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Lithuania plans to join UN protocol against illicit tobacco trade

Lithuania would thus join the Protocol on the Elimination of the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, which supplements the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and take part in the creation of a global tracking and tracing sy
Lithuania Tribune (lt)
added Jun 14, 2013 17:44
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[UK] Tobacco industry to fight 'standardised' cigarette packs in Europe

major cigarette manufacturers including Philip Morris International and Imperial Tobacco are keeping a close eye on developments in Europe, where policymakers are pushing through revised legislation on tobacco products. Among the European Commission's pr
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 3, 2013 15:20
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Tobacco tycoon to lead Paraguay

Mr Cartes, 58, is part of the tiny elite that controls almost everything in Paraguay. His father represented the Cessna aeroplane company in Paraguay, which enabled Mr Cartes to be educated in the US. The president-elect owns controlling shares in banks,
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Apr 24, 2013 10:16
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[New Jersey] GIANFICARO: Fuming over smoking ban

After my column last week saluting New Jersey towns that have or are considering banning smoking in municipal parks and other public places outdoors, you’d have sworn I advocated banning free religion and pepperoni pizza.
phillyBurbs.com
added Mar 28, 2013 13:43
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Sri Lanka tobacco company gets more time to comply with graphic warning law

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today granted the Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) more time to comply with the Health Ministry regulations to mark cigarette packs with graphic warnings. The Supreme Court hearing an appeal by the CTC against an Appellate Court rul
LankaPage.com
added Feb 28, 2013 13:52
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. JIMMIE LEE BROWN (PDF)

Here, the trial court properly applied the Engle findings, instructing the jury on the issue preclusion effect of the Phase I findings, and making certain to submit the remaining elements of each legal theory to the jury for its determination. According
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Feb 18, 2013 11:52
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A letter to the US FDA from Tobacco Control Editor, Ruth Malone

FDA is unwittingly acting as an agent for the tobacco industry’s public relations initiatives and undermining a strong tobacco control strategy. This is very problematic and ... enormously naive. ... I am declining to participate in this meeting and urgi
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jan 30, 2013 21:07
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[Eastern Europe, Russia] Who Smokes Most: A surprising map of smoking rates by country

Nobody lights up like Eastern Europe, where average annual consumption can exceed 2,000 cigarettes per person. The very highest rate is in Serbia (2,861 cigarettes per person per year), according to data from 71 countries compiled by the World Lung Found
Washington Post
added Oct 19, 2012 15:33
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[UK] BAT invests in a smokeless future

British American Tobacco, the world’s second-biggest tobacco company by sales, is investing more than £100m to develop smoking alternatives as new tobacco bans and higher taxes persuade more smokers to extinguish their butts.
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 1, 2012 04:09
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[Oman] E-cigarette users flout law to import device

Most GCC countries have banned the import and sale of e-cigarettes since 2008 as there are still doubts over its effectiveness and safety. However, some smokers in Oman smuggle the devices into the country.
Muscat Daily (om)
added Sep 4, 2012 08:11
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