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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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Singapore to hold plain packs public consultation

Singapore to hold plain packs public consultation

| March 13, 2015

A public consultation on standardized tobacco packaging is due to be carried out in Singapore at the end of this year, according to a story by Rachel Au-Yong for the Straits Times quoting the Parliamentary Secretary, Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim. If implemented, tobacco product packaging would lose its ‘trademarks, logos, colour schemes and images’, but keep […]

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JTI’s loses volume but gains share in February

JTI’s loses volume but gains share in February

| March 13, 2015

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume during February, at 8.3 billion, was down by 7.6 percent on that of February 2014, 8.9 billion, according to preliminary figures issued by the company today. The February 2014 figure was up by 3.7 percent on that of February 2013. Volume during January-February, at 16.5 billion, was down […]

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Public campaign supporting bigger warnings in India

Public campaign supporting bigger warnings in India

| March 13, 2015

India has seen the launch of a nation-wide campaign aimed at garnering public support for bigger graphic health warnings on tobacco products, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The campaign, which is running under the slogan, Lives Bachao Size Badhao, or Save lives, increase the size, is […]

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