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California’s Pension Fund Says No to Tobacco Stocks but Yes to Marijuana Stocks

Recently, the fund estimated that it missed out on $3 billion in returns through 2014 because of that decision. That’s money Calpers could have used: As of last year, it had a $138.5 billion unfunded liability. Calpers spokeswoman Megan White told Barron’
Barron's
added Dec 13, 2018 13:34
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[California] CalPERS Decision to Divest from Tobacco Is Costly

(CalPERS) has lost $3.581 billion in investment gains by divesting from tobacco stocks, which amounts to about 1% of current assets, during a 17-plus-year period ending June 30, 2018, shows a new report b
aiCIO (Asset International for Institutional Chief Investment Officers)
added Dec 13, 2018 13:28
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Raising tax on tobacco will help fund universal health care — Pacquiao

Senator Manny Pacquiao renewed his call for the passage of a bill which seeks to raise the excise tax on tobacco products. Senate Bill 1599, filed by Pacquiao, seeks to raise the cigarette excise tax to P60 per pack. ADVERTISEMENT googletag.cmd.push(funct
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 13, 2018 13:24
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Sweden extends smoking ban with bid to become smoke free by 2025

Sweden is banning outdoor smoking in most public places, including playgrounds, outdoor restaurants and train station platforms.  The Riksdagen voted yesterday to extend the smoking ban, which currently applies to bars and restaurants, from July next yea
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Dec 13, 2018 13:13
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ARCHIVE: Sweden moves to ban smoking in public places

The Swedish government wants to ban smoking at outdoor restaurants, train platforms, playgrounds and other public places.
The Local Europe (se)
added Dec 13, 2018 13:06
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Number of smokers in Spain reaches pre-smoking ban levels

The number of smokers in Spain has crept up to the levels recorded before the anti-tobacco law was introduced in 2005. According to the drug-consumption survey EDADES, carried out by the Health Ministry, 34% of Spaniards between the ages of 15 and 64 smok
Diario el Pais (uy)
added Dec 13, 2018 12:39
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[Malaysia] M’sian Government Shockingly Loses RM5 Billion Every Year Due to Contraband Cigarettes

the government especially the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (Customs) has been urged to beef up the crackdown on illegal cigarettes. To give more teeth to the law, Director General of Customs Datuk Seri T Subromaniam recommended a heavy penalty to b
WORLD OF BUZZ (my)
added Dec 13, 2018 12:32
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Cancer Society reports reveals a susceptibility to lung cancer among Chinese Women

death rates due to cancer vary among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs), with Chinese women, in particular, being more susceptible to lung cancer compared to other subgroups.
Patient Daily
added Dec 13, 2018 04:28
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[Nevada] Primary links

Carson Now (Carson City, NV)
added Dec 13, 2018 04:19
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Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Found in E-Cig Liquids

The two HelloCig e-liquids contain tadalafil and sildenafil, the main ingredients in two of the most popular male enhancement drugs (Cialis and Viagra) on the market, according to the FDA, CNN reported. Lab tests found both sildenafil and tadalafil in E-C
WebMD
added Dec 13, 2018 04:17
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