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The Briefcase: Head of 22nd Century saw compensation boost in ‘16

The president and chief executive of 22nd Century Group Inc., Henry Sicignano III, received a 5.1 percent increase in salary to $235,808 a year in fiscal 2016, according to a regulatory filing. He also received stock option awards valued at $300,000 on
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 30, 2017 16:51
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[New Zealand] Govt's e-cigarette reform welcomed

The ACT Party is backing the government’s decision to legalise nicotine e-cigarettes, arguing it’s the biggest thing National has done to tackle poverty in a very long time.
Radio Network (nz)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:51
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Penn Medicine Expert Reveals the Dangers of Vaping

“We know that cigarettes are unsafe after 40 years of exposure,” he says. “We don’t have 40 years of exposure to e-cigarettes to know what the danger is. We don’t know the safety profile, so we can’t say that e-cigarettes are safer than traditional cigare
Main Line Today (Philadelphia, PA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:51
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[UK] Tobacco display ban hits sales at Budgens and Londis owner

Booker, the wholesaler behind convenience store brands including Budgens and Londis, which is the target of a £3.7bn takeover by Tesco, has suffered a sharp fall in tobacco sales after a ban on displaying cigarette packets in shops.
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:50
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[New Zealand] Vaping law praised, criticised

While some academics praised the announcement, Otago University's Prof Janet Hoek is worried the law change goes too far. Allowing e-cigarettes to be sold in dairies, service stations and supermarkets would make them too freely available. Instead, sale
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:42
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Most Remaining U.S. Smokers Are Poor, Less Educated

half to three-quarters have at least one of the following disadvantages: low income, no college education, no health insurance or a disability. The findings come from a national survey done in 2012. The data show that smoking is concentrated among the l
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 30, 2017 16:38
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On Opening Day, Nearly Half of Major League Stadiums Will Be Tobacco-Free – MLB Cities Need to Finish the Job for Our Kids

Nearly half the Major League stadiums (14 of 30) will be completely tobacco-free as a result of state and local laws. In addition, the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) reached last year between players and owners prohibits new MLB players from u
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:36
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[New Jersey] Another Shore town bans smoking on the beach — which one's next?

Longport has become the first town on Absecon Island to ban smoking on its beaches. The ban, which prohibits all kinds of smoking, including cigars, pipes and electronic devices on the beaches of this affluent Jersey Shore town, carries an initial fine
Philly blogs
added Mar 30, 2017 16:30
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[Massachusetts] Groups renew push to raise tobacco age to 21

While 140 Massachusetts cities and towns have raised their legal tobacco sales from 18 to 21, there's a renewed push to enact a similar restriction statewide.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:27
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[Rhode Island, Washington] EXTRAS ON EXCISE: REGULATING E-CIGARETTES IS STATE LEGISLATURES’ ENDS GAME

many states are aiming to regulate e-cigarette and electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products through new legislation. So far, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Utah and Washington have all introduced bills that would adopt o
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:27
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