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[Central America, Latin America] The importance of continued engagement during the implementation phase of tobacco control policies in a middle-income country: the case of Costa Rica

The implementation phase continues to be a site of intensive tobacco industry political activity in low and middle-income countries. International support and earmarked tobacco taxes provide important technical and financial assistance to implement tobacc
Tobacco Control
added Feb 9, 2016 00:54
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Turkey envisions smoke-free parks and gardens with new bans

The Health Ministry plans to step up its fight against smoking with new measures addressing the decreasing population of smokers in Turkey. Smoking will be banned in public parks and gardens and other public places, but specific areas will be designated
Daily Sabah (tr)
added Feb 8, 2016 23:25
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[Denmark] Cigar maker STG narrows range of its IPO: source

The world's largest cigar maker, Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG), has narrowed the price range for its initial public offering (IPO) to 99-103 Danish crowns ($14.79-$15.38) per share, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.
added Feb 8, 2016 20:26

Zimbabwe to press ahead with controversial indigenisation scheme

put foreign businesses under the majority control of black Zimbabweans...foreign businesses such as Barclays, Standard Chartered, British American Tobacco and Nestlé, which have clung on through years of economic chaos and decline, would also be affected.
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 8, 2016 19:46

[Africa] ARCHIVE: Eliminating child labour in Malawi: a British American Tobacco corporate responsibility project to sidestep tobacco labour exploitation

transnational tobacco companies are using child labour projects to enhance corporate reputations and distract public attention from how they profit from low wages and cheap tobacco.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 8, 2016 16:54


Child labour is prevalent in tobacco cultivation in Southeast Asia. All ASEAN countries are Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and, hence, are obligated to enforce the Convention and ensure their rights are pro
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Feb 8, 2016 16:52
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[UK-Wales] Health Minister accused of "vanity project" over e-cigarette ban while Betsi Cadwaladr remains in special measures

Moves to restrict e-cigarettes in Wales have been slated as a Welsh Government “vanity project" in a scathing attack by the Welsh Lib Dems. The Welsh Government had originally wanted to ban so called vaping from all enclosed public and work places in th
Daily Post North Wales (uk)
added Feb 8, 2016 16:42

Cheap Cigarettes Are Burning Greece's Finances

Greeks could smoke, drink and gamble their way out of their next financial hole, if only they were taxed on all of it... “Illicit cigarette and bulk tobacco trade strips the Greek state from significant revenue each year that could be used for paying pens
Bloomberg News
added Feb 8, 2016 16:41
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[Europe] Commission still hiding details of dealings with tobacco industry: the Ombudsman

The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, strongly regrets that the European Commission has chosen not to make its dealings with the tobacco industry more transparent in line with UN guidelines. The Commission was responding to the Ombudsman’s recommendat
New Europe
added Feb 8, 2016 16:10

[Europe] EU Commission Resisting Tobacco Lobbying Transparency, Watchdog Says

has ignored calls for more transparency in its dealings with the tobacco industry, a watchdog said Monday, ratcheting up criticism sparked by a 2012 lobbying scandal that ended the career of the bloc's then health commissioner.
Life Style Extra (uk)
added Feb 8, 2016 16:09
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