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Parliament Adopts Amendments to Tobacco Control Law

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Parliament of Georgia  approved a bill of amendments to Tobacco Control Law after Parliament members discussed the document by third hearing. Starting January 1, 2018 tobacco products must be packed in simple boxes with photos of diseases caused by smoking. Pictograms must be also attached to cigarette boxes. Starting May …

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MP Maullu: Europe Should Be Admired for its Regulations that Acknowledge New-Generation Cigarette Alternative Products

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Europe has recently approved tobacco product regulations that respect a correct balancing of the measures introduced. These avant-garde regulations acknowledge the role played by cigarette alternative products, such as the new-generation products capable of reducing risks to smokers’health, as has by now been accepted by relevant public health authorities at …

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Tadumadze: Tobacco Sales New Regulations are Excessively Strict

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Governmentэs parliamentary secretary Shalva Tadumadze says that new regulations for tobacco product sales are excessively strict. Namely, he made emphasis on one of the articles of the bill, which calls for sales of tobacco products under the counter and simplifying the packing  format, starting January 1, 2019. Tadumadze put forward …

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Ukraine’s Expert Study: Georgian Cigarette Manufacturer Swindles Clients

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The smoke of Pirveli cigarettes, manufactured by Tbilisi Tobacco company, contains excessive volume of tar, nicotine and asphyxiating gas, the report prepared by Toxicology Prevention and Chemical Safety Research Center of Health Ministry of Ukraine, reads, according to the Ukranews. “All samples of cigarettes were found with excessive volume of …

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Fady Asly: When You Kill Me, Other Fady Aslys will Arise against Your Crimes

Fady Asly: When You Kill Me, Other Fady Aslys will Arise against Your Crimes

Fady Asly, president of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released a special statement over the developments around him over the past period: “Main mission of Georgian national committee of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Georgia) is to take all efforts for improving business climate and protecting interests of its …

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Fady Asly: Vladimer Kakabadze is Corrupted Judge

Fady Asly: Vladimer Kakabadze is Corrupted Judge

Fady Asly, head of International Chamber of Commerce told the Business Course program that they have have submitted an appeal against judge Vladimer Kakabadze to Council of Justice. We will carefully supervise how Council of Justice will work and what kind of decisions it will take, Fady Asly said. “Several …

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Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco: The Next Wave Of A Harm-Reduction Revolution

Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco: The Next Wave Of A Harm-Reduction Revolution

A little-known tobacco technology, Heat-not-Burn (HNB), has the potential to slash smoking-related death and disease by appealing to the millions of smokers who’ve failed to quit using e-cigarettes and traditional nicotine-replacement therapies. Unlike e-cigarettes, HNB products use real tobacco, but instead of burning it like traditional cigarettes, they heat the …

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Big Tobacco Has Caught Startup Fever

Big Tobacco Has Caught Startup Fever

It’s not smoking. It’s platform-agnostic nicotine delivery solutions. In January, Philip Morris International Inc., the largest publicly traded tobacco company in the world, relaunched its website. Front and center on the home page, a freshly fashioned statement of purpose now greets visitors: “Designing a smoke-free future.” It’s a curious ambition …

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AYFB Names Main Defects in Law on Tobacco Products

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Association of Young Financiers and Businessmen – AYFB has released a repeated statement on the Tobacco bill and exposed the gaps within the document. The bill lacks for due financial analysis. The document only says that the Authorities do not plan to take additional expenditures, but the draft law says …

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OUTDOOR.GE: Advertising Business will Bear Serious Losses if Tobacco Advertising is Banned

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Konstantine Chavchanidze, head of Outdoor.ge advertising company says that advertising companies receive 30-35% of revenues from tobacco business advertising. Konstantine Chichinadze told Business Contract that if the tobacco advertising is banned, advertising sector will have to fire many employees, because the companies will lose considerable part of revenues. “About 35% …

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