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Two years not enough to undo industry’s 5-decade-old pr(part1 and 2)/ Newsbreak | 07/07/2009 8:28 PM

  Cigarette companies skirt advertising ban Part 1 Two years after the advertising ban on tobacco products was first implemented in the Philippines, its effects have yet to make considerable impact on the sales of cigarettes, indicating a long road ahead for the campaign to reduce the consumption of these products. Financial reports of tobacco companies …

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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 to 1960s after he chanced upon an alternative and more lucrative profession: cigarette smuggling. Beneath the seawaters of his sleepy …

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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 the number of casualties from traffic accidents.    The Health Ministry’s Health Treatment and Examination Agency chief Ly Ngoc Kinh …

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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 clove farmers may lose a market. Cloves would be banned as a cigarette flavoring, along with cherry and chocolate, under …

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