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France set to announce vaping bans

France set to announce vaping bans

| May 29, 2013

The French government could be set to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and the workplace, according to a story in The Local Europe. Sales of electronic cigarettes are said to be booming in France and the country’s Health Minister, Marisol Touraine, was expected yesterday to be handed a report that puts […]

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Andhra Pradesh growers oppose FDI and arrival of multinationals

Andhra Pradesh growers oppose FDI and arrival of multinationals

| May 29, 2013

The Andhra Pradesh Flue-cured Virginia Tobacco Growers’ Association has decried an Indian government proposal to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the domestic tobacco industry, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The association believes that such a move would undermine the domestic industry. In a petition to […]

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Big drop in Israel’s smoking incidence

Big drop in Israel’s smoking incidence

| May 29, 2013

The incidence of smoking in Israel dropped by 2.9 percentage points in one year: between 2010-2011 and 2011-12, according to a story by Dan Even for Haaretz. This figure is based upon surveys conducted by the Health Ministry’s Center for Disease Control, which is required to submit an annual report on the state of smoking […]

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Romanian smokers plan to quit en masse

Romanian smokers plan to quit en masse

| May 29, 2013

More than 56 per cent of Romanian smokers are planning to quit their habit in the coming year, according to a story by Irina Popescu for the Romanian Insider, quoting a study conducted under the European Commission’s campaign, Ex-smokers Are Unstoppable. The study showed that 80 per cent of Romania’s smokers believe willpower would be […]

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Iggesund’s UK biomass plant opened

Iggesund’s UK biomass plant opened

| May 29, 2013

Iggesund Paperboard’s new biomass plant at Workington, England, was yesterday inaugurated in the presence of the board of directors of the Holmen Group, the forest industry group to which Iggesund Paperboard belongs. When the CHP (combined heat and power) plant came online in March, the company’s paperboard mill at Workington switched its energy source from […]

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Ireland embraces plain packaging

Ireland embraces plain packaging

| May 28, 2013

Ireland may become the second country to require standardized packaging for cigarettes, reports the Kildare Nationalist. Health Minister James Reilly announced government approval for his controversial plans, which he hopes to have enacted early next year. Plain packaging made its global debut late last year in Australia. An Irish retail group cautioned the move would […]

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