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FDA targets ‘natural’ tobacco claims

FDA targets ‘natural’ tobacco claims

| August 27, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. and ITG Brands that advertising traditional cigarette products as “additive free” or “natural” is in violation of federal regulations, reports The Winston-Salem Journal. The warnings pertain to Santa Fe’s Natural American Spirit brand and ITG’s Winston brand. It is the first […]

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Proposed EU-US trade treaty mired in secrecy

Proposed EU-US trade treaty mired in secrecy

| August 27, 2015

The European Commission has been accused of a cover-up after refusing to release details of talks between its officials and tobacco companies during negotiations over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) treaty, according to a story by Paul Gallagher for The Independent. Corporate lobbying campaigners are said to have published documents that revealed […]

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Lebanese growers looking to expand production

Lebanese growers looking to expand production

| August 27, 2015

Tobacco growers operating in the Akkar district of Lebanon are calling on the government to allow them to expand their harvested areas while increasing the weight of tobacco authorized per permit from 330 kg to 500 kg, according to a story on Al Bawaba.com. “We also ask the government to increase the price of 1 […]

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Myanmar gears up for graphic health warnings

Myanmar gears up for graphic health warnings

| August 27, 2015

Cigarette packs sold in Myanmar will shortly carry graphic health warnings, according to a story in The Myanmar Times quoting Health Minister U Than Aung. “We have drawn up a notification to include health warnings in pictures and text covering 75 percent of a cigarette package on both sides, in accordance with international agreements,” U […]

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Big fall in tobacco smoking among Scotland’s adults

Big fall in tobacco smoking among Scotland’s adults

| August 27, 2015

The number of Scots who smoke has fallen to one in five of the adult population, according to a BBC online story citing a Scottish government survey. The Scottish Household Survey for 2014 found that 20 percent of adults smoked (22 percent of men and 19 percent of women), down from 23 percent in 2011. […]

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Altria to webcast business presentation

Altria to webcast business presentation

| August 27, 2015

The Altria Group is due to host a webcast of its business presentation at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, starting about 09.45 Eastern Time on September 9. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, will feature a presentation by Billy Gifford, Altria’s CFO. Directions for the necessary pre-event registration are […]

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