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[Canada] Ontario urged to impose sky-high taxes on smokes

A new anti-tobacco strategy calls for sky-high increases in taxes, a forced reduction in tobacco retailers, a minimum purchase age of 21 and a ban on all smoking displays, including vaping paraphernalia. The Smoke-Free Ontario Modernization report relea
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:10
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[Canada] SIDELINED Big Tobacco claims the government is playing favourites with cannabis companies

obacco firms are certainly peeved by the way the government is going about the legalization process. “We do not understand why the same principle, of a low tax for marijuana, is not being applied to tobacco,” said Jorge Araya, President and CEO of Imperi
Vice.com
added Oct 14, 2017 08:49
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[UK] Thailand has banned smoking on its beaches – should Britain do the same?

“Cigarette butts are a major source of pollution, both on land and in our oceans, and more than five trillion cigarette filters are produced every year,” Deborah Arnott, chief executive of public health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), told Te
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 14, 2017 08:34
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JTI Now Certified Top Employer in Africa

has been officially certified for the first time as a Top Employer in Africa, demonstrating its status as an employer of choice that puts people first. This recognition was confirmed during a ceremony held yesterday evening in Johannesburg, South Africa,
PR Newswire
added Oct 13, 2017 21:09
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Philip Morris International Recognized as Top Employer in Africa

was recognized for the second consecutive year as a Top Employer in Africa, awarding the company’s excellent work environment and commitment to creating value for its employees. This certification is the result of independent assessment by the Top Employ
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 13, 2017 20:42
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[UK] EDITORIAL: Tobacco control: a Foundation too far?

Yach is a respected public health leader. If anyone can achieve the objectives of the Foundation, it is him. But the odds of success are poor. And the costs of failure will not only be to Yach's reputation. They will represent another victory for an indus
The Lancet (uk)
added Oct 13, 2017 20:39
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[Canada] HITCHCOCK: McMaster University smoking ban worthy of a totalitarian regime

In a free society, however, adults should be able to make those decisions for themselves. People smoke for many reasons. A smoker of my acquaintance once called tobacco a "soothing stimulant". There is real pleasure, for some, in smoking. Smoking tobacco
Hamilton (Ont) Spectator (ca)
added Oct 13, 2017 20:36
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[Europe] Armenia asks EEC for 8-month deferment for enacting tobacco production related technical regulation

asked the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)...to grant it an 8-month deferment for enacting a technical regulation that enters into force on November 15, requiring that cigarette packs produced in EEU member countries place frightening images on the pac
ARKA NEWS AGENCY (am)
added Oct 13, 2017 20:35
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[Thailand] Beach smoking ban: Pattaya beach operators and tourists agree but PR blitz needed

deckchair operators on the beach in Pattaya broadly agreed with the smoking bad announced this week. But they felt that more was needed to inform tourists of what to expect. Suwan Penthong, 50, said that she agreed with the ban as many people were
National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) (th)
added Oct 13, 2017 06:44
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[Russia] A Revolutionary Attack on Tobacco: Bolshevik Antismoking Campaigns in the 1920s

Although Lenin and the Bolsheviks brought the first communist government to the world, they were not the first to attempt antitobacco legislation in Russia. Indeed, Russia had the distinction of having maintained the longest ban in the world against the w
American Journal of Public Health
added Oct 13, 2017 06:34
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