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[New York] Albany tobacco retailing under spotlight on Great American Smokeout

Anti-smoking organizations used the occasion of the Great American Smokeout on Thursday to highlight the prevalence of tobacco retailers in low-income neighborhoods and near schools. An outdoor display at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany showed a high co
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Nov 20, 2017 15:12
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[Asia, India] Tobacco products still available around Delhi schools despite ban

Tobacco products are still being sold close to schools, both private and government, despite restrictions on kiosks or shops within 100 yards of a school to help curb tobacco menace in children. Observational visit was undertaken by Consumer Voice Delhi
The Hindu Online (in)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:29
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[Norway] Norwegian heiress gets off lightly – with £23,000 drink-driving fine

The heiress was given a 42% share in her family’s investment firm in 2007 and is ranked the world’s second-youngest billionaire...The family’s wealth stems originally from its acquisition of the celebrated Norwegian tobacco company JL Tiedemanns Tobaksfa
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:17
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[Norway] Norwegian billionaire tobacco heiress given $38,750 drunk-driving fine

Katharina G. Andresen is reportedly Norway’s richest woman...Fines for drunken driving in Norway are based on the defendant’s income...Oslo City Court said the penalty could have been up to 40 million kroner ($6.2 million) if based on Andresen’s assets.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 19, 2017 01:13
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] RBZ reviews tobacco incentive

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has conceded to tobacco farmers’ demand and increased their incentives by more than double from 5% to 12,5% for the 2018 marketing season.
Newsday (zw)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:09
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[UK] Vaping while pregnant could cause crippling facial birth defects, new research warns

The researchers say think that their results would directly translate to the amount of vapor that human embryos would be exposed to in the womb Varieties with more flavoring ingredients were much more damaging to the embryos, especially those contain fr
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:07
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[Denmark] Heavy drinking and smoking DOES make you look visibly older far sooner, groundbreaking study of 11,500 people over 40 years finds

The Danish researchers chose four signs of aging – earlobe creases, grey rings or arcs around the corneas, yellow-orange skin tags and male pattern baldness – that have been linked to increased risks of heart disease and even death.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:07
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Inside the FDA's New Age-Verification Program

Called “This Is Our Watch,” the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products’ (CTP) program is broken up into several components, most of which are available online. The materials, which the CTP designed using feedback from store owners and employees, includes a fr
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:06
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[Texas] Town Hall On Tobacco 21 Plan

a town hall meeting Thursday night is meant to listen to resident concerns and answer any questions they may have. “We had about 75 percent of respondents saying yes, they would agree with increasing the sale age,” Schliesinger said of a previous online
KTSA (San Antonio, TX)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:04
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[Canada] London Fire brass sound alarm over contraband cigarette dangers after latest fatal blaze

After a second death this year from careless smoking in London, one of the city’s firefighting officials says he’s had enough. More than 20 fires have been caused by careless smoking in 2017 in London alone -- and three of the last four fire-related
London (Ontario) Free Press (ca)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:51
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