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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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Tobacco sector working steadily at afforestation

Tobacco sector working steadily at afforestation

| August 25, 2015

Zimbabwe’s Sustainable Afforestation Association said recently that it had planted 600 ha of eucalyptus in its first year of operation and 3,340 ha in 2014-15, according to a story in the Herald, relayed by the TMA. The association, which was formed in October 2013 to curb the deforestation caused by the use of wood fuel […]

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No interest from smaller firms in anti-fraud deals

No interest from smaller firms in anti-fraud deals

| August 24, 2015

While the four multinational tobacco companies operating within the EU have signed agreements aimed at reducing the illegal trade in tobacco products, no other tobacco company has expressed an interest in signing such agreements, according to the European Commission. The Commission was responding to two questions from the Croatian MEP Ivan Jakovčić. In a preamble […]

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Seized Jin Ling cigarettes sent for analysis in Ireland

Seized Jin Ling cigarettes sent for analysis in Ireland

| August 24, 2015

Ireland’s gardaí has sent for analysis a number of seized Jin Ling cigarettes amid fears they may contain asbestos, according to a story by Fiona Magennis for the Drogheda Independent and Irish Independent. About 20,000 cigarettes were seized at Drogheda market during an operation by Drogheda gardaí following a tip off. Thousands of counterfeit CDs […]

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