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U.S. Announces New Travel Restrictions to Cuba, Bans People-to-People Trips

The U.S. State Department announced today that it would ban licenses for group people-to-people and educational travel, putting an end to two of the more...
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Canada’s Plain Packaging Going into Effect Nov. 8

In May 2018, the Canadian Parliament passed a sweeping package of anti-tobacco legislation known as S-5 that cleared the way for Health Canada, the government...
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Thailand Adopting Plain Packaging in 2019

By September, all tobacco products sold in Thailand will be sold in plain packaging. Thailand will be the first Asian country to adopt plain packaging....
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Turkey Adopting Plain Packaging for Tobacco Next Year

Next year, Turkey will become the next country to outlaw tobacco packaging. The Turkish government has announced that beginning next year all tobacco products in...
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Malaysia Banning Restaurant Smoking in 2019

Effective Jan. 1, smoking will be illegal inside restaurants, coffee shops and even open-air hawker stall—street food vendors—in Malaysia. Those caught violating the law will...
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Canadian Retailers Launch “The Better Cigar Plan” to Fight Plain Packaging Requirements

In response to the Canadian government’s passage of the anti-tobacco S-5 bill in May, the Premium Cigar Retailers of Canada has launched a new portal...
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Honduras Appeals WTO’s Plain Packaging Ruling

This week, Honduras filed an appeal to the World Trade Organization’s panel report on the matter of Australia’s plain packaging requirement for tobacco products. Last...
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World Trade Organization Upholds Australia’s Plain Packaging Requirement

In what figures to be a landmark decision in the matter of plain packaging for tobacco products, the World Trade Organization has upheld Australia’s decision...
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Canadian Ministry of Health Opens Public Comment on Plain Packaging

Last month, the Canadian government approved sweeping changes to its laws on tobacco products and tobacco alternatives, part of which will be the implementation of...
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Canada Approves Plain Packaging for Tobacco Products

A sweeping piece of anti-tobacco legislation was passed by the Canadian Parliament today, and with it could soon come the requirement that all tobacco products...
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