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[Japan] Smokers raising stink over JR Tokai’s plan to make maglev nonsmoking

Railway officials are touting their new high-speed magnetic levitated train, which are expected to begin operations in 2027, the first in the nation, as cutting the travel time so much that smokers can resist the need to light up. They'll have no choice,
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Oct 18, 2013 14:02
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[Australia] Smoking bans at railway station to widen

Smokers will be banned from lighting up anywhere on Ballarat railway station platforms from early 2014 and similar laws could be rolled out to all bus stops next, the state government announced yesterday. Health Minister David Davis said changes to tran
Ballarat (Vic) Courier (au)
added Oct 14, 2013 15:08
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[New Zealand, USA] LETTER TO THE PM RE: TPPA (PDF)

some states will simply not put forward sensible health proposals for fear of the inevitable pressure and possible litigation that might ensue. In our view this concern is particularly relevant to measures for effective action on tobacco and alcohol.
Public Health Association of New Zealand (nz)
added Oct 6, 2013 06:35
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[Bulgaria] Socialists push for allowing smoking in bars – but not in offices

Bulgarian ruling party BSP is actively working on easing the full ban on smoking in public spaces, passed by the GERB government. The most likely scenario is that smoking will be allowed in bars, but the smoke free environment will be kept in offices.
Standart News (bg)
added Oct 3, 2013 04:31
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[Malaysia] Tobacco firm 'shocked' as M'sia hikes tax by 14%

Over the weekend, the government raised the excise duty on tobacco by 14 per cent ... "Such a move will exacerbate the already high levels of illegal cigarettes in Malaysia and dampen all efforts that have been taken thus far to address this national scou
Business Times (my)
added Oct 2, 2013 03:23
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[China] S Africa tops as Zimbabwe's biggest tobacco buyer

SOUTH Africa has overtaken China as the biggest buyer of the country’s golden leaf as of last week, according to latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB).
Zimbabwe Standard (zw)
added Aug 11, 2013 22:58
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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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[Bahamas] Government to regulate the importation of tobacco products

The Government is moving to regulate and control the importation and manufacture of tobacco products through the use of excise stamps and a system of mandatory registration of such products.
The Eleutheran (bs)
added Jan 24, 2013 02:25
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[Gibraltar, Spain] New tobacco rules come into force

New measures introduced by Spain to clamp down on low-level cigarette smuggling from Gibraltar came into force this week.
Gibraltar Chronicle (gi)
added Jan 3, 2013 21:23
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[Canada] Targa Newfoundland under Tobacco Act investigation

Health Canada probes whether logo on driver Zahir Rana's suit contravenes tobacco law
CBC News (ca)
added Aug 31, 2012 18:00
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