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[South America/Caribbean, USA] Cuba Fights for “Cohiba” Trademark on Quality Cigars

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a Cuban state-owned company and refused to intervene in a dispute over the “Cohiba” trademark. This is the most recent development in the long-standing rivalry between General Cigar Co Inc., an American (
American University Intellectual Property Brief
added Mar 25, 2015 19:13
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[Hong Kong, Florida] The Brands in Art Basel’s Orbit

At opening night of Art Basel Miami Beach, Davidoff offered guests handmade Dominican cigars. ... When visitors arrive at Art Basel Hong Kong this month, they will be able to explore artwork by Richard Serra...along with a plethora of luxury brands decke
New York Times
added Mar 7, 2015 15:33
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[Canada] Harper Government Moves Forward in Restricting Flavoured Cigars That Appeal to Youth

Amendments would close the loophole that allowed the marketing of certain flavoured cigars
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Mar 6, 2015 17:23
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Ethiopian city bans smoking in public areas

The capital of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, Mekelle, has banned smoking in public areas, making it the first Ethiopian city to implement a tobacco control proclamation bill passed by parliament last year.
Sudan Tribune (fr)
added Jan 12, 2015 22:45
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[Africa] Shocking statistics on tobacco smoking in Kenya

Over 8 billion sticks of cigarettes are smoked in Kenya every year, according to recent statistics from the World Health Organization ( WHO). This represents an increase given the statistics indicate that over 6.4 billion sticks of cigarettes smoked in
The Standard (ke)
added Jan 3, 2015 12:19
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Poor leaf harvest in Cuba hit supplies of Cohiba and Montecristo cigars for Imperial Tobacco

A poor leaf harvest in Cuba hit supplies of Cohiba and Montecristo cigars for owner Imperial Tobacco. The world’s fourth-largest cigarette maker used a disappointing full-year update to confirm that 540 jobs will be lost with the closure of its factory in
This is Money (uk)
added Nov 5, 2014 09:55
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[Oman] ‘Smokeless tobacco’ has heavy metals: Sultan Qaboos University

'Afzal', an illegally sold smokeless tobacco product (STP) commonly used by Omani youths, including teenagers, contains heavy metals that may cause health problems, a study conducted by researchers from the Department of Biology at Sultan Qaboos Universi
Times of Oman (om)
added Oct 27, 2014 15:08
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[Canada] VIDEO: Historic Quebec lawsuit against cigarette makers back in court

Closing arguments today in $17.8B class action involving 1 million Quebec smokers
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 22, 2014 12:56
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[Canada, UK] Institute of Economic Affairs

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) is a leading right wing UK think tank, set up in 1955, which has a history of close collaboration with the tobacco industry, detailed on the pages below:
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:33
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[Belarus, Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine] 10 countries where people smoke the most

Nearly 20% of the world’s adult population smokes cigarettes, according to TobaccoAtlas.org. Smokers consumed nearly 5.9 trillion cigarettes in 2009 (the year for which the most recent data is available) — representing a 13% increase in cigarette consump
CBS MarketWatch
added Jul 22, 2014 12:38
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