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Japan Tobacco to actively pursue M&A opportunities -CEO designate

will seek acquisition opportunities overseas, said Masamichi Terabatake who is slated to become its CEO in January, to secure growth as the rise of vaping rivals snuffs out the company’s cigarette sales at home.
Reuters
added Nov 23, 2017 00:19
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Vapour Product Association: You can shape the vaping future of South Africa

It is expected that e-cigarettes could face a range of possible regulations in 2018. Today the Vapour Products Association of South Africa (VPA) is asking South African vapers to lend their voices and to be heard. It is expected that e-cigarettes could
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:18
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[Africa, Tanzania] JEW: Tobacco hurts more than just your lungs – it damages the communities that grow it

My colleagues and I have recently published research demonstrating just how damaging it can be to the environment and communities in rural Tanzania. Most villages in Kipembawe don’t have electricity or mobile phone coverage. There are minimal healthcare
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:18
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[North Carolina] ITG Brands executive David Taylor to retire; Dan Carr named as successor

Taylor was responsible for leading ITG through the launch of its initial merchandising and marketing plans, re-branding campaigns and reorganization. Over the past year, Carr has overseen ITG’s manufacturing, sales and marketing teams. “David’s leaders
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 23, 2017 00:18
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Hit With $1.3M Verdict at Trial Over Vet's Lung Cancer Death

Florida jurors awarded nearly $1.3 million to the widow of a Marine Corps veteran for the role they found R.J. Reynolds and its cigarettes played in his death. Quackenbush v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007 12188 CIDL. The award includes $930,000 in punitive damages
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 22, 2017 17:32
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are organic or natural cigarettes safer to smoke?

Misleading descriptors and other aspects of cigarette packaging and advertising can lead consumers to incorrectly believe that some cigarettes are less harmful than others. For example, a Truth Initiative® study found that nearly 64 percent of Natural Am
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 22, 2017 17:29
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big tobacco forced to tell the truth with tv and print ads

If the tobacco industry was really interested in corrective actions, they would stop opposing initiatives to reduce tobacco-related death and disease, including graphic warning labels, menthol bans and price increases.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 22, 2017 17:27
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Report: Industry Hid Decades-Old Study Showing Sugar's Unhealthy Effects

Instead, the sugar industry pulled the plug on the study and buried the evidence... Glantz likened this to suppressed Big Tobacco internal research linking smoking with heart disease and cancer. "This was an experiment that produced evidence that contra
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 22, 2017 17:26
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[Russia] Moscow region child rights ombudsman proposes ban on vape sales near schools

The Moscow region children’s rights ombudsman Ksenia Mishonova has proposed a ban on selling e-cigarettes (vapes) and accompanying accessories near education institutions, according to the ombudsman’s press service. Currently, the Moscow Region Duma is c
Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) (ru)
added Nov 22, 2017 17:20
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Submit Comments on Tobacco Products

Date: Comment period extended Summary: The FDA is announcing the availability for public comment of modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPAs) for IQOS system with Marlboro Heatsticks, IQOS system with Marlboro Smooth Menthol Heatsticks, and IQO
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Nov 22, 2017 13:02
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