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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Not ‘kiddie pack’ but mini pack, and there are reasons: Tobacco firms (corrected)

TOBACCO companies have said there are reasons for introducing small cigarette packs in Malaysia. Responding to The Star, they also pointed out that these were not “kiddie packs”, but smaller packs of 10 sticks.
The Star (my)
added Sep 7, 2017 15:34
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong, Taiwan] Cigarette warnings lack scare factor, experts say

The difference in the number of people who smoke in Taiwan (3 million) compared with Hong Kong (640,000) might be due to the difference in the sizes of warning labels on packaging, they said at the Tobacco Hazard and Prevention Forum for Cross-strait Loc
Taipei Times (tw)
added Sep 7, 2017 01:05
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Retailers to petition government for return of smaller cigarette packs

About 40,000 sundry goods merchants and coffee shop owners have signed a petition calling on the government to have smaller packs of cigarettes reintroduced as they believe it will help to address the illicit cigarette trade problem and reduce cigarette c
The Edge (my)
added Sep 6, 2017 16:18
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Divided over ‘kiddie pack’

Ongoing debate: Four national associations voiced their support for restoring kiddie packs, claiming that the move would contribute to curbing the illegal cigarette trade.
The Star (my)
added Sep 6, 2017 03:13
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Traders and restaurateurs: Bring back kiddie ciggie packs

A coalition of four national associations have declared their support for the proposal to reintroduce the 10-stick cigarette pack, claiming that the move will curb the illegal trade and help smokers kick the habit. In a statement Tuesday, the groups said
The Star (my)
added Sep 5, 2017 17:48
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[Malaysia] M'sian associations push for sale of 10-stick ciggie pack to combat illegal cigarette market

"We are selling cigarettes legally but it is getting harder for retailers to sell cigarettes now. "The illegal cigarette issue is so big, enforcement alone is not enough. We have 5 million smokers here and 57 per cent of them opt for illegal cigarettes
New Straits Times (my)
added Sep 6, 2017 03:11
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[Arkansas] $2M left in smoke suit cash

After paying out more than $20 million to over 20,000 former Marlboro Lights customers, a $45 million Arkansas settlement fund has $2.2 million left over, money that must be spent on public service. The settlement was paid last year to end a 14-year-old
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Sep 4, 2017 12:10
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[Asia-pacific] Restoring 'kiddie pack' cigarette 'a step backward' - Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society

"Referring to the Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietor’s General Association’s suggestion to restore pack sizes to less than 20 sticks to the Malaysian market in order to reduce circulation of illegal cigarettes, the MPS adopts a grave view of this
The Edge (my)
added Sep 4, 2017 03:42
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[Asia, India] Lens on US charities funding NGOs with anti-tobacco drive

Even as US-based charity Bloomberg Philanthropies is still being "watched"...three of its recipient NGOs have been denied renewal of registration under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) or had their registration cancelled over the past year.
Times of India
added Sep 4, 2017 11:33
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[Africa, South Africa] Higher age restriction demanded for movies with smoking scenes

Are you worried that Cruella's smoking habit, however much part of her character in 101 Dalmations, could give your children the idea that it is cool to light up? A group of America's leading health organisations is now demanding that any movie that dep
Health 24 (za)
added Sep 5, 2017 22:21
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