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Imperial provides more funds to help fight Ebola

Imperial provides more funds to help fight Ebola

| January 6, 2015

Imperial Tobacco says that it is giving health workers a further £57,000 to help them tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The money will be used to provide items such as protective clothing, disinfectant equipment and observation rooms in Mali. The current Ebola outbreak has resulted in the deaths of almost 7,000 people in […]

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China lifts leaf tobacco price controls

China lifts leaf tobacco price controls

| January 5, 2015

China has announced that purchase prices for leaf tobacco are to be set by supply and demand rather than by the government, according to an Ecns.com (the official English-language website of the China News Service, CNS) story. Quoting a government statement, CNS said that tobacco companies were now free to set purchase prices independently, ‘based […]

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North Carolina’s tobacco smoking ban a non-issue

North Carolina’s tobacco smoking ban a non-issue

| January 5, 2015

Five years after North Carolina (NC) banned tobacco smoking in restaurants and bars, the ban has been embraced to the point where it has become a non-issue for most restaurant operators, employees and the public, according to a story by Richard Craver for the Winston-Salem Journal. Although the ban was touted as a game changer […]

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New York brings in age restrictions on nicotine sales

New York brings in age restrictions on nicotine sales

| January 5, 2015

The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has signed legislation aimed at preventing the sale of liquid nicotine to minors and requiring that nicotine containers include child safety caps, according to a story by Audrey Matott for the Catskill Daily Mail. New York State legislation banned the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors in 2010 […]

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Problem of radon becoming more widespread in US

Problem of radon becoming more widespread in US

| January 5, 2015

Radon gas, which is considered to be a carcinogen and the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers in the US, is said to be becoming a more widespread problem in the country. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared January to be National Radon Action Month and part of the publicity surrounding […]

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Manufacturers, retailers, smokers hit hard in Korea

Manufacturers, retailers, smokers hit hard in Korea

| January 2, 2015

South Korea’s tobacco manufacturers, retailers and consumers woke up to a number of headaches yesterday, according to stories in The Korea Herald and The Korea Times. Cigarette prices were increased sharply yesterday while public-places tobacco smoking bans were expanded and fines for those caught ignoring the bans were raised. Largely because of a WON2,000 (about […]

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