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UAE may ease ban on e-cigarette sales

UAE may ease ban on e-cigarette sales

| October 12, 2015

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is introducing regulations that may ease the ban on the sale of e-cigarettes within the country. Authorities from Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (Esma) in January sent a draft technical regulation to the World Trade Organization (WTO), which notified them of the UAE’s intention to regulate the sale of […]

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Imperial Tobacco forms Tabacalera USA 

Imperial Tobacco forms Tabacalera USA 

| October 12, 2015

Imperial Tobacco’s premium cigar group has announced the formation of Tabacalera USA, which will oversee the company’s leading premium cigar business subsidiaries in the U.S. market. Tabacalera USA will oversee the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA-based premium cigar division of Altadis U.S.A., which manufactures handmade cigar brands such as Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta and VegaFina. Tabacalera […]

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Associated Central Africa purchases ATC’s Malawian subsidiary

Associated Central Africa purchases ATC’s Malawian subsidiary

| October 12, 2015

The shareholders of Associated Central Africa Limited have purchased Associated Tobacco Company’s (ATC) Malawian subsidiary, Associated Tobacco Company (M) Limited, through a management buyout effective Oct. 1. Although Associated Central Africa Limited is an independent company with no links to Associated Tobacco Company Limited, both companies will continue to work closely together in areas of […]

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Smokeless tobacco acrylamide exposure tiny

Smokeless tobacco acrylamide exposure tiny

| October 12, 2015

The first comprehensive assessment of exposure to acrylamide through smokeless tobacco products (STPs) use is much smaller than – approximately 1 percent of –exposure from eating food or cigarette smoking, according to new research published in Chemistry Central Journal. Acrylamide is a chemical that forms when plant matter is exposed to high temperatures, for example when […]

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Cabrera named president and CEO of SFATA

Cabrera named president and CEO of SFATA

| October 9, 2015

The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) has appointed Cynthia Cabrera, SFATA’s executive director, to its board of directors and named her as its next president and CEO. Cabrera succeeds Phil Daman, who has served as SFATA’s president and CEO since 2013, and has worked with SFATA since 2012. Daman, along with Cabrera, has been instrumental […]

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ITM acquires Gemba Solutions

ITM acquires Gemba Solutions

| October 9, 2015

The ITM Group has acquired Gemba Solutions of Nuneaton, U.K. Gemba Solutions specializes in delivering OEE software and continuous-improvement (CI) services that maximize production efficiency, increase throughput, reduce inventory and provide all-round visibility into factory operations and processes. The acquisition follows four years of cooperation between the ITM Group and Gemba Solutions, during which the […]

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