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[New York] Businesses huff, puff over de Blasio's tobacco price-hike proposal

City officials and business reps clashed Thursday over a push to jack up the price of cigarettes to at least $13 a pack and sharply restrict their sales. The City Council debated a sweeping package supported by Mayor de Blasio that aims to cut the numbe
New York Daily News
added Apr 27, 2017 20:20
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Truth, CVS Aim to Make HBCUs Smoke-Free

The Truth Initiative and the CVS Health Foundation are joining together to make campuses at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free. The organizations plans to work with students and administrators at HBCU
Washington Informer Newspaper
added Apr 27, 2017 20:15
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[Australia, UK] Plain cigarette packaging could drive 300,000 Britons to quit smoking

Plain cigarette cartons featuring large, graphic health warnings could persuade 300,000 people in the UK to quit smoking if the measure has the effect it had in Australia, scientists say. Standardised cigarette packaging will be compulsory in the UK fro
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 27, 2017 20:15
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] MOO-JONG: Cigarette price: up or down?

Which is better ― to raise cigarette prices to the level of advanced countries or to lower them to reduce the burden of low-income smokers at the risk of their health?
Korea Times (kr)
added Apr 27, 2017 20:15
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[Minnesota] City Council Member John Lofdahl proposes raising tobacco purchasing age to 21

“I would propose that we're not making it illegal to use tobacco under age 21, but the sale or transfer of tobacco to someone under 21 would be illegal,” Lofdahl said. The suggestion echoed pioneering ordinances passed by previous City Council members.
Hutchinson (MN) Leader
added Apr 27, 2017 20:15
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[Alabama] RBHS hosts Kick Butts Day

Students at Red Bay High School joined thousands of other students around the United States in March as they took part in Kick Butts Day. The day is set aside to encourage young people to be tobacco free, reject tobacco companies’ marketing and urge ele
Franklin County (AL) Times
added Apr 27, 2017 20:15
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[Canada] Board of health forwards smoking ban draft bylaw to council

Even though tobacco farming remains a major industry in Norfolk, the county is preparing to enact a bylaw that will ban smoking out-of-doors in the area of municipal buildings and at municipal facilities not already forbidden by law. The Smoke-Free Onta
Tillsonburg (Ont) News (ca)
added Apr 27, 2017 20:15
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Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) Files Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

Philip Morris International (ch)
added Apr 27, 2017 16:45
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Toxicological assessment of potentially reduced risk products for smokers; focus on in vitro genetic and cell toxicology

PMI Science (philip Morris International)
added Apr 27, 2017 16:03
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Nicotine and e-cigarettes: Rethinking addiction in the context of reduced harm

Substance abuse (recreational or dependence related) also creates a multi-billion-pound public health bill, and this, added to the fact it is often deemed an act of ‘self-harm’ or ‘self-destruction’, incites little in the way of public sympathy. The idea
International Journal of Drug Policy
added Apr 27, 2017 15:03
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