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Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) Inaugurates Manufacturing Facility in Italy for Potentially Reduced-Risk Products*

“Our ambition is to lead a full-scale effort to ensure that non-combustible products ultimately replace cigarettes to the benefit of adult smokers, society, our company and our shareholders. This factory is a milestone in our roadmap toward this paradigm
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Sep 23, 2016 16:18
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Tobacco stocks on fire despite proposed cigarette tax hikes

"Generally speaking, these are fairly manageable increases," said Cowen analyst Vivien Azer. She said there's a "very sticky nature" of demand for cigarettes, meaning smokers don't give up their habit that easily even when faced with price increases.
CNBC
added Sep 23, 2016 16:16
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[UK] People being advised to sign up for the 28-day Stoptober quitting challenge

PEOPLE in West Lancashire who smoke, vape or chew in are being urged to sign up to the 28-day Stoptober challenge during October. It has been proved that people who quit for the 28 days during Stoptober are five times more likely to give up completely.
Champion Newspapers (uk)
added Sep 23, 2016 16:15
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[Massachusetts] Smoking causes lung damage and needless death

Tufts Medical Center’s Asian Health Initiative, which seeks to address health disparities and improve the health of the Asian community, will fund community programs addressing smoking, lung cancer and related health risks from 2017 to 2019. A request f
Sampan Newspaper
added Sep 23, 2016 16:15
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[Georgia] Hartsfield-Jackson to turn smoking rooms into cigar shops

The Atlanta airport is launching a plan to convert smoking rooms into cigar shops that would charge a fee to patrons who want to light up. The plan comes as a number of other major airports have closed smoking rooms and gone smoke-free indoors. Hartsfi
Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution
added Sep 23, 2016 16:06
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Assessing Links Between Tobacco Smoke and Atopic Dermatitis

“the results of this meta-analysis of observational studies suggest that active smoking and passive exposure to cigarette smoke in the home are associated with higher prevalence of AD in both children and adults.” While that may be evident, they do note t
HCPLive.com (Healthcare Professionals Network)
added Sep 23, 2016 16:05
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[California] EDITORIAL: Endorsement: Sonoma should stamp out secondhand smoke

Nov. 8. That’s when Sonoma voters will consider Measure W, a new second-hand smoke ordinance intended to pump some fresh air into the city’s nearly 25-year-old tobacco restrictions. Just how dated are Sonoma’s current smoking restrictions (or, Ordinance 9
Sonoma (CA) Index Tribune
added Sep 23, 2016 16:04
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[Missouri] The Buzz The facts, faces and hum of Election 2016 with Steve Kraske and Dave Helling

The initiative is funded by cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds, and that has a lot of people concerned. Said Dueker: “The words of the amendment mean we're going to get $300 million for our kids, and Big Tobacco and Little Tobacco are going to get whacked. I
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Sep 23, 2016 16:01
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Japan Tobacco to roll out e-cigarette next year

Japan Tobacco aims to start selling its Ploom Tech tobacco-based electronic cigarette in cities across Japan next year, it said on Friday, as it fights to catch up with bigger rival Philip Morris in meeting the growing demand for "vaping" products.
Reuters
added Sep 23, 2016 15:07
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[Europe] UK has the chance to be a leader in safer vice products post-Brexit such as e-cigarettes and synthetic alcohol, Adam Smith Institute argues

Think tank the Adam Smith Institute (ASI) has recommended the government replaces “self-defeating regulation” on products such as e-cigarettes and hangover-free synthetic alcohol with a system of “permissionless innovation”.
City A.M. (uk)
added Sep 23, 2016 15:01
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