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[New York] 22nd Century to Present at BIO CEO & Investor Conference

Chief Executive Officer of 22nd Century Group, will deliver a formal presentation and will discuss the Company’s recent business highlights and updates. Mr. Sicignano will also be available for one-on-one meetings with investors at the conference.
Business Wire
added Feb 1, 2018 21:37

Altria Group CEO to Retire as Tobacco Giant Faces Crossroads

Barrington is stepping down this year, tasking his top deputy with steering the Marlboro maker through one of the most difficult transitions in tobacco-industry history. Barrington, who turns 65 this year, will retire in May after six years as chairman a
Bloomberg News
added Feb 1, 2018 19:03

Altria Reports Q4 Adjusted Earnings Per Share $0.91

added Feb 1, 2018 19:03

Philip Morris Smoke Free Foundation: questions about independence and transparency, while top universities distance themselves

"Yach’s ‘independent foundation’ is more akin to a program of [PM], with Yach and the Foundation’s Directors...having a degree of day-to-day autonomy.. but with the fundamental settings put in place by, and enforced, by [PM]'s USD960 million.”
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Feb 1, 2018 18:57

Thailand bans smoking and littering on dozens of its beaches which are hugely popular with tourists

The country has 357 beaches nationwide and environmentalists have been lobbying the government to protect them from the evils of litter and cigarette butts The beaches protected by the law span 15 provinces located along the Andaman coast and the Gulf
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 1, 2018 18:54

[Africa, Kenya] LETTER: CS Balala is wrong on shisha, its harm negates tourism revenue

Balala has called for the revocation of the shisha ban by the Health ministry... Other East African countries — Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda — have already banned shisha. It is in order that Kenya follows suit to prevent cross-border impediments to succes
Daily Nation (ke)
added Feb 1, 2018 18:51

AUC plans to become the 1st tobacco free university in Egypt by 2019

On Tuesday, the American University in Cairo said it is implementing a new initiative this semester that will work on transforming both its campuses into a completely smoke-free and tobacco free environment by February 2019.
Egypt Independent (eg)
added Feb 1, 2018 18:46

Productivity losses due to premature mortality from cancer in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS): A population-based comparison

Locally-tailored strategies are required to reduce the economic burden of cancer in developing economies. Focussing on tobacco control, vaccination programs and cancer screening, combined with access to adequate treatment, could yield significant gains fo
Cancer Epidemiology [Cancer Detection and Prevention]
added Feb 1, 2018 18:46

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G sees record high of W1.48tr in overseas sales

KT&G said Thursday that it saw a record high of 1.48 trillion won ($1.3 billion) of overseas sales last year. The company said it broke its previous record of 941.4 billion won of overseas sales in 2016, measured by sales from exports and overseas corpo
Korea Herald (kr)
added Feb 1, 2018 18:46

Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes: From ‘bromance’ to bitter adversaries

“The insider said that Nunes crossed that line with John A. Boehner, the former House speaker, who gave him the committee chairmanship but grew weary of Nunes’s indiscriminate pep and constant bumming of his cigarettes.”
Washington Post
added Feb 1, 2018 18:46
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