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Clampdown on smokers in Malaysia

October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

One hundred and seventy nine people have been fined so far for smoking tobacco in air-conditioned premises, shops and shopping complexes, under a clampdown by Malaysia’s Health Ministry that started on September 30, according to a Bernama report. The health director was reported to have said the operations included checks on 888 air-conditioned premises. He […]

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Shisha café pollution ‘alarming’

October 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The air in a café where shisha is being smoked is 40 times more polluted than the air outside in Qatar, according to a Gulf Times story quoting a study by the Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Smoking Cessation Clinic. The head of the clinic, Dr. Ahmad al-Mulla, described the situation as ‘alarming’. “It is very […]

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Management changes at 22nd Century

October 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Joseph Pandolfino has stepped down as chairman and CEO of 22nd Century Group. He will remain a member of the company’s board of directors. According to 22nd Century Group, Pandolfino’s entrepreneurial spirit and vision have enabled the company to create and assemble an important and impressive portfolio of technology, and there are continuing discussions to […]

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Trade agreement in need of health check

October 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Health professionals say a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement must be carried out to protect the health of New Zealanders, according to a story in Scoop. The health professionals say leaked information suggests international big business, such as the tobacco and alcohol industries, could sue the New Zealand government if […]

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Industry slams Indian health warnings

October 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Tobacco Institute of India (TII) has reacted angrily to the national government’s decision to increase significantly the size of health warnings on tobacco packs, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. It is unhappy, also, because the tobacco industry was not consulted before the decision on the […]

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Industry stands accused in Indonesia

October 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

An anti-tobacco activist has said that young people in Indonesia remain vulnerable to cigarette marketing because tobacco companies frequently sponsor youth sporting events, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. The head of the education and community empowerment division of the National Commission on Tobacco Control, Fuad Baradja, said the impact of smoking ran […]

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Universal to webcast results conference

October 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Universal Corporation is due to webcast a conference call from 17.00 Eastern Time on November 6 following the release of its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 after market close on that date. The conference call will be hosted by Candace C. Formacek, vice president and treasurer. A live webcast of the […]

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WHO won’t rest with cigarette taxation

October 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

The drive toward global governance and taxation is a disturbing sign of much more to come, according to an editorial in the Washington Post commenting on decisions taken at the recent meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. ‘The world, or a good part […]

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Azerbaijan closes doorway on smokers

October 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Anti-smoking advocates and health experts have hailed recent government proposals that aim to cut the number of smokers in Azerbaijan, according to an Azer News story. Few details of the proposals were given, but Musa Guliyev, deputy chairman of the Standing Committee on Social Policy, was said to have ‘underlined the necessity of adopting a […]

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Heroic levels of smuggling into Vietnam

October 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

The smuggling of cigarettes from Cambodia into Vietnam is on the rise, according to a story in The Cambodia Daily quoting recent Vietnamese media reports. Last week, VietnamNet, an online news site in Vietnam, quoted Pham Kien Nghiep, the secretary-general of the Vietnam Tobacco Association, as saying that the number of smugglers along the Cambodian-Vietnamese […]

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