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Mobile courts used to bring smokers to justice

Mobile courts used to bring smokers to justice

| January 7, 2016

A mobile court in Bangladesh has been employed to hear cases brought against people for smoking in public places, according to a story in the Dhaka Daily Star. On Tuesday, 17 people were said to have been fined for smoking on the premises of the deputy commissioner’s office and the chief metropolitan magistrate’s court. During […]

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Sacked Pakistan tobacco workers arrested

Sacked Pakistan tobacco workers arrested

| January 7, 2016

Police in the Swabi District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, are said to have arrested 35 former employees of Philip Morris (Pakistan) on the grounds of maintaining public order, according to a story published in The Nation. The district administration believed that the workers had threatened to kill themselves if the management of the company failed […]

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PMI and GPI discuss corporate split

PMI and GPI discuss corporate split

| January 6, 2016

Philip Morris International (PMI) is in talks with its Indian partner, Godfrey Philips India (GPI), for a possible splitting of GPI into two entities, with one focusing only on manufacturing and the other overseeing GPI brands, reports The Economic Times. Another option under consideration is a demerger of GPI into a real estate and a […]

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Reynolds American forms innovations subsidiary

Reynolds American forms innovations subsidiary

| January 6, 2016

Reynolds American Inc. said yesterday that it had formed a new subsidiary, RAI Innovations Company, focused on product development, innovation and commercialization of next-generation vapor and nicotine products. Carolyn C. Hanigan has been appointed president of RAI Innovations and is due to take up her new post on January 19. Hanigan has 20 years’ experience […]

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MRTP application made for low nicotine cigarette

MRTP application made for low nicotine cigarette

| January 6, 2016

Goodrich Tobacco Company (GTC) has submitted a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) application to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). GTC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the plant biotechnology company, 22nd Century Group. GTC is said to be seeking a reduced exposure order so that 22nd Century’s ‘BRAND A’ very low nicotine cigarettes may […]

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Canada signals its standardized packaging intentions

Canada signals its standardized packaging intentions

| January 6, 2016

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that he expects his health minister to introduce, as a matter of urgency, standardized packaging (PP) legislation for tobacco products, according to a story in the Ottawa Citizen relayed by the TMA. He wants the minister, Jane Philpott, to make it a top priority to introduce standardized […]

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