Archive for May, 2014

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Uganda’s proposed tobacco control bill under fire from Kampala traders

Uganda’s proposed tobacco control bill under fire from Kampala traders

| May 29, 2014

The Kampala City Traders’ Association (Kacita) has thrown its weight behind those opposing some aspects of Uganda’s proposed Tobacco Control Bill, according to a story in The Observer. Kacita’s chairman, Everest Kayondo, described the law as “draconian and [one that] would cost Uganda business opportunities.” If the bill were passed in its current form, he […]

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Unions reject Bergen op Zoom package said to be “among the best”

Unions reject Bergen op Zoom package said to be “among the best”

| May 29, 2014

Trade unions have threatened to organize protests at Philip Morris’ cigarette factory at Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, if the tobacco company does not offer a better social plan for employees who seem set to lose their jobs. Philip Morris Holland (PMH) said in early April that it intended to end cigarette production at Bergen […]

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TMA regulations conference

TMA regulations conference

| May 28, 2014

The U.S. Tobacco Merchants Association will hold a one-day conference on June 16 at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia, about the Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations. The event will include legal, laboratory and other presentations, in addition to breakout sessions by product sector. For more information, visit www.tma.org or phone TMA at +1 609 275 4900.

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Huge e-cigarette potential in China

Huge e-cigarette potential in China

| May 28, 2014

About 500 representatives of the global e-cigarette industry are due meet at Shenzhen, China, in August to unveil new technologies and discuss how to improve safety and health standards, according to a piece by Yanzhong Huang published by Forbes Asia. Although the huge majority of e-cigarettes are manufactured in China, they are not popular on […]

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Malaysia cracks down on illicit sales

Malaysia cracks down on illicit sales

| May 28, 2014

Malaysia’s Customs Department officers have seized 131 million smuggled cigarettes since the launch of a nationwide operation in January, according to a story in the New Straits Times. The seized products were said to be worth MYR73.64 million in value and unpaid duties. Customs Director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad said his officers had checked 2,618 […]

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Cigarette prices to rise in Cambodia

Cigarette prices to rise in Cambodia

| May 28, 2014

Cigarette prices in Cambodia are expected to increase from about $0.58 to about $0.64 a pack from July when taxes are due to rise, according to a story in The Phnom Penh Post. Taxes currently account for 20 percent of the retail price of a pack of cigarettes, but that is set to rise to […]

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