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Ministry of Agriculture does not support tobacco

Ministry of Agriculture does not support tobacco

| August 26, 2015

The Indian Ministry of Agriculture has said that it does not support tobacco production, according to a story in the most recent issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. Rather, it supports tobacco control. And in a written reply to the Parliamentary Committee on Subordinate Legislation, which is examining proposed changes to the Cigarettes and […]

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Electronic cigarettes coming out of the cold

Electronic cigarettes coming out of the cold

| August 26, 2015

Electronic cigarette use among adults in Alaska is on the rise as tobacco use is falling, according to a story by Suzanna Caldwell for Anchorage Daily News citing state Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) data. An Alaska Division of Epidemiology bulletin released last week said that electronic cigarette use among Alaska’s adults had […]

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Fontem to axe 55 e-cigarette jobs in Scotland

Fontem to axe 55 e-cigarette jobs in Scotland

| August 26, 2015

Fifty five jobs are expected to be axed as Imperial Tobacco’s non-tobacco product subsidiary, Fontem Ventures, implements its plan to close its electronic cigarette warehouse and office in Edinburgh, Scotland, according to a Herald Scotland story relayed by the TMA. The closure is to be carried out from September 30 to December 30, basically during […]

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ITM technology for new EU tax stamp requirements

ITM technology for new EU tax stamp requirements

| August 25, 2015

ITM has developed a piece of equipment that will help tobacco companies comply with the requirements of the revised EU tobacco directive (TDP2) relating to the position of the tax stamp. Within several months new European legislation will mandate health warnings covering 65 percent of the front and back panels of the pack. Although the EU […]

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Call for ban on 75 percent of cigarette sales in India

Call for ban on 75 percent of cigarette sales in India

| August 25, 2015

Researchers at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease have called on the government of India to ban the sale of single cigarettes, according to an Indo-Asian News Service story relayed by the TMA. A study conducted by the researchers found that sales of single cigarettes accounted for almost 75 percent of total cigarette […]

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Malaysia making renewed efforts to table tobacco bill

Malaysia making renewed efforts to table tobacco bill

| August 25, 2015

Malaysia’s Health Ministry is drafting a tobacco bill that would, among other things, increase the minimum age at which people could buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 and ban smoking in vehicles carrying young people, according to a story in The New Straits Times. Currently, tobacco products are regulated under the Food Act 1983. […]

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