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‘Bidi baron’ on committee examining health warnings

‘Bidi baron’ on committee examining health warnings

| September 9, 2015

Shyama Charan Gupta, who is described as a bidi baron, has been nominated to India’s reconstituted parliamentary committee looking into the issue of increasing the size of graphic warnings on tobacco packaging, according to a story in The Economic Times. And citing ‘sources,’ the Times said that BJP MP Dilip Gandhi, had been re-nominated for […]

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Delisted snus brand makes ‘long-awaited’ comeback

Delisted snus brand makes ‘long-awaited’ comeback

| September 9, 2015

Göteborgs Rapé Original snus is making a ‘long-awaited’ comeback, according to the heading of a note posted on Swedish Match’s website. The Original version of the brand was withdrawn from Swedish Match’s range of products at the start of the 2000s to make way for the ‘innovative’ Göteborgs Rapé White, which is now one of […]

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Regulatory support needed to deliver reduced risk

Regulatory support needed to deliver reduced risk

| September 9, 2015

The chief executive of Philip Morris International has told CNBC he wants its electronic cigarettes eventually to outsell traditional cigarettes. Speaking on the sidelines of the European House-Ambrosetti Forum in Italy, CEO Andre Calantzopoulos told CNBC that he was very optimistic about the take-up of iQOS – a Marlboro-branded device that heats rather than burns […]

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Public vaping ban would be costly in lives, resources

Public vaping ban would be costly in lives, resources

| September 8, 2015

Wales’ proposed ban on the use of electronic cigarettes in public places could prove to be a costly exercise, according to a report by the Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association. The association is concerned that such a ban would force vapers out into smoking areas. ‘This risks many of Wales’s 33,600 non-smoking vapers falsely believing […]

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Smoking ban taken seriously in Macau

Smoking ban taken seriously in Macau

| September 8, 2015

So far, 28,835 people have been caught smoking in Macau in places where smoking has been banned since the implementation of the Tobacco Prevention and Control Law in January 2012, according to a story in the Macau Daily Times. During that time, law enforcement inspectors have carried out 874,876 inspections at various establishments. These inspections […]

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Fake fines used to fight genuine litter problem

Fake fines used to fight genuine litter problem

| September 8, 2015

Paris, France, has launched a major campaign against cigarette butt pollution and litter in general, according to a France24 story. After unveiling 30,000 new litter bins equipped with cigarette extinguishers this spring and after distributing 15,000 free pocket ashtrays over the summer, city officials have tried to drive the message home in recent days by […]

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