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[Australia, Europe] WHO urged to end ‘ineffective’ tobacco plain packaging

The removal of brands from packaging is a “gross violation” of intellectual property rights and has failed to achieve its intended goals, the Property Rights Alliance argues in a letter to [WHO]....an international alliance of 62 think tanks, advocacy gr
EurActiv
added Mar 29, 2018 23:59
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Report on the Inquiry into the Use and Marketing of Electronic Cigarettes and Personal Vaporisers in Australia (PDF) (168pp)

in a dissenting report I argue that, in order to assist the millions of smokers struggling to quit tobacco smoking and improve their quality of life, nicotine E-cigarettes should be made available as consumer products. At the same time, regulatory restri
Parliament of Australia (au)
added Mar 29, 2018 18:05
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[UK] NICE Guidance Lifestyle and wellbeing Smoking and tobacco Stop smoking interventions and services

These recommendations are for commissioners and providers of stop smoking support...For people who smoke and who are using, or are interested in using, a nicotine-containing e‑cigarette on general sale to quit smoking, explain that: although these produ
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.(NICE) (uk)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:58
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Rwanda auctions assets belonging to jailed critic of President Kagame

The sale is a fresh blow to Diane Rwigara, who has accused Kagame of stifling dissent... The revenue authority sold the stock of Premier Tobacco Company owned by Rwigara’s family to another tobacco company for around 500 million Rwandan francs ($577,842.2
Reuters
added Mar 29, 2018 17:46
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[Czech Republic] BRIEF-Czech Philip Morris Proposes Dividend CZK 1,080

Reuters
added Mar 29, 2018 17:44
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[Canada, California] GLANTZ: The tobacco industry is right to be worried about San Francisco’s ban on flavored tobacco products

There is lots of survey research showing that many menthol smokers say that, without menthol cigarettes, they would just quit altogether. Now, a new study, “Association of Ontario’s Ban on Menthol Cigarettes With Smoking Behavior 1 Month After Implement
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:36
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae: Dubai] Dubai launches citywide raids on stores selling e-cigarettes

A total of seven retailers were hit with fines and had illegal goods confiscated and destroyed as part of a widespread campaign in Al Hudaiba, Bur Dubai and Al Murar. Municipality inspectors seized 30 electronic cigarettes from 11 outlets, as well as 10
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:30
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[Canada] Ban on public cannabis smoking, vaping looms in Greater Victoria

A Capital Regional District committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a proposal to add cannabis and e-cigarettes to the clean air bylaw that already bans tobacco smoking in parks, within seven metres of buildings and in other public spaces.
CBC News (ca)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:27
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[Australia] 'Get your sh*t together!' Two 13-year-old girls go to extreme measures after becoming fed up with people throwing their cigarette butts on the ground

A make-shift ashtray popped up in Chippendale on Thursday, drawing attention to the enormous amount of cigarette butts discarded on the streets of the inner-city Sydney suburb. 'This many cigarettes found within one block of Chippendale, get your sh*t
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:26
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[Africa, Nigeria] NCD Alliance urges FG to incorporate tax structures on cigarettes

The Non-Communicable Disease Alliance of Nigeria (NCD Alliance Nigeria) has urged the federal government to intensify efforts to incorporate the tax structure on cigarettes. The group, in a statement signed by the President, Dr. Sonny Kuku said the gove
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:20
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