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[South Africa] Did Big Tobacco buy Twitter?

There's more to the data — and social media — backing the latest tobacco-funded ad campaign. The tobacco industry is paying social media celebrities in what could be a ploy to undermine new government efforts to curb tobacco use in the country.
Bhekisisa (za)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:38
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[Florida] RJR Owes $6.5M For Fla. Musician's Cancer Treatment Death ($$)

jury awarded $6.5 million to the daughter of a musician and longtime smoker of Kools who died of follow-on complications from mouth cancer treatment, after hearing that the cigarette maker was still responsible for that treatment.
Law360
added Sep 20, 2018 11:30
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[New York] METROPOLITAN DIARY: Smoker in the City

There’s something about the last days of summer in New York that makes me crave a cigarette....my easygoing summer persona. And then I run into a friend. “I didn’t know you smoke,” she says. “I don’t,” I answer. “But it’s summer, and it’s New York.”
New York Times
added Sep 20, 2018 11:28
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[New York] ARCHIVE: Metropolitan Diary

Everywhere, I seem to see men and women puffing. On a recent stroll up Seventh Avenue, from 11th Street to 35th, I counted 75 smokers on the west side of the street. Sometimes I think that perhaps we should lighten up on this smoking thing. Other times,
New York Times
added Sep 20, 2018 11:26
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VIDEOS: New FDA Campaign Hopes to Scare Teens Away From E-Cigarettes

The campaign, called "The Real Cost," will feature posters in school bathrooms and advertisements on social media sites popular among children, like YouTube and Facebook. The FDA's Kathy Crosby said it would be "snarky and irreverent," with messages like
NBCNew York.com
added Sep 20, 2018 11:19
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Cannabis Vaping Gains Foothold Among Schoolkids

In 2016, about one in 11 U.S. youths in grades 6-12 had used cannabis extracts in electronic cigarette devices, according to a large federal survey -- which was about one-third of those who had ever used e-cigarette devices overall.
MedPage Today
added Sep 20, 2018 11:17
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[Asia, India] ITC Hotels acquires Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

New Indian Express (in)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:25
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Egyptian tobacco firm Eastern announces 5:1 share split

Eastern Co will conduct a 5:1 share split on September 27, Egypt’s top cigarette maker said on Wednesday. The nominal value of each share will be 1 Egyptian pound ($0.0560) instead of five, it said. $1 = 17.8600 Egyptian pounds Reporting by Ehab Farouk;
Reuters
added Sep 19, 2018 20:24
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Air pollution could be responsible for 60,000 cases of dementia in the UK, with people exposed to dirty air 40% more likely to develop the disease

The disease is thought to be largely caused by genetics, with smoking, obesity and lack of exercise increasing the risk. But the study suggests air pollution also plays a major role. More than 40,000 people in the UK are thought to die early every year
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:24
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Black Mirror is almost a reality: China says it's on track to launch its dystopian scorecard system that ranks citizens on every aspect of their behaviour by 2020

Fraud, tax evasion and smoking in non-smoking areas can drop your ranking
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:24
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