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Turkmenistan Tries to Stop Any Cigarette Selling

March 11th, 2016 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

Turkmenistan’s government bodies have pushed shops to end selling cigarettes, investors in Ashgabat explained Thursday, after its president advised citizens to quit the habit. State anti-narcotics representatives “came to our shop lately and pressured us to take away all cigarettes from the shelves, charging us with large fines,” explained Bairam Saryev, the 34-year-old holder of a small shop in the capital. Read more

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Tobacco Taxes to Increase by 11%

January 14th, 2016 Posted in Tobacco control Tags: ,

The government has declared a raise in tobacco excise taxes, by approximately 11.19 %, since January 1, 2016, after taking into consideration both the status of the cigarette industry and public health. “The largest tax boost of around 12.96 to 16.47 % will be applied to machine-rolled cigarettes and the smallest boost of 0 to 12 % will put on hand-rolled cigarettes,” stated the Finance Ministry’s director general of taxation Heru Pambudi several days ago as quoted on tempo.co. Read more

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Flavor Fears and e-cigarettes

February 18th, 2015 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

Other chemicals in e-cigarettes are also raising alarms, including a few of the flavoring agents. “Most of the flavors are taken from the food industry and have been tested for safety when we eat them,” says Maciej L. Goniewicz, a professor of oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in Buffalo. “We don’t know what the health effects are when these flavors are inhaled,” he says. It will be difficult to test all of the thousands of different combinations of flavors that are on the market. “Some of the flavors are just a single compound, but many are mixtures of different chemicals,” Goniewicz points out. Read more

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