Branded cigarettes safer, say 25%

More than a quarter of young smokers believe cigarettes in “glitzy” and branded packaging are less harmful than those in packets with a plain design, a charity has warned. A report by the British...
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New graphic images on cigarette packages to be in line with Turkish lifestyle

The Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Agency (TAPDK) has prepared new graphic images, which serve as a visual warning system against smoking, to reflect a Turkish lifestyle and social values. The TAPDK...
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Madhushalini: ‘I smoke 20 cigars a day’

Actress Madhushalini is hoping her RGV-directed Departed is completed soon, so that she can stop smoking. The non-smoking Madhushalini plays a female gangster in the film and is required to smoke cigars....
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Senegal to snub cheaper ‘Welcome to Marlboro Country’

Philip Morris International has slashed the price of its best-selling Marlboro brand by 40 percent in Senegal in a move that has left health officials and activists fuming and sparked calls to toughen...
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Tobacco producers complain about increasing cigarette smuggling in Romania

Smuggled cigarettes accounted for 15 percent of the market in November this year in Romania, up from 11.8 percent in September, according to data from cigarette producer JT International. Smuggling climbed...
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Tobacco sponsorship ban to cripple Russian charities

Charities in Russia face losing millions of dollars a year, as the Health Ministry is drafting a law banning charity donations from tobacco companies. The new legislation is part of Russia’s major anti-tobacco...
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Davidoff introduces new cigar retail concept

The Geneva-based Oettinger Davidoff Group has opened a new flagship store at Zurich’s redesigned Airside Center and, with it, introduced a new modernized concept in cigar retail, according to a Cigar...
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BAT raises cigarette prices

BRITISH American Tobacco company has raised cigarette prices for most of its brands by between 53 and 85 percent after the increase in excise duty. Finance Minister Tendai Biti increased the excise duty...
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Imperial Tobacco becomes 2nd company to challenge packaging laws in Australia’s High Court

A second major tobacco company went to Australia’s High Court on Tuesday to argue that new laws banning logos from cigarette packs are unconstitutional. Imperial tobacco main cigarette brands Imperial...
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Menna Shalabi annoys Saudis by smoking in public

Egyptian actress Menna Shalabi encountered an embarrassing situation during her recent visit to Saudi Arabia to attend the ‘Saudi Forum for the Unity of Arab Countries in the Fight against Aids’ as...
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