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[Canada] Alison Redford cleared of 'tobaccogate' allegations in third probe

Former premier Alison Redford has been cleared in a re-investigation of allegations she interfered in the choice of a legal consortium to represent Alberta in a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 4, 2017 12:09

[Canada] Redford cleared in 'tobacco lawsuit' conflict of interest investigation

Another investigation has cleared former Alberta premier Alison Redford of wrongdoing on how she selected a law firm to sue tobacco companies on behalf of the province. Redford was Alberta’s justice minister in 2010 when she chose a consortium of law fi
iNews880 CHQT-AM (ca)
added Apr 4, 2017 12:08

[Ethiopia, New Zealand] Does hiking tobacco prices make people quit - or just punish their families?

But despite the ever-increasing expense designed to curb the addictive and dangerous habit, some of us are still smoking one or two packs of cigarettes every day. In 2011, the Government announced that it wants New Zealand to become the world's second s
Newshub (nz)
added Apr 4, 2017 12:04

[France] Smoking in a TV program: unauthorized advertising in favor of tobacco?

sued on the grounds that the French public health code prohibits the propaganda and the advertising, direct or indirect, in favor of tobacco. The question that was asked to the Cour de cassation was whether the showing of notorious people smoking in a T
Lexology (uk)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:53

Trump Team Financial Disclosures Reveal Millions in Stock Investments

Kellyanne Conway lists holdings in drug company Pfizer and tobacco companies Altria Group and Philip Morris...Cohn, director of the National Economic Council...up to $1 million in Microsoft (MSFT) , Philip Morris and Reynolds American (RAI) (he appears to
added Apr 4, 2017 11:50

Trump says repeal isn't dead

National Economic Council director, Gary Cohn...has a number of financial ties to the medical field and tobacco companies...His stock holdings also include tobacco companies Philip Morris and Reynolds American, valued at approximately $500,000 to $1 milli
added Apr 4, 2017 11:47

[Africa, Kenya] Five lobbies oppose proposal to lower tax on plain cigarettes

More than five groups have written to Treasury CS Henry Rotich protesting the proposal to lower taxes on plain cigarettes. If the proposal is implemented, prices of unfiltered cigarettes could decline by 28 per cent, making them more affordable to poor
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:43

[UK-Northern Ireland] Belfast home's smoking rules not enforced when fire that killed gran started, inquest told

A care home's smoking rules were not being properly enforced when a fire broke out in the bedroom of an 81-year-old grandmother with dementia, an inquest was told yesterday. Kathleen Fegan died in hospital on April 11, 2012, after the fire at the Owe
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:42

[UK] 65,000 cigarettes found dumped in a field in Crewe

Cheshire East Council's trading standards team are asking the public for any information to help identify who was responsible. The cigarettes – estimated to have a street value of £24,000 – are known as ‘cheap whites’, foreign imports brought into the U
Signal Radio (uk)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:40

[UK] Health trust starts countdown to smokefree status

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has launched its one-year countdown to becoming ‘smokefree’. In order to help reduce the number of people who smoke and the serious illnesses associated with smoking, the trust has made public its pledge for all
Berwick Advertiser (uk)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:37
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