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[Malaysia] Tobacco players urge moderation in case of tax hike

Tobacco manufacturers have once again urged the government to take a "moderate" approach if the cigarette excise tax were to be increased in the upcoming Budget 2013.
Sun Daily (my)
added Aug 7, 2012 14:16
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[North Carolina] Huntersville commissioners ban smoking in parks

The Town Board of Commissioners voted Monday to ban smoking in public parks, on greenways and at the Aquatic Center, but opted against a tobacco-free policy that also would have banned smokeless tobacco products.
Huntersville (NC) Herald
added Jul 23, 2012 02:47
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[New York] Bayside Man Netted in Untaxed Cigarettes Bust, Nassau DA Says

Three men from Flushing and another from Elmhurst were also arrested.
Patch.org
added Jul 21, 2012 15:36
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[Australia] RARES: Removing internationally and nationally protected intellectual property rights

Law Graduate, Quintin Rares examines Australia’s attempt to take away Big Tobacco’s intellectual property rights through plain packaging legislation, and poses the question ‘who’s next’?
Lexology (uk)
added Jul 20, 2012 10:34
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[China] Chinese smokers make tobacco companies feel fine

the growth of the tobacco industry is ensured by the enormous number of smokers in Asia and first of all in China. The WHO blames the Chinese authorities for the failure of the global anti-smoking campaign.
Voice of Russia RUVR (ru)
added Jul 17, 2012 12:29
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Polaris Oncology System Encourages Smokers to Quit

Polaris Health Directions' oncology distress management system includes a tobacco screener and referral generator to encourage cancer patients to quit smoking. Dropping the habit may help improve the body's ability to heal and respond to treatment.
PR Worldwide, Inc.
added Jul 17, 2012 05:27
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[Canada] Backyard smoking angers Maple Ridge family

A Maple Ridge couple is calling for new legislation to protect their family and their home from second-hand smoke from their neighbour's backyard. Wendell and Rena Krossa say they are frustrated by smoke blowing over into their home from their neighbour
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 16, 2012 17:53
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[Kentucky] trust: Tobacco Retailer Underage Sales Training

Kentucky is educating tobacco retailer employees to prevent the sale of cigarettes to underage youth. As part of this effort, state tobacco prevention specialists have developed a FREE program called Tobacco Retailer Underage Sales Training (TRUST).
Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
added Jul 10, 2012 14:39
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[North Carolina] 243 clerks across N.C. cited for underage tobacco sales

Law enforcement agents in North Carolina cited 243 clerks for selling tobacco or tobacco products to minors during the fiscal year ending June 30, according to figures released today.
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Jul 2, 2012 14:55
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[UK] MPs took gifts from tobacco company Japan Tobacco International

Six MPs calling for the Government to drop plans for plain cigarette packaging received hospitality worth thousands of pounds from a leading tobacco company.
The Independent (uk)
added Jun 29, 2012 10:52
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