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Oman calling time on shisha cafés

Oman calling time on shisha cafés

| April 9, 2015

Municipal authorities in the Oman capital of Muscat are trying to get shisha café owners to abide by the opening hours set for them, which would mean their closing at midnight, according to a story in the Times of Oman. This is not the first time that the authorities have appealed to café owners to […]

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Smoking and exercise down, drinking and obesity up

Smoking and exercise down, drinking and obesity up

| April 8, 2015

South Korea’s smoking incidence, which has been trending down since 2009, fell by 0.2 of a percentage point to 24.0 percent last year, according to a story in The Korea Herald, quoting a survey by the Ministry of Health and Welfare among 220,000 adults nation-wide. At the same time, the smoking rate among men dropped […]

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Curing energy concerns with solar tobacco dryers

Curing energy concerns with solar tobacco dryers

| April 8, 2015

The Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund of Croatia has said it will invest 6.5 million kuna (US$926,200) to install about 200 solar tobacco dryers in the county of Virovitica-Podravina, according to a Croatian Newsmonitor story relayed by the TMA. The initiative is aimed at encouraging tobacco growers to use renewable sources of energy for […]

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Nu Mark launches website for adult vapers

Nu Mark launches website for adult vapers

| April 8, 2015

Nu Mark, which as part of Altria develops innovative tobacco products, said yesterday that it had launched Vaper Rights (VaperRights.com), ‘a website for adult vapers who are interested in information and advocacy on public policy issues related to e-vapor products’. ‘Nu Mark believes that it is important for adult vapers to make their voices heard […]

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Hong Kong cigarette warnings should be ‘scarier’

Hong Kong cigarette warnings should be ‘scarier’

| April 8, 2015

The undersecretary of the Hong Kong Food and Health Bureau, Sophia Chan Siu-chee, has said that the bureau expects later this year to propose that cigarette health warnings, which are said currently to cover about 50 percent ‘of the pack’, should be increased in size and made ‘scarier’, according to a story in the South […]

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Electronic cigarettes part of the UK election debate

Electronic cigarettes part of the UK election debate

| April 8, 2015

Electronic cigarettes are having a small positive space created for them within the UK’s general election debate. Recently, Totally Wicked announced that it had launched a number of General Election E-liquids ahead of the elections due to be held on May 7. The promotion is said to allow voters to register their political preference by […]

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