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E-cigarettes provide navigable route out of smoking

E-cigarettes provide navigable route out of smoking

| November 21, 2014

Electronic cigarettes offer smokers a realistic way to kick their tobacco smoking addiction, according to a story in MedicalXpress citing the results of a new study. In a report of the study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, scientists at KU Leuven [Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium] reported that electronic cigarettes […]

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Court says smoking risks known by late 1950s

Court says smoking risks known by late 1950s

| November 21, 2014

The Danish Supreme Court ruled yesterday that two tobacco companies were not responsible for the health problems suffered by a long-time smoker, according to a Deutsche Presse-Agentur story. Allan Lykke Jensen, 67, who had smoked for almost 50 years until he stopped in 2005, had sought damages of 53,000 kroner (US$8,900 dollars) for health issues […]

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Health Board members quit their ‘anti-tobacco habit’

Health Board members quit their ‘anti-tobacco habit’

| November 21, 2014

A Health Board that had proposed a tobacco-products sales ban in a small US town has voted down the proposal, according to a story by O’Ryan Johnson for the Boston Herald. If the proposal had been accepted, Westminster (population 7,277 in 2010 according to Wikipedia), in Worcester County, Massachusetts, would become the first community in […]

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December 1 cigar auction set to break records

December 1 cigar auction set to break records

| November 21, 2014

C.Gars says that its winter 2014 cigar auction looks set to break records at Boisdale Belgravia, London, UK, on December 1. “There is huge interest from cigar aficionados around the world, many of whom will be attending, and we anticipate total bids of over £300,000 for the first time,” said managing director, Mitchell Orchant. “No […]

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Change to RAI’s board as BAT nominee retires

Change to RAI’s board as BAT nominee retires

| November 21, 2014

Neil R. Withington is due to retire from Reynolds American Inc’s board of directors, effective immediately after its meeting on December 4, according to a note posted on the company’s website yesterday. It was announced yesterday that Withington would retire, effective April 30, from British American Tobacco’s management board and leave the group, where he […]

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Mystic introduces cigalike vaporizer

Mystic introduces cigalike vaporizer

| November 20, 2014

Mistic today unveiled its Mistic Bridge with Haus technology, the latest generation of the company’s cigalike rechargeable line that combines the flexibility of an open-tank system with the convenience of a cigarette-like configuration. Available at brick-and-mortar retailers and online at misticecigs.com starting Nov. 28, the Mistic Bridge will be sold as starter packs and individual […]

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Low risk regulation sought for electronic cigarettes

Low risk regulation sought for electronic cigarettes

| November 20, 2014

Members of the Scottish parliament have been told that electronic cigarettes offer a ‘huge potential public health prize’, according to a Press Association story. And they have been urged to be cautious in regulating the sale of these products so that the potential benefits to smokers are maximized while the potential harm is minimized. The […]

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Identified: drivers of student smoking in Qatar

Identified: drivers of student smoking in Qatar

| November 20, 2014

Lack of parental care and supervision, bad company and easy access to cash are some of the factors responsible for the rising number of smokers among Qatar’s school students, according to a story in The Peninsula quoting an Al Raya report. A recent survey is said to have shown that 15.7 percent of preparatory- and […]

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Ceylon Tobacco in vanguard of new BATLeaf system

Ceylon Tobacco in vanguard of new BATLeaf system

| November 20, 2014

The Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) has introduced the new BATLeaf system and, in doing so, has become the first end-market in the British American Tobacco Group to adopt it, according to a story in The Island. BATLeaf is a system used to oversee on a daily basis operations relating to farming, such as the management […]

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BAT appoints MD for next generation products

BAT appoints MD for next generation products

| November 20, 2014

Kingsley Wheaton, the British American Tobacco Group’s corporate and regulatory affairs director is due to become managing director, next generation products, with effect from January 1. A note posted on BAT’s website said this new role would include leadership of ‘tobacco heating products’, which would be managed alongside the company’s emerging nicotine businesses. Wheaton has […]

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Plaintiff awarded $21 million by Engle progeny jury

Plaintiff awarded $21 million by Engle progeny jury

| November 20, 2014

After more than two days of deliberations, a jury has awarded Diane Schleider $21 million in her Engle progeny wrongful death suit against tobacco manufacturer R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, according to a Courtroom View Network (CVN) story.   In giving its verdict, which rejected a claim for punitive damages, the jury apportioned 70 percent of the […]

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License issued for new cigarette factory in Morocco

License issued for new cigarette factory in Morocco

| November 19, 2014

A United Arab Emirates company plans to build a cigarette factory in Morocco in partnership with local investors, according to an Emirates 24/7 story quoting the ‘Hespress’ Arabic language daily. The Dubai-based Al Rashideen trading company was said to have set up a joint venture with Moroccan investors under the name of the UAE-Moroccan Manufacturing […]

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‘Smoker riots’ possible as cigarette prices rise again

‘Smoker riots’ possible as cigarette prices rise again

| November 19, 2014

The Moscow Times has said that trouble could be brewing over the price of cigarettes in Russia. A story by Alexey Eremenko said the government was struggling to explain the economic downturn as the country ambled toward recession. So far, the authorities had been inclined to blame external factors, an approach that was clearly working […]

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Could ‘vapo’ catch on in Australia? – give us a break

Could ‘vapo’ catch on in Australia? – give us a break

| November 19, 2014

Vape is Oxford Dictionaries’ international word of the year for 2014, according to a story by Julian Drape for The Age newspaper. Software that scours the Internet indicated that the use of the word vape doubled between 2013 and 2014. “That’s a steady and sizeable growth,” senior editor Fiona McPherson was said to have told […]

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JT adds E-Lites to innovative-product portfolio

JT adds E-Lites to innovative-product portfolio

| November 19, 2014

The JT Group has completed the acquisition of Zandera Ltd, which is known for the E-Lites brand of electronic cigarettes. Japan Tobacco Inc, which announced on June 11 that it had concluded an agreement to buy Zandera, said today that the investment in Zandera provided the JT Group with an excellent entry-point into the fast-growing […]

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Lorillard declares quarterly dividend

Lorillard declares quarterly dividend

| November 19, 2014

Lorillard yesterday declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.615 per share. The dividend is payable on December 10 to stockholders of record as of December 1.

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Call for e-cigarette charger fire warnings

Call for e-cigarette charger fire warnings

| November 18, 2014

Electronic cigarette users in the UK have been advised not to use cheap, unbranded chargers, and not to leave electronic cigarettes unattended while they are being charged – especially over night. A BBC Online story quoted Emma Apter, of the charity Electrical Safety First, as saying that her organization was becoming increasingly concerned about the […]

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Reynolds has another go at heat-not-burn cigarette

Reynolds has another go at heat-not-burn cigarette

| November 18, 2014

Reynolds American Inc. is hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite in the US for alternatives to traditional cigarettes by launching a cigarette that heats rather than burns tobacco, according to a story by Michael Felberbaum for Associated Press. Revo has a carbon tip that is lit and that heats the tobacco using technology first […]

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Ceylon Tobacco ready for health warnings

Ceylon Tobacco ready for health warnings

| November 18, 2014

All cigarette packs manufactured by Ceylon Tobacco Co (CTC) are scheduled from the beginning of January to include pictorial health warnings covering 60 percent of their front and back surfaces, according to a story in the Sunday Times quoting company sources. CTC said the move was in line with a Supreme Court ruling. According to […]

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Financial dependence linked to tobacco use

Financial dependence linked to tobacco use

| November 18, 2014

Young adults in the US who are financially dependent on their parents are between about three and seven times more likely to be tobacco users than are their financially independent counterparts. Those financially dependent are also 63-86 percent less likely to have quit tobacco than are those financially independent. These are the key findings of […]

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BAT to appeal against oversupply fine

BAT to appeal against oversupply fine

| November 17, 2014

British American Tobacco is to appeal against a fine imposed by the UK’s HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for allegedly oversupplying the Belgium market with hand-rolling tobacco that then found its way to the UK. In a statement issued to the media, BAT described the fine as unjustified. The £650,000 fine came to light through […]

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Alberta exempts menthol from flavor ban

Alberta exempts menthol from flavor ban

| November 17, 2014

Alberta has made a menthol U-turn by exempting it from its law banning flavored tobacco products, according to a story by John Cotter for The Globe and Mail. Health Minister Stephen Mandel said the law, which is due to be phased in, would still protect young people from the dangers of other flavored tobacco. After […]

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JTI’s domestic volume down in October

JTI’s domestic volume down in October

| November 17, 2014

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during October, at 9.6 billion, was down by 5.5 percent on that of October 2013, 10.2 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company on Friday. The October 2013 figure was increased by 2.0 percent on that of October 2012. Volume during January-October, at 93.5 billion, was […]

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Blu e-cigarette comes with more juice

Blu e-cigarette comes with more juice

| November 17, 2014

Blu eCigs is scheduled to launch its new blu PLUS+ Rechargeable Kit nationwide in US retail stores today. The new product is said to use a pre-filled tank system that holds more e-juice and delivers more consistency from drag to drag than is the case with other products. Blu uses, too, a new flavor formulation […]

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Republican control of US Congress might slow advance of tobacco regulation

Republican control of US Congress might slow advance of tobacco regulation

| November 14, 2014

Having a Republican-controlled US Congress might not lead to a winding back of Food and Drug Administration oversight of tobacco products, according to a story by Richard Craver for the Winston-Salem Journal quoting analysts and industry observers. But it might mean a push for fewer new regulations at a time when the FDA is deliberating […]

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