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Alternative crops reduced to ‘next best option’

Alternative crops reduced to ‘next best option’

| January 26, 2016

To help India meet its ‘obligation’ to reduce leaf tobacco growing by 50 percent by 2020, the Tobacco Board in the state of Karnataka has decided to encourage tobacco farmers to switch to the “next best option”, according to a story by Laiqh A. Khan for the Hindu, relayed by the TMA. India’s ‘obligation’ is […]

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Quitting through knitting – a creative approach

Quitting through knitting – a creative approach

| January 26, 2016

A solution to the knotty problem of quitting smoking and avoiding weight gain has emerged from the field of crafts – specifically knitting. Knitting could also help to reduce tension when prisons go smoke free, though that is possibly a longer shot. In a blog in the New York Times, Jane E. Brody said that […]

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Tobacco’s labor-intensive status questioned

Tobacco’s labor-intensive status questioned

| January 25, 2016

Thousands more jobs may be lost within the Indonesian tobacco industry as manufacturers increasingly turn from manual production methods to cheaper machine systems, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. Widyastuti Soerojo of the Public Health Scholars Association (IAKMI) said that about 15,000 tobacco workers had lost their jobs last year. In many cases, […]

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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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