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Tobacco facing ‘worst nightmare’ in Australia

Tobacco facing ‘worst nightmare’ in Australia

| January 28, 2016

There is an expectation that a drop to a record low in the rate of smoking among young Australians could be the early signs of a smoke-free generation, according to a story by Courtney Wilson for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Figures from a new report are said to show that in the past 20 years […]

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E-cigarettes to carry same warnings as tobacco

E-cigarettes to carry same warnings as tobacco

| January 28, 2016

Belgium’s Public Health Minister Maggie De Block is scheduled to introduce legislation that would legalize the sale of electronic cigarettes to people aged 16 and above, according to an Expatica.com story relayed by the TMA. However, given that the bill is signed into law by HM King Philippe, electronic cigarettes will have to comply with […]

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Smugglers limit losses with smaller shipments

Smugglers limit losses with smaller shipments

| January 28, 2016

The National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) is asking the government of New Brunswick, Canada, to use next week’s budget to increase action against the province’s growing contraband tobacco problem. “Illegal cigarettes are a growing and significant problem in New Brunswick,” said Gary Grant, national spokesperson for the NCACT. “Just last week, RCMP in the […]

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Cigarette imports again on the rise in South Korea

Cigarette imports again on the rise in South Korea

| January 28, 2016

South Korea’s cigarette imports increased last year after contracting for four straight years despite the government’s having hiked tobacco taxes in an effort to discourage smoking, according to a Yonhap News Agency report citing Korea Customs Service (KCS) data. Between 2014 and 2015, volume imports rose by 128.1 percent to 1,877 tons while the value […]

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Imperial to hold AGM on February 3

Imperial to hold AGM on February 3

| January 28, 2016

Imperial Tobacco is due to hold its Annual General Meeting on February 3. A presentation script and slides will be made available on its website after the event.

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Korea seeks disclosure of cigarette chemicals

Korea seeks disclosure of cigarette chemicals

| January 27, 2016

Tobacco makers and importers may have to disclose all the ingredients in cigarettes as part of South Korea’s effort to control the harmful effects of tobacco consumption, reports The Korea Times. In a policy report to President Park Geun-hye, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said it will seek to require tobacco importers and […]

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