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NHS Health Scotland: E-cigs ‘Definitely’ Less Harmful than Smoking

E-cigarettes are “definitely” less harmful than smoking tobacco, health bodies in Scotland have stated for the first time. NHS Health Scotland said it wanted to “clarify” confusion around the harms and benefits of vaping devices. More than 20 organisations have signed up to the consensus, which was led by NHS …

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Attitude towards the Law on Tobacco Control in Tbilisi

According to the survey conducted in Tbilisi in June of 2018, 34% of citizens are consumers of tobacco. Among them, 29% smokes regularly, 5% only occasionally. According to the results of the same study conducted in the spring of 2017, 31% of adult residents of Tbilisi were consumers of tobacco …

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AFBA: Changes to the Law on Tobacco is Essential

“Young Financiers and Businessmen Association – Afbaa” welcomes the discussion of the Parliamentary Committee on Health Care and Social Affairs, which will make amendments to the “Law on Tobacco”. It’s about the law on the legislative proposal presented by law firm “LPA Law Firm”s partner Levan Nikoladze, “On Changes to …

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PMI Makes Call to Creative Media and Communications Communities

Tobacco Institute Seeks Farmer, Industry Representation in COP 7

As part of this initiative, PMI will offer smoke-free alternatives wherever we can, including heated tobacco products and e-cigarettes, to current smokers in the industry who would otherwise continue to smoke. During a keynote at the PMI Science Lounge at The Cannes Festival of Creativity, SVP of Communications Marian Salzman …

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The WHO is Becoming a Glorified Lobbying Group

The WHO is Becoming a Glorified Lobbying Group

Has somebody put a curse on the World Health Organisation? Every time it holds a conference to discuss the ‘epidemic’ of lifestyle-related diseases, a genuine public health crisis erupts. When it met in Moscow for a global conference on tobacco control in 2014, West Africa was hit by the worst Ebola …

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Georgia is Exempt From Tobacco Smoke

According to the Georgian Law on Tobacco Control, smoking is not only forbidden in all buildings and on public transport (except for taxis and motorboats). According to the law, the consumption of tobacco products is also prohibited at educational, childcare and educational-care institutions, libraries, youth camps, children’s entertainment centers and …

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Five Years After Brand Censorship on Tobacco, Decline in Smoking Rates has Stalled

Five Years After Brand Censorship on Tobacco, Decline in Smoking Rates has Stalled

CanvasU, commissioned by JTI (Japan Tobacco International), recently conducted a poll to understand Australians’ views on the policy five years after its implementation. The research found that: Almost two-thirds (59%) of Australians believe that plain packaging has been ineffective. The majority of Australians (80%) believe the government wouldn’t change or …

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Government: Tobacco Product Reserves Have Been Halved

According to the draft amendments to the Law of State Budget of 2017, tobacco product reserves have significantly decreased during the year in Georgia. Specifically, the draft law states that in 2016, Georgia had average supply of 2 month, and in 2017 number has been halved and on average it …

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Government to Postpone Tobacco Packing Bill Enactment for 5 Years

The term for implementing legislative regulations for standardized packing of tobacco products will be postponed, namely: Government of Georgia will be obliged to reschedule an approval of tobacco products sales and packing standards for July 1, 2022, instead of July 1, 2017. Under the changes, the 31st December of 2022 …

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