Archive for September, 2012

Bureaucrats look to dictate the seasons when tobacco can and cannot be grown

Bureaucrats look to dictate the seasons when tobacco can and cannot be grown

| September 28, 2012

Tobacco growers belonging to the Philippine Tobacco Growers Association (PTGA) are urging President Aquino not to agree to proposed guidelines of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). PTGA vice president, Asuncion M. Lopez, said the proposed guidelines that had been recommended for adoption by the Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the FCTC […]

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Santa Catarina and Paraná look forward to exporting leaf to China

Santa Catarina and Paraná look forward to exporting leaf to China

| September 28, 2012

Chinais expected this year to approve imports of tobacco from the Brazilian states of Santa Catarina and Paraná, according to a Macau Hub story relayed by Tobacco China Online. The director of the Vegetable Hygiene Department of the Brazilian Ministry for Agriculture, Livestock and Supplies, Cósam Coutinho, said on Wednesday that the exports were expected […]

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Beware of Taiwanese ministry officials transporting smoking gifts

Beware of Taiwanese ministry officials transporting smoking gifts

| September 28, 2012

Anti-smoking activists inTaiwanyesterday blasted government bodies for sending lawmakers cigarettes as Mid-Autumn Festival gifts, according to a story in The China Post. The Tung Foundation said it was ‘absurd’ that the Transportation Ministry’s liaison officials to the legislature were using tax-payers’ money to buy lawmakers harmful gifts for the upcoming festival. Transportation Minister, Mao Chi-kuo, […]

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Smokers unwelcome in Vancouver’s tallest residential tower

Smokers unwelcome in Vancouver’s tallest residential tower

| September 28, 2012

The property manager of the tallest all-residential tower inVancouver,Canada, Ken Armstrong says he receives as many as 20 complaints a month from residents upset about second-hand smoke; of those, about five or six usually relate to marijuana smoke. But this problem should dissipate soon. According to a story by Mike Hager for the Vancouver Sun, […]

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Two cigarettes a day enough to hook young people on nicotine

Two cigarettes a day enough to hook young people on nicotine

| September 28, 2012

Teenagers who start smoking are fooling themselves if they think they can easily quit, according to a Deutsche Presse-Agentur story relayed by Tobacco China Online. A study, the story said, had concluded that smoking just two cigarettes a day was enough to hook 13-to-17-year-olds on nicotine. The study, which was apparently carried out by the […]

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Name changes made to differentiate tobacco products in Australia

Name changes made to differentiate tobacco products in Australia

| September 27, 2012

Tobacco-product names are being modified in Australia ahead of the December 1 imposition of plain packaging, according to a story by medical editor, Cathy O’Leary, for The West Australian. From the beginning of December, all Australian tobacco products must be sold in packs designed at the behest of the government to look ugly. All brand […]

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