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Tobacco Control in California, 2007-2014: A Resurgent Tobacco Industry While Inflation Erodes the California Tobacco Control Program (308 pp) (PDF)

Countering a resurging tobacco industry will require advocates to be much more visible and assertive in challenging politicians who take tobacco money. Progress on tobacco control has been concentrated at the local level where policymakers are relatively
eScholarship
added Oct 24, 2014 10:02
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California's tobacco control efforts losing steam, report finds

Once a highly successful program and international model, the state's anti-tobacco efforts now appear to be waning due to the decreased spending power of the California Tobacco Control Program, a resurgence of the tobacco industry in state politics, and t
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 24, 2014 09:55
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U.S. business, farm groups warn on tobacco limits in Pacific trade pact

Chamber of Commerce, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Association of Manufacturers, American Meat Institute and other organizations said they were "highly concerned" that tobacco might be excluded... In a letter sent late on Monday to the U.S. Tr
Reuters
added Oct 24, 2014 09:53
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[Illinois] Chicago's Flavored Tobacco Law Challenge Faces Steep Odds ($$)

A lawsuit challenging Chicago's new restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco products will likely be snuffed out in court because it relies on a federal preemption argument that failed to convince the Second Circuit to strike a similar statute in New
Law360
added Oct 24, 2014 09:50
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[Taiwan] Taipei eyes e-cig vendors

The department’s first probe into e-cigarette availability found 318 different models or related products available online through Facebook, Line or auction sites. The department said that while e-cigarettes are rarely sold openly in stores, they are som
Taipei Times (tw)
added Oct 23, 2014 20:07
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[North Carolina] VIDEO: Mecklenburg County approves smoking ban

With just one vote against, Mecklenburg County now moves forward with a ban on smoking on government property. It's a move that county health director Dr. Marcus Plescia believes could save hundreds to thousands of lives in the future. "Not just that w
NBC6  WCNC-TV (Charlotte, NC)
added Oct 23, 2014 16:27
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UWIMANA: I SPENT A DAY WITH A GUY SELLING ILLEGAL CIGARETTES ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

He tells me his name is Debo Lato. He’s 51 and his “office” is just outside the bodega, right in front of the spot where Garner was killed on July 17. A makeshift memorial—candles, cards, and flowers—still rests on the spot where Garner, a six-foot-three
Vice.com
added Oct 23, 2014 16:26
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Tobacco CEO and CVS exec both want people to quit smoking

The two women behind these recent decisions—Helena Foulkes,...and Susan Cameron...—shared their thoughts on the question of what to do when value and values collide in early October at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit.
Fortune Magazine
added Oct 23, 2014 16:16
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[New York] Veto override fails to gain support

Only 15 legislators supported the move to ban tobacco sales in pharmacies, far under the supermajority need to pass...Proponents of the proposed local law to ban the sale of tobacco at pharmacies on Tuesday, Oct. 14, urged the Albany County Legislature to
The Spotlight (Delmar, NY)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:50
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[Europe, UK] Jean-Claude Juncker plays with future of EU-US trade deal

He thereby risks alienating the US from further pursuit of the flagging talks – and the ire of many EU member states, 14 of which signed a letter of protest on Wednesday. Mr Juncker’s step deprives Cecilia Malmström, the EU trade commissioner, of autonom
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:45
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