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[UK] Plans to tackle smoking problem at former Ilfracombe pub approved

PLANS to prevent “intimidating” smokers gathering outside an Ilfracombe pub were passed this week. The former Buddy’s Sports Bar on Ilfracombe High Street is set to be transformed after permission was granted for an innovative new smoking area.
North Devon Journal (uk)
added Oct 22, 2014 08:12
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Ministers in last ditch talks with Ballymena cigarette factory Gallaher's following news 900 people to lose jobs

Ministers have been involved in ditch talks with members of JTI Gallaher in attempts to save the iconic Ballymena factory from complete closure. Jobs minister Arlene Foster said her department would "explore every available option to maintain some prese
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 22, 2014 08:07
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[USA] New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

"I think that many members of Congress have been shocked that children are suffering nicotine poisoning from working in U.S. tobacco fields," said Jo Becker, Human Rights Watch's children's rights advocacy director. "In response, they are pushing tobacco
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 22, 2014 08:05
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[UK] Campaign group, Forest, has criticised suggestions Waltham Forest council would consider banning smoking in parks

Simon Clark, director of the pro-smoking campaign group, Forest, completely rejected the idea. He said: "There's no justification for banning smoking in parks... "Tobacco is a legal product. Smokers must be allowed to light up somewhere. "Adults shoul
Guardian-series / Guardian Newspapers (uk)
added Oct 22, 2014 08:03
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[UK] PruHealtha and Mercer: Businesses ‘failing to support staff in efforts to give up smoking’

The survey from Britain’s Healthiest Company, which is run by PruHealth with Vitality and Mercer, found that despite smoking being one of the biggest risk factors which contributes to lifestyle-related diseases, smoking interventions are the least likely
Health Insurance Daily (uk)
added Oct 22, 2014 08:01
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[New York] Could Second-Hand Pot Smoke Make You Fail a Marijuana Test?

The results, published this month in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology, gives nonsmokers with weed-using friends reason to breathe easy. The scientists found urine levels of this metabolite surpassed typically detectable levels (50 nanogram per millil
Newsweek
added Oct 22, 2014 07:25
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[UK] Stubbed out: Brits more hostile to e-cigarettes, new poll reveals

The data, collected by pollster YouGov and the Sunday Times, shows around 60 percent of Britons would like to see e-cigarette devices – that imitate real tobacco, but produce a generally harmless vapor – banned in public buildings.
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Oct 21, 2014 22:52
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U.S. floats cutting tobacco from part of Pacific trade pact -sources

has floated excluding tobacco products from a key section of a 12-nation Pacific trade deal and signaled it may present a formal proposal to trading partners at talks in Australia, sources briefed on the negotiations said. Dropping tobacco from the inves
Reuters
added Oct 21, 2014 22:47
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Japan Tobacco And Imperial Tobacco: Reading The Smoke Signals (Part 3)

We believe one of these companies is trading at an attractive discount to fair value, with a number of catalysts on the horizon to realize underlying worth, getting an attractive dividend while waiting.
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Oct 21, 2014 16:15
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Reynolds American's (RAI) CEO Susan Cameron on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

he question about having a robust e-cigarette across all channels, I would say we don’t. It’s early days and of course there are lots and lots of vape shops out there and our measuring devices are basically focused on cigars. So we're watching what happen
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Oct 21, 2014 15:06
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