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Cigarettes May Sabotage Alcoholics' Recovery

"Quitting smoking will improve anyone's health. But our study shows that giving up cigarettes is even more important for adults in recovery from alcohol since it will help them stay sober," said lead author Renee Goodwin. Goodwin is an associate professo
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 8, 2015 09:34

[Florida] $500K in Punitives against Tobacco Cos. Push Verdict for Smoker’s Widow to $1.5M

The punitive verdict against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris follows last week’s award of $1 million to Gertrude Marchese, whose husband Salvatore died from lung cancer in 2004. Jurors in the trial’s first phase found Salvatore, who began smoking at 13,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:33

World Day Against Child Labor 2015: Providing access to quality education in tobacco-growing communities is a priority for PMI

reaffirmed its commitment to providing quality education in tobacco-growing communities in recognition of World Day Against Child Labor. “PMI remains strongly committed to addressing the complex issue of child labor in our tobacco supply chain but we know
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:31
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[Africa, Ethiopia] PMI welcomes the outcome of UN’s Third International Conference on Financing for Development

welcomes the adoption of the AAAA and the recognition of the role businesses can, and must, play in financing development. In the words of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “this agreement is a critical step forward in building a sustainable future for a
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:29

Philip Morris Italia and the Italian Government sign Memorandum of Understanding to promote tobacco growing in Italy

Strategic partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture to invest approximately 80 million euros annually for the purchase of the highest quality nationally grown leaf tobacco
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:27

[Asia-pacific] PMI Comments on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

The agreement creates a system of fair and equal treatment and then hangs a “Do Not Enter” sign directed to millions of people: responsible farmers, retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers who work and trade in tobacco. For the first time, negotiators ha
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:26

[Asia-pacific] Tobacco ‘carve-out’ sparks bid to sink TPP

Lawmakers from tobacco-producing states and business groups are aiming to torpedo a sweeping Asia-Pacific deal over a provision they believe will severely damage the U.S. industry. Delegates from North Carolina, where the majority of the nation’s tobac
The Hill
added Oct 8, 2015 09:23

[California] Billionaire Tom Steyer joins campaign to increase cigarette taxes

A coalition of healthcare groups, joined by billionaire former hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer, on Wednesday launched a proposed statewide ballot initiative to impose a $2-a-pack tax on cigarettes. The money raised would help fund the treatment and resear
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 8, 2015 09:19

AUDIO: Billionaire Steyer To Fund California Cigarette Tax Effort

“We think this is a classic David and Goliath issue,” says billionaire Democratic activist Tom Steyer, quite possibly the richest David in the history of this metaphor. He says he’ll put his money up against the tobacco industry. “We are going to do wha
Capital Public Radio (Sacramento, CA)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:18

Tom Steyer spending for California cigarette tax

A formidable and well-funded coalition of California labor and medical groups on Wednesday filed a health care-funding tobacco tax ballot initiative with a flourish, revealing that environmentalist mega-donor Tom Steyer had pledged to contribute some of
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Oct 8, 2015 09:16
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