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Call for stricter laws on smoking in the UAE

Call for stricter laws on smoking in the UAE

| December 7, 2015

A leading oncologist has called for stricter measures to combat smoking, especially shisha and medwakh smoking, in the UAE, according to a story by Mahak Mannan for 7Days. Dr Mohammed Jaloudi, chief of medical oncology, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, told 7DAYS that the prevalence of lung cancer during the next 15 to 20 years could […]

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African tobacco abandoned in Cambodia

African tobacco abandoned in Cambodia

| December 7, 2015

Sixty four boxes dumped in a village in Kompong Speu, Cambodia, contained tobacco, not drugs, as had been suspected, according to a story by Chea Takihiro and Srey Kumneth for the Khmer Times, quoting an official with the Ministry of the Interior. Khieu Saman, director of the ministry’s anti-drug department, said his office had conducted […]

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China ‘expected’ to build cigarette plant in Harare

China ‘expected’ to build cigarette plant in Harare

| December 4, 2015

China is expected to set up a cigarette manufacturing plant in Harare following discussions between the Zimbabwean government and officials from China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, according to a Daily News story. Zimbabwe’s Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa is said to be keen to focus the country’s tobacco industry on value addition, so […]

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EU assessing PMI anti-illegal trade agreement

EU assessing PMI anti-illegal trade agreement

| December 4, 2015

The European Commission is expected to decide before the end of the year whether or not to renew the agreement concluded with Philip Morris International in 2004 on tackling contraband and counterfeiting, according to a story in the Bulletin Quotidien Europe. The EU has agreements with PMI, Japan Tobacco International, British American Tobacco and Imperial […]

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Jonathan Ross takes cigar smoker of the year award

Jonathan Ross takes cigar smoker of the year award

| December 4, 2015

Jonathan Ross, the English radio and television presenter, was hailed The Snow Queen Cigar Smoker Of The Year 2015 at a dinner held on Tuesday at Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London. The Hollywood actor and director Burt Reynolds scooped the Snow Queen Lifetime Cigar Achievement Award at the same event, the Snow Queen Cigar Smoker of […]

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FDA electronic cigarette proposals exposed

FDA electronic cigarette proposals exposed

| December 3, 2015

Two respected US health experts have asked why it should be that the most toxic consumer products on the market – combustible cigarettes – have to do absolutely nothing to stay on the market, while a burdensome and prohibitively expensive applications system is being proposed for much safer, tobacco-free electronic cigarettes. In a blog published […]

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