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2013-11-15 04:21:31

LONDON, November 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "We've seen electronic cigarettes become a phenomenon... Over the last two or three years, as one smoker becomes a vaper and shows their family and friends and... they love it and then they show theirs and so on..." - Michael Clapper, Executive Chairman, Vapestick, Speaker at eCig Europe With the awareness of user benefits and business value of e-cigarettes in Europe rapidly increasing, this unique meeting of small and...

2012-08-12 23:00:26

Electronic cigarette is the alternative to a healthier lifestyle, announces http://electroniccigarettehub.org. Their new offer will be a perfect gift for anyone who wishes to give up smoking. Traditional cigarettes represent a great threat to both our lives and the lives of those around us. But thanks to the free trial kit, a new chance is given to smokers. (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 E cigarette is by far the number one product which has proven to be the most effective in helping people quit...

2011-12-08 04:00:00

GENEVA and SAN FRANCISCO, December 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- JTI to take minority share in Ploom Japan Tobacco International (JTI) and Ploom announced today that they have entered into a strategic agreement. Under the exclusive long-term cooperation agreement, JTI will commercialize Ploom's new generation smoking alternative products outside the United States. As part of the agreement, JTI has taken a minority stake in Ploom. Founded in 2007...

2008-07-23 18:00:39

Tokyo, July 23 (Jiji Press)--Japan Tobacco Inc. is considering scaling down production of retailer-brand frozen food items in a move to strengthen its food safety management system, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday. Japan Tobacco will place greater priority on regaining consumer trust in its food products than on bolstering its earnings from food products it makes on a consignment basis for retailers, the sources said. Focusing on its own brand products, Japan Tobacco will...

2008-07-01 18:00:19

Tokyo, July 1 (Jiji Press)--Japan Tobacco Inc. , cigarette retailers and tobacco farmers on Tuesday jointly called on the ruling Liberal Democratic Party not to raise the tobacco tax. The tobacco industry parties submitted the written request to Sadakazu Tanigaki, who chairs the LDP's Policy Research Council, on the day the ruling party began tax system reform talks. They said in the document that a tobacco tax increase will prompt more smokers to quit smoking at a time when the domestic...

2005-09-30 16:35:00

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO (Reuters) - Rothmans Inc. stock sank as much as 11 percent on Friday after Canada's top court cleared the way for provinces to sue the tobacco industry, but shares of foreign-owned tobacco firms shrugged off the ruling. The unanimous Supreme Court ruling, announced Thursday, will allow Canadian provinces to make claims for health costs of smoking that could total tens of billions of dollars. The case dealt with a British Columbia law -- the first of its kind in...

2005-09-29 15:05:00

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday unanimously upheld the right of provinces to sue the tobacco industry for the health costs of smoking, clearing the way for claims that could total C$80 billion. The case dealt with a British Columbia law -- the first of its kind in Canada -- that was modeled on cases filed in the 1990s by U.S. states, which resulted in settlements totaling more than $240 billion to be paid over 25 years. But because Canadian provinces pay for health...