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Lobby group welcomes ban on tobacco lobbyists

Lobby group welcomes ban on tobacco lobbyists

| November 20, 2015

The doors to the Dutch government have been closed against the tobacco industry and its lobbyists, according to an anti-tobacco lobby group, the Framework Convention Alliance. In a note posted on its website, the alliance said that while a court in the Netherlands had denied a civil society suit brought against the government because of […]

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BAT to fuse ‘game changer’ on to risk continuum

BAT to fuse ‘game changer’ on to risk continuum

| November 20, 2015

British American Tobacco is due next week to test a hybrid product that uses tobacco and e-cigarette technology, according to a Reuters News story. The product, called iFuse, will be sold in a European market where Kent cigarettes are popular. Kingsley Wheaton, BAT’s managing director of next generation products was quoted as referring to the […]

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Jakarta to remove cigarette billboards

Jakarta to remove cigarette billboards

| November 19, 2015

Officers from the public order agency of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Nov. 18 removed several cigarette billboards in the Mampang Prapatan district in South Jakarta whose permits had expired. The billboard removal operation was lead by district head Asril Rizal, who said the removal preceded the final banning of all cigarette billboards in December as decreed […]

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Health inequalities in Canada have widened

Health inequalities in Canada have widened

| November 19, 2015

A report entitled ‘Trends in Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada’ says that the gap between the health of richer and poorer Canadians has widened during the past 10 years, according to a Postmedia News report relayed by the TMA. The report was issued by the Canadian Institute for Health Information yesterday. Smoking prevalence is said […]

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Tobacco growing falling out of favour in Kenya

Tobacco growing falling out of favour in Kenya

| November 19, 2015

Tobacco growing in Kenya seems to be losing its appeal because of erratic weather and low returns, and a growing awareness among farmers about tobacco-related diseases, according to a Kenya Broadcasting Corporation report. Some tobacco growers are said to be switching to other crops, including maize and sugarcane. Partly this switch might be down to […]

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Senior appointments at Scandinavian Tobacco Group

Senior appointments at Scandinavian Tobacco Group

| November 18, 2015

Craig Reynolds has been named executive vice president of Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s global handmade cigar businesses, which includes General Cigar, its international business and Cigars International, a leading online retailer in the U.S. Reynolds will continue as president for Cigars International. Regis Broersma has been appointed president of General Cigar Co. He succeeds Dan Carr […]

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