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[Europe] Cigarette tracking rules risk being derailed by lobbyists

tobacco companies will be required to show that they always know where their products are in the supply chain...anti-smoking activists fear...if tobacco lobbyists succeed in convincing...the system could be controlled by the tobacco industry itself.
EUobserver.com
added Jun 7, 2017 18:01
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[Asia] E-cigarettes: Understanding the e-puff situation in India, challenges new fad presents

The Maharashtra Health Department is in the process of asking the state Food and Drug Administration to ban e-cigarettes... The way shown by Punjab notwithstanding, until a law or policy is laid down, drug inspectors will find themselves working in a lega
Indian Express
added Jun 7, 2017 16:38
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[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Last chance, Gov. Christie: Raise the legal N.J. smoking age to 21

If this bill is signed, the state still would collect close to $700 million in tax revenue from tobacco sales. The people opposed to this bill can comfort themselves in the knowledge that Big Tobacco still has a fighting chance... It has never been clear,
NJ.com
added Jun 7, 2017 16:34
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[Africa, Ghana] ‘Don’t expose yourselves to second-hand smoke’

The Head of the Tobacco and Substance Abuse Department of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Mrs Olivia Boateng, has advised children not to inhale smoke from people who smoke. She stated that “second-hand smoking is as harmful as smoking itself” an
Graphic Ghana (gh)
added Jun 7, 2017 15:07
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Industry workers call higher taxes on bidi illogical

At a press conference held in Dhaka Monday, they demanded removal of such high taxes proposed in the budget for the next financial year (FY'18). They also criticised the government's proposal to abolish the existing tariff value of bidi.
Financial Express (bd)
added Jun 13, 2017 21:15
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[Massachusetts] ROBINSON: Big Tobacco Seeks to Monopolize The Marijuana Industry

in Massachusetts where tobacco wholesalers are hoping to convince the state to regulate marijuana much the same way, benefiting their industry. Currently in the state, wholesalers are accountable for the tracking, delivery, and taxing of all tobacco prod
Ring Of Fire Network
added Jun 8, 2017 18:57
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[Pennsylvania] First test for new indoor smoking ban is delayed in Pa. House

A new bill to end most exceptions to Pennsylvania's 10-year-old indoor smoking ban saw its first test vote delayed Tuesday. Sponsor Matt Baker, a Republican from Bradford County, said he is making some refinements to the bill that he hopes will broaden
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Jun 8, 2017 03:32
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[Asia-pacific] Submission of Bill against Passive Smoking in Japan to Be Deferred

The submission of a bill to strengthen measures to curb secondhand smoke in Japan is now likely to be deferred until after the current Diet session, as the health ministry and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party remain apart over restrictions on smoking i
Jiji Press (jp)
added Jun 7, 2017 18:15
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[Africa, Botswana] Molao encourages smokers to quit

The Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology...said that smoking tobacco substances in public spaces, a common practice in modern society, is very harmful to human beings’ health as it affects both smokers and non-smok
Mmegi (bw)
added Jun 7, 2017 15:03
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[Asia, India] Call to bar airport tobacco sales

The Union health ministry has directed civil aviation authorities to ban the sale of tobacco from shops near "smoking rooms" in airports, a new move to implement provisions in the country's tobacco control laws. A senior health official has written to th
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Jun 7, 2017 02:06
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