Archive for December, 2013

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UAE readies for far-reaching tobacco law

UAE readies for far-reaching tobacco law

| December 30, 2013

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

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

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

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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Israel signs anti-illegal trade protocol

Israel signs anti-illegal trade protocol

| December 27, 2013

Israel has joined an international protocol aimed at preventing the illegal trade in tobacco products, according to a story by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich for the Jerusalem Post, quoting the Health Ministry. The country’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, signed the protocol, which is an adjunct to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco […]

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JTI set to match worldwide employee donations to Philippines relief effort

JTI set to match worldwide employee donations to Philippines relief effort

| December 27, 2013

Japan Tobacco International employees worldwide have been asked to make donations to a fund set up to help the victims of typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines early in November. JTI has agreed to match any donations made by its employees. Typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda as it is known in the Philippines, made landfall there […]

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