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Latest Beijing tobacco smoking ban to be enforced

Latest Beijing tobacco smoking ban to be enforced

| January 21, 2015

Beijing residents have been assured that a tobacco smoking ban due to come into force later this year will be enforced, according to a Global Times story quoting the Xinhua news agency. The Beijing municipal legislature in November passed an anti-smoking bill banning smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, and on public transport. […]

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Balcony smoking scene likely to have long run

Balcony smoking scene likely to have long run

| January 21, 2015

People in Germany who smoke on the balconies of their homes could be sued in the future if their smoking is deemed to be ‘excessive’, according to a story in the Electronic Telegraph. Germany’s supreme court has ruled that Germans can sue their neighbours for excessive smoking on their balconies. The court did not define […]

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Smokers crowd into Korea’s last smoking refuges

Smokers crowd into Korea’s last smoking refuges

| January 21, 2015

Since the extension on January 1 of South Korea’s tobacco smoking ban to include all bars, restaurants, coffee shops and Internet cafés, smokers have been flocking to the only places where they can still smoke: small-scale indoor sports venues, The Korea Times has reported. There are about 15,000 billiard halls and 7,000 screen golf venues […]

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Tobacco flood-damage being assessed in Malawi

Tobacco flood-damage being assessed in Malawi

| January 21, 2015

Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has started assessing the damage that has been caused to tobacco crops by the floods that have followed heavy rains in recent months. CEO Bruce Munthali told the local press that the heavy rains and floods had caused leaching of fertilisers, and made it difficult for farmers to control weeds […]

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Most long-term users want to quit NRT products

Most long-term users want to quit NRT products

| January 20, 2015

A study has found that 88 percent of long-term users of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products want to quit NRT because of the cost of the products, because they are tired of feeling addicted, and because of fears of adverse health consequences, according to a story on 7th Space Interactive citing a study published in […]

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China’s tobacco revenue up steeply last year

China’s tobacco revenue up steeply last year

| January 20, 2015

China’s tobacco industry generated Yuan1.05 trillion ($169.7 billion) in profits and taxes during 2014, up 10.02 percent year-on-year, according to a story in the Global Times citing data from the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration. Last year also the industry provided the government with revenues of more than Yuan911.03 billion in profits, taxes and fees, a […]

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