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Italy to ban smoking in cars with pregnant women

Italy to ban smoking in cars with pregnant women

| October 19, 2015

Italy’s cabinet last week approved the introduction of a ban on tobacco smoking in cars in the presence of children or pregnant women, according to an ANSA story. Other measures to be introduced include a ban on smoking in the vicinity of paediatric hospitals and clinics, and of gynaecology, paediatric, obstetric and neonatal wards. And […]

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Ireland’s cigarette prices increased again

Ireland’s cigarette prices increased again

| October 19, 2015

The price of cigarettes in Ireland is being increased by 50c, bringing the cost of a 20-piece pack to €10.50, according to a story in The Journal. Cigarette duties have been increased in each of the past four budgets. The cigarette duty hike was the only tax increase in October’s budget. The Irish Cancer Society […]

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22nd Century to partner with Anandia for cannabis research

22nd Century to partner with Anandia for cannabis research

| October 16, 2015

22nd Century Group, a leader in tobacco harm reduction, has entered into a new cannabis research collaboration with Anandia Laboratories. As a part of this research collaboration, Vancouver, Canada-based Anandia Laboratories will develop and grow cannabis strains that express highly desirable characteristics and will lead to potential commercialization opportunities. The initial focus of the collaboration will […]

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PMI cigarette volumes fall in third quarter

PMI cigarette volumes fall in third quarter

| October 16, 2015

Philip Morris International’s cigarette shipment volume during the third quarter (July-September), at 218,911 million was down by 1.5 percent on that of the third quarter of 2014, 222,300 million. Shipments were increased by 2.6 percent to 79,265 million in the company’s Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMA) region, but they were down by 0.8 […]

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Kreteks ousted from draft cultural heritage bill

Kreteks ousted from draft cultural heritage bill

| October 15, 2015

Articles acknowledging kreteks as part of Indonesia’s cultural heritage have been removed from a draft culture bill by the country’s House of Representatives, according to a story in The Jakarta Post citing a report by kompas.com. The decision was said to have been made by the House’s Commission X, which on Wednesday oversaw a meeting […]

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TFWA’s Cannes exhibition build-up on schedule

TFWA’s Cannes exhibition build-up on schedule

| October 15, 2015

The TFWA reported on Tuesday that the build-up to its October exhibition and conference was proceeding according to schedule. According to the report, the TFWA executive team was in Cannes supervising the final preparations for its World Exhibition & Conference, which is due to be staged in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès on […]

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