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Sanctions and Illicit Trade: British American Tobacco’s Activities in Iran (2000–2014)

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Authors: Abstract Previous research has documented how British American Tobacco (BAT) and other transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) smuggled their own products into Iran in the 1990s in order to circumvent sanctions and other trade restrictions. In the early 2000s, BAT, along with other TTCs, signed legal agreements with Iranian authorities to sell its products legally […]

KPM, KKM kerjasama tangani ‘energy stick’ dalam kalangan pelajar

SEREMBAN – Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) akan bekerjasama dengan Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) untuk memastikan isu penggunaan produk penyedut hidung atau ‘energy stick’ dalam kalangan pelajar dapat dikawal. Menteri Pendidikan, Fadhlina Sidek berkata, ibu bapa dan pihak sekolah juga diharap mengambil perhatian berkenaan isu itu bagi memastikan anak-anak tidak terjebak dalam pengambilan bahan tersebut. “Kita […]

Global tobacco control conference opens in Panama

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Delegates from around the world gathered in Panama City today to open the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the WHO FCTC. The Convention’s 183 Parties, representing more than 90% of the world’s population, work together to enhance and advance tobacco control. In the first 20 years of […]

Health minister vows swift action against ‘energy stick’ vape-like product

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry is set to take strict action against a newly emerged vape-like product designed to appeal specifically to school students. Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said he received public alerts regarding the “energy stick”, a product actively promoted and distributed across various platforms. “I have expeditiously received direct alerts about […]

Ban on vape sale stays in Johor

State executive councilor Ling Tian Soon says action will be taken against business premises selling vape. BATU PAHAT: The ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes or vapes in Johor, enforced since January 2016, is still in force. State health and unity committee chairman Ling Tian Soon said action would be taken against business premises […]

Johor vape sale ban remains amid ‘energy stick’ concerns

YONG PENG: Johor is still enforcing the ban on the sale of vapes, a restriction that has been in effect since 2016 following the decree of His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia. “So far, none of the local councils in Johor has issued business operating licences to those selling vapes and related products,” said […]