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German scientists say they have managed to genetically alter a tobacco plant to have only one four-hundredth of its normal concentration of nicotine, an achievement that could pave the way for a less addictive cigarette.
PETALING JAYA: All negotiating countries involved in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement must fully support Malaysia’s proposal to totally exclude tobacco from the trade pact, said the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA).
LONDON: In the latest legal blow against tobacco companies, the Canadian units of British American Tobacco Plc, Philip Morris International Inc. and Japan Tobacco Inc. were ordered to pay damages of about C$17 billion ($12.8 billion) after losing an appeal of class actions filed by Quebec smokers.
Jakarta (AFP) - Children are being put to work on tobacco plantations in Indonesia that supply some of the world's biggest cigarette companies, putting their health at serious risk, Human Rights Watch warned Wednesday.
TOKYO: Japan Tobacco Inc’s new chief executive favours pursuing deals in South-East Asia and markets where it lacks a presence rather than a more complex deal, signalling a much-speculated tie-up with Imperial Brands Plc is less likely.
SYDNEY, Oct 07, 2014 (AFP) - Smoking rates have dropped among young Australians in recent years, and research released Tuesday suggests that banning tobacco displays from shops is a factor.