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Cambodian cigarette factory closed for no warning labels

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Police shutter tobacco factory
5 April 2018
Authorities raided and shuttered a cigarette manufacturing company in Tbong Khmum province on Tuesday after discovering it had not complied with a sub-decree requiring warning labels to be included on tobacco products.

The Interior Ministry, together with court and local officials, shut down production and seized more than 1,600 cigarette packs missing health labels.

Hak Siek Lim, Tbong Khmum Provincial Court spokesman, said that operations at the factory were ceased, adding that until CTK is able to fulfil its obligation, operations will not be allowed to resume.

Dr Mom Kong, executive director of the Cambodia Movement for Health, which advocated for the health warnings on cigarette packs, said that a company like CTK is opportunistic and takes advantage of a poorly enforced sub-decree.

“Our observations on the sub-decree requiring health warnings on cigarette packs have shown that the compliance rate is over 60 percent,” he said. “Most companies don’t only sell domestically but also overseas and most of them comply.
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