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Archive for September, 2012

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

September 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

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

September 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

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

September 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

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

September 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

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

September 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

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

September 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

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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Plain ugly packaging – coming soon to a product close to your heart

September 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

A tobacco company is warning that alcohol and other products could soon be subjected to the same advertising and packaging restrictions currently in force or pending in respect of tobacco products inAustralia, according to a Scoop story. Imperial Tobacco New Zealand says reports fromAustraliaindicate that it is already seeing the flow-on effects of passing its […]

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FCTC guidelines thought to threaten tobacco grower livelihoods

September 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

Korean tobacco growers joined with protestors from other countries on Tuesday in Manila, the Philippines, to voice their opposition to measures that are expected to be announced at a tobacco control conference at Seoul, Korea, in November, according to a story in The Korea Herald. Titled ‘Save Our Farms’ and led by the International Tobacco […]

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Physician, heal thyself

September 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

Doctors in certain regions of China have been found to smoke tobacco at rates similar to or even exceeding those seen within the general population, according to a 7th Space Interactive story quoting the results of a study. The study sought in part to investigate through an anonymous questionnaire the smoking habits of doctors at […]

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Eight anti-smoking/anti-vaping groups financially supported by Big Pharma

September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Eight US anti-smoking organizations that have called for electronic cigarettes to be removed from the market between them received $2.8 million from Pfizer alone during 2011 and the first half of this year, according to Professor Michael Siegel, of Boston University’s School of Public Health, quoting the drug maker’s financial contribution reports. And these organizations, […]

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