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[Netherlands] Lobby group welcomes ban on tobacco lobbyists

The doors to the Dutch government have been closed against the tobacco industry and its lobbyists, according to an anti-tobacco lobby group, the Framework Convention Alliance. In a note posted on its website, the alliance said that while a court in the
Tobacco Reporter
added Nov 23, 2015 14:30

[Asia, Pakistan] After closing plant Philip Morris now fires 141 employees

had shut its cigarette manufacturing plants in the country in Feb this year, has fired its 141 employees from Purchasing and Processing Departments mainly due to increasing cost in Pakistan...with high taxes, it was not possible for the company to compete
The Nation (pk)
added Nov 23, 2015 02:49

[New York] Up in vapor: Local air-quality researcher involved in e-cigarette study

McAuley is preparing a continuation of a study CHANGE had published in 2012 that has been widely cited. It was commissioned by the National Vapers Club, an organization founded in 2009 that promotes education and scientific research while looking to prote
Glens Falls (NY) Post-Star
added Nov 23, 2015 00:00

[North Carolina] Reynolds believes Vuse innovations will spur e-cig sales

a PowerPoint slide accompanying Crew’s talk cautioned that the vapor category has reached “an inflection point” in 2015. That means that the category is now considered to have a 50-50 chance of success. Recognition of that tipping point has led Reynolds t
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 22, 2015 16:40

[UK] BAT to launch iFuse hybrid ecigarette

will next week launch a new type of cigarette that combines ecigarette technology and tobacco, according to senior executives. The hybrid cigarette, called iFuse, will be rolled out as tobacco majors increase investment in so-called “next generation produ
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 22, 2015 16:25

[Africa, Mid-east, UK] Criminal gangs are selling fake fags to help fund Islamic State

CROOKS are using Facebook to sell potentially deadly fake fags and booze that could be funding Islamic terrorism....Mokhtar Belmokhtar was dubbed “Mr Marlboro” after funding his war on the West through cigarette smuggling.
Daily Star (uk)
added Nov 22, 2015 16:22

EDITORIAL: Don’t Let Progress on Tobacco Evaporate

progress might well be slowed or reversed if Congress approves two riders attached to an appropriations bill...One rider would cut in half the C.D.C.’s budget for tobacco control,...second rider would shield from regulation all existing electronic cigaret
New York Times
added Nov 21, 2015 21:24

CAMPBELL: ACSH Invited to White House to Advise on Tobacco Harm Reduction

Dr. Gil Ross...visited the White House to talk with officials from the FDA, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and its Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) group, which was seeking guidance on how the new regulations might impact ha
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Nov 21, 2015 20:08

Nicotine and Toxicant Exposure among U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Users: Results from 1999 to 2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data

Exclusive smokeless tobacco users have higher observed levels of exposure to nicotine and carcinogenic tobacco-specific nitrosamines, as measured by cotinine and NNAL biomarker concentrations, than exclusive cigarette smokers. These patterns in NNAL level
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
added Nov 21, 2015 19:44

[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Owe $8M For Pilot's Bladder Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

A retired pilot who developed bladder cancer and heart and lung diseases after smoking for decades urged a Florida jury Friday to award him more than $8 million in compensatory damages against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, saying the tobacco companies
added Nov 21, 2015 19:38
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