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[UK] Gambling sales rep Christopher Ames stole £38,000 from employers Imperial Tobacco, court told

Christopher Ames worked in the van sales team supplying outlets such as petrol stations in an area including Huddersfield, Leeds, Batley and Dewsbury. He started working for the company in September last year and would check stock levels at the outlets,
icHuddersfield / The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (uk)
added Nov 21, 2014 12:00
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[Ireland] 278 convictions over smoking ban breaches since 2004

The HSE said in recent years the majority of convictions relate to offences in smoking areas of licenced premises. Details of convictions for offences between April and September of this year have been published today.
RTÉ Online [Radio Telefís Éireann] (ie)
added Nov 21, 2014 11:59
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[Canada] Alberta to phase in flavoured tobacco ban legislation, but exempts menthol

Health Minister Stephen Mandel said Thursday the legislation — to be phased in — will still protect young people from the dangers of other flavoured tobacco. After a year of study since the law was passed, the government decided that banning the popular
Canadian Press
added Nov 21, 2014 11:58
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The Great American Smokeout: a great day to quit smoking

In 1974, the Monticello Times in Minnesota launched the first "Don't Smoke Day" (or "D-Day") in the state. D-Day led to the California Division of the American Cancer Society holding the first Great American Smokeout on 18th November, 1976.
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Nov 21, 2014 11:57
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[Germany] German court: e-cigarette liquids not medicines

federal court has ruled that the liquids contained in e-cigarettes aren't medicinal products and can be sold freely. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that produce an odorless vapor which typically contains nicotine, and sometimes flavorings. The F
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 21, 2014 11:56
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[Australia] Tasmanian tobacco bill to ban smoking for youth

A world first 'tobacco-free generation' bill will be introduced in Tasmanian Parliament today, which could ban tobacco sales to people born after 2000.
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (au)
added Nov 21, 2014 01:42
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FORM 8-K: CURRENT REPORT

On November 20, 2014, Neil R. Withington submitted his resignation from the Board of Directors, referred to as the Board, of Reynolds American Inc., referred to as RAI, effective immediately upon conclusion of RAI Board’s regularly scheduled December 4,
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Nov 21, 2014 01:41
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[Massachusetts] JOHNSON: Town’s bid to ban sales of tobacco up in smoke

It was a big win for small businesses, who said sales to consumers who stop in to buy cigarettes, but leave with bread and milk, are critical to their bottom line. But it was also a victory for citizens who bristle at government edicts, said Brian Vince
Boston (MA) Herald
added Nov 21, 2014 01:38
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[Massachusetts] Westminster drops proposal to ban tobacco sales

“It’s no longer under consideration — thank you, you made the difference,” Simoncini said after a brief meeting Wednesday in which the three-member board, without opening the question to the public, voted 2-1 to kill the proposal.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Nov 21, 2014 01:36
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California tobacco tax backers unveil new campaign

a coalition of labor and health advocates unveiled on Thursday a campaign to impose a $2-a-pack cigarette tax through legislation or a ballot initiative. “Smoking-related disease remains the world’s most preventable cause of disease,” Dr. Richard Thorp,
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Nov 21, 2014 01:34
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