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Disparity in Life Spans of the Rich and the Poor Is Growing

Mr. Fenelon has calculated that smoking accounted for a third to a fifth of the gap in life expectancy between men with college degrees and men with only high school degrees. For women it was as much as a quarter.
New York Times
added Feb 13, 2016 06:10
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The Forceful Brilliance of Donatella Versace

Versace, who conducts herself with the assurance of a person to whom the worst has already happened, twirled an e-cigarette....she ‘hates’ her e-cigarettes, which she has been smoking for three years now, and also Gigi Hadid for being so pretty.
New York Times
added Feb 13, 2016 06:07

Tobacco report: California failing in reducing smoke-caused death, disease

Signal Hill City Manager Charlie Honeycutt said that although he respects the mission of the American Lung Association and what they are trying to accomplish through their report card, he believes that the grade assigned to Signal Hill is inaccurate. “T
Signal Tribune (Signal Hill, CA)
added Feb 13, 2016 06:04
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[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Morning Trade: TOBACCO GROWERS SCARED OF TPP

"This is scary for us," Peter Thornton, assistant director for international marketing at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, said during a discussion hosted by the Washington International Trade Association. "When tobacco
added Feb 13, 2016 05:47

$100 fine for smoking in car carrying kid proposed in Virginia legislature

Drivers caught smoking in cars carrying children 7-years-old or younger could soon get slapped with a $100 fine in Virginia if they’re pulled over by authorities. The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill this week that would let cops fine people wh
Fox News
added Feb 13, 2016 05:44

New York City flavoured tobacco product sales ban evaluation

New York City prohibited all sales of flavoured cigars, cigarillos, little cigars, chew,...Collectively these findings demonstrate significant evidence that the flavoured tobacco products sales ban was successful in New York City, and could succeed elsewh
Tobacco Control
added Feb 13, 2016 05:43

[Canada] Redford ethics investigation costing Alberta $160,000

Alberta spent $160,000 for an independent review of a 2013 ethics investigation that cleared Alison Redford of wrongdoing for her role in how the province's $10-billion Big Tobacco lawsuit was awarded.
Edmonton (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Feb 13, 2016 05:36

California Rep. Duncan Hunter blows smoke at congressional hearing

Rep. Candice Miller, R-Michigan, appeared to be swatting at Hunter’s water vapor. The tussle over vaping is taking place across the country. Critics of the nicotine-delivery systems have sought to restrict their use in places where cigarette and other s
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Feb 12, 2016 21:41

[Europe, Ukraine] Imperial Tobacco welcomes cabinet's proposal to revoke bottom retail prices of cigarettes

believes that plans of the government to revoke the bottom retail prices of cigarettes imposed by the Ukrainian parliament in December 2015 is a pro-European decision. "We hope that parliamentarians would amend the Tax Code of Ukraine soon, and practice
Interfax Ukraine (ua)
added Feb 12, 2016 21:38

[Europe, Ireland] EDITORIAL: Monitoring 'Big' tobacco necessary in the face of a lack of transparency

In Ireland alone there are more than one million smokers. Continued obfuscation by the European Commission in its dealings with the tobacco industry is absolutely unacceptable.
Irish Times (ie)
added Feb 12, 2016 21:37
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