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[UK] New smokers survey reveals shift in consumer behaviour to avoid tax

A new survey by the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA) has revealed the lengths that smokers are going to to avoid what they consider to be an excessive tax on tobacco. The survey of 12,000 smokers found 71% were buying tobacco from ‘non-shop’ sou
Talking Retail (uk)
added Aug 8, 2016 22:11

[Asia, India] Tobacco farmers should not face discrimination, says Assocham

"It is encouraging that the Prime Minister has set a target for Indian farmers to double their income by 2022... However, the government must carry all farmers together and not discriminate against tobacco farmers, who have made an immense contribution t
Deccan Chronicle (in)
added Aug 7, 2016 23:07

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Using e-cigs to quit smoking?

“More than two-thirds stopped smoking all together. Among the 27% that didn’t quit, the average consumption of cigarettes dropped from 19 to four a day,” Greek cardio­logist Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos said at a recent interview in Kuala Lumpur.
The Star (my)
added Aug 7, 2016 22:55


On August 5, AARP announced that it would not renew its membership in ALEC as a result of members’ concerns: “After hearing from many of you, we’ve decided not to renew our membership to ALEC. We would never work against the interests of older Americans
Center for Media and Democracy
added Aug 18, 2016 14:53

FDA E-Cig Regulations Harm Innovation, Public Health / Groups File in Support of Challenge to Deeming Rule

Today, TechFreedom and the National Center for Public Policy Research filed an amicus brief ... The brief concludes: The FDA's Deeming Rule fails to consider the scientific evidence readily available to the agency regarding the safety and the public heal
The National Center for Public Policy Research
added Aug 8, 2016 15:02

LaFAIVE/NESBIT: Colorado smuggling to rocket with tobacco tax hike

Voters should think twice before adopting this tax increase. Research shows high excise taxes invite scofflaws to traffic in illicit cigarettes, encourage corruption among public officials and trigger violence against people, property and police. (blog)
added Aug 5, 2016 23:39

[Asia, India] Tobacco farmers seek participation in Global Tobacco control summit

The Federation of All India Farmer Association (FAIFA) on Thursday urged the government to have representation of tobacco farmers in the upcoming WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), whose failure will lead to further deterioration of their
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Aug 5, 2016 20:13

[Australia] Experts fear legalising e-cig nicotine

"Keeping nicotine-containing vaping devices illegal deprives many thousands of Australian smokers a safer alternative to burning tobacco," she said. But experts warn the medicines regulator will be bombarded by big tobacco companies, looking to e-cigaret
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Aug 5, 2016 13:41

[New Zealand] Radical new law needed to ensure the Smokefree 2025 goal

Delany says that the proposed law is unique in its focus on the tobacco industry, on the tobacco products, and its alignment with international law...."The law would state that, if specific prevalence reduction targets for 2020 are not reached, permission
Medical Xpress (
added Aug 5, 2016 13:37

[UK] Hospital's 'smoke free' streets plan condemned by Forest

Forest has criticised plans to make the streets around Birmingham Children's Hospital a smoke free zone... "I can understand why they don't want people smoking close to the main entrance but restricting smoking in neighbouring streets is ridiculous. "T
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Sep 23, 2016 19:16
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