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[California] Beverly Hills Among Cities to Receive Grant to Combat Illegal Sales of Cigarettes to Minors

Prop. 56 — the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 — was approved by voters in November 2016. Effective April 2017, it raised the cigarette tax by $2 per pack, with an equivalent increase on other tobacco products. The
Beverly Hills (CA) Courier
added Jun 15, 2018 07:46
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22nd Century Group to be Added to Russell 2000, Russell 3000, and Russell Global Indexes

“22nd Century’s increasing market value reflects the importance of our extraordinary technology portfolio and the promise that our VLN™ tobacco represents in reducing the harm caused by smoking”
Business Wire
added Jun 14, 2018 22:50
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New York C-Stores Want Rule Changes

Regulatory costs have always been part of the price of doing business in the Empire State, but increasingly New York C-Stores must navigate increases in the legal age to purchase tobacco products, not to mention minimum price mandates, which took effect
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jun 14, 2018 12:42
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SULLUM: Bans on E-Cigarette Flavors Can't Be Justified by the 'Wildfire Spread' of Adolescent Vaping, Which Seems to Be Declining

Schumer seems incapable of conceiving that "kid-friendly e-cig flavors" also appeal to adults, which makes vaping more attractive as a harm-reducing alternative to smoking. The implication is that banning those flavors could be deadly to smokers who would
Reason Magazine
added Jun 14, 2018 12:42
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British American Tobacco keeps cool as it shrugs off currency hits and slow Japan

The world’s second-biggest cigarette maker, BAT, said it will still report good earnings growth in the full year, despite a currency hit and a slowing market in Japan for tobacco-heating devices. The Lucky Strike and Dunhill maker said that, if foreign
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Jun 14, 2018 12:31
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Contract Claims Against Tobacco Co. Preempted, Judge Says ($$)

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. on Wednesday ducked claims from three former employees that it breached their union contract and intentionally caused them stress leading up to their termination after an Illinois federal judge said the Labor Management Relation
Law360
added Jun 14, 2018 12:28
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why is smoking still being glamorized in media and pop culture?

“We’ve really shut down all the avenues where tobacco companies can advertise...It’s just natural that with all the other channels getting shut down for them to market, this is one of the last bastions for them to reach consumers — to reach those replacem
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jun 14, 2018 09:39
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Tobacco industry’s elaborate attempts to control a global track and trace system and fundamentally undermine the Illicit Trade Protocol [FREE FULL TEXT]

Governments should assume the TI seeks to control T&T systems in order to avoid scrutiny and minimise excise tax payments and that any T&T system based on Codentify, on intellectual property currently or previously owned by the TI, or being promoted or im
Tobacco Control
added Jun 14, 2018 09:38
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Correction: Heterogeneity in the measurement and reporting of outcomes in studies of electronic cigarette use in adolescents: a systematic analysis of observational studies ($$)

Tobacco Control
added Jun 14, 2018 09:37
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[Europe] JOOSENS: Traceability: the tobacco industry is part of the problem, not the solution [FREE FULL TEXT]

track and trace systems should therefore take into consideration at least the following three principles. Investigate thoroughly possible industry connections with so-called independent third-party contractors. / Never accept traceability codes generated
Tobacco Control
added Jun 14, 2018 09:35
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