way that they did not encourage or facilitate the uptake of smoking by young people. Dalli was speaking at a […]

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UK rogues’ league published

UK rogues’ league published

| February 15, 2012 | Reply

Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland was ‘top’ of the UK’s league of towns for the consumption of illicit cigarettes at the end of last year, according to a Press Association story quoting the results of a survey commissioned by Philip Morris. About 66 per cent of the cigarette packs bought in Newtownabbey between October and December […]

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Plain packaging put through the HOOPS

Plain packaging put through the HOOPS

| February 5, 2012

The UK’s Hands Off Our Packs (HOOPS) campaign has made two videos available online. HOOPS, which is being managed by Forest and which was launched officially last week at a party in London, is aimed at countering efforts to have so-called ‘plain packaging’ imposed on tobacco products in the UK. The HOOPS website is at: […]

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FDA to appeal against graphic warning ruling

FDA to appeal against graphic warning ruling

| February 4, 2012

The US government is appealing against a federal judge’s ruling that has overturned a requirement for graphic warning labels to be included on cigarette packs, according to a Bloomberg News story. The Food and Drug Administration has filed a notice of appeal in the US District Court in Washington seeking to overturn Judge Richard Leon’s […]

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India preparing something to chew on

India preparing something to chew on

| February 3, 2012

The Indian Health Ministry seems set to codify a ban on gutkha, pan masala and other chewable forms of tobacco, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. For some time, the situation regarding these products has been confusing with the sale of chewable forms of tobacco seemingly illegal […]

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Siemens motors united under Simotics name

Siemens motors united under Simotics name

| February 2, 2012

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has combined all of its electric motors under one brand name, Simotics, a move designed to integrate its portfolio and improve clarity for customers. The range of motors encompasses low-voltage induction motors, motors for motion control applications, DC motors, and high-voltage motors. “Siemens motors represent reliability, energy efficiency, dynamic response, […]

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DC

DC

| June 5, 2011

Currently waiting at Washington Dulles for the last leg of my return trip to Raleigh-Durham. The flight from Addis Ababa arrived early and I could probably have caught an earlier onward flight to RDU—but United Airlines now charges $75 for traveling standby, so as a good Dutchman I’ll keep the cash in my pocket and […]

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VPN fun

VPN fun

| June 4, 2011

As tobacco veterans know, travel is hurry up and wait. During the down times you need something to entertain yourself. Technology makes that easier. I have downloaded to my smart phone an application that allows me to access my computer at work. That enhances productivity, but it can also be used to play tricks on […]

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Bursting at the seams

Bursting at the seams

| June 3, 2011

To appreciate the shift that has taken place in the Zimbabwean tobacco industry over the past decade, consider these figures: In 2000, approximately 4,000 growers sold 240 million kg. This year, the Zimbabwe Tobacco Association is expecting sales of about 160 million kg—produced by a whopping 60,000 farmers. Designed for commercial production, the country’s marketing […]

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Approaching TSF

Approaching TSF

| June 2, 2011

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