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D.C. COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF FDA IN CIGAR REGULATION LAWSUIT

U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ruled in favor the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in almost all parts of the lawsuit: upholding the core fo the rule itself, the requirements for warning labels and the payment of user fees. His decision was
HalfWheel
added May 15, 2018 20:03
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[New York] Yates approves smoking ban

PENN YAN — Following speaker after speaker who called for a smoking ban on Yates County property, the county Legislature on Monday passed a local law doing just that. The law, which doesn’t go into effect until Jan. 1, 2019, prohibits the use of tobacco
Finger Lakes (NY) Times
added May 15, 2018 20:01
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[Virginia] Driver was fined $100 for smoking while kid was in the car. Some say that goes too far

A Virginia Beach driver's $100 fine for smoking with a child in the car sparked backlash across the web. Many called it a government overreach. Several states have laws banning smoking with children present.
Miami (FL) Herald
added May 15, 2018 20:00
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The Child Labor in Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Fields

HRW researcher Margaret Wurth tells The Nation that “if authorities want tobacco to be central to the economy, to be a pillar of the country’s economic recovery, they need to make sure that the workers and the small-scale farmers sustaining the industry
The Nation
added May 15, 2018 19:56
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Standard Diversified Inc. Reports Financial Results for Its First Quarter Ended March 31, 2018

Ian Estus, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are extremely excited about the growth and momentum generated during the first quarter of 2018, primarily driven through acquisitions, including the purchase of an insurance business with roughly $50 milli
Business Wire
added May 15, 2018 19:56
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Xcaliber International Receives SE Orders from The FDA

"Xcaliber is among the first 4th Tier manufacturers to receive substantial equivalence orders," said Chief Operating Officer Derrick Taylor. "With these orders, Xcaliber is poised to better serve its wholesale and retail partners in the 40-plus states in
PR Newswire
added May 15, 2018 19:56
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[Africa, Nigeria] Stakeholders applaud President Buhari for hiking tobacco tax

stakeholders commended the president in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at a one-day meeting of the Tobacco Taxation Working Group (TTWG) held in Abuja on Tuesday. The president recently approved an amendment to the excise duty r
Vanguard (ng)
added May 15, 2018 19:56
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[Africa, South Africa] BAT signs MoU to help emerging tobacco farmers in E Cape

Tobacco farming is making a comeback in the Eastern Cape with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the JSE’s second-largest company by market capitalisation – British American Tobacco South Africa (BATSA) – and the Eastern Cape Developmen
News24 (za)
added May 15, 2018 19:54
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[New York] City Council open to talking tobacco use in public parks

Batavia City Council...will consider whether to roll back prohibitions against public smoking. Councilmember Rose Mary Christian, who in 2011 voted against a smoking in public parks prohibition, said she continues to object to the “beer festival” on publ
Batavia (NY) Daily News
added May 15, 2018 19:54
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[North Carolina] Tobacco planting under way

tobacco remains king. In 2015, the last data provided by the NC Cooperative Extension Service, Sampson ranked No. 1 in the state for flue-cured tobacco production, with 13,600 acres planted. Duplin County, on the other hand, is ranked 21st in the state fo
Sampson (NC) Independent
added May 15, 2018 19:51
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