Archive for January, 2013

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Securing tobacco supply lines by evolving track and trace systems

Securing tobacco supply lines by evolving track and trace systems

| January 29, 2013

British American Tobacco says that this year will see the evolution of track and trace systems that monitor and secure products across the supply chain. In a note published on its website, the company’s head of anti-illicit trade, Pat Heneghan, said that, according to the World Health Organization, illegal tobacco trafficking cost governments at least […]

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Vietnam cracks down on illicit trade

Vietnam cracks down on illicit trade

| January 29, 2013

One hundred Vietnamese officials and representatives from relevant ministries and agencies met on January 25 at Ha Noi to discuss how to implement a new government circular on handling the illicit trade in cigarettes, according to a story in Vietnam News. The circular sets out strict penalties for trading, transporting and storing smuggled tobacco. People […]

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Dhaka journalists take sides on tobacco

Dhaka journalists take sides on tobacco

| January 29, 2013

The public debate over a bill to amend Bangladesh’s 2005 tobacco products control act seems likely to be one sided. Ruhul Amin Rushd, convenor of the Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance, a journalists’ platform said to represent all media outlets in Dhaka, was reported by bdnews24.com to have said that his organization was demanding tough laws to […]

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Playing the color card

Playing the color card

| January 29, 2013

Researchers in Japan have suggested that Asian women might be discouraged from smoking if it could be shown that smoking were associated with a darker skin color. An abstract of the paper was published by Tobacco Control at: http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2013/01/25/tobaccocontrol-2012-050524.abstract?papetoc. In a paper that seems to court controversy, the authors said that having a lighter skin […]

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Ferrary to manage Rhodia Acetow

Ferrary to manage Rhodia Acetow

| January 28, 2013

Olivier Ferrary is taking over from Gérard Collette as general manager of Rhodia Acetow, which in 2011 became part of the Solvay Group. A former manager of SDU Special Chemicals, Ferrary has held various responsibilities relating to chemicals and plastics within the Solvay Group. Collette will take over the management of Solvay’s industrial function and […]

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ChristenUnie party trying to resurrect smoking ban in the Netherlands

ChristenUnie party trying to resurrect smoking ban in the Netherlands

| January 28, 2013

Smoking is back on the political agenda in the Netherlands with the opposition party, ChristenUnie, planning to launch a new effort to have smoking banned in all cafés and bars, according to a DutchNews.nl story. The Netherlands banned smoking in cafés, bars and clubs in 2008, but since then bars smaller than 70 square metres […]

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