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FDA May Regulate Premium Cigars

Are big, fat, $10-a-piece cigars catnip to children? That's one question the Food and Drug Administration is mulling as it considers whether or not, or how, to regulate the sale of premium cigars.
ABC News
added Aug 9, 2012 14:12
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[Malaysia] Tobacco players urge moderation in case of tax hike

Tobacco manufacturers have once again urged the government to take a "moderate" approach if the cigarette excise tax were to be increased in the upcoming Budget 2013.
Sun Daily (my)
added Aug 7, 2012 14:16
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[Malaysia] Enforcement efforts reduce illegal cigarettes trade

Illegal cigarettes incidence in Malaysia trended downwards to 34.7 per cent for March-May 2012, compared with 37.3 per cent in the same period last year, driven by enforcement efforts, said Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers (CMTM).
Borneo Post (my)
added Aug 6, 2012 18:09
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[North Carolina] Carolina Beach May Have No Authority To Ban Smoking On Beach

The Town of Carolina Beach may not be the owners of their beachfront and therefore be unable to enact a ban on smoking on the beach.
Island Gazette
added Aug 4, 2012 14:27
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[Virginia] Altria and Walmart at odds over proposed Henrico County store

Altria Group Inc. and Walmart are at odds over the retailer's proposed store in the Reynolds Crossing office park. Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris USA, has its headquarters there. "We've expressed our concern, in particular, the impact on ve
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Aug 1, 2012 09:45
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[North Carolina] VIDEO: Smokers mixed on Raleigh's proposed bus-stop smoking ban

Capital City bus riders are mixed about the Raleigh City Council's recent decision to back a policy that bans smoking at major Capital Area Transit bus stops.
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
added Jul 25, 2012 03:43
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[North Carolina] Kickback Jack's goes to court to appeal smoking fines

The owner of the Kickback Jack's in Wilmington has asked the New Hanover County District Court to reverse the county board of health's decision to uphold fines against the restaurant for violating state smoking laws.
Wilmington (NC) Star-News
added Jul 23, 2012 02:48
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[North Carolina] Huntersville commissioners ban smoking in parks

The Town Board of Commissioners voted Monday to ban smoking in public parks, on greenways and at the Aquatic Center, but opted against a tobacco-free policy that also would have banned smokeless tobacco products.
Huntersville (NC) Herald
added Jul 23, 2012 02:47
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[Australia] RARES: Removing internationally and nationally protected intellectual property rights

Law Graduate, Quintin Rares examines Australia’s attempt to take away Big Tobacco’s intellectual property rights through plain packaging legislation, and poses the question ‘who’s next’?
Lexology (uk)
added Jul 20, 2012 10:34
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[New York] RIA Gets $3 Million to Continue Studying Children Exposed to Cigarette Smoke

The University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has received a $3 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to study the behavioral and biological differences between children exposed to cigarette smoking and those not e
University of Buffalo
added Jul 18, 2012 03:33
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