Tobacco, a key product for retailers, is subject to heavy legislation and the focus of anti-smoking lobby groups as well as health organisations, read the latest tobacco news
Philip Morris Limited (PML) has revealed further details of its ‘Buy-Back’ system to support retailers following the ban on menthol cigarettes, as IQOS Menthol Kits become available to stock.
On the 20 May, the Tobacco Products Directive came into force; initially affecting the manufacture, distribution and sale of cigarettes and roll your own tobacco . Products will not be allowed into the market, if they are not uniquely serialised
British American Tobacco’s (BAT) e-cigarette brand Vype has launched world-first ‘Puretech’, a new vaping technology, as part of its commitment to innovation across the sector.
British American Tobacco’s e-cigarette brand Vype today announces the latest evolution in its range of vaping products – the Vype ePen 3.
Philip Morris Limited (PM UK and Ireland), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI), has announced details of a business transformation, which will fully integrate its cigarette, heated tobacco and e-cigarette (e-vapor) businesses. The key driver for the change
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has produced comprehensive new guidance for retailers on the upcoming changes to tobacco retailing coming into force as part of the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive and Standardised Packaging legislation.
From Friday 20 May 2016,
Reacting to the Government’s announcement that MPs will vote on plans to introduce Plain Packaging for tobacco products before the next election, Mike Ridgway, director of The Consumer Packaging Manufacturers Alliance (CPMA), said: “This was a surprising announcement by the Government
Philip Morris claims the Government has ignored evidence from Australia on the impacts of plain packaging in its decision to implement plain packaging for tobacco products in England following the Chantler Review. Responding to the Government’s statement, Philip Morris said: “Sir Cyril
ACS is calling on Government to undertake an urgent full assessment of wider impact of standardised packaging on businesses, following the statement by Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison, that they are publishing regulations to introduce plain packaging in the UK. ACS has already
Retailers are increasingly opposed to Government proposals to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products in the wake of evidence from Australia, a new poll reveals. In the week that an independent review into plain packaging is due to report, the
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores), which represents over 33,500 local shops across the UK, has strongly welcomed plans to make it illegal to buy tobacco for a person under the age of 18. This proposed change in the law
Legislation to introduce standardised packaging of tobacco is not fit for purpose, say campaigners. In a submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, the smokers’ group Forest Eireann argues plain packaging will not stop children smoking and
Campaigners opposed to plain packaging of tobacco have accused the government of ignoring the views of hundreds of thousands of people who opposed the policy in a public consultation. They also describe as “premature” the government’s decision to commission a
Campaigners at the tobacco lobby group, Forest, said consumers and retailers will have “mixed feelings” following this week’s European Parliament vote on the European Commission’s proposal for a revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). MEPs voted against a ban on slim
The campaign against EU proposals to outlaw menthol cigarettes, prohibit 10-packs and ban smaller pouches of roll-your-own tobacco has moved up a gear, according to smokers’ lobby group, Forest. It has upgraded its No Thank EU website so retailers
British American Tobacco has launched its first e-cigarette in the UK. The move follows the acquisition of CN Creative in December 2012. The company claims to be the first tobacco company to launch an e-cigarette in the UK market and, as such,
An acclaimed trade guide for independent retailers and wholesalers selling tobacco, produced earlier this year by leading industry trade associations the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) and the Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF), has now been launched as a free iPhone/iPad App
Smokers’ lobby group, Hands Off Our Packs, which is owned and managed by Forest (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco), say it is “delighted” the government has abandoned moves to introduce plain packaging for tobacco in the UK.
Electronic cigarette brand, E-Lites, is claiming a European market first with the launch of a TV advertisement for e-cigarettes containing nicotine. The national advertising campaign breaks in the UK on the 19 January 2013 on ITV, Channel 5 and satellite TV.
Smokers’ lobby group Forest claims the Australian court ruling in favour of plain tobacco packaging will not affect its campaign against similar legislation in the UK. Forest, which runs the Hands Off Our Packs campaign, says plain packaging is an
Publicly-listed packaging company, API Group, claims the introduction of plain tobacco packaging would do significant damage to its business, according to its CEO. Interviewed by the Hands Off Our Packs campaign, which opposes the introduction of plain packaging, API Group
A libertarian pressure group has declared its support for Hands Off Our Packs, which is leading the fight against the plain packaging of tobacco. Simon Richards, director of The Freedom Association, said: “Attempts to force plain packs on tobacco companies are yet
Opponents of plain packaging of tobacco have launched an online advertising campaign against the measure. The campaign was created by the smokers’ lobby group Forest to promote the Hands Off Our Packs initiative. It features a video, ‘Nanny Town’, plus a
The director general of a leading UK think-tank is backing a campaign opposing plain cigarette packaging and claims there is no evidence it will stop people smoking. Speaking at the launch of the Hands Off Our Packs campaign, organised by smokers’
TV chef and publican Antony Worrall Thompson has launched an e-petition calling on the government to review the smoking ban. The text of the petition is: “We petition the Government to review the impact of the smoking ban on pubs and