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[Africa] Malawi grosses US$38m from tobacco sales

Malawi has earned K15 billion (about US$38 million) from tobacco sales during the first five weeks of the 2013/2014 marketing season, the Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) announced Tuesday.TCC chief executive Bruce Munthali said 28 million kilogrammes of
APA - African Press Agency (sn)
added Apr 29, 2014 12:55
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New Zambian law to allow police to prosecute smokers

A new law in Zambia will allow local police officers to arrest and prosecute anyone found violating a recent ban on smoking in public places. "One of the reasons why we have outlawed smoking in public places is that we desire to halt non-contagious diseas
World Bulletin (tr)
added Apr 22, 2014 14:31
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[Canada] Day 223: An additional round on additives

From his first job as a technician at its then newly-established facility to make reconstituted tobacco, Mr. Sinclair was steadily promoted, eventually being put in charge of all of ITL's consolidated manufacturing facilities in western Ontario. (Not lo
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Apr 10, 2014 12:18
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[Iran, USA] Cigarette Smuggling Is Rampant in Places Where a Pack Costs $14.50—And Where a Pack Cost Fifty Cents

unlike in the U.S., the Iranian government has a good reason to look the other way. Cigarette smuggling, he explains, disrupts the dynamics in the country's bazaars. These markets were once the site of public protest and organizing by political oppositi
Smithsonian Magazine
added Mar 20, 2014 14:40
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[Canada] AUDIO: Michael's Essay: Exploding the myth that second-hand smoke causes cancer | The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

I have to ask why anti-smoking activists don't simply stick to the facts instead of alarming everybody with the assertion that passive smoke causes lung cancer when it clearly doesn't.
CBC News (ca)
added Jan 21, 2014 07:59
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[Burma/Myanmar] Campaign Pushes for Stricter Tobacco Controls in Burma

The selling of individual cigarettes can be seen everywhere from tea shops to betel nut stands and grocery stores, despite the practice being explicitly prohibited under the law. Some cigarette and cheroot packs lack health warnings or don’t meet require
The Irrawaddy Magazine (th)
added Dec 21, 2013 07:07
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[Trinidad And Tobago] ‘Curry duck’ picong spices up tobacco debate

Robinson-Regis was at the time slamming the Government as she contributed to the debate on the motion to approve the Tobacco Control Regulations. “You need an invitation to a curry duck lime,” Maharaj taunted.
Trinidad Express (tt)
added Dec 11, 2013 02:03
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The price sensitivity of cigarette consumption in Bangladesh: evidence from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Bangladesh Wave 1 (2009) and Wave 2 (2010) surveys

Raising cigarette prices through increased taxation could lead to a win-win-win situation in Bangladesh: it would reduce cigarette consumption, increase tobacco tax revenue and potentially decrease socioeconomic inequities.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 10, 2013 03:17
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[Africa, Tanzania] Tobacco firm reveals multiple causes of crop's decline

TLTC's and Tanzania Tobacco Processors Limited (TTPL) Group Legal and Corporate Affairs Director Richard Sinamtwa unveiled the challenges in a presentation when he visited Morogoro Regional Commissioner Joel Bendera. One of them, he said, was a the mult
IPP Media (tz)
added Sep 26, 2013 05:30
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[Asia, India] Hookah less harmful than cigarettes: Study

"The new study reiterates that hookah smoke is a less harmful option compared to cigarette smoking. But I would emphasise more on herbal hookahs which are free of tobacco or nicotine as the best alternative," said Shireen Parker, vice-president of Arabia
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 23, 2013 12:27
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