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Opposition to Namibia tobacco project hits a hurdle

Opposition to Namibia tobacco project hits a hurdle

| July 2, 2015

Namibia’s Health Minister, Bernard Haufiku, who has been fighting to stop a planned Chinese tobacco project in the Zambezi region, has acknowledged that his efforts are hampered by a ‘loophole’ in the Tobacco Act, according to a story in The Namibian. Haufiku said the act did not stop anyone from growing tobacco. This was a […]

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Is tobacco not being bought or not being sold?

Is tobacco not being bought or not being sold?

| July 2, 2015

During a meeting with representatives of tobacco traders and growers from Andhra Pradesh, India, on Tuesday, the Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman directed tobacco companies to buy flue-cured in line with the agreements they had reached earlier with the Tobacco Board. Tobacco sales have been slow in Andhra but tobacco traders say the […]

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CORESTA documents available for download

CORESTA documents available for download

| July 2, 2015

The CORESTA Secretariat said yesterday that the following documents had been published in June and could be downloaded from: www.coresta.org. TSB SG CTR “Results of the 2014 CORESTA Part-Filter Method Ring Trial and Comparison with the 2012 Ring Trial”  (2015-06-11) PTM SG CTR “2014 Collaborative Study for the Determination of Repeatability and Reproducibility of CRM 77”  (2015-06-16) […]

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Imperial employees in Taiwan beach clean-up

Imperial employees in Taiwan beach clean-up

| July 2, 2015

Eighty Imperial employees and their families gave up a weekend to remove litter from a beach near the company’s Jhunan factory in Taiwan. The volunteers collected 120 kg of waste, which mainly comprised drinks cans and plastic bags. The waste collection at Zhang Qing Zhi Sen was part of an environmental clean-up operation to tackle […]

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FDA seeks further information on liquid nicotine

FDA seeks further information on liquid nicotine

| July 1, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration is looking for further information to help it decide what action it might take in respect of nicotine exposure warnings and child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine and nicotine-containing e-liquids. The FDA said that recent increases in calls and visits to both poison control centers and emergency rooms in the […]

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Proposed Trans Pacific Partnership takes a battering

Proposed Trans Pacific Partnership takes a battering

| July 1, 2015

An Australian parliamentary committee has issued a damning verdict on what it knows about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated by 12 Pacific Rim countries, including the US, according to a Sputnik (Russia) story. The Blind Agreement report by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee denounces the ‘all-or-nothing choice’ […]

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