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Italian e-cigarette firms say new tax benefits tobacco

businessinsider.com — By Sara Ledwith and Martinne Geller LONDON (Reuters) - Electronic cigarette firms in Italy say a new levy that doubles the price of e-liquid refills unfairly helps tobacco giants like Philip Morris International and will hurt their industry. The tax, which was adopted in January, is set at half the rate of that on traditional cigarettes.

INSIGHT-Italian e-cigarette firms say new tax benefits tobacco

reuters.com — The tax, which was adopted in January, is set at half the rate of that on traditional cigarettes. The controversy centres on the fact that the lower rate is applied to both electronic cigarettes and to tobacco products such as Marlboro HeatSticks, which Philip Morris is launching in Italy alongside a 500 million euro ($568 million) factory investment.

Italian e-cigarette firms say new tax benefits tobacco

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Christian Hartmann/Files A man uses an E-cigarette, an electronic substitute in the form of a rod, slightly longer than a normal cigarette, in this March 5, 2013 file illustration picture taken in Paris. The tax, which was adopted in January, is set at half the rate of that on traditional cigarettes.

Italian e-cigarette firms say new tax benefits tobacco

ajc.com — By Sara Ledwith and Martinne Geller LONDON (Reuters) - Electronic cigarette firms in Italy say a new levy that doubles the price of e-liquid refills unfairly helps tobacco giants like Philip Morris International and will hurt their industry.

Uptake of e-cigs far from easy as rifts open over research from industry

bdlive.co.za — FROM Apple Pie to Bubbly Bubble Gum, Irish Car Bomb or Martian bar, the flavours of electronic cigarettes offer something for every taste. Researchers have counted 7,764 varieties of "vape". That adds up to one of many challenges - from practical constraints to conflicts of interest - in working out how safe e-cigs are, and whether they help smokers quit.

INSIGHT-The smoke around e-cig science

reuters.com — Tobacco firms join e-cig companies in sponsoring research * Vested interests an issue for both advocates and opponents * Researchers face hurdles over collaboration By Sara Ledwith LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - From Apple Pie to Bubbly Bubble Gum, Irish Car Bomb or Martian bar - from Mars!, the flavours of electronic cigarette offer something for every taste.

The smoke around e-cig science

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar/Files A customer puffs on an e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in New York City in this December 18, 2013 file photo. Researchers have counted 7,764 varieties of 'vape.' That adds up to one of many challenges - from practical constraints to conflicts of interest - in working out how safe e-cigs are, and whether they help smokers quit.

Europe’s startups get bootcamp booster

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos 1 of 2. Oscar Kneppers, co-owner of private bootcamp for tech startups Rockstart Accelerator, poses for a picture in Amsterdam September 2, 2014. "It's cool to be in a startup there," said Cralan Deutsch, a 44-year-old founder whose Rockstart-backed company has been ticking over for a decade but joined the incubator for a revamp and access to new contacts.

Startups go Dutch for new era in manufacturing

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos 1 of 4. 3D Hubs co-founder Brian Garret holds a set of headphones, the first object he 3D-printed, as he poses for a photograph at the company's office in Amsterdam September 2, 2014. Fairphone started in 2010 as a campaign against smartphone makers' use of conflict minerals.

AstraZeneca arrays academic assets in Pfizer defense

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Darren Staples A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England April 28, 2014. The lab's four towers - clearly visible from arriving trains - help keep vibrations and noise away from highly sensitive equipment. Scientists who work there have said it is "simply too dangerous" to let AstraZeneca be bought by the American group.
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