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Firms go for damage limitation

Firms go for damage limitation

| May 5, 2016

The ruling by the Court of Justice that the EU’s revised tobacco directive is lawful is final; so manufacturers are seeking to make clear what the ruling doesn’t mean.

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Fewer smokers in North Korea

Fewer smokers in North Korea

| May 5, 2016

The incidence of smoking is dropping significantly in North Korea despite the fact that the country’s revered leader is frequently seen in public apparently with a cigarette in his hand.

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Addis Ababa to introduce smoking ban

Addis Ababa to introduce smoking ban

| May 5, 2016

A newly-enforced law will ban tobacco advertising and smoking in public places in Addis Ababa. The legislation on which the bans are based was passed by Ethiopia’s lawmakers in 2014.

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Tobacco directive ruled lawful

Tobacco directive ruled lawful

| May 4, 2016

The EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive, which is currently being transposed into national laws in the union’s member states, has been ruled lawful by the European Court of Justice.

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Imperial’s volume down in first half

Imperial’s volume down in first half

| May 4, 2016

Despite the boost provided by the acquisition of a number of US brands, Imperial Brands’ volume was down in the first half to the end of March.

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Taxes go over the top ‘down under’

Taxes go over the top ‘down under’

| May 4, 2016

Australian smokers are expected to provide the country’s treasury with an additional A$4.7 billion of general revenue during the next four years.

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