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India could apply for anti-tobacco fighting funds

India could apply for anti-tobacco fighting funds

| April 8, 2015

In the event that a decision by the Indian government to increase the size of tobacco-product health warnings leads to a challenge by tobacco companies, the government will be able to seek technical and financial help from a recently-established fund, according to a story in the Economic Times relayed by the TMA. The government issued […]

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If elections give you a fit of the vapors – try these

If elections give you a fit of the vapors – try these

| April 7, 2015

Totally Wicked, which describes itself as Britain’s biggest independent e-cigarette and e-liquid company, has released a number of General Election E-liquids ahead of UK elections to be held on May 7. The promotion is said to allow voters to register their political preference by choosing their favourite party political e-liquid. “While everyone is following the […]

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Cigarette sales down sharply in New Zealand

Cigarette sales down sharply in New Zealand

| April 7, 2015

Sales of licit tobacco products in New Zealand fell by 23 percent between 2009 and 2013 according to a story in The New Zealand Herald quoting researchers from Action on Smoking and Health (Ash). And while sales of illicit cigarettes increased during part of that period; they did so only modestly. Again according to Ash, […]

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France edges closer to standardized packaging

France edges closer to standardized packaging

| April 7, 2015

The French National Assembly on April 3 passed the first reading of draft legislation to require cigarette manufacturers to sell their products in standardized packaging, according to a Radio France Internationale story relayed by the TMA. The vote came after a heated debate during which some MPs claimed that the measure would encourage smuggling and […]

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Call for more discussions on electronic cigarettes

Call for more discussions on electronic cigarettes

| April 7, 2015

Health authorities in South Korea have concluded that vaping electronic cigarettes is not safe, according to a story in The Korea Times. The National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency, which is under the wing of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, said Monday that electronic cigarettes contained carcinogenic substances, though it conceded that the amounts of […]

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AOI complying with stock exchange listing standards

AOI complying with stock exchange listing standards

| April 7, 2015

Alliance One International said on Thursday that it had received notice on April 1 from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) that it had regained compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing standards. AOI had come back into compliance because the average closing share price of its common stock for the 30 trading days ended March […]

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