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[USA] Cuba Seizures Now Present Opportunities

The list of claimants includes national hotel chains and an electric company, sugar mill owners and tobacco farmers like the Schechters. The Schechters lost their farm, a shirt factory and a 17-room home in Marianao, which is now being used as a residen
New York Times
added Dec 22, 2014 01:42

[Michigan] THOMPSON: Smokers, and nonsmokers, have rights

Freedom shouldn’t mean it’s OK to blow fumes into in my face, make my clothes stink and then expect me — through ever-higher insurance rates — to help pay the hospital bills caused by avoidable addiction.
Midland (MI) Daily News
added Dec 22, 2014 01:23

Doonesbury Comic Strip, December 21, 2014

GoComics (Universal Uclick)
added Dec 21, 2014 20:48

[Hong Kong] Tobacco plain packaging laws: the Australian experience

The Australian Government did not acquire any proprietary benefit from the imposition of the TPP Act on the plaintiffs. Accordingly the constitutional challenge to the TPP Act failed. ...Philip Morris Asia (incorporated in Hong Kong) allegedly only purcha
added Dec 21, 2014 20:12

[Singapore] TAN: Make S’pore a smoke-free nation

I thank Ms Maureen Foo for her clarion call to doggedly pursue the eradication of smoking in public areas, which are any shared spaces. Given the Government’s renowned determination to pass various laws, it is ironic that it has never sought to stamp out
TODAYonline (sg)
added Dec 21, 2014 20:02

[Russia] Drinks companies shaken by rouble turmoil

Tobacco companies too are expecting to suffer from the falling rouble. Russia is the second-largest tobacco market in the world after China and according to Citi accounts for double-digit percentage sales of Japan Tobacco and Philip Morris International.
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 21, 2014 20:00

[Singapore] FOO: More effort needed to educate public on extended smoking ban

The extended ban was kick-started with a public advertising campaign called Cleaner Air For All — A Healthier Singapore. My impression was that it came and left quietly, despite the usual media buzz.
TODAYonline (sg)
added Dec 21, 2014 19:54

[Singapore] Malays most unhealthy group

In Singapore, smokers make up almost a quarter of heart attack and stroke sufferers. Mr Sukandar Kastam, 49, was diagnosed with diabetes when he was only 25 years old. He has been on dialysis for the past six years. He used to weigh 120kg but has since l
AsiaOne (sg)
added Dec 21, 2014 06:33

Poll: NKY voters want state smoking restrictions

65 percent of NKY voters responding to a survey favored a smoke-free law; 25 percent opposed one. / 'Businesses are going smoke-free themselves,' says Ken Moellman, KYChoice. / NKY Health Department, Tobacco-free coalition plan to use their latest survey
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
added Dec 21, 2014 06:31

More evidence that youth are using e-cigs to initiate nicotine addiction, also growing evidence for moving on to cigarettes

There are four surveys that have been recently published that show increaing e-cigarette use among youth from Wales, Scotland, Hawaii, and Connecticut. These data support earlier findings in young adults that e-cigarette use is associated with higher su
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 21, 2014 06:28
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