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Tobacco majors Lorillard and Reynolds American near merger

may be merging by the end of the month. Sources told CNBC that the merger is weeks away, although the companies have not fully negotiated terms. Stocks for both firms spiked heavily in the beginning of the day.
added Jul 3, 2014 18:01

[Ireland] James Reilly wants cigarettes to cost €1 each

HEALTH MINISTER JAMES Reilly wants to see an increase in the price of cigarettes every year for the next five years so that people "think long and hard before they drag long and hard". Reilly said today that he would continue to fight "the scourge of t
The (ie)
added Jul 3, 2014 17:58

[UK] Survey reveals 'shocking' extent of pharmacy e-cigarette sales to young people

Volunteers aged 13 to 17 were able to purchase e-cigarettes, e-liquid refills and e-shisha products in 46 per cent of the 37 branches of national pharmacy chains they visited and in 74 per cent of 19 independent pharmacies, according to a report publishe
Chemist & Druggist (uk)
added Jul 3, 2014 17:56

[California] Roadshow: Drop the cigarette butts back in the litterer's lap

Q As a former firefighter, I did my best to do the following if I saw someone flipping a lit cigarette out their window, especially when I was in uniform. When I would be at a stoplight and see this, I would quickly get out of my car, pick up the burnin
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Jul 3, 2014 17:50

[Indonesia] RI gets tough on illegal liquor and cigarettes

the government also plans to curb the production of cigarettes, including clove cigarettes, known as a unique Indonesian product. Panggah did not give details on the regulation, saying the government also plans to increase cigarette excise and retail pr
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 3, 2014 17:48

[Canada] Outside smokers start 23 Saskatoon fires in 18 months

The Saskatoon fire department said people who didn't properly dispose of cigarettes and cigars started 23 fires that caused more than $4 million in damage in the past 18 months. In 2013, 16 fires were caused by these materials. So far this year, seven f
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 3, 2014 17:46

NEW: Rhode Island has the Second Lowest Youth Smoking Rate in the Nation

Rhode Island has the second lowest youth smoking rate in the country, according to the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The youth smoking rate in Rhode Island dropped from
added Jul 3, 2014 17:42

[Africa, Uganda] Scientists call for tobacco advertising ban

Prof. Francis Omaswa argued that a comprehensive ban of all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship is required under the World Health Organisation Framework Convention for Tobacco Control treaty to which Uganda is a signatory.
The New Vision (ug)
added Jul 3, 2014 17:40

[Maryland] EDITORIAL: Smokescreen: e-cigarettes deserve some scrutiny for potential health impacts

Apparently, some FCC students thought it was OK to use e-cigarettes in class, which is an indication that these devices are viewed by some as innocuous.... Until more is known, why not err on the side of caution? Meanwhile, let science investigate this m
The Frederick (MD) News-Post
added Jul 3, 2014 17:33

[Canada, UK] McLAREN: Flirting with a smoke-free future

Making smoking illegal for those born in the new millennium sends a clear message: That it’s not normal or responsible to smoke, even if your parents or your older brother do it. As all parents instinctively know, sometimes a flawed rule is better than n
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Jul 3, 2014 17:28
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