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[Africa, South Africa] 'Quit smoking, start vaping and save your life'

BURNING QUESTION: The Electronic-Cigarette Association of SA has erected a billboard...overlooking the N1 highway in Johannesburg with the phrase: "E-Cigarettes Save Lives." The line is from an article in the UK's Spectator magazine by Dr Derek Yach, a
Times LIVE (za)
added Aug 4, 2015 11:45

[Florida] Amid FDA talks, e-cigarette industry braces for change

The FDA also could move forward with tougher regulations involving advertising practices — or even a requirement that companies only market new tobacco products after FDA review, as was considered in the agency's 2014 proposal. Analysts say a measure lik
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 4, 2015 11:43

[California] EDITORIAL: An ugly process, but worthy bills on tobacco

Six tobacco-related bills were shifted last month from the Legislature’s regular session to the special session on health care...If these bills can help reduce the problem, and they can, they deserve passage.
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Aug 4, 2015 11:38

[Asia, Malaysia] Vapers want e-cigarettes regulated

a regional consumer advocacy group found that most smokers surveyed saw e-cigarettes as a “positive alternative” to tobacco products. co-founder Heneage Mitchell.... “In Malaysia, 100% of those surveyed know about e-cigs and 69% have either
The Star (my)
added Aug 4, 2015 11:35

REID: What corporate America can learn from CVS Health's anti-tobacco campaign

For CVS, being the first retailer to stop carrying cigarettes was a huge risk. But Foulkes said the decision has acted as a “catalyst” for the company’s transformation as a healthcare organization. So far, the company’s gamble seems to be paying off.
Fortune Magazine
added Aug 4, 2015 11:30

Put that out, Grandma! Defiant smoker Queen Margrethe of Denmark raises eyebrows after lighting up while walking with Crown Princess Mary's young children

She has been dubbed 'the Ashtray Queen' by some, and labelled a 'fatal role model' by others. Yet Denmark's Queen Margrethe defiantly continues her beloved smoking habit, despite years of criticism. But the 75-year-old monarch raised eyebrows last week wh
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 4, 2015 10:34

[North Carolina] Hoping to strike just the right balance / Reynolds takes its time with plans for Newport

Now that Newport cigarettes have become a Reynolds American brand, the company is taking its time to decide how to proceed so it can make the most of its latest investment.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 4, 2015 10:23

22nd Century Group to File Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Announces Conference Call to Provide Business Update

company focused on technology which allows it to increase or decrease the level of nicotine in tobacco plants through genetic engineering and plant breeding. The Company’s mission is to reduce the harm caused by smoking. 22nd Century owns or exclusively c
Business Wire
added Aug 4, 2015 10:21

More Than 1,500 Anti-Drug Leaders And Youth Meet This Week In Indianapolis To Learn How To Reduce Substance Abuse In Their Communities

WHY: The week-long training will teach participants how to address one of our nation's biggest public health challenges, youth drug use. Specifically, courses will focus on medicine abuse, as well how to create tobacco-free environments,
PR Newswire
added Aug 4, 2015 10:20

[California] DAMAN: Vapor products aren’t the same as cigarettes

several pieces of legislation to be debated in a special session this month, which again will seek to equate vapor products and e-cigarettes with tobacco...Californians may not realize the full economic, public health and societal benefits from vapor prod
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Aug 4, 2015 10:16
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