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[North Carolina] BAT confirms plans to keep Winston-Salem operations

“BAT is confident that not only will the great majority of jobs in the Reynolds family of companies be preserved following completion, but in the future, as a stronger, combined organization, we believe there is a possibility of U.S. job growth and expans
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 19, 2017 16:11
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[Czech Republic] Czechs a step away from smoking ban in bars, restaurants

The Senate...voted 45-12 on Thursday to approve a smoking ban in bars, restaurants and cafes. The lower house gave its green light on Dec. 9. To become effective on May 31...needs final approval: a signature from President Milos Zeman, who is a chain smo
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 19, 2017 16:08
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cdc's anti-smoking ad campaign returns for sixth year

With more than 16 million Americans living with smoking-related diseases, the Tips campaign raises awareness about the health and emotional impact of cigarette smoking, encourages smokers to quit and offers free resources on how to quit and stay smoke-fr
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jan 19, 2017 16:06
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[Canada] VIDEO: B.C.’s Health Minister suggests raising legal smoking age to 21

The legal age to purchase tobacco in most Canadian provinces is 19 with the exception of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Quebec. However, many jurisdictions in the United States have already raised the legal smoking age to 21. California is one of
GlobalTV (ca)
added Jan 19, 2017 16:01
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The Association of Cigarette Smoking With Depression and Anxiety: A Systematic Review [FREE FULL TEXT]

The literature...is inconsistent in terms of the direction of association most strongly supported. This suggests the need for future studies that employ different methodologies...longitudinal studies... cannot alone provide strong evidence of causality.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 19, 2017 15:57
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Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Low Blood Lead Levels in Association With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Its Symptom Domain in Children: A Community-Based Case–Control Study [FREE FULL TEXT]

Combined exposure to lead and SHS synergistically increased the risk for both these ADHD symptom domains. To protect children from environmental risk factors related to ADHD, it is necessary to further reduce children’s exposure to SHS and lead, even in t
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 19, 2017 15:51
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[North Dakota] EDITORIAL: Effort to end BreatheND on wrong track

BreatheND and its staff of eight has been effective in its short existence. It doesn’t make sense to go in another direction when there’s a program with proven results. The Legislature should keep BreatheND.
Bismarck (ND) Tribune
added Jan 19, 2017 15:43
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[Florida] Smoke free campus?

USF instituted a smoke and tobacco free policy at the beginning of the year. Since its implementation, students can still be seen smoking in various locations on campus. The effectiveness of the policy, described so far as purely anecdotal to Rita DeBate
The Oracle (University of South Florida)
added Jan 19, 2017 15:41
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[Florida] Fla. Sues RJR For Stopping Payments Under Tobacco Deal ($$)

the state has stopped receiving annual tobacco settlement payments for the Winston, Kool and Salem cigarette brands since R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. sold them to ITG Brands LLC for $7 billion. Attorney General Pam Bondi filed an enforcement motion against
Law360
added Jan 19, 2017 15:31
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[Florida] Bondi Goes To Court For Tobacco Payments

Bondi’s office contends that payments based on Winston, Salem, Kool and Maverick cigarettes improperly stopped after the brands became part of ITG. The motion said the state is owed more than $45 million. “The sale of major, pre-existing tobacco brands t
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Jan 19, 2017 15:29
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