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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Robert Mugabe: man of the people?

Africa’s leaders have appointed Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe to the largely ceremonial role of chairman of the 54-state African Union. Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980, is still respected by many for leading his country to independence from Britain
The Guardian (uk)
added Feb 1, 2015 13:33

M&A Group Of The Year: Jones Day ($$)

Jones Day’s merger and acquisitions group stood behind a number of 2014’s most complex blockbuster deals, including a trio of transactions related to Reynolds American Inc.’s $24.7 billion purchase of Lorillard Inc., landing a spot among Law360’s M&A Grou
added Feb 1, 2015 13:23

[Washington] Cigar aficionados light up new effort to allow smoking rooms

A bill passed unanimously Thursday by the House Commerce & Gaming Committee would legalize cigar bars and smoking rooms in tobacco shops, allowing 115 new venues to smoke pipes and cigars. Proponents say the state would gain tax money and give users of
Seattle (WA) Times
added Feb 1, 2015 10:40

AUDIO: Washington Senator: It's Not Just Lobbyist-Paid Meals But 'Free Cigars, Free Booze'

“If it’s just going after meals, I think we ought to be talking about free cigars, free booze in establishments right across the street,” ... A beer and cigar at a lobbyist’s house might not trigger the proposed reporting requirement for lawmakers unless
Northwest Public Radio (Pullman, WA)
added Feb 1, 2015 10:37

[Massachusetts] US District Court Springfield: Connecticut man admits to conspiracy & tobacco trafficking scheme to avoid excise taxe

the scheme was part of a larger interstate cigar and tobacco smuggling ring that robbed the government of $43 million in excise taxes. Jaspal Singh, one of the co-defendants in the case, pleaded guilty to charges in October and is scheduled to be sentence
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Feb 1, 2015 10:35

[Colorado] Breckenridge Town Council tables new smoking laws to research cigar bars

the proposed ordinance limits indoor use of electronic devices like vaporizers, also known as vape pens, and places further restrictions on smoking in front of building entrances and on public patios. That final provision brought Jeff Cox to the town cou
Summit Daily News (CO)
added Feb 1, 2015 10:32

[North Carolina] Reynolds asks judge to decertify lawsuit on retirement plan

requesting that a U.S. District Court judge decertify a class-action lawsuit involving its former affiliation with Nabisco that potentially affects 3,549 current and former employees.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 1, 2015 10:22
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GreenSpace: Study raises concerns about thirdhand smoke

researchers in California found that the danger from inhaling thirdhand smoke remains for many hours after the last cigarette has been tamped out. "Many smokers know secondhand smoke is harmful, so they don't smoke when their kids are present," said Hugo
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Feb 1, 2015 10:16
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[Iowa] Parents of newborn question what to do about smoking neighbors

The smoking ban at Hubbell Realty's brand-new Broadway Heights apartments in far northeast Des Moines is nothing unusual....managers are still trying to find the smoker. Hubbell, she said, has decided to put weather stripping around all the apartment doo
Des Moines (IA) Register
added Feb 1, 2015 10:08

One in every four cigarettes consumed in Pakistan illicit

loses almost Rs 26 billion per year due to illicit tobacco trade, Philip Morris Pakistan Limited (PMPKL) pressed in a detailed presentation to Director General I&I (IRS) and his team.
The News Tribe (uk)
added Jan 31, 2015 11:47
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