Archive for July, 2014

Call for e-cigarette ban in Saudi Arabia

Call for e-cigarette ban in Saudi Arabia

| July 29, 2014

A medical professor at King Saud University (KSU) has called for a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, at least in respect of those under the age of 18, according to a story in the Arab News. Sultan Ayoub Meo, a professor at the KSU’s College of Medicine, said that electronic cigarette use should […]

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SA looking at plain packs by next year

SA looking at plain packs by next year

| July 29, 2014

South   Africa aims to force cigarette manufacturers to sell their products in standardized packs by next year, according to a story by Wendell Roelf for Reuters, quoting the country’s Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is currently looking into complaints about the introduction of standardized packs in Australia, but Motsoaledi said […]

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Cigarette production increased slightly

Cigarette production increased slightly

| July 29, 2014

Chinese cigarette production during the first half of this year, at 1,300,000 million, was increased by 0.2 per cent on that of the first half of last year, according to a Xinhua News Agency story published in the Global Post of Boston, US. Tobacco taxes during the first half of this year, which raised about […]

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Tanzanian leaf tobacco bound for China

Tanzanian leaf tobacco bound for China

| July 29, 2014

China’s Yunnan Tobacco International (YTI) has said it will start buying leaf tobacco from Tanzania this season with a purchase of 10 million kg, according to a story in the Daily News. The move follows the signing of a bilateral trade agreement during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Tanzania in March last year. The […]

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Diversion outweighs smuggling in Korea

Diversion outweighs smuggling in Korea

| July 29, 2014

A large quantity of Korean tax-exempt cigarettes earmarked for export are being diverted onto the domestic market, according to a story in The Korea Times quoting the Korea Customs Service (KCS). The KCS reportedly said the value of the diverted cigarettes had reached about WON100 billion (US$97.5 million) this year, up from WON 3 billion […]

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New Orleans testing butts recycling

New Orleans testing butts recycling

| July 29, 2014

The US City of New Orleans and the city’s Downtown Development District (DDD) are launching a pilot program to collect and recycle cigarette butts using an extension of TerraCycle’s Cigarette Waste Brigade – a nationwide, mail-in recycling program that is sponsored by Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co, according to a NACS (Association for Convenience & […]

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