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[Africa, Ghana, UK] Tobacco companies turn to GMOs

they have turned to the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to get the toxins out of their raw material, tobacco, to make it less harmful for people who patronise their product. The Operations and Marketing Manager of the National Institute of Ag
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Apr 22, 2014 14:36
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Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation Closes VIP® Acquisition Expanding European Platform for Growth

Broadens Victory’s brand and product portfolio and enables cross border transfer of industry leading innovation Further strengthens Victory’s position as world’s largest independent electronic cigarette company Delay in initial closing caused by banking
Business Wire
added Apr 22, 2014 14:32
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[California] Vacaville police nab six suspected of selling tobacco to minors during undercover sting

Vacaville police arrested six clerks at various stores throughout the city after they allegedly sold cigarettes to minors during an undercover sting operation conducted Friday evening. Taylor Fields, 19, Parampreet Singh, 29, Rajinder Kumar, 37, Rubyan
Vacaville (CA) Reporter
added Apr 22, 2014 14:32
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New Zambian law to allow police to prosecute smokers

A new law in Zambia will allow local police officers to arrest and prosecute anyone found violating a recent ban on smoking in public places. "One of the reasons why we have outlawed smoking in public places is that we desire to halt non-contagious diseas
World Bulletin (tr)
added Apr 22, 2014 14:31
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[Denmark] Health minister no fan of electronic cigarettes

If Nick Hækkerup, the health minister, has his way, parliament will soon be taking action to curb the increasing use of electronic cigarettes. “It concerns me that children are using strawberry and licorice flavoured e-cigarettes,” Hækkerup wrote in a s
Copenhagen Post (dk)
added Apr 22, 2014 14:28
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Smoking in the White House: Dick Cheney recalls days of free cigarettes from tobacco companies

While promoting his book about his 35-year battle with heart disease, former Vice President Dick Cheney talked about smoking in the White House and in the Boy Scouts - and the moment that led him to kick the habit.
Grand Rapids (MI) Press
added Apr 22, 2014 14:26
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[Connecticut] Smoking among mentally ill examined

A recent study at the Yale School of Medicine provides the most accurate estimates to date of the proportion of smokers in the general population and in populations with mental illness. The finding may provide the data required to tailor anti-smoking cam
Yale Daily News
added Apr 22, 2014 14:24
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Philip Morris Finds Its Footing In The Electronic Cigarette Industry

despite the risks outlined above, the electronic cigarette industry looks here to stay. The widely perceived, though not proven, health benefits, coupled with the lower cost of using electronic cigarettes compared to traditional cigarettes, makes it diffi
Trefis
added Apr 22, 2014 14:23
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[West Virginia] Online group says no to smoking ban

Opponents of a proposed smoking ban for Hancock County are waging a public information campaign that they hope will influence the county health board's final decision. A group calling itself No2theBan.com has established a presence on the Internet that i
East Liverpool (OH) Review
added Apr 22, 2014 14:21
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Mugabe threatens tobacco farming ban

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has threatened to ban tobacco production if the indiscriminate cutting down of trees by Zimbabwe's poorly resourced indigenous farmers continues. In his Independence Day speech weekend, Mugabe said tobacco growers were causing de
NewZimbabwe.com (uk)
added Apr 22, 2014 14:19
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