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[Asia, Pakistan] PAKT: a roller-coaster ride

After posting impressive financials in CY16, the tobacco giant couldn’t repeat the feat in CY17. But Pakistan Tobacco (PSX: PAKT) should be happy that the roller-coaster year that was 2017 couldn’t inflict irreparable damage to its business. It’s essenti
Business Recorder (pk)
added Feb 22, 2018 23:23
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[Kentucky] Stanford OKs first reading of city-wide smoking ban

Stanford City Council members have approved the first reading of an ordinance that bans smoking in public places and places of employment within city limits. Stanford Mayor Eddie Carter said he spoke to most of the local business owners in town and the m
The Interior Journal (Stanford, KY)
added Feb 22, 2018 23:06
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[Rhode Island] URI Students, Staff Support Tobacco Free Campus

A majority of University of Rhode Island students, faculty and staff support making the Kingston campus free of tobacco and electronic nicotine products. That’s the word from a survey of almost 2,300 members of the URI community done by the university’s
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Feb 22, 2018 23:03
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[Africa, UK] Investors fail to see through the gloom as BAT claims record sales

British American Tobaccco hailed a record year after its buyout of Reynolds American but investors chose to focus on falling volumes and sent the shares almost 5 per cent lower. Although the maker of Dunhill and Lucky Strike reported a 3.2 per cent incr
Times Of London (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 18:57
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Defender Leaves King & Spalding to Launch Plaintiffs Firm

Schneider had been working on the tobacco trials—the Engle progeny litigation that King & Spalding handles in South Florida for R. J. Reynolds...worked on 24 trials in the last eight years...But now, she said, “I want to defend the little guy, the David,”
Law.com
added Feb 22, 2018 17:27
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[Netherlands] PROSECUTOR DROPS LAWSUIT AGAINST DUTCH TOBACCO INDUSTRY

tobacco companies must place the exact results of ISO tests on cigarette packaging. The fact that smokers potentially inhaled different emission levels doesn't change the fact that the law only requires tobacco companies to show the actual test results on
NL Times (nl)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:24
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[Netherlands] Dutch effort to charge tobacco firms with attempted murder fails

Dutch public prosecutors have refused to open a formal criminal investigation into four major international tobacco companies on charges of attempted murder or manslaughter, saying there is too little chance of a conviction. Anne Marie van Veen, a Dutch
The Guardian (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:01
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Ruling LDP embraces even weaker anti-smoking bill ahead of Tokyo 2020

A heavily watered-down anti-smoking plan won preliminary approval from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Thursday, with newly added exceptions paving the way for continued smoking at eateries. While the health ministry once sought to introduce a to
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:01
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[UK] BAT expects non-traditional cigarette sales to hit £1bn in 2018

British American Tobacco said it expects to double sales from vapour and other non conventional smoking products in 2018 as the owner of the Dunhill, Kent, and Lucky Strike cigarettes brands reported profits up 39 per cent last year. The group said its
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:01
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Japan's ruling party OKs antismoking plan with many loopholes

While the ministry had sought to introduce a total indoor smoking ban in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, it gave up after staunch opposition from the LDP, whose members have strong ties with tobacco and restaurant industries.
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Feb 22, 2018 17:01
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