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[China] Yunnan Tobacco and Smart Manufacturing

The tobacco industry of southwest China’s Yunnan Province – the largest tobacco-growing region in China and known as the Kingdom of Tobacco – is in a process of technological transformation intended to implement new best practices of smart manufacturing
Tobacco Asia
added Mar 24, 2017 20:34
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[Asia] E-cig Users Face Jail Time in Thailand

A popular police webpage has confirmed penalties for the possession of e-cigarettes. Users could be jailed for 5 years while manufactures face 10 years inside for ignoring the law. The advice from policewoman Sirirat Piankaew on the “Muat Ka” page comes
Tobacco Asia
added Mar 24, 2017 20:34
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[Africa, Sudan] 'Tobacco Not Allowed in Islam'

The head of the Sudan Scholars Corporation has issued a religious decree banning tobacco. Sheikh Mohamed Osman Saleh, head of the Sudanese Scholars said that tobacco is forbidden in Islam as the use of tobacco is no less dangerous and evil tha
Tobacco Asia
added Mar 24, 2017 20:34
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[Africa, Nigeria] Environmental Group Wants 150% Levy on Tobacco

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) is asking for a minimum of 150% special levies on all tobacco products. This move came despite the fact that minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, had announced a raise of import duty
Tobacco Asia
added Mar 24, 2017 20:34
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[Nicaragua, USA] Industry Thrives Due to US Demand

Nicaragua’s tobacco industry is seeing a huge boost mainly thanks to US demand. The country’s reputation as a tobacco producer is growing, boasting a sector that is a big exporter and employer. Esteli, a region in the north of the country, has the dark
Tobacco Asia
added Mar 24, 2017 20:34
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[Dominican Republic, Florida] Dominican, US Customs seize 8.0M cigarettes in container

The Customs Agency on Wednesday announced the confiscation 8.0 million cigarettes found in a container camouflaged as a cargo of fabrics, which entered the country at Haina Oriental Port from Miami.
Dominican Today (do)
added Mar 24, 2017 20:34
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[California] Novato Lawmaker Wants to Ban Smoking at State Beaches, Parks

bill that seeks to prohibit smoking on state beaches and parks cleared its first hurdle this week, passing the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee. Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) has authored AB 725 in an effort to "protect Californ
Patch.org
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[California] Survey: E-cigarettes, alcopops plentiful in Marin

more Marin stores are selling flavored, non-cigarette tobacco products, according to a new statewide survey. The survey also found that nearly 63 percent of Marin stores that sell alcohol are selling alcopops — flavored alcoholic beverages that appeal to
Marin (CA) Independent Journal
added Mar 24, 2017 20:34
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[California] George Russell: E-cigs, alcopops plentiful in Marin

There has been a significant increase in the number of Marin stores selling electronic smoking devices over the past three years, and more Marin stores are selling flavored, non-cigarette tobacco products, according to a new statewide survey. The survey
Marin (CA) Independent Journal
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[California] Novato council approves law restricting tobacco sales

The Novato City Council this week approved an ordinance restricting sales of tobacco products, a week after sidestepping a vote to hear more from concerned merchants. The ordinance, first approved Jan. 10, was set for a final vote Jan. 24 until retailer
Marin (CA) Independent Journal
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