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Bangladeshi farmers decry tobacco production

Bangladeshi farmers decry tobacco production

| January 21, 2016

Farmers in the Lalmonirhat district of Bangladesh yesterday protested against the production of tobacco in their area, according to a story in The Financial Express. The farmers were demanding the imposition of strong policies against tobacco farming and adequate support for substitute crops. Hundreds of farmers were said to have taken part in a procession […]

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Emirati men coming forward to quit tobacco use

Emirati men coming forward to quit tobacco use

| January 21, 2016

Many young Emirati men are choosing to quit tobacco, according to a story in The National quoting local medical practitioners. “They are self referring and this is an encouraging sign, said Dr. Abdul Alkaddour, the head of preventive cardiology at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi. “There is an increased awareness among Emiratis.” Alkaddour […]

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FDA deeming regulations raise animal testing fears

FDA deeming regulations raise animal testing fears

| January 20, 2016

Concerns are being expressed among groups involved in the protection of non-human animals about the number of animal tests that could be required or encouraged by the US Food and Drug Administration’s proposed electronic-cigarette deeming regulations. As things stand under the proposed regulations, all electronic cigarettes placed on the US market after February 15, 2007, […]

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Smuggling reigns supreme amid Cyprus chaos

Smuggling reigns supreme amid Cyprus chaos

| January 20, 2016

Cigarette and tobacco smuggling is booming in Cyprus, costing the state millions of euro in uncollected taxes, according to a story in the Cyprus Mail quoting members of parliament. Known individuals are said to be behind the illegal trade. The House Watchdog Committee discussed the illegal trade in the wake of the seizure of 19.5 […]

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Taking action on tobacco farm worker exploitation

Taking action on tobacco farm worker exploitation

| January 20, 2016

Malawi’s Labour and Manpower Development Minister Henry Mussa has said the government is considering abolishing the country’s tobacco tenancy system and making it mandatory for farm owners to pay their workers regular wages, according to a story in the Malawi Voice relayed by the TMA. It has called for the amendment of the Employment Act […]

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PM Thailand tax-evasion charges head for court

PM Thailand tax-evasion charges head for court

| January 20, 2016

Thailand’s Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) has filed in the criminal court a multi-billion-baht tax evasion lawsuit against Philip Morris Thailand (PMTL), according to a story by King-Oua Laohong for the Bangkok Post. PMTL’s management says that the lawsuit is ‘without merit and unjust’. The indictment was issued on Monday by the OAG against PMTL […]

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