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Alternative cigarette raises concerns

By The nationPublished on June 29, 2009   Authorities will have to watch out for nicotine gel, an alternative cigarette that looks set to attract smokers but may be harmful to health. By just rubbing […]

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Philippines a haven for cigarette smugglers – ABS-CBN

Philippines a haven for cigarette smugglers – ABS-CBNMay 27, 2009 Chay Florentino Hofileña [Table]: Summary of Apprehended Cigarette Shipments 1998 to March 2009 (First of two parts) Fisherman Lino Bocalan became legend in the 1950s […]

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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 […]