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Lawmaker wants to restrict e-cigarettes in California

A state lawmaker wants to ban e-cigarettes from restaurants, bars and other workplaces in California where smoking is currently prohibited, but the proposal is expected to face stiff opposition from the tobacco industry.
Los Angeles Times
added Jan 26, 2015 21:48
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[Africa] Ghana Likely To Face Sanctions Over Tobacco Control Protocol

some officials of government have arranged a meeting with major players in the tobacco industry for the purposes of addressing “their concerns”. The meeting which is said to be at the instigation of the Ministry of Trade and Industry is to be chaired by
SpyGhana.com (gh)
added Jan 26, 2015 21:28
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FDA Regulations Threaten Cigar Industry Shutdown

“Some domestic producers may cease to sell their products domestically or discontinue some products. Foreign producers may cease selling their products to the US or reduce the number of distinct products they sell in the US.”
Town Hall
added Jan 26, 2015 18:14
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[UK] Cabinet facing split on plan for cigarettes in plain packaging: Foreign Secretary questions proposals because of concerns it could lead to rise in smuggling

Philip Hammond says illicit cigarettes could deprive Treasury of revenue / Hammond received £1,000 of hospitality from Japan Tobacco International / Liberal Democrat Stephen Williams admits division within Government
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 26, 2015 18:03
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[Australia, UK] The cigarettes that worry tobacco firms

Tobacco companies are warning of an increase in smuggling...This is what happened when Australia shifted ... and the biggest rise was found in sales of brands known as "illicit whites"... "typically not sold legally anywhere and are often made exclusivel
BBC Online
added Jan 26, 2015 18:00
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[Australia, UK, USA] Vote expected in U.K. on plain packaging for cigarettes

However, industry analysts and marketing officials said Friday they doubt there will be a spillover effect in the United States despite a similar push by anti-tobacco groups.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 26, 2015 17:37
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[Australia, UK] Dame Angela Watkinson is The Freedom Association’s ‘Parliamentarian of the Week’

Watkinson gave an excellent speech in the House of Commons opposing plain packaging, emphasising that she is a life-long non-smoker and laying out the reasons why this proposed legislation will not work. Here is part of what she had to say:
The Freedom Association (uk)
added Jan 26, 2015 16:46
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[UK] Smoking: Plain packs 'will lead to more illegal cigarettes on streets' of Derbyshire

But Dee Sedani, who runs convenience stores in Etwall and Matlock, believes ministers should be focusing more on educating young people about the dangers of smoking.
Derby Telegraph (uk)
added Jan 26, 2015 16:42
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[UK] Government plans for plain packaging for tobacco are politically motivated, claims packaging body

Mike Ridgway, director of The Consumer Packaging Manufacturers Alliance (CPMA), said: "This was a surprising announcement by the Government and appears to have made for political reasons rather than for anything linked to health or as a measure to reduce
Retail Times (uk)
added Jan 26, 2015 16:32
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[UK, UK-Scotland] Warning that ‘plain packaging’ will boost tobacco black market ($$)

PROPOSALS by the Westminster government to introduce plain packaging of cigarettes has provoked a backlash in Scotland, with warnings that the move threatens to spark a surge in the illicit tobacco trade.
Times Of London (uk)
added Jan 26, 2015 11:38
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