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Archive for July, 2013

Young Danes little interested in smoking

Young Danes little interested in smoking

July 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

The number of 13-year-old Danes who take up drinking and smoking has fallen dramatically, but the decline has not been as pronounced among older students, according to a story in the Copenhagen Post. Results from the “Copenhagen Barometer,” a poll of students in the seventh through ninth grades, found that consumption had dropped across the […]

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Ramadan is quit-smoking opportunity

Ramadan is quit-smoking opportunity

July 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has advised people that Ramadan is the best time to give up cigarettes, according to the Arab News. The ministry’s spokesman, Dr. Khaled Al-Mirghalani, said Ramadan provided the ideal platform for people to quit smoking because Muslims abstained from the habit from dawn to dusk anyway. The theory was that […]

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Ramadan causes cigarette sales slump

Ramadan causes cigarette sales slump

July 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sales of cigarettes in Oman slumped during the first week of Ramadan, according to a story in the Oman Daily Observer. Such a fall in sales will not have come as a surprise to retailers, however, since smoking in public during the daylight hours of Ramadan is a punishable offense in the country. Buying patterns […]

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Encouraging illicit-trade informers

Encouraging illicit-trade informers

July 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Pakistan Inland Revenue’s Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation has issued a toll-free number, 0800-77377, through which people can inform on the illicit cigarette trade. The service will be available from 08.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily. A directorate official said people could inform on the storage or sale of illegal cigarettes using the toll-free […]

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KT&G strikes up blue band LIP technology in South Korea

KT&G strikes up blue band LIP technology in South Korea

July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

KT&G said yesterday that it would launch South Korea’s first low-ignition propensity (LIP) cigarettes later this month, according to a story in The Korea Herald. The company says it has developed independently a “blue band” system for producing LIP cigarettes, a system that applies chemicals to the cigarette paper. It has five patent applications submitted […]

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Nepal seeks big rise in tobacco revenue

Nepal seeks big rise in tobacco revenue

July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Nepalese government is looking to increase excise duty collection on tobacco products by 23 percent during fiscal year 2013-2014, according to a story in Republica. In its 2013-2014 budget brought down on Sunday, the government said it expected to raise RS6.82 billion from excise duty on tobacco products during the year. During the 2012-2013 […]

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Standardized packs decision under fire

Standardized packs decision under fire

July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

The U.K. government is coming under heavy fire for abandoning—for the time being at least—the idea of introducing standardized tobacco packaging. The government put the matter out to public consultation and, following that consultation, decided to await the outcome of Australia’s pioneering adoption of standardized packaging. Quoting the government’s summary report of the public consultation, […]

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EU directive revisions threaten jobs, the economy and tax revenues

EU directive revisions threaten jobs, the economy and tax revenues

July 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

The European economic and social committee (EESC) has said that changes to the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive proposed by the European Commission would have serious consequences for jobs, the economy and tax revenues. The committee adopted an opinion on the commission’s review of the directive following what was described as a heated debate at its […]

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EU directive revisions threaten market stability, grower incomes and taxes

EU directive revisions threaten market stability, grower incomes and taxes

July 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

The revisions to the EU Tobacco Products Directive, as endorsed by the environment, public health and food safety committee, would ban almost 38 percent of Poland’s current cigarette sales, according to a Polish News Bulletin story. The new directive is due be decided upon at a plenary session of the EU parliament in September, but, […]

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Pack campaigners delighted—for a while

Pack campaigners delighted—for a while

July 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Campaigners in the U.K. who opposed the introduction of standardized tobacco packaging are celebrating following the government’s announcement that it has abandoned—for the time being—moves to introduce such packaging. “We are delighted,” said Hands Off Our Packs campaigner Angela Harbutt. “The government conducted a public consultation on plain packaging in 2012 and half a million […]

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