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[France, UK] Four tobacco makers accused by French anti-smoking of collusion

National Committee Against Tobacco, the companies cited in the complaint agreed to "limit themselves to small increases that in reality are adjustments for inflation, (and) which don't influence the (consumption) of smokers."
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jan 26, 2015 11:54

E-cigarettes in checked luggage pose fire risk, U.S. FAA says

"In several incidents both inside and outside the transportation industry, e-cigarettes have overheated or caught fire when the heating element was accidentally activated," the FAA said...that e-cigarettes be carried in the aircraft cabin instead of in c
added Jan 26, 2015 11:51

[UK] Imperial Tobacco launches caffeinated mouth strips

is moving into caffeine as more people kick the deadly smoking habit, launching a melt-in-your-mouth strip designed to give an energy boost in seconds. The product, called Reon, comes in flavors such as "grapefruit & zing" and "black currant & fresh". Fo
added Jan 26, 2015 11:47

[UK] Ecigarette makers target luxury market ($$)

At a small manufacturing plant in Walton-on-Thames on the outskirts of London, Andrew Korn makes luxury ecigarettes for the discerning user.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 19:54

[UK] WILLIS: Plain packaging for cigarettes will see the end of some wickedly wonderful marketing

When I was editing Silk Cut's magazine, a Gallagher executive told me – only half in jest – that if restrictions got any tighter, the firm would relocate to Andorra and fly leaflet-drops over London. In fact, the manufacturers will probably try to differ
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 11:48

[Australia, UK] BOSELEY: If ‘plain’ packaging does not deter smokers, why was industry against it?

If it works, even modestly, in Australia, there is no reason to suppose it will not have the same sort of effect here. And anything, say doctors, that can reduce the numbers of young people picking up a lethal habit is worth trying.
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 01:20

[UK] EDITORIAL: The Guardian view on cigarette packaging: smoking out Conservative thinking

So the government has shuffled reluctantly into a sensible public health policy, but with such obvious squeamishness that any political credit due belongs to the opposition. Without sustained external pressure it seems certain Mr Cameron would still be h
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Jan 25, 2015 01:18

[UK] EDITORIAL: Plain as day: The removal of cigarette branding will boost public health

The desperation with which the tobacco industry has fought the in itself an indicator that plain packaging may hit sales. Smoking kills, after all. But we wouldn’t be any the wiser on that score if it were up to the likes of Philip Morri
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 01:16

[Florida] Philip Morris Cleared In $29M Engle Trial ($$)

jury cleared Philip Morris USA Inc. on Friday of liability in one of the year's first Engle progeny trials, rejecting a former smoker's ... allegations the cigarette maker's product and actions caused his laryngeal cancer. Plaintiff Jose Vila Jr.'s case i
added Jan 24, 2015 18:35

[Florida] Tampa jury awards amputee $17.3 million in tobacco lawsuit

Donna Brown of Jacksonville started smoking cigarettes in high school... This week, a Tampa jury decided tobacco giant Philip Morris USA owes the 64-year-old woman nearly $17.3 million for causing her disease and for hiding facts about the perils and addi
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Jan 24, 2015 18:24
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