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[Georgia (Country)] Parliament Adopts Amendments to Tobacco Control Law

Starting January 1, 2018 tobacco products must be packed in simple boxes with photos of diseases caused by smoking. Pictograms must be also attached to cigarette boxes. Starting May 1, 2018 smoking of e-cigarettes and chilim will be banned at all closed
Caucasus Business Week (ge)
added May 19, 2017 04:41
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[Georgia (Country)] UN supports comprehensive tobacco-control legislation in Georgia

Representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) called a press conference today to support the adoption of the Tobacco-Control Law in Georgia. UN representatives stressed that the draft legislation
Agenda.ge (ge)
added May 5, 2017 18:14
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[Georgia (Country), Russia] Inside the Uranium Underworld: Dark Secrets, Dirty Bombs

The potential source that most concerns investigators in Georgia is the region of Abkhazia, a Russian protectorate that broke away from Georgian control ... these regions often function as way stations for smugglers, allowing everything from guns and ciga
TIME Magazine
added Apr 9, 2017 18:26
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[Georgia (Country)] New law to discourage smoking could threaten Georgia’s public budget

The Georgian Parliament is considering tough new laws against smoking. However, with excise duty on cigarettes going up, smoking is becoming even more profitable for the government’s budget. People have marked Georgia Without Tobacco day on 29 March eve
OC Media
added Apr 3, 2017 18:00
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[Georgia (Country)] 11 thousand Georgians die from tobacco every year

Georgia, in this term, takes the second place in Europe. Eleven thousand people die of tobacco consumption every year... The alarming statistics were introduced to Georgian lawmakers by representatives of World Health Organization (WHO) at the meeting in
The Messenger (ge)
added Apr 6, 2017 01:23
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[Georgia (Country)] MZHAVANADZE: How to Prevent the Tobacco Law from Going Up in Smoke?

the recently proposed changes can be considered the most radical step towards a tobacco-free society in Georgia. The new draft law comprehensively covers production, packaging, marketing, advertising, selling and consumption of tobacco, and other activi
Georgia Today (ge)
added Apr 24, 2017 18:09
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[Georgia (Country)] Ethics Questions Dogged Agriculture Nominee as Georgia Governor

But Mr. Perdue ended up collecting at least $25,000 worth of benefits or gifts during his years as governor, state records show. The gifts ranged from tickets to a Nascar race and football games to flights paid for by Altria, the tobacco company
New York Times
added Mar 8, 2017 19:47
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[Georgia (Country)] Georgia mulls public smoking ban

if Parliament adopts the bill, the legislation will not immediately come into force. The bill envisions a preparatory period, allowing bars, cafes, restaurants, casinos, clubs, and others to allocate special smoking areas until 1 January 2018. These secti
OC Media
added Feb 25, 2017 15:22
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[Georgia (Country)] Cigarette Import to Georgia Increases despite Price Growth

Despite the gradual increase of tax on tobacco in Georgia which has contributed to a price increase, tobacco importers ended the first seven months of 2016 with over 16% growth. Ukraine, followed by Russia, are the top cigarette exporters to Georgia. With
finchannel.com (The FINANCIAL) (ge)
added Aug 31, 2016 15:12
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[Georgia (Country)] Abkhazia, South Ossetia: 'Russia has to agree peaceful solutions brings them more dignity than making war', Georgian President Margvelashvili

On a personal note, he explained that knitting, his rather surprising hobby, was taken up "as a dramatic effort" to try to stop smoking. But, he warned fellow smokers, "that does not work".
RFI (fr)
added Apr 22, 2016 19:27
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