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[North Carolina] Reynolds-Lorillard deal gets FTC clearance

The FTC vote to accept the proposed consent order for public comment was 3-2, with Commissioners Julie Brill and Joshua D. Wright voting "no" and issuing dissenting statements, according to the press release. The public comment period starts Tuesday and
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
added May 27, 2015 02:37
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UPDATED: FTC approves Reynolds-Lorillard deal

Reynolds American Inc.’s plans to divest four traditional and one electronic cigarette brands proved enough to narrowly win Federal Trade Commission approval of its $27.4 billion megadeal for Triad rival Lorillard Inc.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 27, 2015 02:36
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Reynolds-Lorillard Tobacco Merger Gets FTC Clearance

said it was satisfied the divestitures would restore market competition that would have been lost through the merger, with Imperial “positioned to be a sufficiently robust and aggressive competitor” to a combined Reynolds-Lorillard and industry leader Alt
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 27, 2015 02:34
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Set up filtered smoking rooms

the NEA may consider looking into the possibility of working with industry to come up with smoking facilities, such as rooms or portable cubicles. These facilities, equipped with extractor fans, can be coupled with the appropriate filters, for example, a
Straits Times (sg)
added May 27, 2015 02:28
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] FAM to help rather than punish players who smoke

FA of Malaysia (FAM) Sports Science department will have “one-on-one” discussions with national footballers to help curb the unhealthy habit, in lieu of penalising them. “Smoking is an addiction. It’s not fair for us (FAM) to punish them,” said FAM head
Malay Mail (my)
added May 27, 2015 02:27
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: Outlaw smoke that permeates others' homes

MY FAMILY, including two children, has had to endure the noxious fumes coming from the neighbours directly beneath us for several years now...., I truly hope the Government will take more measures to protect non-smokers' health.
Straits Times (sg)
added May 27, 2015 02:26
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The World's 100 Most Powerful Women * 2015 RANKING: #3 Melinda Gates

has cemented her dominance in philanthropy and global development to the tune of $3.9 billion in giving in 2014 and more than $33 billion in grant payments since she founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with her husband in 2000. Her work has inspir
Forbes
added May 28, 2015 13:52
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The World's 100 Most Powerful Women * 2015 RANKING: #62 Margaret Chan

* Director-General, World Health Organization Age 67
Forbes
added May 28, 2015 13:44
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The Most Powerful Women In Science And Health

Melinda Gates (3) As co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates led $3.9 billion in donations in 2014 / Margaret Chan (62) After nearly a decade at the helm of the World Health Organization / Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (85)...started the Biocon F
Forbes
added May 28, 2015 12:56
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[Canada] Toronto Hookah Ban Proposed By Medical Officer Of Health

In recommending a ban, TPH cited a 2014 report to the city's Board of Health which pointed out that "hookah use of any substance could have negative consequences for health, especially for workers in establishments that allow hookah use."
Huffington Post (blog)
added May 27, 2015 16:47
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