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Hawaii raises tobacco sale age to 21

Hawaii raises tobacco sale age to 21

| June 23, 2015

Hawaii became the first U.S. state to raise the tobacco sale age to 21 when Governor David Ige signed the landmark legislation on June 19. The law, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2016, is part of the state’s effort to reduce smoking rates among young people and to make the next generation of Hawaiians […]

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Call for Singapore to rethink ban on low-risk products

Call for Singapore to rethink ban on low-risk products

| June 23, 2015

Two British tobacco policy experts have called on Singapore’s Minister for Health to put on hold its recently-announced bans on electronic cigarettes and low-risk tobacco products. They have called for a policy rethink, starting with a thorough review of the evidence. In a detailed letter to the minister, Gan Kim Yong, the two veterans of […]

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Vapor market could hit US$50 billion by 2030

Vapor market could hit US$50 billion by 2030

| June 23, 2015

Euromonitor International said yesterday that the value of sales within the global e-vapor category had nearly doubled between 2013 and 2014, when they reached US$6.0 billion. E-vapor sales last year had eclipsed those of nicotine replacement therapy products which had totaled US$2.4 billion, it added. The number of vapers reached 13 million worldwide in 2014, […]

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Zambian tobacco growers left with 3,000 tonnes

Zambian tobacco growers left with 3,000 tonnes

| June 23, 2015

Buyers have left Zambian farmers with more than 3,000 tonnes of unsold tobacco, according to a story by Julius Phiri for the Times of Zambia. The Tobacco Board of Zambia’s (TBZ) CEO, Samson Muyembe, was quoted as saying that the independent tobacco farmers had been left with their crops after buying companies had decided to […]

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Tanzania to establish grower-compensation fund

Tanzania to establish grower-compensation fund

| June 23, 2015

Anti-tobacco campaigns being conducted by the World Health Organization were among factors to blame for a fall in leaf tobacco prices being paid for the crop on both local and world markets, the Tanzania National Assembly has been told. But, according to a story in the TSN Daily News, the deputy minister for Agriculture, Food […]

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Movie smoking scenes to be subject of warnings

Movie smoking scenes to be subject of warnings

| June 22, 2015

Scrolling banners warning about the effects on health of tobacco smoking could be displayed in Bahrain’s cinemas during scenes depicting smoking, according to a story in the Gulf Daily News. The proposed move, which is part of a health ministry plan, is in line with a 2009 anti-smoking law, said smoking cessation program co-ordinator Dr […]

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