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Cigarette warnings ruling to be appealed by Thailand’s Public Health Ministry

Cigarette warnings ruling to be appealed by Thailand’s Public Health Ministry

| August 28, 2013

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry is planning to file an appeal with the Supreme Administrative Court so that its requirement for bigger graphic health warnings on cigarette packs can be imposed as planned, according to a story in The Nation. The Administrative Court on Monday suspended the ministry’s plan under which tobacco companies would have had […]

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Tobacco-farm child labor down to poverty

Tobacco-farm child labor down to poverty

| August 28, 2013

The use of children as tobacco-farm workers is common in at least some regions of Tanzania, according to a story by Ludovick Kazoka for All-Africa.com. Kazoka quoted the Urambo District (Tabora Region) senior community development official, Sabala Rukonda, as saying that most tobacco farmers opted for children because they were readily available to satisfy agriculture’s […]

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Closing time called on early opening

Closing time called on early opening

| August 28, 2013

The early opening time of one of Vienna’s traditional coffee houses, Café Drechsler, has fallen victim to a tobacco smoking ban, according to a story in the Vienna Times. Café Drechsler has been forced to introduce a full smoking ban because of the combined effect of its own architecture and the country’s smoking regulations; so […]

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Pressure mounts on India’s oral products

Pressure mounts on India’s oral products

| August 28, 2013

The Maharashtra State Food and Drug Administration (MSFDA) commissioner, Mahesh Zagade, has called on his counterparts in India’s other states to consider enforcing bans on the manufacture and sale of gutkha and pan masala, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala newsletter. At the same time, Zagade has reportedly […]

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Teenagers run rings around smart cards

Teenagers run rings around smart cards

| August 28, 2013

About half of Japan’s underage smokers have admitted to having bought tobacco products illegally using a borrowed Taspo card, the age-verification smart card used to purchase cigarettes from vending machines, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun story quoting the results of the research. The findings were reported by Takashi Oida, the professor at Nihon University who […]

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Altria to host presentation webcast

Altria to host presentation webcast

| August 28, 2013

Altria is due to host at altria.com a webcast of its business presentation to the Barclays Back-To-School Consumer Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on Sept. 3, starting about 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, will feature a presentation by Executive Vice President and CFO Howard Willard. Pre-event registration is […]

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