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[Europe, France, Germany, UK] BAT Smokes Out E-Cigarette Rivals

British American Tobacco (BAT) is preparing to launch its biggest assault to date on the electronic cigarette market as it attempts to bolster sales of tobacco substitute products. Sky News understands that the world's second-biggest tobacco company by
Sky News (uk)
added May 24, 2013 18:28
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[Africa, Russia, South America/Caribbean] Malawi farmers’ livelihood to go up in smoke as Chile bans public puffing

"We're very concerned with the smoking ban in Chile, in Russia and other countries have also proposed similar bans,” Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) chief executive officer Bruce Munthali told The Nation newspaper. “Tobacco farmers as any othe
MaraviPost.com (mw)
added Apr 6, 2013 05:11
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New Report: Tobacco Companies Exploit Regulatory and Tax Loopholes to Market Cheap, Sweet Cigars that Entice Kids

cigar sales have more than doubled since 2000, driven by an explosion of cheap, sweet small cigars that entice kids, according to a report released today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. National surveys show high school students are twice as likel
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 13, 2013 11:51
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[Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico] Cigarette Companies Mock Tobacco Control Laws in Latin America

With tobacco product advertisements banned in every country in the region, companies are now targeting points of sale in their efforts to increase product visibility, and implementing corporate social responsibility programmes to maintain brand popularit
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Mar 7, 2013 14:56
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[Canada] THOMAS/HENNIG: Blowing smoke on the reserves

Somebody is making a lot of money illegally selling excess tax-free allocation cigarettes
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Jan 10, 2013 10:45
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[North Carolina] Ex-US Rep. Charlie Rose helped tobacco farmers

Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Rose, who used his seat on the House Agriculture Committee to help farmers and protect the tobacco crops that brought wealth to farmers in his North Carolina district, has died, his wife said Tuesday. Rose, 73, died of Parkinson’
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Sep 5, 2012 16:02
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WHO urges China tobacco tax rise amid smoking boom

The World Health Organization is urging China to raise tobacco taxes, saying tariffs are an effective deterrent in curbing consumption, even as data showed separately that cigarette smoking in China is rising as the economy cools. WHO Director-General Ma
CBS MarketWatch
added Jul 19, 2012 06:53
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[Pakistan] Cut in tobacco cultivation area to affect KP growers

The World Health Organisation has asked the government to reduce area under cultivation of tobacco through fresh measures under Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, but tobacco companies consider this measure as an attack on farmers in Khyber Pakhtunk
The Nation (pk)
added Jul 1, 2012 14:26
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[Korea - South] Korea to host anti-smoking confab

The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Thursday 1,000 delegates from 170 countries will attend the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on Nov. 12 for six days.
Korea Times (kr)
added Jun 28, 2012 13:01
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[Canada] Fewer smoking, but more drinking heavily: StatsCan

In its latest Community Health Survey, the statistics agency reports that in 2011, only one in five Canadians aged 12 and older (19.9 per cent) smoked on an occasional or a daily basis. That's down from 25.9 per cent in 2001.
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jun 20, 2012 07:31
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