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[Asia, Uae] Why you can't buy any cigarettes, tobacco products in Dubai tomorrow

Dubai-based fuel retailer Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) has announced a 24-hour ban on the sale of cigarette and tobacco products tomorrow, May 31, across its all Enoc and Eppco service stations network in the UAE.
Emirates 24|7 (ae)
added May 30, 2016 19:57
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[New Zealand] Illegal cigarette puts dairy owner in trouble

A dairy-owner faces a criminal record with restrictions on employment, business and international travel after being prosecuted by health authorities for illegally selling $1.50 single cigarettes. “If you break the law… you could be next. That’s our mess
Indian NewsLink (nz)
added May 30, 2016 19:55
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[Cyprus] A third of Cypriots smoke

As many as one third of Cypriots smoke, creating one of the highest percentages in Europe, Health Minister Giorgos Pamporidis said on Monday at the start of an island-wide anti-smoking campaign. Addressing a press conference, Pamboridis noted that “smok (Cyprus Magazine) (cy)
added May 30, 2016 19:54
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[Greece] Bid to enforce, extend smoking ban

the Hellenic Anti-cancer Institute has called on the government to redouble efforts to enforce an anti-smoking ban in restaurants, bars and other public places but also to extend the ban to children’s playgrounds, beaches and squares.
Kathimerini (gr)
added May 30, 2016 19:54

[Hungary] Hungarian town of Sopron to ban smoking in downtown area

The general assembly of the northwest Hungarian town of Sopron decided last week to ban smoking in the downtown area. According to news portal, it has not been finalised when the regulation enters into effect.
Portfolio online financial journal (hu)
added May 30, 2016 19:53
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[New Zealand] Government in e-cigarette push

As the Government rolls out its plan for tobacco plain packaging, Newshub can reveal it is also eyeing up legalising nicotine e-cigarettes. Senior ministers want to make tobacco alternatives vaping and e-cigarettes legal in New Zealand. Currently if th
Newshub (nz)
added May 30, 2016 19:52

[Asia, India] Government urged to make Amitabh Bachchan the face of tobacco control campaign

questioned the government whether the high revenue generated by the tobacco industry was the reason behind not appointing any prominent celebrity as an ambassador...Why not a massive awareness campaign on the line of polio,’ wondered A.K. Dewan, medical d
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added May 30, 2016 19:51

[Asia, Pakistan] Farmers concerned over debate on tobacco plain packaging

would only promote illicit cigarette trade because consumers would shift to smuggled products hence there would be reduced demand for local tobacco which will negatively impact livelihood of 80,000 farmers affiliated with tobacco cultivation.
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added May 30, 2016 19:48

One third of people in Cyprus smoke, passive smoking at 55 percent of workplaces

Cypriot Health Minister George Pamborides has said. "Smoking constitutes a primary risk factor in Cyprus since we have one of the highest percentages of smokers in Europe, estimated to be 31 percent of the population,” Pamborides said.
Famagusta Gazette (cy)
added May 30, 2016 19:47

[Asia, India] Plain packaging will boost illegal cigarette trade: Tobacco body

Tobacco Institute of India (TII) said on Monday. “The government has implemented 85 per cent pictorial warnings in India. These excessively large warnings are anti-farmer and anti-Indian brands and will lead to unrelenting growth in smuggled international
Hindustan Times (in)
added May 30, 2016 19:46
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