Archive for June, 2013

Warning: decision unconstitutional

Warning: decision unconstitutional

| June 26, 2013

The Thai Tobacco Trade Association (TTTA) said yesterday that it was asking the Administrative Court to invalidate the Ministry of Public Health’s decision to impose new warnings on cigarette packs. The TTTA, which represents more than 1,400 retailers across Thailand, described the ministry’s decision as ‘unconstitutional’. An individual retailer and a wholesaler are joining TTTA’s suit, […]

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Warning: everybody smoking in public

Warning: everybody smoking in public

| June 26, 2013

People in areas of Malaysia affected by the smoke from forest fires in Indonesia are being advised not to smoke tobacco during the crisis. The deputy director of the Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department, Dr. Zainal Ariffin Omar, said smokers would stand a higher chance of contracting smoke-related illnesses. Smokers would inhale not only cigarette […]

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Warning: electronic cigarette ban needed

Warning: electronic cigarette ban needed

| June 26, 2013

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) has sounded an alarm over the increasing use of electronic cigarettes in Malaysia, notably among young people, according to a story in the New Straits Times quoting ‘media reports from George Town’. CAP president S.M. Mohamed Idris, said there was a need to impose a ban on the sale […]

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Azerbaijan plans advertising ban

Azerbaijan plans advertising ban

| June 26, 2013

Azerbaijan is planning to ban advertising of tobacco and tobacco products, according to an Azeri Press Agency story. If a new draft law is accepted by parliament, a ban would be imposed on advertising tobacco, tobacco products and their accessories, including tobacco sticks, pipes, electronic cigarettes, cigarette papers and lighters. The draft law will be […]

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Thai monopoly has eye on e-cigarettes

Thai monopoly has eye on e-cigarettes

| June 25, 2013

The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) would consider developing and importing electronic cigarettes if the government were to legalize them, according to a story in the Bangkok Post. Managing director, Torsak Chotimongkol, was quoted as saying that, as a government agency, the TTM could not proceed with such a project until electronic cigarettes were legalised. “However, […]

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Minimum smoking age should be 28

Minimum smoking age should be 28

| June 25, 2013

If medical science were the determining factor in deciding at what age people should be allowed to smoke and drink; that age would be set at 28, according to psychologist, Ronald J. Coughlin. In a letter published at MyCentralJersey.com, Coughlin said the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that told you to follow rules, […]

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