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Young People Still Exposured To Tobacco Marketing


Around 15 years ago, a number of states in the USA along with tobacco companies established restrictions in order to prevent teenagers and children from exposure to tobacco direct marketing. Previously, 50 years ago there was prohibited cigarettes advertising from

Smoking rates still too high

Smoking Man

The rates of smoking in rural areas in Australia are still “extremely high”, but the Rural Doctors Association of Australia supposes that new plain packaging legislation were “more than just smoke and mirrors”. Last t week a Commonwealth won the

Growers reject tobacco price, demand subsidy

Tobacco Field

Pakistan Tobacco Board has decided to fix the price of tobacco at Rs117 per kilogram, but the growers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have denied this decision. The growers required the government to establish the price of tobacco at Rs183.4 per kilogram

Tobacco company ads take aim at Proposition 29

Lance Armstrong Prop 29

Every morning when UC San Diego physicist Herbert Levine laces up his running shoes and chugs alongside Mission Bay, his earphones crackle with radio ads opposing a proposed $1-per-pack cigarette tax to raise money for cancer research. The ads are

Big tobacco groups fear spread of plain packaging


Health campaigners are pushing for tobacco companies to package their cigarettes in plain packs displaying the product name in a standard typeface and with graphic health warnings as a way of discouraging youngsters from taking up smoking.   Australia aims

Delay in law on cigarette packaging could be expensive for tobacco companies

Plain Cigarette Packaging

The tobacco lobby in Poland is unhappy about changes in the law that will mean as from 1 March 2013 new warnings of the dangers of smoking must be given. Given the short space of time, the tobacco companies believe

Cigarette tax payments to be monitored closely

The Department of Taxation was authorized Tuesday to hire three investigators to ensure small tobacco companies are paying 2 cents per cigarette to the state. Taxation Director William Chisel told the state Board of Examiners that the employees must make

Tobacco Ads Not Appropriate For Sports Events: Komnas PT

More sporting events in Indonesia should be free of tobacco advertising or sponsorship, following the example of the recently concluded Southeast Asian Games, activists said on Thursday. Mia Hanafiah, the managing director of the National Commission on Tobacco Control (Komnas

BAT withdraws from Bulgaria cigarette maker sale

British American Tobacco has decided not to bid for Bulgarian cigarette maker Bulgartabak, citing market and strategic reasons, the privatisation agency said on Monday. BAT’s withdrawal leaves only Austria-registered BT Invest, controlled by Russia’s state bank VTB , eyeing a

Japan Tobacco to Pay $450 Million for Sudan Cigarette Maker

Japan Tobacco Inc. agreed to pay $450 million for a cigarette maker operating in Sudan and oil- rich South Sudan, which gained independence this month after a rebellion that lasted almost 50 years. Haggar Cigarette & Tobacco Factory Ltd. controls