Daily Archives: July 7, 2009

Govt launches tobacco control Sponge campaign with WLF

New tobacco penalties ‘watered down’

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has expressed concern over what it said was a “watering down” of penalties in new tobacco rules following lobbying by tobacco interests.

Philippine Tobacco Flue

Philippine Tobacco Flue-Curing and Redrying Corp. (PTFCRC) in increasing its loan to subsidiary Baesa Redevelopment Corp. (BRC) for the development of its warehouses in Quezon City into a commercial center.

Council snuffs out tobacco ban

Big tobacco step: FDA claiming the reigns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is in control of manufacturing and marketing of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
This is big.

Amcor May Face Rio Unit Antitrust Hurdles

Amcor Ltd., Australia’s biggest packaging company, may face objections from antitrust regulators in any bid for parts of Rio Tinto Group’s Alcan packaging unit, said JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Merrill Lynch & Co.

Team Sports Can’t Compete With Films to Keep Kids From Smoking

Taking part in team sports lowers the odds of children smoking, but it can’t compete with the powerful influence of smoking in movies, a new study finds.

Anti-smoking protestor hijacks Trafalgar Square plinth

Blowing Smoke

China struggles to impose a full tobacco ban. But marginal increases in the tobacco tax are not the only reason for ineffective tobacco control in China

The tax increase on tobacco products that went into effect last month has had no impact on Zhou Chengli, a 63-year-old Beijing resident. On the evening of June 27, walking out of a community store with a carton of cigarettes in hand, he told a reporter that he started smoking in his teens and hasn’t stopped since. This hardened smoker finishes a pack a day, despite the warning on the package that smoking is harmful. In his pockets, there might be no money, but there are always cigarettes and lighters.