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Archive for February, 2014

Partnering in Ireland to fight smuggling

Partnering in Ireland to fight smuggling

February 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco’s business in Ireland is helping to support a high-profile initiative to highlight the impact of illicit trade on the nation’s economy. A campaign has been launched by the Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) group with the backing of Imperial’s John Player brand to raise awareness of the level of unpaid duty on tobacco and […]

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Cigarette seizures in Ireland plummet

Cigarette seizures in Ireland plummet

February 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Retail groups and opposition politicians in Ireland have said that not enough is being done to clamp down on criminal gangs responsible for smuggling up to one billion cigarettes into Ireland every year, according to a story in the Irish Independent. Figures released by the Department of Finance last week showed that 40.8 million cigarettes […]

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Warnings on hold pending legal ruling

Warnings on hold pending legal ruling

February 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) has said that it will continue to produce and supply its cigarettes in their current packs despite parliamentary approval last week of the Ministry of Health’s Tobacco Products (Labeling and Packaging) Regulations, according to a story in The Island. Sri Lanka’s parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved the imposition of graphic health-warnings […]

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Thailand to report on WTO compliance

Thailand to report on WTO compliance

February 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

The World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) is set to meet this week for an update on issues raised by the Philippines over Thailand’s compliance with a ruling about taxes imposed on imported cigarettes, according to a story in The Philippine Star. A notice posted on the WTO’s website showed that a status report […]

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Would you mind leaving me alone?

Would you mind leaving me alone?

February 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

A self-proclaimed ‘ordinary old man’ has politely asked the chair of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health whether she would mind leaving him alone. At the start of a whimsical piece published in the comments and letters section of the South China Morning Post, Lee Lung-wing, of Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, introduced […]

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WHO says own target tax not enough

WHO says own target tax not enough

February 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Hong Kong is expected to increase tobacco tax by between about 11 and 24 per cent on Wednesday, according to a story in the South China Morning Post. Financial Secretary, John Tsang Chun-wah, is expected to increase the flat HK$34 duty on a pack of 20 cigarettes by between HK$4 and HK$8, meaning that the […]

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Tenants banned from using e-cigarettes

Tenants banned from using e-cigarettes

February 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tenants at an apartment complex in the US have been told that they ‘are not allowed to use electronic cigarettes’, according to a story by WHSV-TV3 Channel 3. Presumably, this means that they will not be allowed to use electronic cigarettes in their apartments. Tenants of the Harrisonburg [Virginia] Redevelopment and Housing Authority recently received […]

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‘Cigarettes are eating you alive’

‘Cigarettes are eating you alive’

February 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

A media campaign launched last week in The Gambia will include the warning ‘Cigarettes are eating you alive’, according to a story in The Daily Observer. The ‘National Mass Media Campaign on Tobacco Control has been set in motion by the Health and Social Welfare Ministry, which will spearhead the campaign together with the World […]

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Progress in face of tobacco ‘epidemic’

Progress in face of tobacco ‘epidemic’

February 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is urging Caribbean countries to speed up the adoption of laws to control what it refers to as the tobacco ‘epidemic’, according to a story in the Jamaica Observer. The PAHO was quoted as saying that despite progress in the countries of the Americas the epidemic continued to grow. […]

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Inter-tabac to be postponed

Inter-tabac to be postponed

February 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund has decided to postpone its Inter-tabac Asia trade fair, originally scheduled for Feb. 27-28 in Bali, Indonesia. The company insists it had obtained the required permits for the event, pursuant to the provisions of the Indonesian Ministry of Industry and Trade, which regulates international fairs and conferences in the country. Despite this, […]

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