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[Taiwan] Taipei eyes e-cig vendors

The department’s first probe into e-cigarette availability found 318 different models or related products available online through Facebook, Line or auction sites. The department said that while e-cigarettes are rarely sold openly in stores, they are som
Taipei Times (tw)
added Oct 23, 2014 20:07
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[North Carolina] VIDEO: Mecklenburg County approves smoking ban

With just one vote against, Mecklenburg County now moves forward with a ban on smoking on government property. It's a move that county health director Dr. Marcus Plescia believes could save hundreds to thousands of lives in the future. "Not just that w
NBC6  WCNC-TV (Charlotte, NC)
added Oct 23, 2014 16:27
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UWIMANA: I SPENT A DAY WITH A GUY SELLING ILLEGAL CIGARETTES ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

He tells me his name is Debo Lato. He’s 51 and his “office” is just outside the bodega, right in front of the spot where Garner was killed on July 17. A makeshift memorial—candles, cards, and flowers—still rests on the spot where Garner, a six-foot-three
Vice.com
added Oct 23, 2014 16:26
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Tobacco CEO and CVS exec both want people to quit smoking

The two women behind these recent decisions—Helena Foulkes,...and Susan Cameron...—shared their thoughts on the question of what to do when value and values collide in early October at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit.
Fortune Magazine
added Oct 23, 2014 16:16
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[New York] Veto override fails to gain support

Only 15 legislators supported the move to ban tobacco sales in pharmacies, far under the supermajority need to pass...Proponents of the proposed local law to ban the sale of tobacco at pharmacies on Tuesday, Oct. 14, urged the Albany County Legislature to
The Spotlight (Delmar, NY)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:50
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[Europe, UK] Jean-Claude Juncker plays with future of EU-US trade deal

He thereby risks alienating the US from further pursuit of the flagging talks – and the ire of many EU member states, 14 of which signed a letter of protest on Wednesday. Mr Juncker’s step deprives Cecilia Malmström, the EU trade commissioner, of autonom
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:45
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[USA] Significant Rise in E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in Poland: E-Cigarettes not replacing conventional tobacco cigarettes

Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:39
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A content analysis of e-cigarette manufacturer websites in China shows similar misleading clains as elsewhere

Conclusions Better regulation of e-cigarette marketing messages on manufacturers’ websites is needed in China. The frequent claims of health benefits, smoking cessation, strategies appealing to youth and women are concerning, especially targeting women.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:38
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A content analysis of e-cigarette manufacturer websites in China shows similar misleading clains as elsewhere

Conclusions Better regulation of e-cigarette marketing messages on manufacturers’ websites is needed in China. The frequent claims of health benefits, smoking cessation, strategies appealing to youth and women are concerning, especially targeting women.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:37
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[Illinois] Evidence of organized "Twitter bombing" of Chicago city council while it was considering adding e-cigs to clean indoor air law

They found an organized campaign -- based outside Chicago (and outside Illinois) -- to generate oppostion to the proposed ordinance. Here is the summary ... using an account or tweet strategy consistent with astroturfing.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:36
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