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Kazakhstan smokes 9 cigarettes a day per capita

Kazakhstan anti-smoking coalition supports draft law banning tobacco sales within 500m from educational, healthcare and sport facilities.

Kazakhstan smokes 9 cigarettes a day per capita
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Australian government pension fund dumps tobacco

The Australian government's pension fund for public servants Thursday announced it would sell off its Aus$222 (US$228) million holdings in tobacco companies following the nation's move towards plain packaging.

Australian government pension fund dumps tobacco
Former tennis player Boris Becker of Germany. ©REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Boris Becker to headline Cuba cigar festival

Retired German tennis great Boris Becker will headline the XV Habanos Festival, an event in Cuba designed to promote cigars and tobacco use.

Boris Becker to headline Cuba cigar festival
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Tobacco excise to double in Kazakhstan by 2014

Starting from 2014 the excise on tobacco will make 3,000 tenge ($20) per 1,000 cigarettes or 60 tenge ($0.4) per a pack.

Tobacco excise to double in Kazakhstan by 2014
After tobacco, Turkey bans hookah in public places
After tobacco, Turkey bans hookah in public places

After banning smoking in public places, the Turkish government has gone one step further by clamping down on an ancient tradition -- the hookah, or water pipe.

After tobacco, Turkey bans hookah in public places
Australia readies for first plain pack cigarettes
Australia readies for first plain pack cigarettes

All cigarettes sold in Australia will be in identical, plain packages from Saturday in a world first after the government overcame legal challenges from the tobacco industry.

Australia readies for first plain pack cigarettes
Majilis Deputy Nurtai Sabilyanov. ©Danial Okasov
MP accused Kazakhstan Economic Ministry of lobbying for tobacco companies

The deputy was outraged at the new draft law on taxation presented in the lower chamber of Kazakhstan Parliament.

MP accused Kazakhstan Economic Ministry of lobbying for tobacco companies
Australia slams 'sick joke' cigarette packs
Australia slams 'sick joke' cigarette packs

Australia slammed as a "sick joke" Wednesday new cigarette packs on sale as part of the national phase-in to plain packaging which play on drab branding and claim it's "what's on the inside that counts."

Australia slams 'sick joke' cigarette packs
Craft beers enjoy boom despite Italy's crisis
Craft beers enjoy boom despite Italy's crisis

With oyster, tobacco and watermelon flavoured brews, Italy's craft beers are flourishing despite a punishing recession that is putting thousands of other businesses out of work.

Craft beers enjoy boom despite Italy's crisis
US court rejects graphic cigarette warnings
US court rejects graphic cigarette warnings

A US court on Friday shot down orders to slap graphic anti-tobacco messages on cigarette packs, saying the government overstepped its authority by trying to "browbeat" smokers into quitting.

US court rejects graphic cigarette warnings
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Tobacco use entrenched in developing countries: study

Tobacco use is massively entrenched in developing countries, where one of the biggest worries is the rise of smoking among women.

Tobacco use entrenched in developing countries: study
A man sells tobacco for chewing. ©REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
India clamps down on killer chewing tobacco

Anil Kanade seems almost too stunned to speak about the deadly cancer recently found in his mouth, caused by his addiction to a popular Indian chewing tobacco that doctors say is fuelling an epidemic.

India clamps down on killer chewing tobacco
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Kazakhstan will sell no cigarettes at night and on weekends

Kazakhstan is going to toughen its rules of wholesale and retail sales of tobacco.

Kazakhstan will sell no cigarettes at night and on weekends
"Smoking causes impotence" warning on the cigarette pack
PHOTO: Kazakhstan tries to frighten off smokers with impotence and cancer

Kazakhstan Ministry of Public Healthcare is reviewing the options of daunting images approved by EurAzEC to appear on cigarette packs by 2012.

PHOTO: Kazakhstan tries to frighten off smokers with impotence and cancer
25,000 die from smoking every year in Kazakhstan
25,000 die from smoking every year in Kazakhstan

Press-conference timed to the World No Tobacco Day was held in Astana to discuss statistics of tobacco consumption in Kazakhstan.

25,000 die from smoking every year in Kazakhstan
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PHOTO: Don't smoke when I'm near

A flash-mob timed to the World No Tobacco Day was held on May 28 in Almaty.

PHOTO: Don't smoke when I'm near
Philip Morris to exterminate child labor in its Kazakhstan plantations
Philip Morris to exterminate child labor in its Kazakhstan plantations

Philip Morris International will exterminate child labor in its tobacco plantations in Kazakhstan.

Philip Morris to exterminate child labor in its Kazakhstan plantations