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[Florida] Ruling won’t snuff out tobacco suits, lawyer says

“Their defense is that anything, even moon dust, causes these illnesses — anything but cigarettes,” said attorney James Gustafson Jr. “The law allows them to bring those defenses, and I’ll gladly hear the argument that alcohol causes lung cancer.”
Panama City (FL) News-Herald
added Oct 20, 2014 04:28
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[Philippines] 'Per-stick cigarette buyers need to see warnings too'

Tobacco companies on Tuesday largely snubbed an Indonesian law requiring them to put graphic photo warnings on all cigarette packs being sold, marking another setback in a country that's home to the world's highest rate of men smokers and a wild, wild w
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Oct 19, 2014 20:03
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France: First Outdoor Public Smoking Ban in Paris Playgrounds

France has laid out its first official smoking ban in outdoor public places, with Paris enforcing a one-year trial ban in three playgrounds of the Parc de Montsouris. “[Paris authorities] will determine whether the measure should be made permanent and e
IBTimes (uk)
added Oct 19, 2014 20:01
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Should Ebola Fear... Tobacco?

One of the companies that was at the forefront of this research was Medicago, partly owned by Phillip Morris International and Mitsubishi. Medicago owns a 97,000 square foot greenhouse in North Carolina as well as patents important to growing virus-like
NASDAQ
added Oct 19, 2014 19:57
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[UK] Miliband: 'Levy tobacco firms to fund fight against cancer'

Labour leader Ed Miliband said the £750m cost of improving cancer test waiting times would be covered by a levy on tobacco firms.
BBC Online
added Oct 19, 2014 19:54
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[Russia] WHO tobacco treaty makes significant progress despite mounting pressure from tobacco industry

Despite increased efforts by tobacco industry to undermine the WHO FCTC, important decisions were passed. “Parties have taken courageous steps forward in a number of areas and I am pleased by the guidance to the Secretariat to scale up our collaboration
HealthCanal.com
added Oct 19, 2014 19:53
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[Russia] U.N.'s World Health Organization urges global tobacco tax hike

The international tobacco tax provision would commit the countries who signed the U.N. antitobacco agreement — nearly every major nation except for the United States, Switzerland and Indonesia — to enact an excise tax equal to at least 70 percent of the
Washington Times
added Oct 19, 2014 19:51
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[France] Paris bans smoking in park playgrounds

Smoking outlawed in children’s play areas of Paris park, with the move expected to be widened soon to include other outdoor spaces
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 19, 2014 19:47
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[Russia] Strong tobacco taxation policy adopted despite industry interference

“In a brazen move, the tobacco industry brought its agenda and its voice here to the heart of tobacco control. [On Sunday 12th October,] at the International Tax and Investment Centre, whose board of directors include several tobacco companies, had conven
South Asia Mail (ca)
added Oct 19, 2014 19:46
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[New Jersey] Three-block smoke ban a hot topic in N.J. city

The signs went up a bit over a week ago on the little stretch that is the Monmouth Street Business District in proudly blue-collar Gloucester City. They took most folks by surprise: The no-smoking symbol and the "100% Smoke Free Public Property" sign.
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Oct 19, 2014 19:44
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