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Murphy USA: Rebuilding Tobacco

Citing a “longer ramp-up period for this [tobacco] category,” Andrew Clyde, president and CEO, Murphy USA, El Dorado, Ark., said nontobacco sales were 14% higher due to larger square footage and a more standardized offer in locations built after 2015. Wi
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added May 25, 2017 00:17
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Online Tobacco Marketing May Increase Risk of Tobacco Use Among Youth

In recent years, tobacco company expenditures on Internet advertising have exploded, growing from $0.7 million dollars in 1999 to $23.1 million dollars in 2013. This increase in online tobacco marketing, and its ability to reach audiences of all ages, in
Medical News Bulletin (ca)
added May 24, 2017 23:32
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NHLBI Unveils COPD National Action Plan

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has released the COPD National Action Plan, which calls for multidisciplinary, national guidelines for the treatment and management of the disease. The plan, described as a "patient-centered roadmap" for ad
MedPage Today
added May 24, 2017 16:54
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[California] Laguna Beach makes citywide smoking ban official, a first in Orange County

Smoking in public alleyways, sidewalks and parking structures citywide will be off limits in this tourist destination in a month. The City Council May 23, voted 4-1 on a second reading to expand a ban already in place for beaches and parks. It bans smo
Orange County (CA) Register
added May 24, 2017 15:53
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[Pennsylvania] Bethel Park considers making municipal parks smoke-free zones

The state Department of Health and Tobacco Free Allegheny has been encouraging Pennsylvania communities to make their parks and playgrounds tobacco-free for several years as part of its Young Lungs at Play program. In Allegheny County, at least 61 munici
The Almanac (Pittsburgh, PA)
added May 24, 2017 15:52
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Loss of airway blood vessels is associated with risk of death in smokers without COPD

In a new study, CT-measured vascular pruning - the diminution of distal pulmonary blood vessels (vessels on the outer edges of the lungs) - was associated with increased risk of death in smokers without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The s
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added May 24, 2017 15:35
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[Wisconsin] Lawmaker: Budget likely to increase little cigar tax

Republican Rep. Dale Kooyenga has long pushed for little cigars, which have filters and are smaller than cigarillos, to be taxed the same as cigarettes, and he thinks there's enough support for the idea this year. The proposal is part of a larger Assemb
AP - Associated Press
added May 24, 2017 15:34
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[Florida, North Carolina] Ruling allowing Engle evidence in future trials makes it harder for tobacco companies in smoking lawsuits

Philip Morris USA spokesman Brian May said the more than 200-page dissenting opinion “provides strong legal ground for review by the U.S. Supreme Court,” May said. “Although we disagree with the decision, it will not meaningfully change the trial struct
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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[Florida] Parker Waichman Comments on Tobacco Ruling: Engle May Now Be Used to Prove Smoking Injury Liability

"The recent majority opinion has followed what we have seen in the class litigation, in all court opinions, and what was decided in Engle," said Keith Gitman, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP.
PR Newswire
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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President’s Budget Devastates Nation’s Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use and Save Lives

This budget would eliminate the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, which helps lead the nation’s efforts to reduce tobacco use, and dedicates no funds specifically for tobacco control. While the budget provides funding for a block grant to states for chr
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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