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[Africa, Nigeria] British America Tobacco urges anti-tobacco NGOs to fund alternative smoking products

In a statement responding to a recent criticism of the company by an NGO and made available to PREMIUM TIMES, Thursday, BATN said that it was “surprised” that an NGO would fault its recent efforts to sensitise enforcement agents on the recently passed La
Premium Times (ng)
added Sep 2, 2014 17:18

Letter: Appreciates CVS' anti-tobacco stance

It is time to change FDA policies for ingredient listing ...We The People Party members and myself sincerely appreciate CVS Pharmacies’ policy to discontinue sale of cigarettes and hope to see other pharmacies follow the same practice.
Bristol (CT) Press
added Sep 2, 2014 17:14

WALLIS: A dollar a smoke in Australia a gift to organised crime

The anti-smoking campaign, in fact, has turned into yet another political self-serving exercise. Reality has no place in this weird, self-congratulatory charade. If you consider the amount of money which is likely to go direct from the retail market into (blog)
added Sep 2, 2014 14:12

[Ireland] E-cigarette company up in smoke

Healthier Smoker is being shut down a few months after promising a raft of new staff hires at its Waterford factory and unveiling multimillion-euro expansion plans. The fledgling “vaping specialist” and producer of E-cigarette liquids will be wound up aft
The (ie)
added Sep 2, 2014 14:09
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[UK] E-cigarettes company to sponsor Doncaster Cup

DONCASTER is set to become the first track in Britain to carry the name of a cigarette-associated product in a race title since tobacco sponsorship in sport was outlawed in 2003. Socialites Electric Cigarettes is supporting the world's oldest continuall
Racing Post (uk)
added Sep 2, 2014 14:04
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[Asia, India] Narendra Modi government imposes largest ever excise duty hike on cigarettes

The biggest achievement of the new government in its first 100 days has been in imposing the largest-ever hike in excise duty on cigarettes — from 11% to 72%. The government also substantially raised taxes on pan masala, gutka and other tobacco products.
The Economic Times (India)
added Sep 2, 2014 14:03
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[Africa, Nigeria] Groups want tobacco industry excluded from tobacco control policies

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, and the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance, NTCA, have urged the House of Representatives to exclude the tobacco industry from tobacco control policies and interaction.
Premium Times (ng)
added Sep 2, 2014 14:00

[Asia, Korea - South] Health minister calls for big hike in cigarette prices

he hopes to nearly double cigarette prices over the next six years to reduce the country's smoking rate, which is way higher than the average of advanced nations.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Sep 2, 2014 13:59

[Canada] PLATT: Clearing the smoke — unlike other places, no rush to judgment on indoor vaping in Calgary 33

these are metals you don’t want to be passively inhaling and proof that for once, Calgary city council’s decision to meddle in an issue outside of taxes, trash and transportation is probably a good thing, even if the motivation is hazy.
Calgary (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Sep 2, 2014 13:44

[Asia, China] Chinese airline failed to stop smoking on flight, passengers complain

A Chinese budget airline endangered lives when it failed to stop passengers from smoking on a flight, according to a group of disgruntled travellers who are now threatening to sue the carrier.
South China Morning Post
added Sep 2, 2014 13:42
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