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[Africa, Kenya] Rwanda bans shisha smoking following Tanzania's lead

Rwanda becomes the second country in Africa to ban shisha smoking after Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli imposed the ban in July last year. Other countries with similar bans are Pakistan, Jordan, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.
Daily Nation (ke)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:13
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[Asia, Singapore] Underage smokers: The ease of getting cigarettes put to the test

Talking Point goes undercover to find out how easy it is...half of them got their smokes from relatives and friends...30 per cent...licensed vendors...one in five...strangers in the street and illegal vendors.
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:09
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[Australia, UK] Roll-your-own cigarette smoking on rise

New research by Cancer Council Victoria and Quit Victoria shows roll-your own tobacco use has sky rocketed in recent years, particularly among younger smokers. The Victorian Smoking and Health Survey of 4000 adult smokers found 43 per cent were aged 18-
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Dec 24, 2017 17:17
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[Belarus, Europe] EU expected to mount pressure on Minsk over illicit ‘cheap whites’

The rising illicit tobacco trade and particularly of the so-called cheap whites from Belarus to the EU will be discussed at the next EU-Belarus meeting on 19 December, an EU official told EURACTIV.com. Industry and customs officials say the Belarusian e
EurActiv
added Dec 22, 2017 20:53
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[Australia, Europe, France, UK] In Focus: Sinclair Davidson on plain packaging

Professor Sinclair Davidson from RMIT University in Australia joins EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire to talk about the plain packaging policy for tobacco products introduced in Australia five years ago. Similar packaging policies are currently in force in Franc
EurActiv
added Dec 22, 2017 20:52
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[UK] E-cigarettes: sales up in smoke with an £8m tumble ($$)

Just a couple of years ago e-cigarettes looked like it could be the Holy Grail for grocers, particularly indies
The Grocer (uk)
added Dec 18, 2017 17:53
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Japan's ruling bloc approves big corporate tax cut to encourage wage hikes

The tobacco tax will be hiked by 3 yen per cigarette or 60 yen a pack in stages over the next four years, the first such increase since 2010. Taxes will also rise on “heat-not-burn” tobacco in stages over the next five years.
Reuters
added Dec 16, 2017 18:19
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[UK] Vaping WARNING: E-cigarettes ‘are HARMFUL to health and smokers should STOP using them'

Dr Stuart Flint, a psychologist at Leeds Beckett University, accused health officials of being “irresponsible” for promoting vaping as a method to stop smoking... “Preliminary evidence even suggests e-cigarette use may actually have a harmful effect in r
Daily Star (uk)
added Dec 16, 2017 17:29
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ESEN: Turkey's tobacco control policies as a world leader

Turkey is one of 15 countries worldwide with a heavy burden of tobacco-related health problems....Turkey was once a heaven for smokers....But this has changed dramatically. For more than a decade, the government has aimed to strengthen the country's capac
Daily Sabah (tr)
added Dec 16, 2017 17:16
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[South Africa] BAT assured of solid earnings growth

(BAT) is confident of good earnings growth in the financial year to end-December on a constant currency basis. In a pre-closed period trading update released on Wednesday, BAT directors said the business continued to perform well and that trading was in
BusinessLive (za)
added Dec 15, 2017 22:43
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