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[Australia] ACCC takes action against e-cigarette suppliers for alleged misleading “no toxic chemicals” claims

The ACCC alleges that the two companies, Social-Lites Pty Ltd (Social-Lites) and Elusion New Zealand Limited (Elusion), breached the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by making representations on their websites from at least August 2015 that the e-cigarette
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (au)
added Jun 20, 2016 18:09
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A practical proposal for solving the world’s cigarette butt problem: Recycling in fired clay bricks

Our calculations show that, theoretically, only 2.5% of the world’s annual brick production is necessary to completely offset the worldwide, annual cigarette production.
Science Direct
added Jun 20, 2016 14:33
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[Australia] We could soon be building houses from cigarette butts

a team of researchers from RMIT University have come up with a solution to the cigarette butt problem: use them to make bricks! The study, which was led by Dr Abbas Mohajerani of the School of Engineering, showed that using cigarette butts to make fire b
Techly (au)
added Jun 20, 2016 14:32
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[Asia, India] Despite ban, many e-commerce sites still selling e-cigarettes

Four days after the state government banned sale of e-cigarettes, one can still buy them online. With leading e-commerce companies not complying with the ban, top sources in the department of health and family welfare said the commissioner would write
Deccan Herald (in)
added Jun 19, 2016 12:18
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[Asia, India] Karnataka bans e-cigarettes; beedis, cigarettes under govt scanner too

disallows the sale, distribution, procurement and advertisement of e-cigarettes in the state. "If e-cigarettes are sold through a website, the government will ban such website,'' UT Khader, the Minister for Health and Family Welfare, was quoted by DNA as
IBT - International Business Times
added Jun 18, 2016 11:39
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[UK-Wales] A Rhondda man who sold 'fake' cigarettes and tobacco via Facebook has been fined

A Llwynypia man who sold counterfeit tobacco and cigarettes via social media has been prosecuted by Rhondda Cynon Taf council’s trading standards team. Officers say they received complaints Leon Moon, 31, was selling rolling tobacco and cigarettes that
WalesOnline (uk)
added Jun 17, 2016 02:21
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[Poland] GFN 2016 Vaping Policy

GFN is a vaper friendly conference, actively encouraging participation by consumers and advocates. For various reasons this year we have had to introduce a vaping policy... If you want to blow clouds there will be a terrace available on the same floor as
Global Forum on Nicotine
added Jun 16, 2016 19:10
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Technavio Announces Top Six Vendors in the Global E-Cigarette Market from 2016 to 2020

After witnessing Lorillard's success with blu, other large players found the global e-cigarette market lucrative, and a series of M&A began in the market. The approach to end-users is one of the major causes of concern for smaller companies. Currently, t
Business Wire
added Jun 15, 2016 17:10
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco firms ignore legal restrictions

Smoke Free Agents, a non-profit antitobacco group, has become infuriated by the number of music concerts packed with young people in Greater Jakarta that are not smoke-free despite the legal ban on tobacco promotion at such events. Between February and
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jun 15, 2016 14:56
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[Poland] Global Forum on Nicotine

held at the Marriott Hotel, in Warsaw, on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June 2016... KAC 64The conference is funded by registration fees and does not receive any sponsorship from manufacturers, distributors or retailers of nicotine products including pha
Global Forum on Nicotine
added Jun 12, 2016 15:58
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