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Graphic warnings – 12th time unlucky for smokers?

Graphic warnings – 12th time unlucky for smokers?

| February 23, 2015

South Korea’s lawmakers are due to start debating tomorrow whether to compel cigarette manufacturers to include graphic health warnings on cigarette packs, which currently carry printed warnings only, according to a story in The Korea Times. The National Assembly Health and Welfare Committee is scheduled to review the government’s proposal and some observers believe there […]

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Three new tobacco varieties for Malawi’s growers

Three new tobacco varieties for Malawi’s growers

| February 23, 2015

Malawi’s Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET) has introduced three new tobacco varieties that are said to be pest and disease resistant, and fast maturing. The release of the three new varieties, ARET Barley Hybrid (ABH) 12, ABH 31 and ABH 43, was announced by ARET’s deputy director responsible for extension and specialist services, John […]

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EU Commission raises taxing e-cigarette question

EU Commission raises taxing e-cigarette question

| February 20, 2015

The EU Commission is considering looking into whether electronic cigarettes should be taxed in the same way as traditional cigarettes are taxed, according to a story in the Irish Times. The Commission is said to have asked excise duty experts from across the EU to consider the ‘best way to achieve fiscal equal treatment’ of […]

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Some support for India’s 85 percent health warnings

Some support for India’s 85 percent health warnings

| February 20, 2015

Over 500 organizations have written to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi supporting the imposition of 85 percent graphic warnings on all tobacco packs from April 1, according to a DNA India story. Representatives of women’s groups, youth associations, hospitals, self-help groups and voluntary organizations were said to be among those who sent 4,000 signed letters […]

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Irish legal practice urged to cut tobacco link

Irish legal practice urged to cut tobacco link

| February 20, 2015

An Irish legal practice involved in a threatened tobacco-company action over proposed standardized tobacco packaging legislation is coming under pressure from Health Minister Leo Varadkar to sever its connection with the tobacco industry. Arthur Cox was said to be already facing questions from the Health Service Executive, one of its many public clients, over its […]

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Swisher forms vapor-product company

Swisher forms vapor-product company

| February 20, 2015

US-based Swisher International has formed a new ‘sister’ company, E-Alternative Solutions (EAS), to focus on developing, marketing and distributing electronic cigarettes and electronic vaping products, according to a CSPNet (Convenience Store/Petroleum) story. John Miller, Swisher senior vice president of sales and marketing who will serve also as the CEO of EAS, said EAS had the […]

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