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No cigarettes in Sukhothai

No cigarettes in Sukhothai By Pichet NetbutraThe Nation In a move to mark the World No Tobacco Day on May 31, Sukhothai was yesterday declared as the country’s first anti-smoking historic city. Provincial health official […]

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Around 40,000 Vietnamese die of cigarettes a year

Around 40,000 Vietnamese die of cigarettes a year 21:22′ 03/06/2009 (GMT+7)     VietNamNet Bridge – As one of the countries with the most male smokers, the number of cigarette-related deaths in Vietnam is four-fold […]

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Clove Cigarettes May Prompt U.S., Indonesia Dispute

Clove Cigarettes May Prompt U.S., Indonesia Dispute (Update1) By Mark Drajem and Lorraine Woellert May 19 (Bloomberg) — A U.S. effort to discourage teenagers from smoking is running into opposition from Indonesia, whose 4 million […]

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Plan for US kretek Ban Sparks Diplomatic ire

Plan for US Kretek Ban Sparks Diplomatic Ire – Jakarta GlobeMay 22, 2009 The United States Senate is currently debating a ban on Indonesian clove cigarettes because of the argument that the sweet flavor of […]

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Tobacco Industry bullish and strong

 Updated May 24, 2009 12:00 AM Hanging tobacco leaves MANILA, Philippines – Inspite of the global financial crisis, the tobacco industry is coming out strong and bullish this season. While many businesses have either downsized […]

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Launching of WNTD, Cambodia

  (Left-Right)Dr. Mom Kong, Director of Cambodia Movement for Health; Dr. Yel Daravuth-National Professional Officer, WHO Cambodia; the Dean of the school of Technical Medical Care; Ms. Bungon Ritthiphakdee, SEATCA director; Ms. Tan Yen Lian […]