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Alliance One International, Inc. announces plans to enter the Ugandan Tobacco Leaf Market

AOU's core business plans to include providing agronomy services to tobacco growers through an Integrated Production System ("IPS") that supports sustainable compliant tobacco leaf production. To execute on its plan, AOU expects to employ agronomy and su
PR Newswire
added Sep 30, 2014 05:22
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Fortnightly Tobacco Companies Review: Lawsuits In Florida And Uruguay

The last two weeks brought much sorrow to cigarette companies in the U.S. Philip Morris USA (part of the Altria Group (NYSE: MO)) and R.J. Reynolds (part of Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI)) were both asked to pay out damages worth several millions of dolla
Trefis
added Sep 27, 2014 14:02
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[Canada] GLOBE EDITORIAL Are e-cigarettes about harm reduction, or greater harm?

National governments have been slow to react. Thankfully, the WHO and Toronto have taken steps that, at the very least, will get people to take a second look at what they are putting into their lungs.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 2, 2014 00:04
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $23B Verdict In Fla. Engle Suit ($$)

Howard Acosta, an attorney representing the plaintiff, told Law360 Friday the arguments "struck a nerve" with the jury. Acosta also said R.J. Reynolds would need to bond the verdict to appeal it, and that the bond alone could be as high as $2 billion, a
Law360
added Jul 21, 2014 02:40
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[Chile] Changes in Tobacco Laws

The legal text seeks to prohibit smoking in cars while there are children in them, and to force tobacco companies to answer to health issues due to the consumption of tobacco. The smoking ban initially came into effect in March, 2013, however regarding t
I Love Chile (cl)
added May 5, 2014 20:47
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Georgia bans smoking and tobacco products on state university campuses

Smoking will be banned on all campuses of Georgia's public colleges and universities, beginning next fall, including barring tobacco use at outdoor football games. Officials of the state's public universities voted for the ban on smoking and all tobacco
Reuters
added Mar 19, 2014 15:56
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[Canada] Kill patio smoking, Public Health advises

The results of a comprehensive survey are clear, and now Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is recommending the city of Guelph develop and implement a comprehensive smoke-free outdoor spaces bylaw. Public Health has submitted a report to the city w
Guelph (Ont) Mercury (ca)
added Mar 10, 2014 12:45
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[Florida] Surgeon General Makes 'Light' Cigs Tempting Lawsuit Target ($$)

The U.S. surgeon general's landmark finding last week that filtered cigarettes may actually increase the risk of lung cancer could lead to a flurry of new lawsuits against tobacco companies and even expand cigarette litigation outside of Florida, where it
Law360
added Jan 24, 2014 15:52
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Qatar’s tobacco challenge: 17 cigarettes a day and about 65,000 smokers in total

A new survey has revealed that there are about 51,000 cigarette smokers and 14,000 shisha smokers in Qatar. Some smoke up to 17 cigarettes a day. The 2013 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) was carried out by the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) in colla
JustHere Qatar (qa)
added Dec 3, 2013 14:03
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[USA] US cracks down on websites selling bidis, Indian cigarettes

US regulator FDA has warned two websites selling 'bidis' and Indian cigarettes of strict penal action for sale of adulterated tobacco products in America. In a warning letter issued to the two websites ... the two websites, desismoke.com and wantsmokes.c
The Economic Times (India)
added Aug 11, 2013 15:15
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