Korea to Ban Small Cigarette Packs

Korean government said last week that it has in its plans a new initiative which would prohibit sale of small cigarette packs in the markets. It explained that the initiative would make part of country’s...
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More Women in Korea Smoke Cigarettes

Newest study in South Korea showed that nearly 10% of young women aged 20 are smokers and this is largest percentage of female smokers among OECD nations. Generally, Korea has lowest smoking rates in...
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New Quit Smoking App Launched in Switzerland

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) in Switzerland launched a new  personalised application for smartphones which will help smokers quit their habit by communication with a person who supports...
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Economic Crisis in Russia Affected Tobacco Market

Past year the economical situation in Russia became quite difficult. The main reason for that are sanctions imposed by Europe and the USA, and drop in oil prices. This resulted in economic problems such...
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Smoking Rates Reduced in New Zealand

Past 30 years New Zealand puts its efforts to reduce smoking rates and encourage people quit smoking. This was one of major government priorities. For that purpose there were increased taxes on cigarettes,...
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No More Smoking Behind Baclaran Church

Starting from July 31, use of cigarettes will no longer be permitted within the area of the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help or Baclaran Church in Paranaque City, Philippines. Fr. Joseph...
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Air China Staff Smoked in Cockpit?

It is supposed that plane staff from Air China smoked cigarettes on the board, because a number of passengers complained on tobacco smoke they felt on the plane and it was coming from the cockpit. Four...
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India: Kanpur City Becomes Smoke-Free

On May 31, when the world was celebrating No Tobacco Day, officials in Indian city of Kanpur told that starting from this day the city becomes smoke-free. Dr. RP Yadav, Kanpur’s chief medical officer,...
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Philip Morris Profit Disagrees with Analysts’ Estimates

Philip Morris International Inc., the biggest cigarette maker around the world, published first-quarter revenue that dropped more than analysts estimated as tax hikes and economic weakness affect shipments. Net...
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New smokeless tobacco products target youth

The new smokeless tobacco products are brightly colorful, smell great and look like candy – the ideal mixture to appeal to youth, Rock County anti-tobacco advocates state. With cigarette smoking...
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