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Archive for December, 2013

Premium cigarette sales drop in China as government officials warned off smoking

Premium cigarette sales drop in China as government officials warned off smoking

December 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Sales of high-priced cigarettes are expected to be hardest hit by the enforcement of a ban on China’s government officials smoking in public and giving and receiving cigarettes as gifts. According to a story by Yang Jing for the Global Times, the General Office of the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee and the State […]

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Indonesia gears up for new regulations

Indonesia gears up for new regulations

December 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cigarette companies in Indonesia are preparing for the implementation of new regulations that restrict tobacco advertisements and require the inclusion of graphic warnings on cigarette packs, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. The tobacco control regulations were issued by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in December 2012 and are set to take effect in […]

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Shock and gore propaganda in the UK

Shock and gore propaganda in the UK

December 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

The UK’s Department of Health (DoH) is reigniting its turn-of-the-year anti-smoking campaign with a £3 million push designed to provoke ‘disgust’ among television viewers, according to a story by Lara O’Reilly in Marketing Week. This year’s ‘smokefree’ initiative from the DoH’s executive body, Public Health England, includes the ‘new news’ that smoking can be linked […]

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Counterfeit vaporizers raise safety issues

Counterfeit vaporizers raise safety issues

December 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

US-based Ploom has warned that counterfeit versions of its Pax vaporizers can raise safety issues, according to a ChinaCSR.com story. Ploom’s vaporizers are smoking alternative devices that heat tobacco contained in pods to a constant temperature, vaporizing nicotine and flavors without burning the materials or producing smoke. But Ploom says that certain counterfeit Pax products […]

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Move to put electronic cigarettes beyond reach of tobacco smoking prohibitions

Move to put electronic cigarettes beyond reach of tobacco smoking prohibitions

December 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

A senator in the US state of Wisconsin is sponsoring legislation that would make it clear that electronic cigarettes are not included in the state’s tobacco smoking ban, according to a WSAU report. Glenn Grothman said the purpose of electronic cigarettes was to get people to stop using traditional cigarettes, which was something the state […]

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Smoking stops created along bus route

Smoking stops created along bus route

December 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Taipei’s Department of Health has designated 27 bus stops along the Xinyi Road, one of the city’s busiest, as areas where tobacco smoking is due to be banned from next month, according to a story in the Taipei Times. The bans are said by the TaipeiCity government to be in accordance with the Tobacco Hazards […]

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UAE readies for far-reaching tobacco law

UAE readies for far-reaching tobacco law

December 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

As the United   Arab Emirates prepares to implement its Anti-Tobacco Law on January 21, one health official has said that she has been in talks with the National Media Council (NMC) to prevent indirect promotion of tobacco through newspaper articles, according to a story in the Khaleej Times. Dr. Wedad Al Maidoor, head of […]

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Big fines for high-speed train smokers who fail to toe the line in China

Big fines for high-speed train smokers who fail to toe the line in China

December 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

Anyone caught smoking tobacco on China’s high-speed trains will be fined up to Yuan2,000 ($330) as of January 1, according to a story by Wang Fan for Ecns.cn, quoting a railway safety regulation issued by the State Council. But smokers won’t be the only people in the firing line. Fines of up to Yuan2,000 will […]

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January finish for Karnataka sales

January finish for Karnataka sales

December 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Tobacco Board of India has reverted to an earlier estimate and again announced that flue-cured auctions in Karnataka are likely to be finished by the end of January, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The Board previously had suggested that the auctions would end in January, […]

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Ireland restricts duty-free allowances

Ireland restricts duty-free allowances

December 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

New rules that will come into force on January 1 will restrict the number of cigarettes that may be brought into Ireland for personal use by people traveling from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania, according to a story in the Irish Independent. From that date, travelers from those countries will be allowed to […]

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