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CVS Health Reports Strong Profit Growth For Full Year 2014; Fourth Quarter Adjusted EPS At High End Of Company's Expectations

Front store same store sales would have been approximately 800 basis points higher if tobacco and the estimated associated basket sales were excluded from the three months ended December 31, 2014 and 2013. Front store same store sales were negatively impa
PR Newswire
added Feb 11, 2015 06:32
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Inshare a Winner at TPC 2015 - Begins a Worldwide 'Ultralight' Plastic Vape Device Trend

Inshare today was awarded as the winner of Best New Vapor Product by the selection committee of Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo 2015. It was a significant moment for Shenzhen Inshare to display its extremely powerful R&D capability and innovative thinking m
PR Newswire
added Feb 11, 2015 06:31
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[Minnesota] Raise it for Health coalition: Tobacco tax working / Repealing the annual increase would be a step in the wrong direction

a group of Minnesota's leading health and nonprofit organizations, reacted today to the introduction of House File 700, which would repeal an annual increase on the tax on cigarettes.
PR Newswire
added Feb 11, 2015 06:28
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[Florida] Boca Raton looks into banning e-cig use in public places

Banning the use of e-cigarettes at all the public places where tobacco smoking has been prohibited is on the Boca Raton City Council's agenda on Tuesday.
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Feb 11, 2015 06:25
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Smoking linked to hearing problems too

Teenagers who smoke, or whose mother smoked in pregnancy, are at higher risk of hearing problems and understanding what is being said, a US study says. In tests on 67 teenagers, Yale University found those exposed to smoke had trouble focusing and interpr
Daily Times (pk)
added Feb 11, 2015 06:22
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[Australia] Baird Government to ban e-cigarette sales to children - 70 percent found to contain nicotine

E-cigarettes will be banned from sale to minors in NSW, including "e-juice" vaporisers with fruit flavours, Health Minister Jillian Skinner will pledge on Sunday. One in seven smokers had used e-cigarettes in the past 12 months, with the biggest uptake
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Feb 11, 2015 06:20
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[Michigan] MSU could be tobacco free yet this year

Michigan State University is looking to join the ranks of tobacco-free state schools. A newly-formed task force has been charged with working out the logistics of prohibiting tobacco use on the 5,198-acre campus.
Detroit (MI) Free Press
added Feb 11, 2015 06:19
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia Airlines passengers to hand-carry e-cigarettes

passengers will now have to hand-carry their electronic cigarettes and not put them in their check-in baggage following a new safety alert. However, this ruling does not alter the no-smoking rule in the passenger cabin.
Business Standard (in)
added Feb 11, 2015 06:18
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[Denmark, Sweden] Swedish Match says looking at Scandinavian Tobacco Group IPO

said on Monday it was evaluating a potential initial public offering (IPO) of Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) together with shareholder Skandinavisk Holding but that no final decision had been made.
Reuters
added Feb 11, 2015 06:16
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SIEGEL: Anti-Smoking Groups Doing More Harm than Good on E-Cigarettes: The Insanity Has to End

I can only hope that the insanity ends soon, so that the promise of vaping technology - or something like it - will not be wasted. This has the potential to be one of the greatest anti-smoking developments in my lifetime. I hate to see it go down the tub
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Feb 11, 2015 06:14
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