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Flavor Fears and e-cigarettes

February 18th, 2015 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

Other chemicals in e-cigarettes are also raising alarms, including a few of the flavoring agents. “Most of the flavors are taken from the food industry and have been tested for safety when we eat them,” says Maciej L. Goniewicz, a professor of oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in Buffalo. “We don’t know what the health effects are when these flavors are inhaled,” he says. It will be difficult to test all of the thousands of different combinations of flavors that are on the market. “Some of the flavors are just a single compound, but many are mixtures of different chemicals,” Goniewicz points out. Read more

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Plans to outlaw branded cigarette packaging in Britain

August 22nd, 2014 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

cigarette packagingThe U.K. would be the first major European country forcing all cigarettes to be sold in uniform olive green packages with graphic health warnings and the brand name confined to the bottom of the pack in small print. The Department of Health concluded its final consultation this month and will respond in “due course,” it said in a statement. Read more

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West Ice box

June 9th, 2014 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

West Ice box
West was introduced to the German market in 1981 and was only available in tobacco goods shops. It was introduced with advertising stating West was a “quality marque at a fair price” on the German market. Since approximately 1987 West became available in supermarkets and cigarette vending machines. West is the second-strongest cigarette brand in Germany. Read more

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Presentation of Davidoff Cigarettes

May 8th, 2014 Posted in Big tobacco industry Tags:

Davidoff Cigarettes
Davidoff is a popular brand of tobacco, produced by Imperial Tobacco. The tobacco products are produced under licence of Davifoff & Cie, founded by Zino Davidoff and based in Geneva, Switzerland. The cigarette line includes the standard “classic”, “mild”, “Lights/Gold”, “ultra lights” and “menthol” flavours, as well as the more expensive rich “Magnum” flavour. Read more

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Dunhill Maker in Profit In Spite of Volume Declines

April 16th, 2014 Posted in General tobacco Tags:

Dunhill cigarettes
British American Tobacco (BAT) Zimbabwe volumes during the year to December 2013 dropped about 17 % to 1,301 billion sticks manufactured in the previous year because of a decrease in the market size. This comes after the 30 % price boost taken on affordable segment in December 2012 in opposition to a 50 % excise raise to around US$15 per mille, the company’s finance leader Mr. Peter Doona stated analysts several days ago. Read more

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