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Slovenia Plans Plain Packaging for Tobacco Products by 2020

Slovenia is moving forward with its plan for plain packaging for all tobacco products. The law was passed unanimously by Slovenia’s parliament, 61-0. It will...
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Switzerland Rejects Tobacco Advertising Ban

The Swiss Senate rejected a bill that would have further restricted tobacco advertising. Because Switzerland is not part of the European Union—it coincidentally also formally...
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Canada to Pursue Plain Packaging for Tobacco Products

The Canadian Health Minister, Jane Philpott, announced today that the Canadian government is planning to pursue a requirement that all tobacco products sold in the...
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Cuban Cigars Become Legal for Americans Traveling Around the World

Americans can now purchase Cuban cigars when traveling in another country. Ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba next week, the Department of the Treasury’s Office...
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Smoking Age Increase Proposed in Russia

A Russian senator has proposed raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 years of age. Senator Anton Belyakov introduced the bill....
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UK’s Ban on Smoking in Cars with Children Present Starts Today

Starting today, it will be a crime in Britain and Wales to smoke in a vehicle with anyone under 18 present, with fines starting at £50 for...
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Norway Showing Support for Plain Packaging

Norway has again shown its growing support for the plain packaging of tobacco products, as the country recently voiced its support of the United Kingdom...
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Tobacco Products Removed from U.K. Shop Windows

Starting today, you won’t see tobacco products in store windows of cigar shops in the U.K. Rules set by The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Regulations...
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Italy Considers Expanded Smoking Bans

Smoking in parks, beaches, stadiums, cars and on television and films could become illegal in Italy. According to La Repubblica, Beatrice Lorenzin, the country’s health minister,...
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U.S. Travelers Now Allowed $100 of Cuban Cigars

The importing of Cuban cigars to the U.S. is now legal, on a very small scale. Following a series of high level talks, the United...
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Cuba Looks at Stricter Tobacco Rules

For such a well-known tobacco producing country such as Cuba, the idea of anti-tobacco legislation may seem counter intuitive, but that’s exactly what the island...
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