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[Malaysia] More rules to deter smoking / New price control on cigarettes introduced

Effective Saturday, the minimum price of all cigarette brands was set at RM7. The other deterrent is only packs with 20 sticks are permitted to be sold in the market. In the past, one could buy cigarette packets for much lower, with as few as five to se
The Star (my)
added Sep 4, 2012 00:01
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[Africa, Asia, Egypt] Healthier than ever

Although the price of cigarettes has skyrocketed in recent years, Egyptians are smoking more than ever. Multinational tobacco companies are competing aggressively for a slice of the market... "Watch Egyptian TV...the characters are smoking Marlboros," say
Zawya.com (ae)
added Feb 24, 2016 18:43
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[Asia-pacific] Less Stringent Regulatory Framework as Compared to Cigarettes Drives the Global Cigar Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Machine made cigars, cigarillos and little cigars represent the bulk of the global cigar market in terms of volume and value. The relatively less stringent tax framework and regulatory structure for cigars in comparison to cigarettes is driving smokers to
PR Web
added Mar 31, 2015 12:31
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Prof. Banzhaf Concerned FDA Considering Exempting "Fat Cat Smokes" / Loophole for Premium Cigars Could Explode, But Help Senators, He Says

agency's apparent willingness, as set forth in its notice, to exempt from all regulation the tobacco product apparently most used by and closely associated with so-called "Fat Cat Smokers,"...By coincidence, this probably include some members of Congress
PR Worldwide, Inc.
added Apr 29, 2014 12:35
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[Dominican Republic] Cigar Aficionado fest benefits the DREAM Project.

releases it's first edition of the prize "Top Dominican Cigar" to benefit ... The DREAM Project is an innovative nonprofit formed by people with fine philosophies that create the most complete solution to eradicate the Poverty in the Dominican Republic an
Dominican Today (do)
added May 1, 2015 13:29
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[New York] Stubbed Out / The cigar industry says the FDA’s proposed regulations would be devastating.

The regulations would impose three new rules that the cigar industry views as particularly devastating. First, they would subject many new cigars to a pre-market review process, which the industry says is somewhat comparable to the process the agency us
National Review
added Aug 29, 2014 14:10
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[New York] EDITORIAL: The 5000-hour cigar

The regs would exempt cigars designated as premium, but only if they carry an arbitrary price tag of at least 10 bucks. So a Park Avenue plutocrat will get his smoke without interference, but the working stiff Joe who wants to relax with his $3 stogie af
New York Post
added Aug 29, 2014 14:08
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Cigars in Greece

Cigars are a luxury purchase, hence their consumption is strongly linked to disposable incomes. Unless the economy shows signs of recovery over the forecast period, the category is highly likely to continue to contract. Euromonitor International thus est
Euromonitor International
added Jul 20, 2014 10:02
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Does smoking affect schooling? Evidence from teenagers in rural China

we find no significant effect of youth smoking on either Chinese test scores or total years of schooling.
Science Direct
added Jun 21, 2012 15:42
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TEENS CONTINUE TO LIGHT UP CIGARS, HOOKAH AND PIPES / High Prevalence of Cigars and the Dual Use of Combusted Tobacco Products Delay the Demise of Cigarettes

the public health and tobacco control communities are eager to secure meaningful changes that can significantly accelerate the decline in tobacco use. We urge the FDA to move swiftly to adopt a final rule to get the job done.
American Legacy Foundation
added Nov 13, 2014 20:57
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