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Category: Breaking News

Korea’s tobacco tax hike labeled a ‘trick’

Korea’s tobacco tax hike labeled a ‘trick’

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

South Korea’s Health Ministry has come under fire for using the money raised from tobacco taxes for projects not related to smoking prevention, according to a story in The Korea Herald. The criticism, which was levelled at the ministry during a two-day parliamentary audit session on Monday and Tuesday, came about a month after the […]

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Some progress in ending child labor

Some progress in ending child labor

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Child Labor Coalition (CLC), whose 34 member organizations fight exploitative child labor, has welcomed the report by the US Department of Labor (USDOL), ‘2013 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor’, which suggests significant progress is being made in the war to reduce child labor internationally. “The report is another sign that good […]

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Reemtsma recognized for action on CO2

Reemtsma recognized for action on CO2

October 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Imperial Tobacco’s German business has won recognition for its efforts to reduce the impact of supply chain movements on the environment. Imperial reported yesterday that its subsidiary, Reemtsma, was presented with an award at an event in Nuremberg for taking action to reduce CO2 emissions by 20 percent before 2017. The initiative includes using more […]

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‘Blatant lack of transparency’ at COP6

‘Blatant lack of transparency’ at COP6

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Yesterday in Moscow the public was forced to leave the public gallery and prevented from observing the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), according to a note posted on Japan Tobacco International’s website. “Hidden agendas corrupt policy-making processes”, said Michiel Reerink, […]

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COP6 plans for tax guidelines censured

COP6 plans for tax guidelines censured

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Writing in the Town Hall, the columnist, Daniel J. Mitchell, asks today why the World Health Organization isn’t focusing solely on things such as Ebola and SARS, rather than engaging in ideological campaigns to expand the size and scope of government. Mitchell says that under the ‘leadership’ of the UN’s WHO, hundreds of bureaucrats have […]

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New graphic warning library established

New graphic warning library established

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

The European Commission has issued a draft delegated directive establishing a new library of 42 graphic warnings to be used as part of the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive agreed earlier this year. Combined graphic and textual warnings are to be grouped into three sets with each set being used for a year and being […]

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Third China Cigar Festival imminent

Third China Cigar Festival imminent

October 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cigar Ambassador is to hold its 2014 China Cigar Festival at Shanghai on October 27-31. This, the third such festival, will start on October 27 with a welcome party. It will include sessions on China’s cigar market, cigar trade and the management of cigar shops and clubs. It will see the opening of the first […]

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Hesse joins Global Laboratory Services

Hesse joins Global Laboratory Services

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Kimberly Hesse has joined Global Laboratory Services as business development manager. She brings with her a solid marketing and advertising background plus six years of experience in the tobacco laboratory industry. Global Laboratory Services offers analytical testing in crop protection agents, e-cigarettes, and smoke (HPHCs).  

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OLAF-led operation seizes counterfeit goods and 130 million illicit cigarettes

OLAF-led operation seizes counterfeit goods and 130 million illicit cigarettes

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

More than 1.2 million counterfeit goods and 130 million cigarettes have seized during a two-week international joint customs operation co-ordinated by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). According to a European Commission press note, the operation, code-named REPLICA, targeted the import of counterfeit goods by sea. ‘Under the co-ordination of OLAF, customs authorities carried out targeted […]

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France aims for plain packs by 2016

France aims for plain packs by 2016

October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

France is due to introduce standardized packaging for cigarettes in 2016, according to an Agence France Presse report citing an announcement by Health Minister Marisol Touraine on Wednesday. In the wake of the introduction of standardized tobacco packs in Australia, Touraine initially announced a raft of measures last month to tackle smoking. One of the […]

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