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The Canadian government is considering putting a cancer warning label on every individual cigarette stick sold in the country. If passed, this will make Canada the first country in the world to do so. Read more

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Senators are considering a possible increase of excise taxes on tobacco products to fund the proposed universal health care program. Read more

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Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has announced that it is working with partners to reduce tobacco consumption, identifying it as a national target Read more

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The Jordanian government has limited the importation of cigarettes and “mu‘assel” production machinery and their “non-retail” production inputs to only established and licensed factories. Read more

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A new law which will come into effect in February 2019 is putting a stop to smoking in public places in Thailand. Read more

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The Ministry of Health and Welfare said this September or October it plans to announce a measure pushing to enlarge the size of graphic warning images on cigarette packs. Read more

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The tobacco tax hike will be JP¥1 per cigarette, with an additional tax hike of ¥2 to be implemented by October 2021. Read more

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Traders, farmers, and unionized workers have joined the industry pushback against the government’s proposed new tobacco laws, saying they will harm businesses and lead to thousands of jobs lost. Read more

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The Tobacco Institute of India asked the government to talk with farmers and industry stakeholders before the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Conference of Parties meeting. Read more

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A special committee of the Pakistan Senate met early August to look into the decline in revenue from the tobacco industry. Read more

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Over the past three years, land under tobacco cultivation in India has been shifted to other crops under the government’s crop diversification program. Read more

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The House of Representatives has unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Department of Health to promote harm reduction measures as part of its National Tobacco Control Strategy. Read more

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The cigarette industry in Southeast Asia is on the wane with combined cigarette volumes sales declining by nearly 3% in 2017. Strong government regulations are key reasons for the reduced outlook. Read more

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The United States’ FDA is set to eventually enact a new rule requiring all cigarettes sold in the country to have “minimally or non-addictive” nicotine levels. Read more

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Plain packaging with graphic images will not change customer habits, New Zealand shop owners say. Read more

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The Bihar state government, led by chief minister Nitish Kumar, is moving forward to impose a blanket ban on tobacco consumption two years after it imposed total prohibition. Read more

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The Malaysian Finance Ministry says the price of tobacco, including cigarettes, will remain the same. Read more

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Canada’s federal government has passed the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act, which will allow e-cigarette companies to advertise publically. Read more

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The products are banned in the city after 70% of voters endorsed the city law. Read more

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The French government will force tobacco companies to help get rid of cigarette butt pollution unless they hey take voluntary action in the next three months. Read more

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In a rare exclusive interview, Thailand Tobacco Monopoly’s managing director Daonoi Suttiniphapunt grants Tobacco Asia some insights into the organization’s future plans and the manifold challenges that lie ahead for the state-owned outfit. Read more

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