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[Asia, India] Experts welcomes increase in tax on cigarettes

Leading medical experts and social advocates who have come together under the umbrella of "Tobacco Free Kerala" today welcomed the Kerala Government decision to raise taxes of cigarettes by 50 per cent during the fiscal year 2014-15.
Business Standard (in)
added Sep 19, 2014 15:03
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[Europe, Ireland] Italy joins EU states objecting to Irish plan for plain cigarette packs / Ninth EU country to oppose proposals

Italy has objected to Ireland’s plain tobacco packaging proposals on the day of the deadline yesterday for European Union countries to lodge their concerns. It is the ninth European Union country to object, joining Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece, P
Irish Times (ie)
added Sep 19, 2014 15:02
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[Florida] VIDEO: Bryant v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company et al

In this Engle progeny suit, plaintiff claims defendant tobacco manufacturers concealed the dangers of smoking while furthering Hayward Bryant Sr's. addiction to cigarettes, which ultimately caused his smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:58
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[Florida] Attorneys Argue Whether Medical Evidence Proves Cause of Smoker’s Deadly Lung Cancer as Engle Progeny Suit Opens

R.J. Reynolds attorney Steve Kazinski tells jurors there is insufficient medical evidence to prove that smoking caused Hayward Bryant's lung cancer. Bryant's widow is suing R.J. Reynolds in this Engle progeny case.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:56
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[North Carolina] Reynolds boosts female leadership with hiring of PepsiCo executive as next president

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has named a PepsiCo executive, Debra Crew, as its next president, effective Oct. 1, the company said today. Andrew Gilchrist, president and chief commercial officer of R.J. Reynolds, will become an executive vice president with
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 19, 2014 14:55
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Universal Corporation Announcement

"We note the recent activity in the Company's common stock during this week. Subsequent to the release of our quarterly earnings last month, we have not issued any release, and we are not aware of any other such release that would have resulted in this w
PR Newswire
added Sep 19, 2014 14:54
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[District of Columbia] CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation

Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), will speak before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. today. Merlo will discuss the company's recent move to stop selling tobacco products and its leadership in driving the innovations
CVS Health (CVS Caremark)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:52
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[UK] People urged to protect their eye sight for National Eye Health Week

- Quit smoking: Toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke can damage the delicate surface and the internal structure of the eye, leading to an increased risk of many eye conditions
Kidderminster Shuttle (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:44
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[Ireland] Mum to quit smoking after daughter racks up 10,000 retweets

This young girl just convinced her mother to quit smoking, after a whopping 22 years addicted to cigarettes. Madison Lawson tweeted a picture last night, which outlined a contract agreed between her mum and her sister.
Irish Daily Mirror (ie)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:41
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[UK-Wales] Illegal tobacco detection dogs given more time to sniff

Highly-trained sniffer dogs used to detect and tackle the illegal trade of tobacco will be on patrol more frequently across Wales thanks to a funding boost by the Welsh Government .Health Minister Mark Drakeford today announced that just over £7,000 wil
NewsWales (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:40
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