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[Africa] Parliament recommends for a more powerful Malawi tobacco regulator

Malawi Parliament has recommended for a more powerful Tobacco Control Commission to regulate the growth and trading of tobacco and that leaf buyers should stop growing the country’s gold leaf
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Nov 28, 2018 23:06
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[Africa, Nigeria] Senate seeks halt of new tariff on alcohol, tobacco

The Senate yesterday asked the Federal Government to immediately suspend the implementation of the increased excise duty on beverages and tobacco pending further consultation. Adopting the report of its Finance Committee, the upper chamber of the Nationa
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Nov 28, 2018 22:59

[Nigeria] Senate wants suspension of new alcohol, tobacco tariff

The Senate on Tuesday asked the federal government to suspend the implementation of the excise tariff increment on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products – until all stakeholders have been consulted. The demand was sequel to the adoption of the report
added Nov 28, 2018 22:43

[UK] Right-wing think tank accused of promoting tobacco and oil industry “propaganda” in schools

The Institute of Economic Affairs’ magazine distributed to tens of thousands of British schoolchildren promotes tobacco tax cuts, climate change denial, tax havens, and privatising the NHS – but doesn’t say where its money comes from (uk)
added Nov 28, 2018 22:32

[Canada] Couche-Tard ‘optimistic’ about alternative tobacco products, Juul pods

“Couche-Tard is focused on making sure we’re not part of the problem, so we’ve gone back and revisited our processes and practices around making sure that we don’t sell to underaged consumers, whether that be alcohol, tobacco or anything else,” Hannasch
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Nov 28, 2018 22:25

[New Zealand] Tobacco smuggling 'rivals what we're seeing for drugs', Customs official says

Nearly two million cigarettes have been seized in what is thought to be New Zealand's largest tax evasion case involving tobacco. An Auckland businessman was arrested last Wednesday while attempting to flee the country after a six-month investigation in
TVNZ (nz)
added Nov 28, 2018 22:23


Tobacco Farmers in the country says the enactment of Statutory Instruments-SI No 84 and 85 of 2018 of the laws of Zambia, on the sale of Non Actionable tobacco will boost the performance of industry in the country.
Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation (zm)
added Nov 28, 2018 22:22

Egypt to work with WHO to combat illicit tobacco trade

Egypt's cabinet approved on Wednesday measures that go in line with the World Health Organization's (WHO) protocol to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products, MENA reported. The objective of the protocol is the elimination of all forms of illicit t
Al-Ahram (eg)
added Nov 28, 2018 22:21

[Asia, Singapore] Orchard Road to be smoke-free zone from January 2019

The National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a media release on Wednesday (Nov 28) that the Orchard Road precinct will be designated a No Smoking Zone from Jan 1, 2019. NEA added that smoking will only be allowed at Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs) whil
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Nov 28, 2018 22:11

[UK] Smoker reveals genius way his twin has helped him quit cigarettes for good

Journalist Simon, 36, tells how he's managed to ditch cigarettes with a little help from his brother Chris and Hold My Light
Bristol Evening Post (uk)
added Nov 28, 2018 22:07
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