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[UK-Scotland] Illicit tobacco trade in Scottish cities exposed by secret filming ($$)

A team of undercover investigators bought tobacco products from 14 locations including shops, market stalls, pubs and on-street sellers, for as little as £3 for 50g of rolling tobacco A team of undercover investigators bought tobacco products from 14 loc
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 22, 2017 12:05
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[Netherlands, UK] Tobacco firms may face ‘murder’ trials

(Ash) has begun work on pressing the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to bring charges or to allow a private prosecution... Activists in nine countries are now working on similar cases, according to Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy, a lawyer at Action on Smoking
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 22, 2017 11:59
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[Minnesota] Tobacco companies advertise their deception in court-ordered campaign

"Minnesotans should be disgusted at the immoral business practices of this industry," said David J. Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of ClearWay Minnesota, an independent nonprofit organization that works to prevent smoking and help Minnesota tobacco
PR Newswire
added Nov 22, 2017 05:31
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Carr to Lead ITG Brands

In the culmination of a planned succession strategy, Dan Carr has been named president and CEO of ITG Brands, succeeding David Taylor, who is retiring Jan. 31, 2018. In a statement, Taylor said ITG recruited Carr for the position based on his extensive l
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Nov 22, 2017 05:30
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[California] Cigarette Dollar Sales Strong as Volumes Decline

For a four-week period ending Nov. 4, cigarette sales increased 0.9% despite a 4.4% decline in volume. The declines were in part a response to California’s new $2-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes that went into effect earlier in the year, according to
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Nov 22, 2017 05:29
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DESIGN & INTERIORS 8 Elegant Ashtrays

Smoking may have gone the way of ‘Mad Men,’ but good design never quits. Photo Maria Sanchez, $211, yoox.com. Credit Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi Photo Baccarat, $750, barneys.com. Credit Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi Photo Fundamental.Berlin, $80, shop-te
New York Times
added Nov 22, 2017 05:22
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GLANTZ: Five myths about e-cigs and some of the evidence that they are, well, myths

The latest e-cig love fest at the 2017 E-cig Summit in England has been bouncing around the internet, so I thought it would be worth summarizing some of the evidence debunking common e-cig myths. The list of citations is nowhere near exhaustive, but ill
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 22, 2017 05:21
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Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms

In 1972, an internal tobacco industry memo on Mr. Hickson noted that he had a reputation for manipulating science to achieve his goals. The confidential tobacco memo described Mr. Hickson as “a supreme scientific politician who had been successful in cond
New York Times
added Nov 22, 2017 04:59
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[Canada] Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis

On April 13, 2017, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts (the Cannabis Act) in the House of Commons. The proposed Cannabis Act woul
Canada.ca (ca)
added Nov 22, 2017 04:57
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Health Canada Launches Public Consultation on Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis

The current approach to cannabis does not work. Earlier this year, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, the proposed Cannabis Act, to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis. Bill C-45 aims to keep cannabis out of the hands
Canada.ca (ca)
added Nov 22, 2017 04:56
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