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Ombudsman: Some 40% of all tobacco products sold in Russia are counterfeit

"According to most cautious estimates, the share of illegal products has already reached 35-40 percent, which deals a serious blow to the budget of the Russian Federation, not to mention the quality of the falsified products and the scope of illegal prod
Russia Beyond The Headlines (Rossiyskaya gazeta) (ru)
added May 25, 2017 01:19
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[Ethiopia] World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

He has also served as chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; as chair of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership Board; and as co-chair of the Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. As Min
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 25, 2017 01:17
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Tobacco: a threat to our oceans

Each year, 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered... This year’s Ocean Conference, 5-9 June, comes mere days after World No Tobacco Day 2017, the theme of which is “Tobacco – a threat to development”. This year’s theme recognizes tobacco’s widespread
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
added May 25, 2017 00:34
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[Missouri] C-Stores Under Scrutiny After Tobacco Raid

“People walk into gas stations and you just see all the different tobacco products that they sell on top of being a kind of grocery, convenience store, going to almost a tobacco store/convenience store,” Aldridge said. Aldridge comments come in the
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added May 25, 2017 00:15
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[Finland] Finnish biotech firm claims breakthrough in smoking intervention

Biohit reveals that it received hundreds of enquiries following the publication of the results of a medical trial confirming that its Acetium lozenge is an effective, non-addictive means to quit smoking. The Helsinki-based biotechnology firm also saw it
Helsinki Times Oy (fi)
added May 24, 2017 23:24
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PMP S.A. [PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS] Executive Summary (PDF - 5.74 MB) (PDF)

PMI has developed the THS system, to be marketed as “iQOS”. The THS system consists of a device that heats, but does not burn, a proprietary Tobacco Stick (“HeatSticks”), creating an inhalable nicotine-containing aerosol that provides a range of consum
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added May 24, 2017 17:36
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Philip Morris Products S.A. Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Applications

The FDA has filed for scientific review three Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) applications from Philip Morris Products S.A. (PMP S.A.) for its IQOS system and three types of Heatstick products.
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added May 24, 2017 17:33
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Proceeds from tobacco surcharge remain unused

The health development surcharge collected on all tobacco products has remained unused, although nearly three years have passed since the government levied it. The government imposed a 1 percent surcharge on all domestically produced and imported tobacc
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added May 24, 2017 17:27
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar to establish smoke-free zones in six regions

the government is exerting efforts to set up smoke-free zones in public areas in six states and regions - Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway regions and Kayin and Shan states. For the purpose of protecting the young people from being affected by smoking
Xinhua Newswire
added May 24, 2017 17:21
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Editorial: Protect workers' health from secondhand smoke

In spite of his apology for his gaffe, Onishi defended his comment ...What is lacking here is consideration to people who can barely make ends meet apart from going out of their way to work in such environments due to government constraints on social sec
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added May 24, 2017 17:21
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