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Archive for May, 2012

NZ smokers paying more than their share of taxes

May 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

May 30, 2012—A treasury report has admitted that smoking saves the New Zealand government money because smokers die earlier and pay more in tobacco tax than their health problems cost, according to a story in the Otago Daily Times relayed by Tobacco China Online. The regulatory impact statement on tobacco taxes prepared ahead of the […]

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Challenge to NY parks smoking ban unexpected

May 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

May 30, 2012—New York officials said yesterday that they were putting a temporary hold on the enforcement of a ban on tobacco smoking at state parks in the city, according to a story by Glenn Blain for the New York Daily News. The ban, enacted in April, extended also to designated areas around pools and […]

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FDA launches regulatory science fellowship program

May 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

May 30, 2012—The US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), in collaboration with the Institute of Medicine (IOM), is launching a new regulatory science fellowship program. The new program is designed for mid-career professionals to gain experience and expertise to further define and develop the field of regulatory science as it relates […]

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Romania likely to benefit from Bulgaria’s smoking ban

May 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

May 30, 2012—Romania hopes to capitalize on Bulgaria’s decision to ban tobacco smoking in all enclosed public places since it may be seen by smokers as an attractive alternative tourist destination, according to a Novinite story quoting media reports. Smokers will be able to take advantage of Romania’s more relaxed smoking regime in restaurants, cars, […]

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Most US states show scant interest in smoking fight

May 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

May 25, 2012—A report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that US states have been spending a small and dwindling portion of their tobacco revenues on programs to prevent young people from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a PRNewswire story from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK). ‘From […]

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Seoul sets its heart on ousting smoking

May 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

May 25, 2012—The metropolitan government of Seoul, South Korea, said on Wednesday that it would begin enforcing tobacco smoking bans in more public places next month in an effort to turn all public areas of the city into smoke-free zones, according to a story by Lee Eun-joo for the Korea JoongAng Daily. In June, the […]

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Animal tests cruel and pointless

May 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

May 30, 2012—PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is campaigning against a draft recommendation by the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products that some tobacco products be tested on animals, according to an Ecorazzi story relayed by Tobacco China Online. ‘This guidance would allow companies to conduct cruel animal tests […]

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