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British American Tobacco is hunting for a new chairman to succeed Richard Burrows. Read more

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A report by University of Bath academics is accusing four cigarette companies of consistently paying less than the headline rate of UK corporation tax while paying hundreds of millions of pounds in tax overseas. Read more

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Philip Morris International (PMI) and British American Tobacco (BAT) have both been recognized as Global Top Employers. Read more

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Mike Ridgway of the Consumer Packaging Manufacturers Alliance supports the recent Local Government Association warning that millions of fake cigarettes are entering the UK and undermining efforts to cut smoking. Read more

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Honeywell has announced that its track-and-trace product had been nominated by tobacco manufacturers to help them find suitable suppliers who are part of the tobacco supply chain and comply with the EU Tobacco Products Directive II (TPD2). Read more

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The UK branch of Philip Morris International launched its “Hold My Light” anti-smoking campaign with ads in several newspapers late October. Read more

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PMI denies the adverts are illegal and claims it wants to help smokers by providing them with better tobacco alternatives. Read more

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Together, the Dutch-headquartered machine developer and the British adhesives and flavoring application systems specialist have expert knowledge in developing machines for producing next-generation products. Read more

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The global packaging solutions group is selling its Instrumentation & Tobacco Machinery division to G.D SpA for £30million (US$38.3 million). Read more

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One year from the controversial introduction of plain packaging in the UK, new research commissioned by JTI and conducted by independent polling company Kantar TNS reveals that the majority of the public are not supportive of the policy. Read more

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A recent study has found that drinking a pint of beer may lower your life expectancy by the same amount as smoking a cigarette. Read more

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Public Health England says e-cigarettes should be available on prescription. Read more

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ITM Services has taken over the portfolio of AccuPac. From now on, ITM Services will provide Accupac’s print position technology solutions in wrapping and packing machinery. Read more

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Imperial Brands stemmed the decline in cigarette sales volumes in the second half of this year by focusing on key brands and controlling price hikes. Read more

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The British Psychological Society says e-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking. Read more

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JET has officially launched its latest cigarette product called JET “Caffe Series”. Read more

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The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld an anonymous complaint saying that advertisements encouraging smokers to switch to e-cigarettes as safer alternatives are against EU law. Read more

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Tobacco companies fell under fire for tin cigarette packs they released shortly before the date when retailers could no longer sell branded cigarette packets, as a grace period to allow tobacco firms to phase out old cartons came to an end. Read more

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Essentra Plc’s Scientific Services facility is the only laboratory in the UK to be named on the European Union’s list of approved providers for its tobacco products directive testing. Read more

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Counterfeits made out to be genuine brands are being sold by people using fake profiles on Facebook’s marketplace pages and offer hand delivery, the BBC reports. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Regulating by science,
not prejudice

Everyone can agree that regulations should be in place to control e-cigarettes. But, shouldn’t these regulations be based on new scientific findings more than old prejudice?

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