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[Ireland] Crafty cigarette costs patient his life when he EXPLODES after lighting up in oxygen chamber

Liu Hung died in a fireball as he lit up inside the chamber, which was full of 100 per cent oxygen.... Family of the 65-year-old patient wants to know why hospital staff didn't take his cigarette lighter off him before he was treated in the hyperbaric cha
Irish Daily Mirror (ie)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:52

[Georgia] Gulfstream to go tobacco-free in Savannah

More and more companies are going smoke free, and now Gulfstream employees tell WTOC that they've been told smoking will be banned from their workplace effective January 1, 2015, and that includes e-cigarettes.
WTOC - TV (Savannah, GA)
added Jul 31, 2014 12:55

[Asia] Govt of India is the biggest tobacco offender – and the biggest investor in ITC

Consider this for irony. The government taxes cigarettes heavily. But it is government that is most invested in ITC, India's largest cigarette maker. Government is taxing its own biggest investment, but benefits from both. (in)
added Jul 31, 2014 12:53

[UK] Four Dover residents acquired fines of more than £3,000 for dropping cigarettes in town

Nearly £3,000 worth of fines have been issued to four litter louts who dropped cigarettes in the town. Each individual was ordered to pay £370 each, plus a fine of £200 along with a £20 victim surcharge and had to pay costs of £150.
Kent Online (uk)
added Jul 31, 2014 12:51

[UK] Essentra Growth Accelerates on Tobacco Filters and E-Cigarettes

Essentra Plc (ESNT), the U.K. manufacturer of items from toothpaste tubes to packaging tape, reported an acceleration in revenue growth as it sold improved cigarette filters and said it plans more acquisitions.
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jul 31, 2014 12:49

Armenian tobacco industry’s output grows 34.3% in Jan-June 2014 to AMD 30 024.9 million

added Jul 31, 2014 12:46

[Arizona] VIDEO: No jobs for smokers?

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckleberry wants any sort of nicotine use to be a deal breaker if you apply for a county job. If you already have a Pima County job, he wants to puff up insurance costs if you continue to smoke.
KGUN TV 9 (Tucson, AZ)
added Jul 31, 2014 12:41

[UK-Scotland] Smoking gun: Mum's battle with cigs as stats show how second-hand smoke is really harming kids

New statistics have revealed kids who grow up in a house full of smokers are three times more likely to become smokers. And, by then, the toxic fumes from your smoking habit could well have damaged your child’s health. The harmful compounds of second-h
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Jul 31, 2014 12:39

[Korea - South] Patents Granted For 22nd Century Group’s Technology to Virtually Eliminate Nicotine in Tobacco Plants

(USPTO) on July 29, 2014 and the Korean Intellectual Property Office on July 23, 2014, each granted a patent to the Company for its NBB technology that virtually eliminates nicotine in the tobacco plant. The resulting tobacco plants are planted, grown, h
Business Wire
added Jul 31, 2014 12:33

[Pennsylvania] Cigarette-tax vote hits a Pa. legislative roadblock

On Wednesday, another problem cropped up: whether there are enough votes to pass the bill. Fueling that question was an unusual statement from two key Republican legislators from York - Majority Whip Stan Saylor and Seth Grove - complaining that the leg
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Jul 31, 2014 12:25
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