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Government ‘hand in glove’ with tobacco industry

Government ‘hand in glove’ with tobacco industry

| July 27, 2015

While India had signed up to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, it had failed to initiate even the first steps towards honoring the agreement, according to a story in the Times of India. The Union government, mainly due to pressure from the tobacco lobby, had never seriously initiated policies aimed at […]

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Tourists to take Tobacco Trail in Cuba

Tourists to take Tobacco Trail in Cuba

| July 27, 2015

Cuba is preparing to unveil a new tourist attraction inspired by the country’s cigar industry, according to a Xinhua Newswire story. Cuba’s Tourism Ministry said recently that it would launch the Tobacco Trail in September during this year’s tourism and nature fair in Pinar del Rio province, which is home to lush tobacco plantations. “We […]

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Cigarettes in plain packaging seen as more harmful

Cigarettes in plain packaging seen as more harmful

| July 27, 2015

New Irish research published on BMJ Open has found that people aged 16-17 see standardized packs as being less attractive than packs with EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) warnings, which include graphics and text covering 65 per cent of a pack’s main surfaces, according to a story in the Irish Times. And they perceive that […]

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RAI to make investment presentations in NY, London

RAI to make investment presentations in NY, London

| July 27, 2015

The management of Reynolds American Inc. and its operating companies will discuss the companies’ performances and plans during presentations to the investment community in New York on July 31 and in London on August 3. The presentations will be webcast from about 09.00 local time on both days. The webcasts will be available online on […]

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Canadian firms overturn C$1.1 billion court order

Canadian firms overturn C$1.1 billion court order

| July 24, 2015

Imperial Tobacco Canada, British American Tobacco’s Canadian subsidiary and the Canadian subsidiaries of Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International, yesterday had their request to cancel a C$1.1 billion provisional execution order granted by the Quebec Court of Appeal. Three Quebec Court of Appeal judges unanimously cancelled the order after Imperial Tobacco Canada, Rothmans, Benson […]

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Indonesia urged to commit all tobacco tax to health

Indonesia urged to commit all tobacco tax to health

| July 24, 2015

The Indonesian Finance Ministry is being urged to earmark all tobacco tax revenue for the health budget because the health sector is said to be heavily burdened by tobacco-related medical issues, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. Health Ministry secretary-general Untung Suseno Sutarjo was quoted as saying that such a policy would be […]

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