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2015 Golden Leaf Awards announced

2015 Golden Leaf Awards announced

| September 18, 2015

Tobacco Reporter has announced the winners of the 2015 Golden Leaf Awards. During a ceremony at the Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum in Bologna, Italy, the winners accepted awards for their accomplishments in five different categories.  The Golden Leaf Awards are exclusively sponsored by BMJ. SCM/TDC won a Golden Leaf Award in the ‘Most promising […]

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European WHO members to make ‘tobacco a thing of the past’

European WHO members to make ‘tobacco a thing of the past’

| September 17, 2015

Health ministers from the 53 European member nations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Sept. 16 agreed to a plan to make “tobacco a thing of the past” within the next decade. The member nations—who convened at the WHO’s 65th session of the Regional Committee for Europe in Vilnius, Lithuania—intend to realize this goal by […]

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Disposable shisha pipes mandatory in Dubai

Disposable shisha pipes mandatory in Dubai

| September 17, 2015

The Dubai Municipality has implemented a new hygiene rule making it mandatory for shisha outlets in Dubai to use disposable pipes in place of traditional shisha hoses. The rule, which was issued in accordance with the articles of the federal law number 15 of 2009 on tobacco control, is aimed at protecting shisha smokers from […]

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FDA orders R.J. Reynolds to pull major brand off the market

FDA orders R.J. Reynolds to pull major brand off the market

| September 16, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds to pull their Camel Crush Bold cigarette brand off the market. The FDA acted under a key provision of the 2009 law that requires prior FDA review and authorization before tobacco companies are permitted to market new or changed products. The decision, […]

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Pax Labs expands vaporizer line to U.K., Germany

Pax Labs expands vaporizer line to U.K., Germany

| September 15, 2015

Pax Labs, leaders in vaporization technology, announced Sept. 15 that the company’s Pax vaporizers are now available in the U.K. and Germany. The devices are available at www.paxvapor.com and local retailers. Since introducing its portable, loose-leaf Pax vaporizer three years ago, sales have grown by 200 percent. In March, Pax Labs introduced Pax 2, an enhanced […]

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South Korea’s tobacco tax revenue expected to soar next year

South Korea’s tobacco tax revenue expected to soar next year

| September 15, 2015

Tax revenue from cigarette sales in Korea is expected to reach more than 12.68 trillion won ($10.72 billion) next year, nearly double the increase from 2014, according to a report shown Monday by the independent Korea Federation of Taxpayers. The Korea Federation of Taxpayers said in its report that the increase is attributable mainly to […]

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