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Students, faculty react to new TSUS policy banning tobacco use

June 12th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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A new campus-wide tobacco policy has been put into effect that prohibits the use of all tobacco products on Sam Houston State University grounds.
The policy went into effect June 1 and bans the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco and all other tobacco products, and applies to all students, faculty, staff, employees of contractors and visitors of SHSU. Ream more »

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Zimbabwe nets USD95 million from tobacco exports

June 11th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Zimbabwe earned US$95 million from tobacco exports in the first half of the year, an industry representative group said on Saturday. In a statement, the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board said the bulk of the crop was exported to China, with South Africa in second place.

It said as of 1 June, 2012, the country had exported a total of 23.2 million kilogrammes of tobacco, mainly to Asian and European countries.
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ATF agents stop at Scranton tobacco business

June 6th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Tuesday were at a South Scranton tobacco business conducting an investigation, city Police Chief Dan Duffy said.

Agents spent part of the day at the 1111 S. Washington Ave. business, though the chief said he was not privy to the details of their probe or what they were looking for.
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Indonesia needs to crack down on tobacco sales

June 4th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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THIS year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is taking momentum from the World No Tobacco Day to remind the world of the tobacco industry’s efforts to weaken the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). According to WHO, the tobacco industry today is daring to fight governments over tobacco-control programmes. Ream more »

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Illegal tobacco business incurring huge losses to national exchequer

May 25th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Illegal tobacco business in the country has incurred huge losses to the national exchequer during the fiscal current year.

The illegal business has swelled to 11 % while sale of smuggled cigarettes has increased by more than 66% from Rs. 1 billion to 1.7 billion this year, FBR sources said. Ream more »

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Ministry of health wins smoky war with I&B over tobacco rules

May 23rd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Rules restricting onscreen smoking scenes – notified by the ministry of health – can’t be set aside by the ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B).
This has been conveyed by the law ministry in response to clarification sought from it, following disagreements between the health and the I&B ministries over implementation of the rules, which require running of anti-tobacco messages, scrolls and spots in movies with smoking scenes. Ream more »

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PHL to Thailand: Abide by WTO ruling on cigarette taxes

May 18th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is urging the Thai government to comply with the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on cigarettes tax dispute with the Philippines.

The deadline for Thailand to comply with the WTO ruling regarding customs valuation and several taxation issues expired on May 15, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the WTO reported. Ream more »

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Tough sell for tobacco taxes in California

May 14th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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In the past decade, red and blue states alike, from Mississippi to New York, have approved more than 100 tobacco tax hikes in a desperate hunt for budget revenue.

But not one has passed in California, whose 87-cent cigarette tax dropped from third-highest in the nation in 1999 to 33rd today despite the state’s ongoing budget woes.
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Study: 1 in 5 white pregnant women smoke cigarettes

May 14th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Smoking is bad for your own health but it’s even worse for your unborn child.

According to a recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, more than one in five pregnant white women smoke cigarettes. That’s significantly higher than the cigarette use of their counterparts. The same reports also shows that hispanic women were much less likely to use alcohol or smoke with they were pregnant than their peers. Ream more »

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