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[Asia, Azerbaijan, Germany] JTI Establishes a Precedent for Fighting Contraband Tobacco in 2017

JTI has developed a very successful program to address illicit tobacco. More specifically in Azerbaijan it approached the problem head on. Presently contraband constitutes some 13% of the tobacco market which consists of the sale of one billion cigarette
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Jan 1, 2017 18:34
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[Asia, India] Ministry writes to States on total compliance of gutkha ban

The Central Health Ministry has written to all State governments asking them to get the necessary orders passed in compliance with the Supreme Court order and ensure that there is total adherence of the ban imposed on manufacturing and sale of gutkha and
The Hindu Online (in)
added Dec 13, 2016 20:37
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[Asia, India] Ban Foreign Direct Investment in tobacco, says Sitharaman

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has moved a Cabinet proposal to completely ban Foreign Direct Investment in the tobacco sector stating that the government did not want to encourage foreign investment in this sector. The official statement of the gov
New Indian Express (in)
added Nov 25, 2016 23:10
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, India, Philippines] CSC chair chided over stand vs e-cigarettes

The Vapers Philippines and the PRO Vape consumer groups questioned the presence of Bala at the recent Conference of Parties 7 (COP 7) for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in New Delhi, India from Nov.7-12.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Nov 21, 2016 21:59
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[Asia, India, Sri Lanka] COP7 seeks more muscle to curb the global tobacco epidemic

Bringing the much discussed topic of illicit trade of tobacco products under the spotlight, the President urged more parties to ratify the convention so that it can become law. Drawing attention to the equally pressing concern on ‘smokeless tobacco’ bot
The Island (lk)
added Nov 14, 2016 14:43
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[Asia, India] Experts urge WHO to back tobacco harm-reduction strategies at CoP7

Ahead of the conference, a coalition of top tobacco harm-reduction experts warned that "one in two life-long smokers will die prematurely from a smoking-related disease"... The Tobacco Harm Reduction Expert Group includes Konstantinos E. Farsalinos of th
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Nov 7, 2016 18:07
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Lankan President to arrive in India today for global anti-tobacco conference

Sri Lankan President, who served as the Minister of Health during the previous government, is a strong advocate of tobacco control and successfully implemented laws to display pictorial warnings up to 80 percent on both sides of cigarette packets.
ANI (in)
added Nov 6, 2016 17:02
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[Asia, Cambodia] Vietnam: Zero Duties for Rice, Tobacco

Vietnam agreed yesterday to waive all duties on a total of 300,000 tons of rice and 3,000 tons of dried tobacco exported annually from Cambodia to the country, according to a bilateral agreement signed at two back-to-back summits to promote economic coop
Khmer Times (kh)
added Nov 3, 2016 21:13
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[Asia, Mid-east] That was a close shave! Iraqi men get rid of their beards and enjoy openly smoking cigarettes as they celebrate being rescued from ISIS

Elsewhere, men also lit up celebratory cigarettes, enjoying their first taste of smoking since it was also banned by the terror group two years ago.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 2, 2016 21:47
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[Asia, Egypt, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Saudi passenger arrested for smoking aboard flight

: A Saudi national sparked a state of panic among passengers when he began smoking aboard a Saudi Airlines flight heading from Medina to Cairo. The man smoked a cigarette inside the plane's toilet which caused the on-flight alarm to go off.
GDN Online (Gulf Digital News) (bh)
added Oct 31, 2016 01:43
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