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Smokers to be ousted from Seoul’s riverside parks

Smokers to be ousted from Seoul’s riverside parks

| May 5, 2015

Eleven riverside parks along the Han River are due to be designated tobacco-smoke-free zones as early as July, according to a story in The Korea Times quoting a Seoul Metropolitan government announcement. Smoking bans at the riverside parks became possible after the city council revised its ordinance last year. The riverside parks, which cover more […]

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Imperial helps disabled women help themselves

Imperial helps disabled women help themselves

| May 5, 2015

Imperial Tobacco says that it is helping to improve the livelihoods of disabled women in Laos by supporting a vocational training project near its factory in Vientiane. According to a note posted on the Imperial website, The Lao Disabled Women Development Centre is set to receive funding from Imperial’s charitable organization, the Altadis Foundation, to […]

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Pocketsize spittoon right on target with retailers

Pocketsize spittoon right on target with retailers

| May 5, 2015

The pocketsize spittoon maker FLASR, which is based at Alabama, Georgia, said yesterday that its product would, from next month, be made available in 400 stores across the US through Product and Service Distribution Technologies (PSDT). According to a BusinessWire story relayed by the TMA, FLASR’s CEO, Everett Dickson, said PSDT would play an instrumental […]

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Schneeberger named VP of business development

Schneeberger named VP of business development

| May 4, 2015

The U.S. Tobacco Cooperative (USTP), based in Raleigh, North Carolina, has named Jim Schneeberger as the company’s vice president of global business development. Schneeberger, who will report directly to CEO Stuart Thompson, will work with Thompson and his management team to reposition USTC in the domestic and export markets as a respected supplier of high-quality […]

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Menthol cigarettes to be banned in Nova Scotia

Menthol cigarettes to be banned in Nova Scotia

| May 1, 2015

The Canadian Lung Association said on Wednesday that it ‘salutes’ Nova Scotia for becoming the first jurisdiction in North America to ban menthol flavoured tobacco, according to a Marketwired story. The day before, the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly had approved a ban on menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products. The ban is due to […]

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Taipei’s littering fines prove hard to swallow

Taipei’s littering fines prove hard to swallow

| May 1, 2015

Cigarette smokers who drop their butts on the ground in Taipei are risking fines that have been increased threefold and more from today, according to a story in the Taipei Times. Previously, offenders faced a fine of NT$1,200, regardless of their record, but, as of today, a second-time offender faces a possible fine of NT$3,600, […]

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