Archive - May 2007

Government to lower taxes

Economy minister Temístocles Montás admitted that increasing taxes on cigarettes, beer and rum was a mistake, highlighting the need to modify the tax hike...

Nigerian states sue BAT

Two of Nigeria’s states, Kano and Lagos, are suing British American Tobacco in order to recover the costs incurred by smoking-induced diseases, seeking...

Smoking declines due to anti-smoking laws

The number of smokers in Thailand has decreased by 38 percent in the past 15 years due to the government's success in enforcing anti-smoking laws...

Majority of Europeans support smoking bans

An Eurobarometer survey on tobacco, published in Brussels on Tuesday, shows that a ban on smoking in indoor public places is supported by 88 per cent of EU...

R.J. Reynolds and Gallaher to end joint venture

Reynolds American Inc, the second-largest tobacco company in the United States, will end a joint venture between its subsidiary R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CV and...

Latvia to introduce graphic health warnings

The Latvian government decided on Tuesday to follow the directives proposed by the health ministry. Thus, graphic health warnings on cigarette packs will be...

Judge asks for reopening of cigarette suit

Judge Nicholas Byron, whose judgement in a lawsuit over light cigarettes against Philip Morris USA had been rejected on appeal, has asked the Court of Illinois...

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