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[Asia] Imperial Tobacco Follows the Well Trodden Path to China

The joint venture is called Global Horizon Ventures Limited (GHVL) and will be based in Hong Kong. Imperial Brands (IB) will work with the CNTC subsidiary Yunnan Tobacco, which accounts for over one-fifth of the Chinese market, which, at approaching 500
Euromonitor International
added Feb 16, 2017 15:13
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[Asia, Israel] HEALTH MINISTRY TO CUT WAITING TIME FOR SURGERY, RED TAPE FOR SUBSIDIZED GERIATRIC HOMES

Litzman said he opposed smoking but remains opposed to “ghastly graphic images” of the serious damage to health caused by cigarettes. He added that he opposes a total prohibition of tobacco advertising. These two steps are becoming much more common around
Jerusalem Post
added Feb 15, 2017 14:47
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] High taxes trigger an influx of illicit cigarettes

Over the last decade, total smoking has increased with declining cigarette volumes and growing beedi, while smuggled products have recorded an increase. Customs officials recently arrested three persons at the Colombo International Airport for attemptin
Sri Lanka Mirror (lk)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:47
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[Asia, India] RANJAN/ANAND: Sharpening the fight against tobacco

However, this proposal has not gone down well with the American tobacco giant, Philip Morris International (PMI), which has invested in the Indian tobacco market through a licensing agreement with Godfrey Phillips India. Additionally, the Swiss affiliate
The Hindu Online (in)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:47
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[Asia, India] ‘If kids are not in school uniform, how will we know they are minors?', ask Gurgaon tobacco vendors

Gurgaon has stepped up its efforts to prevent minors from smoking or using other tobacco products. In the last eight months, 2,302 challans have been issued in Gurgaon to those violating the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). The data was
Times of India
added Feb 21, 2017 01:55
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[Asia, Kyrgyzstan] MPs seek to impose fine for sale of cigarettes cheaper than 40 som ($$)

- For selling cigarettes at a price cheaper than 40 som salespeople will be fined, said the MP Dastan Bekeshev during the meeting of the Committee on Social Affairs, Education, Science, Culture and Public Health on Feb...
AKIpress (kg)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:47
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[Asia, India] Government plans merger of commodity boards

The Commerce Ministry is planning merger of the commodity boards and set up an umbrella organisation in order to improve production and exports of plantation crops... The five commodity boards, under the Ministry of Commerce, are responsible for producti
Business Standard (in)
added Feb 15, 2017 20:53
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[Asia, Israel] Health minister: Cigarette warning pictures ‘unaesthetic’

Litzman (United Torah Judaism) has consistently opposed regulation... At one point he vowed, “With the help of God we won’t approve this,” adding, “We don’t need to disfigure the state with such images,” according to a Channel 2 report Sunday.
Times of Israel (is)
added Feb 13, 2017 15:07
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[Asia, Japan] Let’s discuss bans on smoking

It remains unclear, however, how forceful a step the ministry can take toward stamping out the nation’s long-standing tolerance of secondhand smoke in public facilities, as it faces staunch resistance from those in the restaurant and hotel industries who
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 13, 2017 14:49
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[Asia, Pakistan] Commercial use of ‘Sheesha’ to be banned

The government has decided to impose complete ban on commercial use of “Sheesha” to protect the health of country’s youth. According to an official of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, after imposing the ban, there
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Feb 13, 2017 03:52
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