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Thailand appeals WTO ruling over cigarette imports

THE World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Friday Thailand is appealing the decision by a dispute panel that determined the country failed to comply with the WTO ruling against its regulations on cigarette imports.

This IS personal: Health advocates share pain of losing loved ones...

HEALTH ADVOCATES known to have lobbied for stronger tobacco control have taken their fight to social media, sharing their personal experience with smoking. Dr....

What should we tax next?

One newspaper report noted that the Finance department was looking into the proposal of an airline company for the government to remove the travel...

Light cigarettes linked to specific form of lung cancer

MIAMI — So-called “light” cigarettes with holes in the filter could be the reason why a specific kind of lung cancer has been on...

EU court upholds new tobacco laws on packaging, menthol cigarettes

LUXEMBOURG — The European Union’s (EU) top court on Wednesday, ruled that the bloc’s new laws on plain tobacco packaging and a ban on...

India court tells tobacco industry to adopt strict warnings

NEW DELHI — India’s highest court on Wednesday, ordered cigarette manufacturers to comply with controversial new rules requiring bigger health warnings on packets that...