Tobacco Companies in Canada Ordered To Pay $15 Billion To Smokers

cigarettesMore than 1 million smokers win a lawsuit against three tobacco companies.

In Canada, three tobacco companies— Imperial Tobacco, Rothmans Benson & Hedges and JTI-MacDonald—have been ordered to pay $15 billion in damages after losing a historic court case, according to CBC News Montreal. All three tobacco companies issued statements saying they plan to appeal the ruling.

Judge Brian Riordan on Monday ruled in favor of two groups representing Quebec smokers. The court case began in March 2012, some 13 years after two class-action lawsuits were first sought by groups made up of about 1 million people.

  • One of the lawsuits, “the Blais File,” was put forth by people who said they became seriously ill from smoking.
  • The second lawsuit, “the Létourneau File,” was filed by a group of people who claim they are unable to quit smoking.

As reported by CBC Montreal, both groups alleged the three tobacco companies in the lawsuit:

  • Failed to properly warn their customers about the dangers of smoking.
  • Underestimated evidence relating to the harmful effects of tobacco.
  • Engaged in unscrupulous marketing.
  • Destroyed documents.

The plaintiffs with cancer are set to receive various amounts of money based on their illness and time spent smoking. For example, those with cancer who began smoking before January 1976 will receive $100,000 each, while those started smoking after January 1976 will receive $90,000.

The plaintiffs battling emphysema will receive $30,000 in moral damages if they began smoking before Jan. 1, 1976, and $24,000 if they started smoking after that date.

The almost one million Quebec smokers who were unable to quit will each receive about $130 per person.

Tobacco Companies to Appeal
JTI-Macdonald Corp. issued a statement minutes after the ruling, saying it plans to appeal the judgment. “The company strongly believes that the evidence presented at trial does not justify the court’s conclusions,” the statement said. “Since the 1950s, Canadians have had a very high awareness of the health risks of smoking. That awareness has been reinforced by the health warnings printed on every legal cigarette package for more than 40 years.”

Imperial Tobacco Canada and Rothmans Benson & Hedges also announced they plan to appeal the ruling.

Despite plans to appeal, the ruling says that at least $1 billion in damages must be paid: “The Court orders the provisional execution of the judgment notwithstanding appeal with respect to the initial deposit of one billion dollars of moral damages, plus all punitive damages awarded.”

8 Tips to Help You Switch to Electronic Cigarettes

Following post provided by:

Name – Aaron Hawkins

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8 Tips to Help You Switch to Electronic Cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes are a fantastic way for you to reduce your tobacco consumption, and eliminate some of the harmful effects of smoking. If you want to quit completely, switching to electronic cigarettes is a stepping-stone to a life free from smoke and nicotine cravings! Here are 8 tips to help you make the switch:

  1. Do your research

It’s important you understand what e-cigarettes are before you start using them. They’re a relatively new development, and the industry is rapidly evolving to provide effective solutions to those who have decided to use them as part of their plan to quit smoking for good. Once you understand more about what electronic cigarettes are, and how they work, you’ll be able to make informed decisions regarding the type and model you’d like to use.

  1. Find a decent supplier

The market is saturated with providers of electronic cigarettes, and it’s really important you purchase yours from a reputable, trustworthy source. What makes a good supplier? Try to find a company that’s committed to staying ahead of research, and has knowledgeable staff to assist you with your choices.

  1. Investigate different types to find the best one for you

There are a few different types of electronic cigarettes, and you should buy one suitable for your own needs. This will ensure your switch is as effective as possible, and will minimise the likelihood you’ll revert to smoking cigarettes. For example, if you smoke a lot, finding a rechargeable model is a good idea, so you don’t get caught short when the batteries run out.

  1. Let your friends and family know

This is an important step as you reduce your tobacco consumption, independent from your decision to quit smoking. Make sure your friends and family are aware of the changes you’re making, and ask for their support where possible. This is particularly important if any of your friends or family members smoke. If they know you’re serious about your decision to stop smoking, they’ll be less likely to tempt you away from your new e-cigarette!

  1. Buy the right strength of electronic cigarette

E-cigarettes are available in a variety of strengths. If you’ve decided to quit smoking, you may also want to reduce your nicotine consumption – but be careful! Don’t try to change too much at once. Take small steps towards your end goal, and the changes will be more sustainable. Calculate the appropriate strength according to your current smoking habits. Once you’re used to vaping, and no longer crave traditional cigarettes, you can begin to reduce the strength of liquid used in your e-cigarette.

  1. Keep up to date with research and new developments

The industry is evolving at a rapid rate. New electronic cigarettes are regularly released, to improve safety, effectiveness, and reduce the harmful side affects associated with nicotine. Keep up to date with the research and new developments to benefit from these changes.

  1. Keep spare batteries on hand at all times

If you don’t have a rechargeable model, make sure you keep new batteries with you at all times. If your batteries run out unexpectedly, you’ll be able to replace them promptly to avoid relapsing back to traditional cigarettes.

  1. Remember why you’re switching

To start with, the transition from smoking to vaping can be difficult. If you’ve found the right strength, you’ll still be getting the right amount of nicotine – but you may miss the sensation of smoking. If you find it tough, remember why you’re switching, and focus on the positive outcomes to stay motivated.

E-Cigarette Tax Bill Update

E-Cigarette Tax Bill Update

22 states have proposed e-cig taxes in 2015

Published in Tobacco E-News

By

Thomas A. Briant, NATO Executive Director
E-Vapor
MINNEAPOLIS – Since the beginning of this year, 22 states and the District of Columbia have introduced bills that would assess an excise tax on electronic cigarettes and nicotine liquid solutions used in e-cigarettes. With some state legislatures already adjourned and other states moving closer to adjournment for the year, the picture on e-cigarette taxes is becoming clearer.
What is interesting is not just the fact that so many states are considering e-cigarette taxes, but also the different methods being proposed to tax e-cigarettes. So far, bills in eight states to tax e-cigarettes have either been defeated or died due to adjournment of the legislature.
These eight states and the proposed tax rates that failed include the following:
Arizona: 18 cents per milliliter of nicotine solution.
Arkansas: 7.5 cents per milliliter of nicotine solution.
Indiana: 24% of the wholesale price.
Kentucky: 40% of the wholesale price.
Montana: 1.73 cents per milligram of nicotine solution.
Nevada: 30% of the wholesale price.
New Mexico: 4 cents per milligram of nicotine solution.
Virginia: 18 cents and 40 cents per milliliter of nicotine solution.
The other legislatures with tax bills still pending include the following states:
Alabama: 25 cents-per-milliliter of nicotine solution.
Hawaii: 70% of the wholesale price.
Maine: Cigarette tax rate of $2.00.
Massachusetts: Cigarette tax rate of $3.51.
Minnesota: 30 cents per milliliter of nicotine solution.
New Hampshire: 73.94% of the wholesale price.
New Jersey: 75% of the wholesale price.
New York: 75% of the wholesale price.
North Carolina: 3 cents per milliliter of nicotine solution.
Ohio: 60% of the wholesale price.
Oregon: 81.25% of the wholesale price.
Rhode Island: 80% of the wholesale price.
Vermont: 46% of the wholesale price.
Washington: 60% of the retail price.
Washington D.C.: 70% of the wholesale price.
For those state legislatures that have not passed an e-cigarette tax bill, there are several key reasons for not enacting such a tax. First, there is uncertainty as to how e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid should be taxed. That uncertainty is reflected in the five different tax methods proposed under these bills including an OTP rate, a per-milliliter rate, a per-milligram rate, a cigarette tax rate, and a percent of the retail price. Second, e-cigarette taxes will not generate a significant amount of tax revenue. Third, some lawmakers do not want to use tax policy that would discourage people from transitioning to e-cigarettes.
The tax landscape on e-cigarette taxes will become clearer as additional states wind up their 2015 state legislative sessions in the next several months.
During January of this year, bills have been introduced in eight state legislatures to assess a tax on electronic cigarettes or the nicotine liquid solution used in e-cigarettes. These proposed tax bills include the following:
Arkansas: House Bill 1156 would assess a tax of 7.5 cents per milliliter of nicotine liquid solution.
Indiana: Senate Bill 384 would tax e-cigarette vapor products at a rate of .83 cents per milligram of nicotine in each milliliter of nicotine liquid solution.
Nevada: Senate Bill 79 assesses a tax on nicotine liquid solution at the rate of 30% of the wholesale price.
New Mexico: Senate Bill 65 taxes a tax of four cents per milligram of liquid nicotine liquid solution in an electronic cigarette.
New York: Assembly Bill 296 and Senate Bill 722 tax electronic cigarettes and electronic cigarette cartridges at a rate of 75% of the wholesale price.
Oregon: Two bills, D1037 and D2268, would expand the definition of tobacco product for purposes of taxation to include electronic cigarettes and nicotine liquid solution in order to
apply the state’s tobacco tax rate of 65% of the wholesale price.
Virginia: House Bill 1310 imposes a tax on electronic cigarettes and other vapor products at a rate of 40 cents per milliliter of nicotine liquid solution.
Washington: House Bill 1645 and Senate Bill 5573 would impose a tax on electronic vapor products at a rate of 95% of the taxable sales price.
With many state legislative sessions just beginning this month, plus four state legislatures that open their 2015 legislative sessions in the next month or two, there could be bills introduced in other states to propose a tax on electronic cigarettes or the nicotine liquid solution used in e-cigarettes.
Currently, only Minnesota and North Carolina tax the sale of e-cigarettes with Minnesota assessing a tax rate of 95% of the wholesale price and North Carolina assessing a tax rate of five cents per milliliter of liquid nicotine solution.
Tom Briant, NATO By Thomas A. Briant, NATO Executive Director

SFATA Conference Takeaways

ecigarettesE-cigarette/nicotine debate needs to be re-focused.

Wells Fargo Securities LLC recently attended the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) Conference outside of Chicago, “headlined” by Mitch Zeller, Director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products.

“Encouragingly, Director Zeller underscored the importance of ‘opening up the dialogue’ across various stakeholders in the nicotine space, suggesting to us that he and the agency remain committed to using science and data to shape regulation while recognizing the nicotine continuum of risk which is consistent with his previous comments. Director Zeller even remarked that conference participants were ‘preaching to the choir’ with regards to the need for the debate to change,” said Bonnie Herzog, managing director, beverage, tobacco and convenience store research for Wells Fargo Securities LLC.

Herzog outlined other key takeaways from Zeller:

(1) The societal debate around e-cigs needs to be re-focused on “issues that really matter”—namely what role e-cigs or other potentially less harmful, non-combustible nicotine delivery systems could play in net population-level harm reduction…

(2) The issues driving the e-cig/nicotine debate center around youth access, flavors, and marketing, which are undoubtedly very important but have diverted attention from the bigger-picture issues such as this reduction of harm mentioned above;

(3) The FDA has “taken seriously” the comments, considerations and concerns of small manufacturers who don’t have the financial and human resources of Big Tobacco; and

(4) The FDA is engaged with other FDA “centers” – particularly the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) to explore the role of “therapeutic nicotine.”

“We remain cautiously optimistic that the FDA ‘gets it’ with regards to a nicotine risk continuum that will ultimately be reflected in regulation. We remain bullish on vapor long-term, but near-term we’re more cautious given increased uncertainty,” Herzog said.

Herzog noted that a consistent theme throughout the day was the need for alternatives for smokers who can’t or won’t quit, within a ‘continuum of risk’ framework.

Deeming Rules
Once the deeming rule is final, Herzog noted, it will proceed to the OMB (Office of Management and Budget) for review. The OMB’s cost/benefit analysis is expected to take about 3-6 months.

“Regardless of what the final rule entails, conference speakers encouraged the industry to start preparing (compiling ingredients lists, implementing manufacturing standards, etc.), even though implementation and enforcement of the regulation will likely take years in our view,” Herzog said. “Further, the final rule could be more of a ‘guideline’ in nature with guidance being issued over time to govern the specifics…”

Japan Tobacco to buy U.S. e-cigarette maker Logic Technology

(Reuters) – Japan Tobacco said on Thursday it had agreed to buy Florida-based e-cigarette maker Logic Technology Development LLC as it aims to become a global leader in the nascent, but fast-growing, market.

Japan Tobacco will fund the acquisition with existing cash and loan facilities, and expects to complete the deal in the third quarter of this year following regulatory approval, it said.

It did not say how much it was paying for Logic Technology, founded in 2010. Japan Tobacco last year also bought UK-based Zandera Ltd, best known for its E-Lites brand of electronic cigarettes.

(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim and Junko Fujita; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

Rodu: Tobacco Control Is Getting It Wrong

Research, policy expert takes on myths, claims, rhetoric about smokeless and e-cigs

Published in CSP Daily News

By

Melissa Vonder Haar, Tobacco Edito
 

LAS VEGAS – Anti-tobacco campaigns are getting it wrong, Dr. Brad Rodu, professor of medicine and holder of the endowed chair in tobacco harm reduction research at the University of Louisville, said during his presentation at the NATO Show in Las Vegas.

The American anti-smoking campaign is approximately 50 years old. Yet, by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s own numbers, there are still 42 million smokers and 400,000 smoking-related deaths per year, a figure Rodu said the CDC is not underestimating.

“Those numbers have not changed in the 20 years I’ve been involved in harm reduction,” Rodu said.

A big problem with the anti-smoking and anti-tobacco crusades is that they embrace an abstinence-only rhetoric. Even Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) are intended for only short-term use. Although, as Rodu pointed out, those “replacements” aren’t exactly a raging success.

“FDA-approved NRTs work for just 7% of smokers,” he said. “Can you think of another FDA-approved medication that works for just 7% of people? What if aspirin worked for less than 10% of people with headaches?”

What does work, according to Rodu and his 20 years of research, is the concept of a nicotine risk continuum—educating adult smokers on potentially less-harmful ways of consuming nicotine and giving them the choice.

“Smokers aren’t sick,” said Rodu. “They don’t want to be treated. They just want to have options.”

Unfortunately, too often, the public at large is not properly educated on reduced harm alternatives. During his NATO Show session, Rodu looked at the fallacies and realities of two such alternatives currently on the market: smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

The Real Risk of Smokeless

Rodu is an oral pathologist who has spent his entire career working in medical and cancer centers.

“I’d been taught smokeless tobacco use was basically a death sentence through mouth cancer,” he said. “But I wasn’t seeing this link in the people I was treating.”

This realization set in motion research that would define Rodu’s career as an alternative tobacco advocate. He came to find that moist and chewing tobacco use carry virtually no mouth cancer risks: only powder dry snuff. Rodu’s research showed that out of 100,000 people, three non-smokeless users might get mouth cancer, three moist or chewing tobacco consumers might get mouth cancer; for powder dry snuff, that number is more like 12.

“The link between powder dry snuff and mouth cancer was reported in 1981 and was applied to every single smokeless tobacco product,” said Rodu. “Anti-tobacco groups are still avoiding this truth. Everyone thinks it’s an enormous risk—it’s not.”

Same Campaign, New Product

Unfortunately, similar misconceptions are being spread about the e-vapor category.

“The same unscientific and irresponsible campaign against smokeless tobacco is now starting to be conducted with e-cigarettes,” Rodu said, and proceeded to debunk some of the biggest myths reported about the category:

  • The ingredients are poisonous. There are very few ingredients in e-liquids: nicotine, water, flavoring and propylene glycol. “Propylene Glycol is what produces fog at a rock concert,” Rodu said. “It’s considered a generally safe agent by the FDA.”
  • They produce formaldehyde. “This doesn’t happen at normal levels,” said Rodu. “They cranked the voltage way up to levels that would have created a horrible taste. No vaper would do that. You would get similar formaldehyde levels from eating charred toast from a toaster.”
  • They are a gateway for teens to smoking. “In fact, we are witnessing a historic decline in teen smoking, there’s no doubt about that,” he said. “It’s clear that e-cig use is growing (in teens)—but look at how drastically smoking rates are declining. If e-cigs were a gateway, wouldn’t it be the other way around?”

Ultimately, Rodu expressed optimism about the future of tobacco alternatives and the role retailers can play.

With two decades of experience in the world of tobacco research and policy, some 40 scientific articles in the field of harm reduction and authoring a successful blog and book on tobacco harm reduction, Rodu said it’s actually tobacco retail events like the NATO Show that excite him.

“I’m a little nervous. I’ve been waiting 20 years to make this presentation,” he said, while also marveling at the very thought of a cancer researcher presenting at a tobacco trade show.

“I’ve been trying to reach out to consumers to show them options and alternatives for using tobacco in a different way,” said Rodu. “It has been very difficult given the anti-tobacco campaigns we’ve all experienced. I see reaching out to retailers as really, really important.”

He concluded, “This transformation is taking place. The winners are consumers, public health … and the tobacco industry and retailers. If you endorse and embrace this transformation of tobacco, you can help your consumers live longer and healthier lives, you can keep them satisfied and you can also pay the bills.”

The Changing Vapescape

Dollar stores growing share; Vape shops not afraid of c-stores

Published in CSP Daily News

By

Mitch Morrison, Vice President & Group Editor

LAS VEGAS – The landscape of vape is undergoing a critical change.

We’re not talking about the turbulent tide of tanks, mods, liquids and the glut of fresh products flowing into the market each month. We’re talking about a relatively new marketer of vaping products–dollar stores.

“Dollar stores are coming on strongly,” Don Burke, senior vice president at data specialists Management Science Associates (MSA), shared with convenience-store and tobacco-shop operators at the NATO Show in Las Vegas.

In a fast-paced presentation, Burke explored the evolution of electronic cigarettes and the broader vaping category in tobacco outlets, convenience stores and dollar stores. In addition, he shared preliminary information from a recently launched proprietary survey of vape shops (see highlights below).

The story of dollar stores begins in the broader context of the channel’s cautious embrace in recent years of nicotine products–cigarettes, cigars and vaping. With a chart, Burke showed that while tobacco outlets represent only 3% of total retail outlets, the trade sells 8% of nicotine devices in the United States. Convenience stores, making up 47% of total retail outlets, sell nearly 63%.

Accounting for 5% of total retail outlets, the dollar channel, with up to 30,000 stores, sells only 1% of all-sold nicotine in the United States. But here’s the rub–nicotine sales in the dollar channel soared 42% last year, while declining 3% in tobacco outlets and growing a modest 1% in c-stores.

That shift, Burke observed, will continue in 2015 and most likely for the coming years. While no one will match the specialization and breadth of nicotine products available at tobacco outlets, Burke could envision dollar stores aiming to emulate c-stores in inventory breakdown, at least for the top-performing segments.

Indeed, a look at c-stores showed premium representing 67% of total tobacco volume, followed by discount cigarettes at 22%. Vaping made up 2%. At dollar stores, cigarettes dominated with premium and discounted accounting for 90%, but with vaping now making up 8%.

In other highlights:

  • Vape shop survey. In early April, MSA launched a survey of vaping shops, reaching out via email to 7,900 units. With comprehensive responses from 66 (the goal is 200), Burke offered several impressions from vape shop operators:
    • Their biggest competition. Online vape sellers and brick-and-mortar vape shops easily ranked as the primary competition, with c-stores and tobacco outlets lagging.
    • Consumer. While many point to millennials as the sweet spot, vape shops say it’s Gen X, with customers between the ages of 31 and 50 making up the largest segment. As Burke put it, “It’s an older consumer that are going to them.” Of the consumers, more than 70% are smokers who are either looking for alternatives or aiming to quit altogether. “Many consumers see [vaping] as an opportunity to quit or, at least, to try something as a less-harmful” nicotine delivery system, Burke said.
    • Cigalikes (e-cigarettes). The major brands are dominating, led by Reynold’s Vuse and MarkTen, which is produced by Altria’s Nu Mark subsidiary. NJOY, Mistic and Logic also ranked among the major players.
    • E-Liquids. Unlike with cigalikes, no one manufacturer stands out in the plentiful world of e-liquids. As for flavors, tobacco, menthol and fruit capture virtually the entire spectrum. “You don’t need to carry thousands of SKUs.”
  • Cannabis. Is weed cutting into vape or cigarette sales? In a word, No! “I think this is encouraging news,” Burke said. “Where cannabis has been legalized, we do not see an impact on nicotine delivery.”

Inaugaral World Tobacco North America Event Invite

YOUR INVITATION TO ATTEND WT NORTH AMERICA

The inaugural WT North America event will extend the widely successful WT series of events to the North American market. We invite you to register free of charge now, so that you can start planning your business meetings at the event. RSVP NOW at www.worldtobacco.co.uk/WTNAinvite

With a wealth of experience in delivering international events across the world, we will be attracting visitors from throughout North America and beyond, who are looking for new solutions and products.

Who should attend?

Anyone who works within the Tobacco manufacturing industry and is interested in meeting suppliers and potential partners within the following areas:

  • Adhesives
  • Agencies
  • Cut tobacco
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Cigarettes
  • Cigarette tipping and plug-wrap
  • Cigars
  • Flavouring and aromatic materials
  • Inspection, test and laboratory equipment
  • Leaf import and export
  • Monopoly manufacture
  • Packaging materials
  • Printing and print supplies
  • Processing and packaging machinery
  • Tobacco machinery
  • Wholesale distribution

Entrance to the exhibition is FREE OF CHARGE to all industry-related personnel.

By registering online now at www.worldtobacco.co.uk/WTNAinvite you will avoid the queues onsite with your fast-track entrance pass and receive a FREE catalogue on arrival, making it easier to find the exhibitors you need to see.

Please note WT Europe 2016 is only open to visitors and exhibitors over the age of 18 who are involved in the tobacco industry.

 

Reasons to attend

7 good reasons to come along to WT North America

Entrance is free of charge and by attending you will be able to:

  1. Access a large and growing tobacco market at a new and exciting destination – see the list of exhibitors overleaf
  2. Build relationships and network with industry personnel from all over the world
  3. View the latest innovations and update your knowledge on the issues facing the industry
  4. Attend a series of Exhibitor Business Presentations with your exhibition pass – fold out to see the full schedule
  5. Learn and debate the challenges facing the industry at the WTNA Conference – fold out for full details
  6. Network with friends new and old in one time at one place
  7. See the latest machinery and equipment in action

RSVP to this invitation now by registering online www.worldtobacco.co.uk/WTNAinvite

DON’T FORGET TO ALSO TELL YOUR COLLEAGUES ABOUT THIS ESSENTIAL EVENT

 

Conference – The Future Supply of Leaf Tobacco

World Tobacco is happy to announce the North America Leaf Conference scheduled to take place alongside the WTNA Exhibition 12 – 13 May 2015.

The conference will be devoted entirely to the matters of the international leaf tobacco market and title of the conference is very appropriately called – The Future Supply of Leaf Tobacco.

The conference programme is as follows, however please note that this is subject to change, so please check the website for the latest updates – www.worldtobacco.co.uk/north-america

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

10:00 Chairman’s Welcome Dr. Antonio Abrunhosa, ITGA
10:15 Welcome to Richmond- the heart of North American tobacco Secretary Haymore, Virginia Governor’s Office
10:20 The importance of leaf tobacco as cash crop Ted Broome, ULT
10:50 An overview of US Flue- Cured Robbie Fulford, Reynolds A,merica
11:20 Coffee Break
11:40 The future supply trends for leaf tobacco Gene Wortham, BAT
12:10 FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP): An Overview of its Requirements and Advice on How to Navigate Through Them. Les Weinstein, EAS Consulting Group
12:40 The changing face of the European leaf -the decline of subsidies Carlo Sacchetto, FETRATAB
14:10 The future supple of Burley Daniel Green, Burley Stabilization
14:40 Ecological purity and authenticity of Bulgarian tobacco. Hristo Bozukov, President of the Bulgarian Agricultural Academy
14:40 The future supply of Oriental Noyan Gurel, Sunel
15:10 Contemporary chemistry for mass market cigars John Lauterbach, Lauterbach & Associates
15:40 Coffee Break
16:00 Improving the yield flu-cured leaf David Reed, Virginia Tech-Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Centre
Wednesday, 13 May 2015

 

10:00 Chairman’s Welcome.
10:05 GAP – where the programme is now Jane Starnes, GAP Connections
10:35 The importance of heat not burn to leaf growers? Dr. Blake Brown, North Carolina State University
11:05 How Policy Impacts Tobacco Graham Boyd, Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina
12:00 Innovating Leaf Storage: quality preservation and protection against insect infestation. Sanne van Rennes, Oxy-Low Systems
12:30 An update on the FCTC Dr. Antonio Abrunhosa, ITGA
14:00 Pest-host interactions in IPM of Cigarette Beetle, Lasioderma serricorne, its Effective monitoring and fumigation methods for successful control Dr. Muhammad Saeed, University of Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

 

Registering for the conference

CONFERENCE FEE = US$500*

SPECIAL EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT: Please note if you book and pay prior to or on 31st March 2015 a US$100* discount will be applied to your booking so you will be charged US$400* for your pass.

REGISTER NOW by downloading the conference registration form from the website or by emailing Alison Holman, alisonholman@quartzltd.com

* Please note conference rates will be subject to value added tax where applicable. Credit card payments will be processed by our head office in the UK in Sterling and therefore may be subject to a slight currency exchange rate differential.

WTNA Exhibitor Business Presentations

Included as part of your free-of-charge exhibition pass, you will be able to attend a series of Exhibitor Business Presentations.

The latest schedule of presentations is as follows, for latest updates please see the website – www.worldtobacco.co.uk/north-america

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

 

11:00 Marbach-Solutions for Tobacco Packaging Willie Knight Jr, Karl Marbach GmbH & Co. KG
11:30 Microwave Moisture Measuring Technology in the tobacco industry André Tews, Tews
12:00 Economic impact on Bangladesh Tobacco Abdul Kader, Akij Tobacco
12:30 TBC Ingo Terfloth, Riedel Filtertechnik
14:00 TBC Chris Zych, Garbuio Dickinson
14:30 Improved on-line moisture, nicotine and sugar measurement using modern NIR technology Stefan Tordenmalm, Perten
15:00 Tobacco packaging solutions – Innovations & Trends Daniel Pastewka, Schur Star Systems
15:30 TBC Rich Harley, Process Sensors Group

 

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

 

Time Slot

Speaker Name Presentation Title
11:00 James Cutforth, Domino Laser coding for Tobacco Retail Packaging
11:30 Jamie Daggett, Dagmar Enterprises Hand held moisture testing
12:00 Brian Greever, CPM Wolverine Proctor Modern Control in Thermal Processing

 

The above presentations are free to attend when you register online at www.worldtobacco.co.uk/WTNAinvite

Programme subject to change

 

EXHIBITOR LIST

See the latest products, technology and services available within the UK by visiting a wide range of exhibitors at WT North America 2015, including:

AIRCO DIET AS
AKIJ TOBACCO COMPANY
ANUP INTERNATIONAL (HK) LTD. THE ROLLING COMPANY
API LAMINATES LTD
ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES CO. LTD
BMJ. PT BUKIT MURIA JAYA.
BUHLER AEROGLIDE
BULGARTABAC HOLDING AD
BURLEY TOBACCO GROWERS COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
CERULEAN
CHAM PAPER GROUP SWITZERLAND INC
CHEYENNE INTERNATIONAL LLC
CHINA TOBACCO INTERNATIONAL (NORTH AMERICA) INC.
CORRFLEXO
CPM WOLVERINE PROCTOR
DAGMAR ENTERPRISES
DARE TECHNOLOGY CO LTD
DCM USIMECA ATN
DELFORT GROUP SPECIALITY PAPERS INC
DERCO USA INC
DEUTSCHE BENKERT GMBH & CO KG
DOMINO USA
EVANS MACTAVISH MACHINE MANUFACTURING CO.
FI-TECH INC.
FOCKE & CO. (GMBH & CO. KG)
FUJIAN TAIXING SPECIAL PAPER CO LTD
GARBUIO DICKINSON
GD S.P.A.
GIMA TT S.R.L.
HAUNI MASCHINENBAU AG
HERTZ & SELCK GMBH & CO
INNOVIA FILMS LTD
JERRY BROTHERS INDUSTRIES INC
JIANGSU RUIJIA CHEMICAL CO LTD
JINAN ACETATE CHEMICAL CO LTD
JOMAR TOBACCO
KARL MARBACH GmbH CO KG
KÖHL MASCHINENBAU GMBH
KOHLTRADE TOBACCO TRADING
LANDEN STRAPPING CORPORATION INC.
LOCKWOOD PUBLICATIONS, INC
LOGOPAK SYSTEME GMBH & CO KG
LONGYOU TECHMAY PAPER CO. LTD
MANE SUISSE SA
MAX SCHLATTERER GMBH & CO. KG
MENZEL FISHBURNE
MIQUEL Y COSTAS
MOISTTECH CORP
MUDANIANG HENGFENG PAPER CO. LTD
MUNDET INC.
NANYANG BROTHERS TOBACCO CO. LTD.
NASTA S.R.L.
NDC TECHNOLOGIES
NICOS GLEOUDIS KAVEX S.A.
PARVOMAY BT AD
PERTEN INSTRUMENTS AB
PHILIP MORRIS USA – AN ALTRIA COMPANY
PHILIP MORRIS USA – AN ALTRIA COMPANY
PIEDMONT
PROCESS SENSORS CORP
PT ARGHA KARYA PRIMA INDUSTRY TBK
PUSHI INTERNATIONAL LTD
RIEDEL FILTERTECHNIK GMBH
SAGAER GROUP LTD
SCHUR STAR SYSTEMS GmbH
SENZANI BREVETTI S.P.A SENZANI GROUP S.R.L
SHANGHAI BINHOO
SUNSHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO. LTD
TAGHLEEF INDUSTRIES
TEWS ELEKTRONIK GMBH & CO. KG
TIAN HE TOBACCO INT’L HK CO. LTD
TOMRA SORTING NV
TREOFAN USA
TRIERENBERG HOLDING AG
TRIERENBERG HOLDING AG
UAB ‘NEMUNO BANGA’
UNIQAIR
UNITED TOBACCO COMPANY
UNIVERSAL LEAF TOBACCO COMPANY
UPPER BOND
ZHEJIANG YOUFENG PACKING MATERIAL CO LTD

 

Exhibitor list accurate as at 1 March 2015

For further updates please see

www.worldtobacco.co.uk/north-america