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
In a bid to curb rising cancer cases in Himachal Pradesh, the government had banned the sale of tobacco products from Friday onwards but despite ban shopkeepers are still selling the products like gutkha, khaini in their shops due to ineffective monitoring.
After finding no effect of ban orders, now excise and taxation department has decided to launch a drive from Monday onwards to destroy the tobacco products.
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Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services reported the results of its annual inspection of tobacco outlets to measure compliance with laws restricting underage tobacco sales showed this year’s rate to be lowest for the state ever. Ream more »
Jessica Wood understands better than most how easy it is for minors to purchase alcohol and tobacco in Virginia. When she was 15, she had an unusual part-time job – helping undercover agents bust retailers who sell such products to minors.
For the next year and a half, Wood spent many weekends engaging in activities that could have come from a spy novel: Ream more »
Pamintuan said the City Government will employ stringent measures against vices to save the youths.
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Ajman Ajman has banned small groceries and other small shops from selling cigarettes under a government public health drive.
The sale will be allowed only in shopping malls, petrol pumps and big stores.
The municipality has said in recent notices and online statements that “for health protection of all residents” groceries can no longer sell tobacco products.
However, shops outside “residential areas” and “big outlets” in any location can continue business as usual. Ream more »
THE 2012 tobacco selling season opens on February 15 amid expectations from stakeholders of high output and quality crop. The tobacco would be auctioned at four floors — Tobacco Sales Floor, Boka Tobacco Floors, Millennium Tobacco and Premier Tobacco. Players in the industry told Standardbusiness they hope for a “bit more in terms of national yield and better quality tobacco”.
Zimbabwe Progressive Tobacco Farmers Union president, Nicholas Kapungu, told Standardbusiness that the organisation is optimistic ahead of the selling season, as all members will sell the crop to one buyer, Star International Tobacco, whom they have agreed with on prices. Ream more »
Savannah Martinez is a teenager who has strong opinions about cigarettes and smoking. She said, “It’s really bad for people, so I wouldn’t do it.”
That is all thanks to her mom, Stephanie Molina. She said, “I do it but, I tell her, don’t do it, it’s not good, you know.”
But not all teens feel the same way. Studies show about 20% of high school students smoke. Ream more »
The raids were conducted by the district health department in association with the Narcotics Cell of the police under the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act 2003 (COTPA). Ream more »
“The notification has been sent to the Union Law Ministry. We hope to release it in two weeks,” Kesav Desiraju, additional secretary in the Union Health Ministry said.
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