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Greece’s High Court Upholds E-Cigarette Ban in Public Places

E-cigarettes fall under the same restrictions as tobacco smoking in Greece Electronic cigarettes fall under the same restrictions as cigarette smoking, Greece’s Council of State plenary has ruled, including a ban on their use in public spaces, transport
Greek Reporter
added Mar 27, 2018 15:31
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[Greece, Russia] As one billionaire takes a break, others are focused on the art of a deal

Japan Tobacco agreed to buy Savvidi’s company, Donskoy Tabak, for 90 billion rubles ($1.6bn), a hefty premium at a time when Russia is cracking down on smoking, including a planned tax increase for cigarettes and a proposed ban on sales to anyone born aft
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 26, 2018 14:35
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[Greece] What Philip Morris' Plant Conversion Could Mean for the Stock

Along with Papastratos, Philip Morris has a plant near Bologna in Italy, which is fully engaged in the manufacturing of smoke-free products. Further, the company plans to undertake either partial or complete transformation of its cigarette producing facil
Zacks Investment Research, Inc.
added Mar 22, 2018 15:43
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[Greece] Bloomberg adds another Russian to Billionaires List

Bloomberg missed one thing, however: Japan Tobacco’s statement did not name the actual seller of the Russian company. Nevertheless, according to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, it was Savvidi’s wife, who owned Agrocom Holding, Donskoy Tabak
Crime Russia (hk)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:05
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[Europe] Philip Morris International Shifts Entire Capacity of Its Cigarette Factory in Greece to Smoke-Free Products

PM) announced today that the factory of its Greek affiliate (Papastratos) in Aspropyrgos, has ceased cigarette production and is now exclusively producing HEETS, the tobacco units used with IQOS, the company’s most advanced smoke-free product. This first
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Mar 21, 2018 22:04
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[Greece] Gun-Toting Russian Who Shocked Soccer World Is a Billionaire

Japan Tobacco Inc. agreed to buy Savvidi’s company, Donskoy Tabak, for 90 billion rubles ($1.6 billion), a hefty premium at a time when Russia is cracking down on smoking, including a planned tax increase for cigarettes and a proposed ban on sales to anyo
Bloomberg News
added Mar 21, 2018 11:36
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[Russia] In Greece’s Thessaloniki, club owner who invaded pitch is king

In just six years, he acquired ...state tobacco company SEKAP... It was reported on Friday that Savvidis had sold his Russian tobacco conglomerate Donskoy Tabak, which includes SEKAP, to Japan Tobacco
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 19, 2018 17:56
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[Russia] Greece Suspends Soccer League Following Pitch Invasion

a soccer team owner walked onto field while armed with a gun....Savvidis, who took over PAOK in 2012, is a Russian-Greek businessman born in Georgia during the Soviet era who made his money with the privatization of a cigarette factory in southern Russia
U.S. News & World Report
added Mar 12, 2018 15:13
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[Greece] Football: Who is PAOK's gun-toting owner?

A tobacco industrialist with extensive holdings in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Savvidis controls the city's top hotel and recently also bought one of Greece's top newspapers, Ethnos.
Straits Times (sg)
added Mar 13, 2018 04:35
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[Greece] Greek Health Ministry to Enforce Dormant Anti-Smoking Law

Greece’s Health Minister Andreas Xanthos on Wednesday called on competent authorities to enforce the anti-smoking law, and start strict checks on public places where smoking is being permitted. The 2010 anti-smoking law that bans smoking in closed space
Greek Reporter
added Feb 1, 2018 05:06
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