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[Louisiana] Baton Rouge officials seek smoking ban with launch of new campaign

Mayor-President Kip Holden and other area leaders announced a campaign this week seeking to make Baton Rouge tobacco-free. The campaign, named "Breathe Free Baton Rouge," aims to ban smoking in public areas of the capital city. In addition, organizers sa
WDSU NewsChannel 6 (New Orleans, LA)
added Jan 28, 2015 17:29
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[California] BART plans to ban e-cigarettes

Responding to riders complaints, BART plans to join the ranks of public transit agencies snuffing out e-cigarette use on its trains and stations. The Bay Area Rapid Transit Board board has scheduled a Feb. 12 final vote on the ban, after giving unanimou
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Jan 28, 2015 14:14
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[UK] LETTER: Tobacco companies have right to use trademarks ($$)

the proposed legislation contravenes the government's clear obligations under the UK Trade Marks Act of 1994 and the World Trade Organisation Trips Agreement (Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) of the same year.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 28, 2015 13:36
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Smuggling of consumer goods from Russia to Azerbaijan begins

State Customs Committee (SCC) has tightened the control on the border against the background of increasing excise duties for imported tobacco. The SCC informs that the Main Customs Department ceased the fact of illegal import of 4,080 unmarked local exci
Azerbaijan Business Center (az)
added Jan 28, 2015 13:27
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[UK] China's latest anti-smoking campaign could be the one that beats the habit

perhaps video aired on Chinese television channel CCTV last week is the next stage of the anti-smoking drive: it shows a series of images of damaged lungs, highlighting the long-term damage smokers and passive smokers face from tobacco smoke.
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 28, 2015 13:25
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RAI shareholders approve share issuances in connection with proposed Lorillard, Inc. acquisition (PDF)

at the company’s special shareholders meeting today, Reynolds American shareholders approved two proposals related to the company’s proposed acquisition of Lorillard, Inc.
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Jan 28, 2015 13:20
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Lorillard Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Combination with Reynolds American

The final results indicate that more than 98% of the shares voting at the special meeting voted in favor of the proposal, representing approximately 80% of all outstanding shares.
PR Newswire
added Jan 28, 2015 12:19
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Advisory: RAI shareholders approve share issuances in connection with proposed Lorillard, Inc. acquisition

PR Newswire
added Jan 28, 2015 12:16
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Smoking ban: What steps should Macau take?

Smoking is now only allowed in VIP rooms and enclosed airport-style smoking rooms that do not contain any gaming tables or slot machines. Some expressed concerns that the policy could hurt gaming operators’ revenue which is already declining due to Beijin
CSR Asia (hk)
added Jan 28, 2015 08:08
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[Minnesota] School leaders seek to expand smoke-free plan

The University’s Office for Off-Campus Housing is partnering with the Minneapolis Health Department and Live Smoke Free to ask landlords in the area to update their leases to include a smoke-free policy.
Minnesota Daily (UMN)
added Jan 28, 2015 08:06
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