Archive for June, 2013

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Gutkha banned? Never mind, try this mixture of tobacco and pan masala

Gutkha banned? Never mind, try this mixture of tobacco and pan masala

| June 25, 2013

The sale of pan masala and tobacco has gone up ‘several fold’ in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh since the manufacturing and sale of gutkha was banned in the state from April 1, according to a story by Brajendra K. Parashar for the Hindustan Times. The reason for this isn’t hard to fathom. Gutkha […]

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Zambia and Malawi meet to tackle illegal cross-border tobacco trade

Zambia and Malawi meet to tackle illegal cross-border tobacco trade

| June 25, 2013

Zambia and Malawi are continuing to suffer the effects of illegal cross-border trading in tobacco, despite counter measures that have been taken, according to a story in the Zambia Daily Mail. The Tobacco Board of Zambia and the Tobacco Control Commission of Malawi recently held a meeting aimed at addressing the illegal trade between the […]

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German youngsters shun tobacco

German youngsters shun tobacco

| June 25, 2013

The prevalence of smoking among young Germans dropped from 27.5 per cent in 2001 to 12.0 per cent last year, according to stories in The Local.de and the International Business Times quoting a study by the FederalCenter for Health Education. The study found, too, that last year 71.7 per cent of young people – those […]

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EU Council in favour of menthol ban

EU Council in favour of menthol ban

| June 24, 2013

The Council of the European Union has agreed with the Commission that a new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) should include a ban on menthol cigarettes. On Friday, the Council agreed a general approach to a revised draft TPD aimed at making tobacco products less attractive by strengthening the rules on how they can be manufactured, […]

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Committees line up against menthol ban

Committees line up against menthol ban

| June 24, 2013

The European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture (AGRI) has rejected the European Commission’s proposals to ban menthol and slim cigarettes in the EU as part of a revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) put forward at the end of last year, according to a Europolitics story. In a non-binding opinion adopted with 36 votes in favour, four […]

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Studying e-cigarettes’ quit potential

Studying e-cigarettes’ quit potential

| June 24, 2013

AucklandUniversity is carrying out a study into the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes as a quit-smoking aid, according to a TVNZ story. More than 650 people are participating in the study comparing electronic cigarettes with the commonly-used nicotine patch. Participant, Luis Paraha, who was said to have twice previously tried to quit, believes she has cracked […]

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