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Imperial’s Dutch plant now running on hydropower

Imperial’s Dutch plant now running on hydropower

| December 15, 2015

Imperial Tobacco’s manufacturing site in the Netherlands is now being powered purely by renewable energy. Since last month the 8,200 MWh of electricity needed each year to run the company’s fine-cut tobacco facility in Joure has been generated by Nordic hydropower plants. Factory manager Robert Hall said that the plant’s management team had taken the […]

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Poor air quality kills over 400,000 Europeans a year

Poor air quality kills over 400,000 Europeans a year

| December 14, 2015

Ambient air quality is a determinant of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, and is responsible for more than 400,000 premature deaths per year, according to the EU Commission. The Commission was replying to three questions raised by the Latvian MEP Andrejs Mamikins about respiratory diseases. In a preamble to his questions, Mamikins cited 2012 data indicating […]

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Oman bans e-products on medical grounds

Oman bans e-products on medical grounds

| December 14, 2015

Oman’s Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) has banned electronic cigarettes and electronic shisha. A PACP official was quoted as saying that the bans were imposed after medical studies had found that these items ‘contain cancer-causing elements’. Although the ban was said to have been imposed only on Sunday, the PACP said it would‘intensify inspections […]

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Thornburgh resigns from RAI board of directors

Thornburgh resigns from RAI board of directors

| December 11, 2015

Richard E. Thornburgh resigned from the Reynolds American (RAI) board of directors and the board’s audit and finance committee, effective Dec. 7. Thornburgh had served on the RAI board as an independent director since December 2011. “RAI’s shareholders, board and management have greatly benefited from Dick’s financial acumen and strategic advice and counsel over the […]

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JT’s domestic cigarette volume down slightly

JT’s domestic cigarette volume down slightly

| December 11, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume during November, at 8.6 billion, was down by 0.8 percent on that of November 2014, 8.7 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. The November 2014 figure was down by 8.8 percent on that of November 2013. Volume during January-November, at 99.3 billion, was down […]

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CORESTA documents available for download

CORESTA documents available for download

| December 11, 2015

The CORESTA Secretariat said yesterday that the following documents had been published and could be downloaded from: www.coresta.org. PTM SG CTR “2015 Proficiency Test Report – The Measurement of Diffusion Capacity of Cigarette Papers” (2015-09-17). STS SG CTR “Proficiency Test Report – The Determination of Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Nickel, Lead, and Selenium in Reference Materials” (2015-09-29). IVT SG […]

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