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[Canada, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Waterloo researcher wins top award for tobacco control efforts

Prof. Geoffrey Fong, shown here in 2006 at the University of Waterloo, has received an award from the American Cancer Society for his outstanding research in tobacco control.
Kitchener-Waterloo (ONT) Record (ca)
added Mar 21, 2015 22:07
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Asked To Revive Dead Smokers' Engle Suits

Tobacco plaintiffs told the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday that a Florida federal court improperly dumped more than 500 Engle progeny suits mistakenly filed as personal injury suits naming deceased former smokers as plaintiffs without allowing them to be a
Law360
added Apr 29, 2013 18:38
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[Canada] Hookah use banned in Toronto starting April 1

Just three councillors voted against the ban. "In Vancouver, the whole city is smoking," said Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti. Coun. Jim Karygiannis moved a motion, proposing a new "hookah lounge" category that would permit licensed establishments to sell only
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 7, 2015 16:34
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[Canada] Ontario's flavoured tobacco ban 'comprehensive,' says researcher

The Ontario government`s move to ban flavoured tobacco, including menthol cigarettes, would make the the province a leader in tobacco laws... "Menthol is the one flavour youth actually use. So about 30 per cent of youth smokers smoke a menthol brand, tha
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 26, 2014 10:56
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[Kansas] FDA report on menthol cigarettes cites KU study; researcher argues for ban

If additional regulations or even a ban on menthol cigarettes follow a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report released last week, it will be thanks in small part to a group of researchers at the Kansas University Medical Center. The FDA last week relea
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Aug 1, 2013 21:08
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[Florida] Fla. Smoker's $37M Win Against Philip Morris Upheld ($$)

A Florida appeals court has upheld a $37 million judgment against Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny case brought by a smoker who claimed cigarettes caused her emphysema, saying a trial judge properly refused to overturn a jury's verdict against t
Law360
added Jul 3, 2012 01:44
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[Canada] Taxation key to smokers butting out in favour of E-cig: University of Ottawa professor

Sweanor presented his thesis in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggesting "sharply-increased taxes on combustible (cigarettes)" while reducing or eliminating excise taxes on smokeless alternatives like e-cigarettes, which remain unsanctioned in Can
Ottawa (Ont) Sun
added Aug 20, 2015 14:44
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At Canada's oldest cigar factory, a cigar isn't just a cigar

Frank Correnti Cigars, which claims to be the only handmade cigar factory left in Canada, will have to leave its current location next spring.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Oct 10, 2015 12:25
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[Canada] Alberta budget survey results: Albertans want a balanced approach

When asked how the province can stabilize revenue, the top three choices from Albertans responding to the survey were raising tobacco taxes (71%), increasing corporate taxes (69%) and introducing a graduated personal tax rate (58%).
Edmonton (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Mar 27, 2015 12:03
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FDA may reveal heightened electronic cigarette regulations today

The Food and Drug Administration could reveal today its long-awaited second phase of heightened regulations on tobacco products, particularly electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, according to anti-smoking advocates. The first phase was revealed i
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 5, 2016 11:45
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