Miguel Martin, LOGIC Technology president, discusses the proposed legislation that would ban electronic cigarettes from restaurants, offices, and parks. Martin also addresses if there are chemicals in e-cigarettes.» Read More
BRUSSELS, Dec 18- European Union diplomats approved new anti-tobacco legislation on Wednesday, including larger health warnings on cigarette packets and the bloc's first ever rules on electronic cigarettes.
Tobacco companies are pushing back against a global rise in anti-smoking laws, using a legal strategy to delay regulation, the New York Times reports.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.-- Illinois is spending only about 7 percent of what federal officials say it should on smoking-prevention programs 15 years after a landmark settlement with tobacco companies over health risks, according to a study.
NEW YORK, Dec 11- At the Henley Vaporium, one of a growing number of e-cigarette lounges sprouting up in New York and other U.S. cities, patrons can indulge in their choice of more than 90 flavors of nicotine-infused vapor, ranging from bacon to bubble gum.
The New York City Council on Wednesday held a hearing to debate banning e-cigarettes from public places.
*Russia cracking down on tobacco consumption. MOSCOW/ LONDON, Dec 4- Philip Morris International Inc and Japan Tobacco Inc are buying 20 percent stakes in their Russian distributor Megapolis for $750 million each, strengthening their grip on the world's No.2 cigarette market by volume after China.
*Philip Morris, Japan Tobacco buy stakes for $750 mln each. MOSCOW, Dec 4- Philip Morris International Inc and Japan Tobacco Inc are buying 20 percent stakes for $750 million each in Russian distributor Megapolis, strengthening their grip on the world's No. 2 cigarette market after China.
LONDON, Nov 28- Britain signalled it would force tobacco companies to scrap branded cigarette packaging on Thursday in an attempt to reduce the number of children who may be drawn to smoking by striking and brightly coloured packs.
AMSTERDAM, Nov 28- The Dutch Health Ministry sounded an early warning on Thursday about the possible health risks of electronic cigarettes, announcing plans to clamp down on labelling ahead of European regulations.
Marlboro says it will get into the e-cigarette business in the second half of 2014 and raised its profits forecast for the next year.
Nov 20- Philip Morris International Inc plans next year to enter the electronic cigarette business, a $2 billion- plus global market identified by the maker of Marlboro cigarettes as its "greatest growth opportunity".
Nov 20- Marlboro cigarettes maker Philip Morris International Inc raised its full-year profit forecast, citing a lower impact from unfavorable exchange rates, and said it would enter the e-cigarette business in the second half of 2014.. Analysts on average were expecting Philip Morris to earn $5.39 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
LONDON, Nov 5- Imperial Tobacco Group said cost cuts and the launch of electronic cigarettes would help deliver "modest" growth for the new year as it posted slightly better than expected earnings.
AB InBev, SABMiller merger would combine Latam, Africa growth markets. *SABMiller price tag would likely be more than $100 bln. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Oct 28- With half the world's beer produced by four big firms and few markets left for them to tap, the time may be right for a $100 billion merger between the two largest, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller.
LONDON, Oct 23- British American Tobacco said it remained on track for a year of solid earnings growth after price rises in the first nine months of the year helped it to offset a 3 percent fall in total tobacco volumes.
BANDUNG, Indonesia, Oct 14- In PT Trisula International's hangar-sized factory outside the western Indonesian city of Bandung, hundreds of workers stitch together clothes for some of the world's top brands.
The agency responsible for policing tobacco sales couldn't provide proper records for $127 million worth of cigarettes used in undercover operations.
In 2009, the FDA was given authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco, although not pipe tobacco, cigars or e-cigarettes, battery-operated products that produce a vapor containing nicotine that is inhaled. The law allows the FDA to expand its authority over all tobacco products, but it must first issue new regulations.
In 2009, the FDA was given authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco, although not pipe tobacco, cigars or e-cigarettes. The law allows the FDA to expand its authority over all tobacco products, but it must first issue new regulations.
The Food and Drug Administration and National Institutes of Health said on Thursday they have awarded an initial $53 million to 14 institutions to conduct research that could help the FDA shape tobacco product regulations. The law allows the FDA to expand its authority to all tobacco products but it must first issue new regulations.