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Spain to lose last Altadis cigarette factory in June

Spain to lose last Altadis cigarette factory in June

| January 25, 2016

Imperial Tobacco’s Altadis plans to close its last cigarette factory in Spain, according to an Agence France Presse story. The group’s cigarette sales in Spain have slumped by more than 45 percent in volume during the past five years due in part to regulatory pressures. A spokesperson who did not want to be named told […]

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Bahrain foils attempt to smuggle e-cigarettes

Bahrain foils attempt to smuggle e-cigarettes

| January 25, 2016

Customs officers in Bahrain have foiled an attempt to smuggle electronic cigarettes into the country, according to a note from the Kingdom Of Bahrain Information Affairs Authority. Customs Chief Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa was quoted as saying that seizure of the products had been made by customs officers at the Containers Control Department […]

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Punjab clamps down on e-cigarette e-commerce

Punjab clamps down on e-cigarette e-commerce

| January 25, 2016

A number of electronic cigarette sites that have been breaking the law by selling electronic cigarettes into the Punjab, India, have been told to quit their activities, according to a story on Punjabnewsexpress.com. On the directions of Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jiyani, the State Tobacco Control Cell has issued notices to various e-commerce sites that […]

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Bangladesh NGOs make drama of smoking scenes

Bangladesh NGOs make drama of smoking scenes

| January 25, 2016

Five private television channels in Bangladesh have been served with a legal notice asking them to stop showing smoking scenes in television dramas and other programs by January 31, according to a story in The Daily Star. The government was also served with a legal notice in connection with the campaign. Supreme Court lawyer Shahdeen […]

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Cambodia’s tobacco law suffering teething troubles

Cambodia’s tobacco law suffering teething troubles

| January 22, 2016

Cambodia’s ministries of health and information are working together to put some teeth into last year’s law restricting the advertisement of tobacco products to points of sale, according to a story in The Phnom Penh Post. During a workshop yesterday, ministry personnel, NGO staff and the media were said to have discussed cigarette companies’ non-compliance […]

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No trace of EU tobacco-pack tracking system

No trace of EU tobacco-pack tracking system

| January 22, 2016

The EU Commission has not selected the technology that it would prefer to use in tracking and tracing tobacco packs, according to a Politico.eu story relayed by the TMA. A ‘senior Commission official’ reportedly said that it was waiting on the results of a second feasibility study. The Commission is up against a May 2016 […]

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