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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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Comment: Pragmatism on Nicotine Could save Lives

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Encouraging safer alternatives to smoking can help end epidemic The regulation of tobacco and nicotine products has become less straightforward. Historically, high taxation and restrictions were aimed at achieving total nicotine abstinence. But product innovation now means that there are increasing numbers of products that allow users to satisfy their …

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British American Tobacco to Pay 90 million GEL Fine

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New trial is reported in tobacco industry, namely, in relation to British American Tobacco company. An unprecedented fine of 90 million GEL has been imposed on the company in Georgia. The mentioned decision was passed by the first instance court magistrate Lado Kakabadze on February 10. According to the existing …

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AYFB: It is Inadmissible to Discuss Law on Tobacco in this Form

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Association of Young Financiers and Businessmen (AYFB) expresses embarrassment  over the fact Parliament of Georgia plans to adopt Law on Tobacco in the existing form, without revision. AYFB analyst Paata Bairakhtari noted that it is inadmissible to adopt the bill in the existing form. «Seemingly, the Authorities cannot realize threats …

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