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[Netherlands] Dutch Prosecutor Rejects Tobacco Criminal Case; Many Arguments for Appeal Exist -- Statement of Laurent Huber, Executive Director of Action on Smoking and Health

ASH supports an Article 12 appeal, which allows those with a direct interest in a case to ask the appeal court to order the public prosecutor to bring charges. The documents that were submitted to the prosecutor argue that the tobacco industry knowingly
PR Newswire
added Feb 24, 2018 00:23
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[New York] NY Asks 2nd Circ. To Affirm $247M UPS Cigarette Penalty ($$)

to affirm a $247 million penalty against United Parcel Service Inc. for helping to move untaxed cigarettes from tribal lands, saying UPS’ request to drastically reduce its penalty was based on meritless claims of immunity. UPS has argued the maximum san
Law360
added Feb 24, 2018 00:16
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[Montana] Special Report: New Yellowstone County smoking proximity rule

BILLINGS – A new rule prohibiting smoking within 20 feet of public entryways, windows or ventilation systems will take effect in Yellowstone County on March 1. Rule 7, as it’s called, was voted in by the RiverStone Board of Health in December. The rule
KTVH NBC (Helena, MT)
added Feb 24, 2018 00:06
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[California] Almost all adolescents in an economically disadvantaged urban population exposed to tobacco smoke

Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco smoke (NNAL).
ScienceDaily
added Feb 24, 2018 00:05
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[Oklahoma] Bill allows prison canteens to sell smokes to inmates

State Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, said the nearly six-year ban on cigarettes sales and smoking inside prisons has caused nothing but problems for inmates, wardens and correctional employees. He’s proposing a controversial measure that would allow inmate
Enid (OK) News & Eagle
added Feb 24, 2018 00:05
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[New Zealand] E-cigarettes could have a positive impact in hospital environments, research finds

Dr Penelope Truman from Massey University's School of Health Sciences said their research found e-cigarettes could aid patients battling alcohol addiction and patients admitted to psychiatric units. More than 40 patients at Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Feb 24, 2018 00:01
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[Iowa] The NRTI urges physicians to endorse the use of safer tobacco alternatives

The NTRI who amongst its members boasts renowned anti-smoking advocate Derek Yach and the Attorney General of Iowa, Tom Miller, pointed out that a recent report by the US’ National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), indicates that
Vaping Post (ch)
added Feb 24, 2018 00:01
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Smokers in clouds over new lighting up

Philip Morris claims that without combustion, fire, ash or smoke the levels of harmful chemicals produced are 90-95 percent lower than traditional cigarettes. The Legislative Council will discuss a regulatory framework for e-cigarettes in April, and wh
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Feb 24, 2018 00:01
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BAT CEO comments on next-gen products

IS ENCOURAGED BY FDA'S POSITION ON NEXT GENERATION PRODUCTS.BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO CEO SAYS ABOUT HALF OF 2018 US CORPORATE TAX BENEFIT TO BE REINVESTED IN NEXT-GENERATION PRODUCTS.BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO CEO SAYS SAVINGS FROM REYNOLDS DEAL ARE FLOWING
Reuters
added Feb 24, 2018 00:01
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[UK] VIDEO: Nutt: E-cigs 'greatest health advance' since vaccines

Getting all smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes would be the "greatest health advance since vaccinations," Professor David Nutt claims. The former government drugs advisor said any side effects of using e-cigarettes would not be as harmful as smo
BBC Online
added Feb 24, 2018 00:01
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