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Archive for November, 2013

Tobacco bill still in the pipeline despite Indonesia’s FCTC accession pledge

Tobacco bill still in the pipeline despite Indonesia’s FCTC accession pledge

November 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Indonesia’s House of Representatives plans to press ahead with discussions on a tobacco bill despite the government’s commitment to accede to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), according to a story by The Jakarta Post. The House’s legislative body (Baleg), which has been tasked with deliberating on the bill, has insisted […]

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Kerala’s hospitality sector to phase in tobacco smoking prohibition

Kerala’s hospitality sector to phase in tobacco smoking prohibition

November 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hospitality-sector associations in Kerala, India, are expected soon to encourage their members to display signs indicating that tobacco smoking is not permitted on their premises and to stop people smoking within their establishments, according to a Business Standard story. According to India’s Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003, hotels, restaurants, coffee bars, pubs and […]

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Revenue loss after restaurant tobacco smoking ban imposed in South Korea

Revenue loss after restaurant tobacco smoking ban imposed in South Korea

November 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

Six out of 10 restaurants in South Korea suffered revenue declines after the imposition of a tobacco smoking ban in July, according to a story in The Korea Herald quoting the results of a survey published yesterday. Nearly 59.3 percent of restaurant owners who responded to the survey said their revenues had fallen as a […]

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Ponder this as you stare at your log fire tonight by the light of a scented candle

Ponder this as you stare at your log fire tonight by the light of a scented candle

November 29, 2013 | Comments (0)

It has long been clear that bans on tobacco smoking in public places would lead those so inclined to look at the potential perils of other sources of smoke. Indeed, stories of the possible dangers caused by cooking inside over open fires and outside over barbecues preceded public-places tobacco-smoking bans. Earlier this year, a Euro […]

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Commission's e-cigarette proposals under attack from EU health experts

Commission’s e-cigarette proposals under attack from EU health experts

November 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Health experts from across the EU are trying to galvanize opposition to the European Commission’s latest proposals for regulating electronic cigarettes, ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels on Dec. 3. The European Parliament has already voted down a commission proposal aimed at introducing—as part of revisions to the Tobacco Products Directive—medicines regulation for e-cigarettes. […]

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Australian smokers unfazed by warnings

Australian smokers unfazed by warnings

November 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

The smoking rate in Australia has remained unchanged since the introduction of standardized packaging a year ago according to a report by London Economics, one of Europe’s leading policy and economics consultancies. “The research is one of the first comprehensive surveys of smoking prevalence since the introduction of plain packaging in Australia one year ago,” […]

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JT to launch Ploom on domestic market

JT to launch Ploom on domestic market

November 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco Inc. said today that it intended to launch the tobacco vaporizer Ploom on to its domestic market on Dec. 12. It will be sold by JT Creative Service, a subsidiary of JT, and made available at http://ploom.jp/. The Ploom vaporizer is a pocket-sized smoking alternative device that heats tobacco contained in pods to […]

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Karnataka farmers attack "excessive" penalties for unauthorized tobacco

Karnataka farmers attack “excessive” penalties for unauthorized tobacco

November 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Farmers in the state of Karnataka, India, are appealing to the Tobacco Board of India to withdraw what they see as the excessive penalties levied on unlicensed flue-cured tobacco growers, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. They want the unlicensed growers to be able to produce […]

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European Commission's proposals would ban e-cigarettes

European Commission’s proposals would ban e-cigarettes

November 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

New European Commission proposals, if adopted, would ban every e-cigarette on the EU market and would severely limit or make unviable the development of new products, according to Clive Bates, the director of Counterfactual, a public interest consulting and advocacy group. “Late last week the European Commission circulated a confidential new proposal for regulating e-cigarettes,” […]

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Karnataka flue-cured prices increased

Karnataka flue-cured prices increased

November 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tobacco growers in the Indian state of Karnataka sold more than 44.74 million kg of flue-cured at an average price of INR140.46 during the first 62 days of the 2013–2014 selling season, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter quoting figures from the Tobacco Board of India. Average […]

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