Archive for February, 2013

JTI welcomes call for inquiry into tobacco lobbying at European Commission

JTI welcomes call for inquiry into tobacco lobbying at European Commission

| February 22, 2013

Japan Tobacco International said today that it welcomed a proposal by some members of the European Parliament for a special inquiry into tobacco lobbying at the European Commission. “Open and transparent lobbying activities to inform elected officials and civil servants over policy decision-making clearly serve the public interest,” said Thierry Lebeaux, head of EU affairs […]

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Campaigners want a consumer-focused tobacco bill not a business-focused bill

Campaigners want a consumer-focused tobacco bill not a business-focused bill

| February 22, 2013

Indonesia’s National Commission on Tobacco Control (KNPT) has called on the House of Representatives to draft a new bill aimed at protecting consumers from the adverse impacts of tobacco, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. The commission wants the House to drop plans for the tobacco bill that is already scheduled for inclusion […]

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Maxim design aims for one big impact

Maxim design aims for one big impact

| February 22, 2013

KT&G is putting one million limited-edition packs of its The One Impact cigarette on the market for a four-week period, according to a story in The Korea Herald. The outer packaging of The One Impact Maxim Edition was designed in collaboration with Maxim, said to be the world’s best-selling men’s monthly magazine. The aim is […]

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Standardized packaging could extend to alcohol, fast food and soft drinks

Standardized packaging could extend to alcohol, fast food and soft drinks

| February 21, 2013

One of the organizations that contributed to New Zealand’s public consultation on standardized packaging for tobacco products is concerned that the decision to go ahead with imposing such a requirement will set a precedent for other products, according to a Yahoo! New Zealand News story. The New Zealand government has said that it is to […]

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Chile prepares for tobacco smoking ban

Chile prepares for tobacco smoking ban

| February 21, 2013

Chile’s anti-tobacco lobby is looking forward to the imposition of a new law that is due, from March 1, to ban tobacco smoking in enclosed public places such as pubs, restaurants and discos, according to a UPI story quoting The Santiago Times. Co-ordinator Lezak Shallat, of Chile’s Free Tobacco organization, said smoking cost the country […]

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Japanese government prepares to sell shares in Japan Tobacco

Japanese government prepares to sell shares in Japan Tobacco

| February 21, 2013

The Japanese government’s sale of a $10 billion stake in Japan Tobacco Inc. is expected to kick off within days after bankers met on Tuesday to discuss details of  the sale, according to a Reuters story quoting ‘sources close to the deal’. Japan’s Ministry of Finance, which owns just more than 50 per cent of […]

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