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[Africa, Mali] ‘The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,’ by Joshua Hammer

Hammer delights in the explosion of medieval scholarship that took place in Timbuktu. By the 16th century, a quarter of the 100,000-strong population were students...Ethicists debated polygamy, usury, conflict resolution and the ­morality of smoking.
New York Times
added Apr 28, 2016 22:17
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Trinity Health and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Partner to Reduce Tobacco Use with Focus on Raising Tobacco Age to 21

Hawaii and at least 140 cities and counties have enacted such laws. California's similar legislation, passed in March, was supported by both Trinity Health and the Campaign... Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Apr 28, 2016 21:27
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USA v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, et al DOCKET, Apr 19-28, 2016

04/28/2016 USCA Case Number 16-5101 for 6191 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by ALTRIA GROUP, INC., R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS USA INC....
Tobacco On Trial
added Apr 28, 2016 21:04
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[California] E-cigarette reportedly explodes in Paso Robles teen's face

Daniel McClelland, 17, was “vaping,” or smoking an e-cigarette, on the evening of April 18 when the device blew up and caught on fire, according to a family GoFundMe page. Paso Robles Emergency Services responded to the 1900 block of Cottonwood Drive at
San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune
added Apr 28, 2016 20:56
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[Asia] Tobacco victims tell their own stories in Bangladesh's new pictorial warnings

Health Minister Mohammed Nasim launched the compelling national campaign – People Behind The Packs -- on Thursday at the Secretariat. It is designed to reinforce the nine graphic health warnings made mandatory on 50 percent of all tobacco packs sold in
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 28, 2016 20:54
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[Oklahoma] No smoke and no joke: Grove's Jim Roach is fighting at 48

Coinciding with his decision to try professional boxing was his decision to end a cigarette habit that dated to his pre-teen years. “I smoked Marlboro Menthol Lights — about half a pack a day,” Roach explained. “I started smoking when I was 10 or 12 years
Tulsa (OK) World
added Apr 28, 2016 20:53
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] [Iman Pambagyo] 'Sin tax' on palm oil and plain packaging on tobacco

should plain packaging for tobacco products be blessed by the WTO, nothing would prevent the same type of measures from being applied to palm oil or other consumer products. Article XX of the GATT 1994 pertaining to “general exceptions” may also be stre
Korea Herald (kr)
added Apr 28, 2016 20:51
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[Africa, Kenya] 19yr-old girl dies after Sheesha smoking spree in Kiambu

A family in Kiambu county is demanding justice following the death of their 19 year old daughter who died mysteriously after allegedly taking a contaminated substance at a local pub.
MEDIAMAX NETWORK LTD. (ke)
added Apr 28, 2016 20:49
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[New York] Vintage photo: Cigarette company 'spaceman' entertains kids at 1959 supermarket opening

On Jan. 14, 1959, Grand Union opened a new supermarket at 3803 Brewerton Road in North Syracuse. Besides the free gum, candy, and balloons offered for the children, the store had the Tareyton spaceman come to entertain the kids. Tareyton was a brand of
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Apr 28, 2016 20:44
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Sampoerna Predicts 1-2% Drop in Indonesian Cigarette Market

The drop is mainly caused by a 15 percent surge in excise and value added tax. Therefore, cigarette businesses expect the government to consider implementing fair excise policy, which can help support the business.
Tempo (id)
added Apr 28, 2016 20:44
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