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Outdoor smoking not a health issue

Outdoor smoking not a health issue

| March 16, 2015

A councilor with the City Council of Banks, Oregon, has made the point that banning tobacco smoking in public parks is about preference not public health, according to a story by Samantha Swindler for The Oregonian. When a ban was last discussed in September, councilor Mark Gregg was one of its most vocal opponents. But […]

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Hungary moves to save tobacco farm jobs

Hungary moves to save tobacco farm jobs

| March 16, 2015

The Hungarian Agriculture Ministry said on Friday that it would allocate HUF5 billion (US$17.2 million) in subsidies to tobacco growers during the next two years, according to a Hungary Around the Clock story relayed by the TMA. The subsidies are part of an effort being made to sustain nearly 20,000 jobs in the sector, especially […]

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Does illegal trade agreement have discharge clause?

Does illegal trade agreement have discharge clause?

| March 16, 2015

The EU Commission has been asked whether a 2010 agreement between British American Tobacco (BAT) and the EU includes a discharge clause releasing the company from ‘any civil claims arising out of past conduct relating to the illicit trade’. The question, which in the normal way of things will be the subject of a written […]

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Tobacco Or Health conference about to kick off

Tobacco Or Health conference about to kick off

| March 16, 2015

The World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) is due to start in Abu Dhabi tomorrow. This, the 16th WCTOH, has been billed as a five-day scientific conference for the presentation of the latest developments in tobacco control and global efforts to reduce tobacco use in all its forms. It is scheduled to be held […]

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Reemtsma Liberty Award goes to radio journalist

Reemtsma Liberty Award goes to radio journalist

| March 16, 2015

Reporter Martin Durm has been presented with the 2015 Reemtsma Liberty Award for his coverage of the civil war in Syria. Now in its ninth year, the award, presented by Imperial Tobacco’s German subsidiary, recognizes foreign correspondents working to sustain freedom of the press under harsh conditions. The decision to present the award to Durm […]

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Commission: no opinions on plain pack proposals

Commission: no opinions on plain pack proposals

| March 13, 2015

The EU Commission has not delivered opinions on the recent notifications by Ireland and the UK relating to the introduction of standardized tobacco packaging. Legislation requiring the imposition of such packaging has been passed by Ireland, and has been passed by the UK’s lower house in respect of England. Tobacco companies have said they will […]

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