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US adult smoking incidence falls to 17 per cent

US adult smoking incidence falls to 17 per cent

| September 1, 2015

The US’ adult smoking rate is continuing to fall, according to an Associated Press story citing a new government report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures, said to have come from a large national survey, indicated that the adult smoking incidence dropped from 18 percent in 2013 to 17 percent last year. The […]

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Cigarettes now priced at more than A$1 each

Cigarettes now priced at more than A$1 each

| September 1, 2015

Smokers buying their cigarettes in Queensland, Australia, are from today having to pay up to $3.05 more for a pack of 50, according to a story in the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin. In the case of some cigarettes, the retail price of a single cigarette is now more than A$1. The latest national tobacco excise increase […]

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Change.org petition lights up smoking ban violations

Change.org petition lights up smoking ban violations

| September 1, 2015

The Jakarta Environmental Management Agency has disclosed that 90 percent of malls and shopping centers that it inspected in the Indonesian capital were in violation of a gubernatorial regulation banning tobacco smoking in public places, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. “Ninety percent of malls and shopping centers we inspected violated the bylaw,” […]

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Opposition to minimum price in Philippines

Opposition to minimum price in Philippines

| September 1, 2015

A number of Indonesian groups are opposing a bill in the House of Representatives that seeks to set a minimum price for cigarettes, according to a story in The Philippine Star. The groups described the move as being more of a profit strategy for the tobacco industry than a tobacco control measure. The Action for […]

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War of attrition in parks ban on tobacco smoking

War of attrition in parks ban on tobacco smoking

| September 1, 2015

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is preparing to make more Han River parks no-tobacco-smoking zones, according to a story in The Korea Times. Currently, of the 12 parks along the river, only Sunyudo Park in western Seoul is a no-smoking zone. The city government had considered banning smoking at all of the parks but, since it […]

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Benson named marketing director at NDC

Benson named marketing director at NDC

| August 28, 2015

NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, has appointed Ian B. Benson as marketing director. Previously global sales and marketing director for the company’s food and bulk business, Benson brings a wealth of international marketing and business development experience to his new position. Benson will be responsible for the development […]

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