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[Europe, Ireland] Tobacco lobbying derails MEP vote

Intense tobacco lobbying in Brussels may have derailed a key vote among Euro-deputies to restrict the sale and distribution of the product. Deputies were set to vote on a tobacco products directive this week in a wider effort to reduce the number of toba
EUobserver.com
added Sep 9, 2013 06:39
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[Australia and Oceania] Tobacco company eyes American Samoa

A cigarette company in Samoa has expressed interest in doing business in American Samoa. When officials from American Samoa met Samoa's Deputy Prime Minister Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo two months ago, they were made aware of a request by the British American
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Aug 22, 2013 10:00
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[Hungary] Smoking habits die hard

Thirteen per cent of respondents to a survey by health website webbeteg.hu said they expect to smoke less as a result of the new state monopoly on tobacco sales. As of July, instead of some 40,000 points of sale, tobacco can only be purchased behind the
Budapest Times (hu)
added Aug 9, 2013 18:08
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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] Association launched to fight illicit trade in tobacco and alcohol

British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco Group, Japan Tobacco International and Philip Morris International have launched the Digital Coding & Tracking Association (DCTA), established to promote international technical standards and develop digital tec
Stabroek News (gy)
added May 30, 2013 13:23
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[Canada] Letter: For the sake of our children, flavoured tobacco products should be banned

They were in brightly coloured packs labelled “Cigars,” ... I don’t want my kids to have to go through this. I am doing my part to educate them on the dangers of smoking, but the government must also do its part. Ordinary citizens like me cannot prevent
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Apr 19, 2013 13:44
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[Malaysia] BAT exploring e-cigarette potential

British American Tobacco Plc (BAT Plc), which acquired CN Creative Ltd in December last year, is exploring the e-cigarette market as interests in e-cigarette products pick up among consumers, said British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd (BAT) managing dir
Sun Daily (my)
added Apr 18, 2013 20:54
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[Pakistan] MNAs voice concern over increasing 'sheesha' smoking trend

The members of the National Assembly on Wednesday voiced concerns over increasing trend of ‘sheesha’ smoking in the federal capital saying that the five-star hotels are also providing the same illegal facility inside their premises.
The News (pk)
added Oct 11, 2012 07:17
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[Malaysia] Cigarette price discount ban in the works

Malaysia is preparing to approve a policy that will ban price discounts on cigarettes . . . Philip Morris, which makes Marlboro and L&M cigarettes, does not have a problem with the Health Ministry's proposed plan, as tobacco players have been informed of
Sun Daily (my)
added Sep 18, 2012 00:50
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The potential impact of plain packaging of cigarette products among Brazilian young women: an experimental study

Plain packaging and removal of descriptors may reduce the appeal of smoking for youth and young adults, and consequently reduce smoking susceptibility. Overall, the findings provide support for plain packaging regulations, such as those proposed in Austr
BioMed Central (uk)
added Sep 4, 2012 07:49
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[China, India] 'Drink green tea, kick the butt'

Drink green tea to get over the nicotine urge, say Chinese researchers -- and this is a finding that medical professionals in Kerala have reacted positively to.
DNA India (in)
added Aug 26, 2012 05:24
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