ASH Daily News for 03 February 2017



  • Plain pack stock gaps leaves gantries ‘looking robbed’
  • Australia: E-cigarette ban to continue
  • Taiwan: Court upholds NT$5 million fine on Imperial

Plain pack stock gaps leaves gantries ‘looking robbed’

Issues in the tobacco supply chain as retailers switch from standard to plain packaging are leaving shops’ gantries looking “like they’ve been robbed”.

That’s the view of retailers experiencing ongoing problems getting hold of tobacco – either in branded or plain packs.

Source: Better Retailing – 02 February 2017
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Australia: E-cigarette ban to continue

Australia’s drug regulator the Therapeutic Drugs Administration has ruled the ban on e-cigarettes will continue.

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Source: AudioBoom – 02 February 2017
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Taiwan: Court upholds NT$5 million fine on Imperial

The Taipei High Administrative Court on Thursday upheld a NT$5 million (US$160,800) fine imposed by Taipei City government on a U.K.-based tobacco company.

Imperial Tobacco received the fine in 2015 for violating the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act, after the company was found to have invited consumers to try out one of its cigarette products, as part of a marketing survey.

Source: Focus Taiwan – 02 February 2017
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