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[Canada] This is the template of the letters sent to attorneys general and ministers of health in the provinces. (PDF)

Research now shows that when smokers become aware of the industry’s ugly behaviour, smoking cessation attempts increase. And when this occurs, illness is prevented and lives are saved. But if Canadians are totally unaware of the predatory practices behind
Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud [ Campagne pour obtenir justice face à la fraude du tabac] (ca)
added May 25, 2015 16:27
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[Canada] Awareness and Support for Health Care Cost Recovery Litigation: Results of a National Survey (PDF)

awareness of the litigation effort is extremely low, and awareness of the alleged illegal behavior of tobacco companies underlying the lawsuits is even lower. However, when informed about the litigation, a significant majority of Canadians support it.
Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud [ Campagne pour obtenir justice face à la fraude du tabac] (ca)
added May 25, 2015 16:24
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[Canada] Sixty health and legal experts release poll for World No Tobacco Day and express alarm over near zero awareness of landmark provincial lawsuits against Big Tobacco. (PDF)

“less than 10 percent of Canadians know that the provinces are suing tobacco companies over their behaviour”... Today, the Campaign is making public both the poll and the letter from more than 60 health and legal experts pressing provincial attorneys gen
Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud [ Campagne pour obtenir justice face à la fraude du tabac] (ca)
added May 25, 2015 16:22
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Officials in Indianapolis suburb considering whether to add e-cigarettes to city's smoking ban

Some members of the Greenwood City Council say they support the move that would add add e-cigarettes and vaping to the city's current smoking ban. Councilman Ron Bates ... believes e-cigarettes could be just as bad for public health as smoking cigarette
AP - Associated Press
added May 25, 2015 16:04
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[District of Columbia] NAVA: Taxing and regulating e-cigarettes like tobacco is bad public policy

From a public health and economic growth perspective, taxing and regulating the industry the same as tobacco is bad public policy. E-cigs should be treated as an alternative to tobacco, and they should be taxed and regulated differently as well.
Washington DC Examiner
added May 25, 2015 15:59
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[Asia] Nearly half of e-cigarettes sold in Japan produce carcinogen in vapor

A health ministry research group found Thursday that four of the nine electronic cigarettes sold in Japan produce vapor with high levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. A panel at the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry that received a report on the
Japan Times (jp)
added May 25, 2015 15:52
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[Australia] Mystery Chinese donor Zi Chun Wang tops political donations with $850,000 gift to Labor

Tobacco giant Philip Morris donated $93,000 to the Coalition and $35,000 to the Liberal Democratic Party of crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm, who has used Parliament to defend the rights of smokers and described the latest increase in excise on cigare
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 25, 2015 15:47
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[Europe, USA, Massachusetts] The E-Cig Quandary

or the best chance to get smokers to quit? Without the research needed to answer that question conclusively, public health officials and regulators are in a fix....STEEPEST RISE IN E-CIG USE IS AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH THE LEAST INCOME AND EDUCATION.
Harvard School of Public Health
added May 25, 2015 15:44
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[North Carolina] Like A Brand Should? Winston places high in value ranking of N.C. corporate and product brands

Winston is third in the state with a brand value of $3.13 billion, down from $3.96 billion in 2014. It is ranked 193rd nationally ...Reynolds has agreed to sell Winston and two other brands -- Salem and Kool – to Imperial. Winston’s brand value is 60 per
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 25, 2015 10:50
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[California] LETTER: DUBLIN: Does not take tobacco money

by Jim Knox of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, I was mentioned as accepting campaign funds from a tobacco company. My campaign does not and will not accept funds from tobacco companies. This is a policy I had in place during my campaign
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added May 25, 2015 09:43
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