A federal arbitration on Tuesday dismissed the Big Tobacco to dramatically reduce the annual payment it makes to New York State under the benchmark in the industry in 1998 master settlement agreement with the state governments. Read more
Confidential documents leaked the observers show how the largest tobacco company in the world sought to kill the government’s plans to introduce standard packages of cigarettes, using sophisticated lobbying campaign that targeted key politicians and civil servants who were in her opinion to support their point of views. Read more
Mobile phones operators in India are behaving as recklessly American cigarette manufacturers did in the past, noted the problems with health, and care not to step on before it’s too late, say experts in the study of electromagnetic radiation and health professionals.
“COAI, the umbrella organization representing cellular operators, repeatedly claiming that the radiation of cell tower will not cause any harm. Tobacco industry said the same thing about smoking till conclusive research proved otherwise. Now there are millions of people around the world who suffered from smoking. Fact, the mobile phone / tower radiation is worse than smoking, a person cannot see or smell and its effects on health have noticed that after a long period of exposure, “said Girish Kumar of IIT Mumbai. Read more
In Australia, cigarette packs now carry the horrific images of the tumor on plain background, instead of the colorful logos. As Ireland prepares to follow suit, Suzanne Harrington wondered if it would be enough to stop the next generation getting hooked
Here are some things that a group of six and seven-year-old children said when shown the choice of product packaging, “striking”, “it makes you happy looking at it,” is a beautiful and girly, “red is my favorite color”, ” It’s funky … fantasy … like ice cubes and mint “,” it looks gorgeous, “she reminds me of a character in Tinti “, it makes you feel like you’re in Wonderland happiness. ” Read more
Legal loopholes to circumvent the existing law promoters advertising
According to a recent report published just in time for World No Tobacco Day on Friday, the tobacco companies have reduced theiradvertisements in traditional media, but are looking for a step up theirpresence online.
Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention thereport compiled after monitoring 32 TV channels, 91 newspapers andmagazines, as well as various online media, including commercialwebsites microblogs. Read more
New Delhi, April 2: Although there was a government order that requires all tobacco products, packages for “pictorial health warning” Tobacco companies violate this order. This was a light snap poll conducted by Public Health Association of India (VHAI) in New Delhi. According to the survey, “no cigarettes, bidis, bags or any other tobacco products, chewing is the new picture warnings.” Read more
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say that they lied about the dangers of smoking and health, which reveal soaking effects, including death, on average 1,200 people per day. Read more
Net income rose to 168.8 billion yen ($2.1 billion) for the six months ended September, from 143.6 billion yen a year earlier, according to a statement to the Tokyo Stock Exchange yesterday. The company maintained its profit forecast of 318 billion yen for the full year to March 2013. Ream more »
Another developer is exploring buying the former Chesterfield cigarette factory at the corner of Duke and Main streets downtown. Durham officials say there’s pressure to begin the project before the end of the year before an existing approved project site plan expires.
BGL Real Estate Advisors has an exclusive 60-day due diligence period to investigate buying the seven-story former Liggett Group cigarette factory, said Robert Flanigan, vice president for the Cleveland-based investment firm Brown Gibbons Lang & Co.
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The European Union’s commissioner for health and consumer policy, John Dalli, resigned with immediate effect Tuesday following an investigation by OLAF, the EU’s antifraud office, into a complaint made in May by tobacco producer Swedish Match SWMA.SK +0.85% AB.
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