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[Hungary] Hungarian town of Sopron to ban smoking in downtown area

The general assembly of the northwest Hungarian town of Sopron decided last week to ban smoking in the downtown area. According to news portal, it has not been finalised when the regulation enters into effect.
Portfolio online financial journal (hu)
added May 30, 2016 19:53

[New Zealand] Government in e-cigarette push

As the Government rolls out its plan for tobacco plain packaging, Newshub can reveal it is also eyeing up legalising nicotine e-cigarettes. Senior ministers want to make tobacco alternatives vaping and e-cigarettes legal in New Zealand. Currently if th
Newshub (nz)
added May 30, 2016 19:52

[Asia, India] Government urged to make Amitabh Bachchan the face of tobacco control campaign

questioned the government whether the high revenue generated by the tobacco industry was the reason behind not appointing any prominent celebrity as an ambassador...Why not a massive awareness campaign on the line of polio,’ wondered A.K. Dewan, medical d
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added May 30, 2016 19:51
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[Asia, Pakistan] Farmers concerned over debate on tobacco plain packaging

would only promote illicit cigarette trade because consumers would shift to smuggled products hence there would be reduced demand for local tobacco which will negatively impact livelihood of 80,000 farmers affiliated with tobacco cultivation.
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added May 30, 2016 19:48

One third of people in Cyprus smoke, passive smoking at 55 percent of workplaces

Cypriot Health Minister George Pamborides has said. "Smoking constitutes a primary risk factor in Cyprus since we have one of the highest percentages of smokers in Europe, estimated to be 31 percent of the population,” Pamborides said.
Famagusta Gazette (cy)
added May 30, 2016 19:47

[Asia, India] Plain packaging will boost illegal cigarette trade: Tobacco body

Tobacco Institute of India (TII) said on Monday. “The government has implemented 85 per cent pictorial warnings in India. These excessively large warnings are anti-farmer and anti-Indian brands and will lead to unrelenting growth in smuggled international
Hindustan Times (in)
added May 30, 2016 19:46

CVC buys Swedish cigarette pack maker AR Packaging

Buyout group CVC has bought Swedish cigarette pack maker AR Packaging from private equity groups Ahlstrom Capital and Accent, the companies said on Monday. While no purchase price was disclosed, sources familiar with the matter said that CVC's offer val
added May 30, 2016 19:41

[Canada] Big tobacco warns of legal action against plain packaging

An official with Imperial Tobacco says the government is exposing itself to a legal challenge. Eric Gagnon, Imperial Tobacco’s Director of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs also says the Federal Liberals are being hypocritical with plans to legalize marij
AM640 Toronto (ca)
added May 30, 2016 19:40

[Norway] Majority: Ban tobacco sales for those born after 2000

Six out of ten Norwegians support a proposal from the Norwegian Medical Association (Legeforeningen - NMA) to ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone born after 2000. NMA said in January that Norway should create “a tobacco-free generation” by 2035.
The Local (no)
added May 30, 2016 19:35

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Cambodia tough on smokers

Phnom Penh Post reported that the Ministry of Health will run a campaign to explain recent legislation that bans smoking in public places. Once the campaign ends the law will be strictly enforced against smokers and establishments, mainly restaurants an
TTR Weekly (th)
added May 30, 2016 19:35
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