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Anti-tobacco campaign attracts 12 million signatures

Anti-tobacco campaign attracts 12 million signatures

| September 21, 2015

Six key public health organizations and their allies have vowed to support a new draft of Thailand’s Tobacco Control Act, according to a story in The Nation. They have called on the government and the National Legislative Assembly to push the law through so as to protect young people. And they have called on the […]

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Tobacco seed sales slip in Zimbabwe

Tobacco seed sales slip in Zimbabwe

| September 21, 2015

Zimbabwe might register a decline in the area under tobacco during the 2015-16 season because seed sales have declined by 30 percent from those of last year, according to a story in The Herald. With only two weeks left before the end of the normal seed-selling period, the uptake is down by 28.7 percent from […]

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Yunnan Tobacco to exhibit at Cannes duty-free event

Yunnan Tobacco to exhibit at Cannes duty-free event

| September 21, 2015

China’s Yunnan Tobacco International is this year due to exhibit for the first time at a TFWA World Exhibition. The TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2015 is due to be held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes, France, on October 18-23. In all, 40 companies that have not previously exhibited at the […]

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Baek nominated for KT&G CEO

Baek nominated for KT&G CEO

| September 19, 2015

KT&G has nominated its vice president, Baek In-bok, as its new CEO, replacing former chief Min Young-jin, according to The Korea Times. In July, Min resigned following a prosecution probe into allegations that he created a slush fund amounting to billions of won. Baek joined KT&G in 1993. He served in various posts such as […]

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NPS bans e-cig use in U.S. national parks

NPS bans e-cig use in U.S. national parks

| September 18, 2015

U.S. National Park Service (NPS) director Jonathan Jarvis on Sept. 14 issued a policy memorandum prohibiting the use of electronic smoking devices in all places where the use of traditional tobacco products is already prohibited in national parks. The policy is effective immediately. “Protecting the health and safety of our visitors and employees is one […]

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Health bodies in Thailand push for new tobacco laws

Health bodies in Thailand push for new tobacco laws

| September 18, 2015

Six key public health organizations and allies in Thailand on Sept. 17 vowed to support the new draft of the Tobacco Control Act and called on the government and the National Legislative Assembly to push this law through in an effort to protect the country’s youth. At an academic conference held in Chiang Mai province, […]

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