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ARCHIVE: Cutting Down

The merchandising of cigarettes on a large scale became practical with the development, around the time of the First World War, of a slightly acid cigarette tobacco, which allowed smokers to inhale without an immediate unpleasant effect.
The New Yorker
added Oct 4, 2017 11:43
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Global tobacco giant Philip Morris commits to a ‘smoke-free’ future in Australia

The company will tell a federal parliamentary inquiry on electronic cigarettes that technology has rapidly transformed its business away from cigarettes in favour of smoke-free alternatives. E-cigarettes containing nicotine are not regulated as therapeu
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:33
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Root of the problem is illegal trade

The focus should be putting in place measures to bring back legal sales, not to encourage cigarettes or smoking but simply to pull back sales from illegal to legal products. The small pack (10 sticks) proposal, which we at the Malaysia-Singapore Coffees
The Star (my)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:26
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo moves to protect kids from passive smoking at home, in cars

The Tokyo metropolitan assembly is set to pass an ordinance Oct. 5 to prohibit smoking in private homes and cars if there are children around. The idea, at this stage largely symbolic as the ordinance would not carry penalties for violators, is to prote
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:09
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CHAN: Who should Malaysia blame for its booming illicit cigarette trade?

The government had oversimplified the problem by assuming price hikes would decrease the cigarette consumption in lower income families. However, with cheaper alternatives available, the citizens turned to illegal cigarettes with price tags of RM3 – RM8..
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
added Oct 4, 2017 00:54
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] No kiddie pack. Every life counts — National Council of Women’s Organisations

NCWO lauds the Malaysian Government for instituting numerous achievements in tobacco control and in ratifying the [FCTC]...In 2010 the Government also took a strong stand in banning the sale of small cigarette packs also known as “kiddie packs”. This is
Malay Mail (my)
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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[Europe, Sweden] Swedish snus wants place in EU tobacco directive

which is currently banned across Europe, is trying to find its way into the EU tobacco directive, with supporters pointing to evidence suggesting it is appropriate for the protection of public health. But the European Commission has made it clear it has
EurActiv
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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[UK] Smoking cessation service is cut back to save £46,000

A VITAL facility which has helped tens of thousands of people to kick the habit is being downsized. The Stop Smoking Service run by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust will no longer provide support for the general public. The Bolton Council cuts are already c
This is Bolton / Bolton Evening News (BEN) (uk)
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Parliament: Bill tabled to raise minimum smoking age from 18 to 21

If passed, the bill to amend the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act will also make it illegal for people to own imitation tobacco products such as e-cigarettes. Currently, it is against the law to import, distribute, sell or offer to sell
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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[New York] Manhattan assemblywoman seeks ban on sale of flavored e-cigarette liquids to curb teen vaping

“That kind of product is meant to appeal to kids,” said Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), who introduced a bill in late September to ban the sale and distribution of e-cigarette liquids in New York. “I don’t know many adults who would like to
New York Daily News
added Oct 3, 2017 13:54
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