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[Burma/Myanmar] Three more regions to join smoking-free zone campaign

U Than Sein said that the three regions that will join the no-smoking campaign are Ayeyarwady Region, Bago Region and Mon State. The campaign will be implemented in collaboration with the regional and state governments.
Myanmar Times (mm)
added May 14, 2018 21:49
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Cigarettes account for 6% of Romania’s consumer goods exports

Tobacco products represented 42% of Romania’s total food exports and 6% of the total consumer goods exports, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INS). Raw and processed tobacco exports reached EUR 730.5 million in 2017, the data sho
Romania Insider (ro)
added May 14, 2018 17:25
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[Asia, India] What are philanthropists doing to fight the anti-smoking battle?

Philanthropists helped fuel smoking-cessation victories in the US. India’s philanthropists could help history repeat in this country
Forbes India (in)
added May 14, 2018 13:40
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Pictorial smoking warnings to become more graphic from December [PHOTOS]

South Korea will change the graphic warnings on cigarette packs in December, the health ministry said Monday, in the latest move to curb smoking. In 2016, South Korea required tobacco companies to put the pictorial warnings on the upper part of both sid
Korea Times (kr)
added May 14, 2018 13:40
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Gov't to mandate graphic warnings on heated tobacco product

Manufacturers of heated tobacco products will be required to replace warnings on their packages in December following government guidelines. The left photo shows the current warning showing only a needle, which many have criticized as an "unclear and ine
Korea Times (kr)
added May 14, 2018 13:39
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[Czech Republic] Czechs smoking less since ban in restaurants took effect

The number of smoked cigarettes fell on average by three a day among Czech smokers several months after the smoking ban in restaurants came into force, Charles University and Teaching Faculty addiction experts have told CTK, referring to the results of a
Prague Daily Monitor (cz)
added May 14, 2018 13:35
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South Africans could be jailed for up to 3 months for smoking in public, a new draft law proposes

The draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill (Cotped), gazetted on Wednesday, bans smoking in all enclosed public spaces and enclosed workplaces. This means the removal of dedicated smoking areas in restaurants. Smoking wi
Business Insider
added May 14, 2018 13:34
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[Canada] Government to impose plain packaging on tobacco

Passed on Thursday, Bill S-5 also specifies regulations around the marketing of e-cigarettes and smokeless alternatives.
Strategy (ca)
added May 14, 2018 13:23
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[Canada] Canadian government ignores evidence and moves ahead with failed plain packaging policy

A study by Forum Research shows Canadians believe requiring plain packaging for cigarettes is an unnecessary waste of government resources. The research, commissioned by JTI, found that: Eight out of ten Canadians (81%) believe that 'Branding on product
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added May 14, 2018 13:21
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT protests more tobacco taxes

Cigarette maker British American Tobacco Kenya (BAT) has ratcheted up pressure against further increases in excise duty. The Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed cigarette maker repeated on Friday that “unpredictable” tax increases are a threat to its Ke
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added May 14, 2018 02:33
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