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Archive for April, 2013

Pakistan has $175.8 million reasons to tackle tobacco smuggling

April 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Pakistan is losing 17 billion Pakistani rupees ($175.8 million) per annum due to the illicit cigarette trade, which represents about 26.7 percent of total cigarettes consumed in terms of volume. According to a research paper compiled by the Euromonitor International, and cited in a story published by the Asia News Network, Pakistan ranked third-highest in […]

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Careless smokers playing with fire

April 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

It could be hard to believe but careless smokers ended up causing more than 2,410 fire accidents and several crores-worth of property loss in the last seven years in the Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. A study by A.P. Fire Services Department revealed careless smoking as one of the main causes for the increasing incidence of fire […]

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Less drinking, smoking causes Aussies more problems

April 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

A major research project has found that Australians have cut down on smoking and drinking, but they’ve gained weight and become more anxious. A survey by Roy Morgan Research of 50,000 Australians every year, over five years, has found 1.1 million fewer glasses of alcoholic drinks are being consumed a week and 134,000 fewer people smoke compared with 2007, according to […]

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Few complaints lead to secondhand smoke warnings for non-gamblers

April 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

About two, meaning usually one, complaints a month are lodged with the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department regarding tobacco smoke leaking from video gambling rooms inside restaurants, so obviously something needed to be done in this West Virginia, USA, town. ”When we get these types of complaints, we still make a site visit to make sure they are […]

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Malaysia to stamp out smuggled-cigarette smokers

April 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

The city hall in the Malaysian city of Kota Kinabalu, proposed that buyers of  contraband cigarettes be penalized along with the sellers of the smuggled smokes, according to a story in the the Borneo Post. Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir, who made the proposal in his speech during the  launch of Ops Pacak 2013, said buyers […]

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Vaping is working in Southwest Florida

April 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

A few businesses in Southwest Florida, U.S., are allowing vaping in the workplace, according to a story in the Naples Daily News. For instance, Safety Harbour Insurance, which serves Lee and Collier counties, is said to allow its employees to ‘e-puff’ away at work. “We absolutely love it,” said manager Candace Nichols, who has been […]

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Smoking causes more than “just death”

April 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Australia was due yesterday to start a new anti-tobacco propaganda campaign aimed at preventing the suffering caused by smoking. According to an Australian Associated Press story, the campaign, called “Stop before the suffering starts”, will use television and radio, and the print, online and social media. The campaign is said to highlight the toll taken […]

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International anti-tobacco conference to be staged in tobacco country

April 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

India, the third largest producer of tobacco, is due to host an international anti-tobacco conference in Delhi later this year. The International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Century: The Endgame for Tobacco will take place on September 10–13. “The conference is a call for collective resolution to fight tobacco through global cohesion […]

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Hungary moves from open market to monopoly to zeropoly

April 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Smokers in some Hungarian villages will not have local access to cigarettes after a new law allowing only state-licensed tobacconists to sell cigarettes comes into effect in May, according to an MTI-EcoNews story quoting the opposition Socialist lawmaker, Csaba Toth. As was reported here on April 3, the country’s parliament adopted legislation in September last […]

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Fewer smokers, more snuffers in Norway

April 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Norway’s smoking tobacco tax revenue last year, at NOK7.3 billion, was down by NOK170 million on that of 2011 and down by NOK750 million on that of 2009, according to an Esmerk Norwegian News story. The decline was attributed to the fall that has occurred in the number of daily smokers, which, according to the […]

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