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Japan Tobacco CEO Signals Imperial Brands Deal Isn't Likely

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s new chief executive favors pursuing deals in Southeast Asia and markets where it lacks a presence rather than a more complex deal, signaling a much-speculated tie-up with Imperial Brands Plc is less likely. Masamichi Terabatake, who
Bloomberg News
added Jan 17, 2018 20:46
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[Asia] Japan Tobacco working on several possible M&A deals: CEO

Terabatake told Reuters he saw the potential for deals in South America, Africa and the Middle East, in addition to Asia, where his company is already active, having spent about $2 billion last year on tobacco businesses in the Philippines and Indonesia.
Reuters
added Jan 17, 2018 20:44
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[North Carolina] Impact of Smoking Ban on Passive Smoke Exposure in Pregnant Non-Smokers in the Southeastern United States [FREE FULL TEXT]

results indicate that banning smoking in public spaces may reduce passive smoke exposure in non-smoking pregnant women. The current study also replicates previous findings regarding individual level characteristics associated with gestational passive smok
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
added Jan 17, 2018 20:42
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Pregnant women in NC exposed to less secondhand nicotine after 'smoking ban'

study from Duke Health has found pregnant women experienced less secondhand smoke exposure since the 2009 passage of the 'smoking ban' in North Carolina, which outlawed smoking inside public places such as bars and restaurants. The research was published
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jan 17, 2018 20:37
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[Europe] Commission opposes excise tax on e-cigarettes and novel tobacco products, for now

Due to limited data, the European Commission has decided not to propose a harmonised approach for excise taxation of e-cigarettes and other novel tobacco products until further information about these products is available. The EU executive stated that
EurActiv
added Jan 17, 2018 20:36
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Health Ministry says no to kiddie pack cigarettes

PUTRAJAYA: The government will in no way support the proposal by the tobacco industry to re-introduce kiddie pack cigarettes (pack of 10 sticks) to combat the scourge of contraband cigarettes, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said t
New Straits Times (my)
added Jan 17, 2018 20:35
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Associations of Bar and Restaurant Smoking Bans With Smoking Behavior in the CARDIA Study: A 25-Year Study

Findings suggest that smoking ban associations may be difficult to disentangle from other tobacco control interventions, and emphasize the importance of evaluating equity throughout policy implementation.
American Journal of Epidemiology
added Jan 17, 2018 20:32
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Restaurant Bans Have Big Impact on Smoking Rates

Smoking bans in U.S. eateries appear to have helped reduce overall smoking rates, especially among people with higher levels of education, the researchers reported. The study authors analyzed 25 years of data on young and middle-aged smokers in the Unit
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 17, 2018 20:26
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The Real Cost of Smoking by State

Since 1964, smoking-related illnesses have claimed 20 million lives in the U.S., 2.5 million of which belonged to nonsmokers who developed diseases merely from secondhand-smoke exposure. However, the economic and societal costs of smoking are just as hug
WalletHub
added Jan 17, 2018 20:18
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UK vaping industry launches awareness month

VApril, which is being organised by the UK Vaping Industry Association, has been designed to raise awareness on the different types of vape products, vaping responsibly and the public health benefits compared to smoking. The awareness month will engage
Talking Retail (uk)
added Jan 17, 2018 20:18
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