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Fontem to partner Swiss institute in aerosol studies

Fontem to partner Swiss institute in aerosol studies

| August 21, 2015

Imperial Tobacco’s Fontem Ventures, whose brands include blu, Puritane and Jai, has announced a partnership for the study of ‘exhaled e-cig aerosols’, according to a EurekAlert story relayed by the TMA. The study will look at, among other things, the chemical characteristics and dynamics of exhaled aerosols under different environmental conditions, and comparisons with ‘emissions […]

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Research workshop scheduled for TFWA event

Research workshop scheduled for TFWA event

| August 21, 2015

The TFWA [Tax Free World Association] is due to host its first-ever dedicated research workshop at its World Exhibition & Conference in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes, France, in October. Key findings from the association’s most recent research studies will be presented during the one-hour workshop, which will start as the doors […]

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Malawi growers told rejection rate not ‘tolerable’

Malawi growers told rejection rate not ‘tolerable’

| August 21, 2015

Leaf tobacco sales resumed in Malawi on August 19 according to a Malawi24 story relayed by the TMA in abstract form. The abstract said that leaf auctions had been suspended in June after growers protested against low prices. Rejection rates were said to have stood at 60 percent ‘as of July’. The Tobacco Control Commission […]

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Chile steering toward 100 percent warnings

Chile steering toward 100 percent warnings

| August 20, 2015

BAT Chile will close its factory if draft anti-tobacco legislation is passed into law in its current form, according to a company spokesman quoted in an Agence France Presse story relayed by the TMA. Among other provisions, the draft legislation calls for cigarette-pack health warnings to be increased from 50 percent to 100 percent ‘of […]

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Hong Kong to press ahead with e-cigarette sales ban

Hong Kong to press ahead with e-cigarette sales ban

| August 20, 2015

Authorities in Hong Kong are determined to press ahead with a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes despite a recent British study suggesting that vaping electronic cigarettes is about 95 percent less harmful than is smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes, according to a story in the South China Morning Post. The study, carried out on […]

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Tobacco does well in Indonesian brand evaluation

Tobacco does well in Indonesian brand evaluation

| August 20, 2015

Four tobacco brands have made it into the top 10 of Indonesia’s most valuable brands. At number five, A Mild is the top tobacco brand with a value of US$5,882 million. Surya, valued at US$1,939 million, is at number eight; Dji Sam Soe, valued at US$1,767 million, is at number nine; and Marlboro, valued in […]

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