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Archive for December, 2012

Dutch take to smoking ban – slowly

December 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

About 57 per cent of theNetherlands’ bars and cafés now observe the country’s ban on smoking, up from 51 per cent in the spring, according to a DutchNews story quoting health ministry inspectors. About 61 per cent of discos and 88 per cent of cafés that serve food are now smoke free, the inspectors said. […]

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New tax regime signed into law

December 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines yesterday signed into law a new tobacco and alcohol tax regime that is expected to raise an additional P33.96 billion during the first year of its implementation, according to a story in The Manila Times. Of the total additional revenue, P23.40 billion is set to come from cigarettes and […]

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Tender opens for retail sales in Hungary

December 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Hungary’s government has published a tender for the retail sale of tobacco, according to an EcoNews story quoting Zsolt Gyulay, chief executive of the National Tobacco Trade Nonprofit. Gyulay told a press conference thatHungary’s parliament had approved a law in September that established a state monopoly over the retail sale of tobacco products from next […]

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Indonesian government taking its time over issuing tobacco regulations

December 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Health experts and consumer groups are questioning what they see as the Indonesian government’s tardiness in issuing a tobacco regulation, according to a report in The Jakarta Post. The government is required by a law issued in 2009 to impose regulations on tobacco products, but it has not yet done so. The process had become […]

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Some relief from rain for Andhra growers

December 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

The Indian state government of Andhra Pradesh has increased the input subsidy for a number of crops, including tobacco, affected by recent flooding, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. Chief minister, N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, said in a statement to the Legislative Council that funding for tobacco […]

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Legal team’s work recognized in Poland

December 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco’s legal team in Poland has been named as one of the country’s best in-house legal operations. Companies were asked to rank their legal teams against set criteria with the scores independently verified by the Polish Society of In-House Lawyers and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Imperial was ranked third nationally. The legal team […]

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But you have to worry whether too much minty nutrition could make you obese

December 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

A lot of comments have been made already on the European Commission’s proposed revisions to the tobacco products directive and a lot more will follow, but none has cut to the heart of the matter as incisively as one by Naomi McAuliffe. Writing on the Guardian’s Comment is free page, McAuliffe asks a question about […]

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Forest Christmas card is a cracker

December 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

Forest’s Christmas card this year combines its usual festive cheer with a light-hearted, seasonal dig at the proponents of plain packaging. The card shows a pile of wrapped presents roasting round an open fire, two of which bear the message ‘Hands off our presents’, a warning that echoes the organization’s high-profile ‘Hands off our packs’ […]

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Commission sticks to ‘quit-or-die’ policy with TPD revision proposals

December 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

The European Commission seems once again to have come down in favour of a quit-or-die approach to tobacco consumption, rather than a harm reduction approach. Its proposed tobacco products directive revisions, issued yesterday, leave snus banned outside of Sweden and seek to discourage the use of electronic cigarettes. Many people, including some tobacco control advocates, […]

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BAT buys Creative company to help with evolving harm reduction policy

December 20, 2012 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco said today that it had acquired CN Creative Ltd, a UK based start-up company that specialises in the development of e-cigarette technologies intended to offer smokers a less risky alternative to cigarettes. BAT says that CN Creative, which has its own research and development facilities, currently has several e-cigarettes on the market […]

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