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Anti-smoking activists in row over China Tobacco Museum in Shanghai

October 11th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Anti-smoking activists are angry at the controversial designation of Shanghai’s China Tobacco Museum as a “patriotic education base”. Analysts say the row highlights the ongoing battle between the nation’s tobacco industry and its opponents.

The designation was made in June on the basis that one exhibit shows how tobacco factory workers joined anti-imperialism activities in the 1930s and ’40s.
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Anti-smoking task force sets confab with establishments

August 9th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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THE Iloilo City Anti-Smoking Task Force (Icast) sets a forum with owners and operators of establishments at the Smallville complex today to thresh out misunderstanding on no-smoking areas.

Smallville is the new fun and recreation haven of this southern city and young people usually congregate in several bars, eateries and disco places for fun and entertainment. Ream more »

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Anti-smoking Legislation to be Dispatched to Senate

August 2nd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Following the president’s approval of many aspects of the legislation, the Senate’s Health Commission will send a draft law proposing more non-smoking environments to the Chilean Senate next week.

“We can’t enact this law in a rushed an improvised manner. We must look for the best solution so that this law lasts for many years,” Independent Democratic Union (UDI) senator Gonzalo Uriarte began, according to Chilean newspaper La Tercera.
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Tobacco giant steps up campaign against anti-smoking measures

July 19th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Tobacco giant Phillip Morris is stepping up its campaign against anti-smoking measures.

At noon today, the company launched a new website, which highlights four key issues facing smokers. Issues highlighted on the site include increased tobacco taxes, which have been hiked by over 30 per cent since last April and new retail display rules for tobacco products.
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Anti-smoking activist unwelcome at festival

July 9th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Professor Orhan Kural, a self-acclaimed anti-smoking activist and environmentalist, was expelled from a music festival venue after he insisted on monitoring alcohol and cigarette use.

According to a report by Anatolia news agency, Kural, the head of Istanbul Technical University’s Mining Engineering Department Ream more »

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Anti-smoking lobbyists demand heavy taxation

July 6th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Some expect that the rise in prices of cigarettes to SR9 per pack may curb smoking in the Kingdom, but this increase will only provide financial gain to the tobacco importing companies and serves no purpose in combating smoking in the Kingdom.

Health experts urge the government to follow other countries that impose taxes on cigarette sales, and use these taxes to fund widespread anti-smoking campaigns.
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Anti-smoking ‘Truth Truck’ rolls into Vegas

June 22nd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Hang out with the Truth Truck and Vans Warped Tour performers to discuss tobacco issues with other teens Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Luxor Hotel parking lot.

The truck is rigged with a DJ booth, sound system and dance floor and tour organizers will be hosting fashion shows, dance contests and freestyle rap “battles.”
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Anti-smoking laws supported by Western Australians

May 16th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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A NEW survey has shown most Western Australians support tough new anti-smoking measures, with a majority of support coming from active smokers.

A team of University of Western Australia researchers recently completed a telephone survey of 2,005 West Australian adults, that showed support for initiatives such as plain packaging of cigarettes and smoking bans were high among both smokers and non-smokers alike. Ream more »

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Tobacco lobby thwarts anti-smoking law in Nigeria

May 15th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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At 27, Lanre Lawal seemed to have a bright future. He had distinguished himself as a fine student with a degree in civil engineering. For the young man from Osun state in southwestern Nigeria, a promising job with a good income was almost certain.

But Lanre’s joy was short lived. One day he slumped to the floor and was rushed to the hospital. That was in 2007. He died three months later from lung cancer.
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