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How Will Philip Morris Respond to the BAT-Reynolds Merger?

That makes a merger of equals the easier option, but it's far from clear that the leading tobacco company in the U.S. has an interest in recombining with its former subsidiary. Moreover, antitrust concerns would inevitably come up. Reynolds American's ow
Motley Fool
added Jan 20, 2017 14:39
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[UK] SANDFORD: NHS needs to do more to tackle smoking

The huge financial burden caused by smoking provides a strong case for continued investment in smoking cessation and other tobacco control measures. Every year smoking in England results in over 37,000 deaths from cancer, 23,000 deaths from respiratory d
Independent Nurse (uk)
added Jan 20, 2017 14:38
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[UK] Barnet, Enfield and Haringey mental health NHS trust goes smoke-free on all premises and grounds

Mental health services in Barnet are making their premises smoke-free to reduce the number of patients dependent on nicotine for stress relief. People with mental health problems die between 10 and 20 years earlier than the national average, usually bec
Hendon Times (uk)
added Jan 20, 2017 14:30
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[New York] Governor Cuomo is proposing an additional tax on e-cigarettes.

Governor Cuomo's proposed budget expands the state's definition of tobacco products to include vapor products like e-cigarettes, hookah pens and vape pens. As you can imagine many vape shop businesses are concerned that this proposal wou
WROC CBS 8 (Rochester, NY)
added Jan 20, 2017 03:54
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[New Jersey] Trenton council again postpones vote on raising tobacco purchasing age to 21

Trenton council decided Thursday to postpone a vote on raising the purchasing age of tobacco from 19 to 21 in Trenton. The legislative body also delayed a vote on the matter on Jan. 5 The new vote is scheduled for Feb. 2. City gave the measure prelimin
The Trentonian
added Jan 20, 2017 03:54
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[Indiana] New vape laws send customers underground

The law required that e-liquids sold by Indiana vendors be manufactured at facilities that meet strict new security guidelines....10 percent of respondents said they took up homebrewing juice after the regulations went into effect. Close to 30 percent sa
Lafayette (IN) Journal & Courier
added Jan 20, 2017 03:54
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[Kentucky] Regulating e-cigs on City's radar

Members of the public filled nearly every seat at the City Commission work session to speak on the discussion regarding concerns with the city's smoking ordinance. The city's ordinance was created in 2006 and has not been revised since its creation. The
The Gleaner
added Jan 20, 2017 03:53
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[Indiana] Henderson Could Cut More Tobacco Ties with Possible Smoking Bans

Henderson could extend its smoking ban to e-cigs and certain public places...It may mean you can't puff in parks, and some are worried about enforcement and economy. Though no decisions or votes were made during the Henderson City Commission work session
WTVW Fox 7 (Evansville, IN)
added Jan 20, 2017 03:53
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A two-site, two-arm, 34-week, double-blind, parallel-group, randomized controlled trial of reduced nicotine cigarettes in smokers with mood and/or anxiety disorders: trial design and protocol [FREE FULL TEXT]

Results from this study will inform FDA on the potential effects of regulating the nicotine content of cigarettes and help determine whether smokers with mood and/or anxiety disorders can safely transition to significantly reduced nicotine content cigare
BioMed Central (uk)
added Jan 20, 2017 03:52
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[Arkansas] Tobacco funds would go to disability services under bill, Senate OKs medical marijuana rule change

The Arkansas House of Representatives on Thursday (Jan. 19) passed a bill that would redirect unused tobacco settlement funds to provide services to waiting individuals with developmental disabilities. House Bill 1033 by Rep. Andy Mayberry, R-East End,
Talk Business & Politics
added Jan 20, 2017 03:52
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