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[Asia, India] Bengaluru-based NGO serves notice to drug controller over e-cigarette ban

accusing him of dereliction of duty. Ravishankar S S, an advocate of GR Law Firm, who sent the notice on behalf of Verve, said, “Nicotine is scheduled as a drug under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. Retailers can’t sell it. There is no ambiguity in the gove
New Indian Express (in)
added Jul 25, 2016 02:04
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[Greece] Tobacco tax revenues post temporary rise

state coffers received an additional 350 million euros thanks to the advance announcement of a hike in the special consumption tax on tobacco as of January 2017, a highly unusual practice as tax hikes are not announced in advance.
Kathimerini (gr)
added Jul 25, 2016 02:04
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[Africa] Malawi searches crop after tobacco: Soya touted by Auction Holdings Commodity Exchange

Officials from Auction Holdings Commodity Exchange (AHCX) are encouraging farmers in Malawi to grow more soya, saying the crop can bring in US$1 billion in one growing season.
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Jul 25, 2016 02:03
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[Canada] 'A desperate attempt': Australian advocate says plain packaging has worked Down Under

Postmedia talked to Kylie Lindorff...Countries like Canada can learn from Australia’s experience and tighten their legislation to make sure that tobacco industry innovations that have occurred in Australia to continue to promote their products cannot be e
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:31
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[Canada] Will plain-packaged smokes help bring about the 'endgame' for tobacco?

Plain packaging — now in Australia, the United Kingdom and France and being considered in 10 other countries from Sweden to Singapore — is a necessary step in ending “a tragedy of the 20th century,” according to Cynthia Callard of Physicians for a Smoke-
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:29
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[Canada] 'Gross!' Smokers recoil from new packaging

Outside a hospital and at a local college, there was near-universal disgust at what many said was the suddenly more-prominent picture of a cancer-ridden tongue on the pack they held in their hands. Australian research showed that a year after plain pack
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:24
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[Caribbean, South America/Caribbean] Jamaicans must get tobacco conscious and secure their health — Ferguson

Former Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson continues to argue that the use of tobacco posed so many health risks to Jamaicans, that it was in their best interest to prevent certain people from violating the regulation that guards against smoking in pub
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:23
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Sri Lankan President instructs to raise VAT on tobacco and remove from private healthcare charges

Sirisena said he has instructed the relevant sections to raise the Value Added Tax (VAT) on cigarettes and completely remove the private hospital charges from the tax. President Sirisena made this announcement addressing the 104th anniversary ceremony of
LankaPage.com
added Jul 24, 2016 15:11
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Little enforcement of Tobacco Control Act douses its relevance

checks made by the Jamaica Observer showed that despite clear violations daily, only two persons have been prosecuted since the Act was promulgated on July 15, 2013, almost three weeks after it was announced by then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson d
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 24, 2016 14:31
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[Russia] Outrage after 5-year-old seen smoking fag and sipping lager - in local PLAYGROUND

A boy aged just five has been caught in this shocking image enjoying a fag and a can of beer - while at his local playground. The child was seen puffing a cigarette behind the wheel of a toy car while holding the alcoholic beverage. His astonishing anti
The Mirror (uk)
added Jul 23, 2016 20:25
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