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Archive for January, 2013

Free download for ending addiction

Free download for ending addiction

January 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

The authors of ‘Ending addiction for good: The groundbreaking, holistic, evidence-based way to transform your life’ are offering a free download from January 23 to 27, according to a PRNewswire press note. They are said to be hoping to spread the word about this addiction treatment program that has ‘already helped hundreds of addicts to […]

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Are Beijing-brand cigarettes fakes, just old, or reincarnated?

Are Beijing-brand cigarettes fakes, just old, or reincarnated?

January 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tourists in China have complained that the souvenir Beijing brand cigarettes they have been buying in the Dashilan area’s tourist shops are fakes, according to a Global Times story. Whether or not they are fakes is a moot point given that while the brand used to be made by the Beijing Cigarette Factory (BCF), production […]

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Tobacconists march on EU HQ

Tobacconists march on EU HQ

January 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Thousands of tobacconists marched on the EU headquarters in Brussels yesterday to protest against a planned crackdown on tobacco products that includes the imposition of graphic pack health warnings, according to a France 24 story. The protesters were mainly from France and Italy, but also from Austria, Germany and Poland: 2,200 according to the police; […]

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Excise increase likely to boost Ukraine’s already growing illicit tobacco trade

Excise increase likely to boost Ukraine’s already growing illicit tobacco trade

January 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

The market for licit cigarettes in Ukraine could shrink to 74-75 billion this year from 80 billion in 2012, according to a Kyiv Post story quoting the director for corporate issues at Imperial Tobacco Ukraine (ITU), Yuriy Kyshko. Briefing reporters, Kyshko said that last year had seen growth in the domestic-market consumption of both smuggled […]

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The clue was in the price

The clue was in the price

January 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Central revenue department officials in India have allegedly discovered unaccounted-for cash amounting to about Rs30 million during searches of cigarette manufacturers’ premises in the Punjab and those of their trading partners across the country, according to a Moneycontrol.com story quoting official sources. The officials were said to have seized cigarettes worth Rs4.8 million during the […]

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BAT joins board of American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology

BAT joins board of American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology

January 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

British American Tobacco has joined the board of directors of the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology. A BAT press note issued yesterday said that Marianna Gaça, of BAT’s Group R&D had been voted onto the board of directors of the society, which was established jointly by the Institute of In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) […]

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Foreign brand sales fall as price hikes collide with economic slowdown

Foreign brand sales fall as price hikes collide with economic slowdown

January 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sales of cigarettes in South Korea fell last year in the wake of price increases, an economic slowdown and widespread anti-smoking measures, according to a Yonhap News Agency story. Ministop Korea, the local operator of the Japan-based convenience chain store, is said to have seen its 2012 cigarette sales fall by 7.6 per cent from […]

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Excise policies set to welcome contraband cigarettes to Russia

Excise policies set to welcome contraband cigarettes to Russia

January 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Russia is due to become a net importer of illicit cigarettes rather than a net exporter, according to a story in Russia Beyond The Headlines, an abridged version of a report by Roman Ovchinnikov published in Kommersant-Dengi magazine. A draft law, ‘On Protection of Public Health from the Effects of Tobacco Consumption’, which is currently […]

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Malaysia looks to put health warnings on individual cigarettes

Malaysia looks to put health warnings on individual cigarettes

January 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Each cigarette sold in Malaysia could be printed with a health warning under proposals being considered by the country’s Health Ministry. In addition, cigarette pack health warnings could be increased in size, according to a story in The Star. Under the proposed amendments to the Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2004, the ministry is proposing […]

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Donation to help implement tobacco control measures in Palembang

Donation to help implement tobacco control measures in Palembang

January 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease is donating US$400,000 over two years to the city administration of Palembang, Indonesia, in an attempt to control the consumption of cigarettes there, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. The authorities in Palembang, the capital of South Sumatra province, have issued a city ordinance prohibiting […]

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