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‘We have a rich heritage and, we believe, a bright future’: how transnational tobacco companies are using Twitter to oppose policy and shape their public identity

Transnational tobacco companies are using Twitter to oppose tobacco control policy and shape their public identity by promoting corporate social responsibility initiatives in violation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Regulation of the tob
Tobacco Control
added Apr 26, 2018 01:36
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Transitions in electronic cigarette use among adults in the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study, Waves 1 and 2 (2013–2015)

This analysis provides the first nationally representative estimates of transitions among US adult e-cigarette users. Future research, including additional waves of the PATH Study, can provide further insight into long-term patterns of e-cigarette use cri
Tobacco Control
added Apr 26, 2018 01:35
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The Impact of Income and Taxation in a Price-Tiered Cigarette Market – findings from the ITC Bangladesh Surveys

a price-tiered market provides smokers more opportunities to accommodate their smoking behaviour... tiered structure of the tax system should be replaced with uniform taxes. Moreover, overall cigarette taxes need to be raised to an extent so that it off-
Tobacco Control
added Apr 26, 2018 01:34
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Special communication / Vatican beats Italy 1–0 in the tobacco endgame

30 Italian scientific associations/organisations launched a Manifesto, so far ignored by public authorities, indicating a set of measures whose gradual implementation at country level may lead to a tobacco endgame within the next few decades. Authors of t
Tobacco Control
added Apr 26, 2018 01:32
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ORTEGA SUES REYNOLDS OVER VIBE TRADEMARK

Ortega Premium Cigars has filed a lawsuit against Reynolds America, Inc. (RAI) over the latter’s use of the name Vibe. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Eddie Ortega, who is the sole owner of Ortega Prem
HalfWheel
added Apr 26, 2018 01:27
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Smoking Is Off Limits at Disney. What Will That Mean With Fox in the Fold?

Now antismoking advocates want Mr. Iger to extend that rule to all future youth-rated films (G, PG, PG-13) made by Fox and its Fox Searchlight specialty label, which are among the assets that Disney is buying from Rupert Murdoch for $54.2 billion. Among
New York Times
added Apr 25, 2018 23:12
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Juul to Ramp Up Efforts to Combat Underage Use of E-Cigarettes ($$)

Juul Labs said Wednesday it would support state and federal measures that would restrict tobacco purchases to people age 21 and older. The company, one of the most popular sellers of such products in the U.S., also said it would spend money over the next
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Apr 25, 2018 22:59
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Industry groups demand review of proposed Tokyo ordinance for smoking ban

Restaurant and other industry groups here are fiercely opposing the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's proposed ordinance... On April 24, four industry groups whose members include restaurant and tobacco shop operators filed a petition with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Apr 25, 2018 22:46
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Illinois Senate votes to raise minimum age to buy cigarettes, vaping devices to 21

Chicago Tribune
added Apr 25, 2018 22:44
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Illinois Senate votes to raise age to buy tobacco to 21

The Senate voted 35-20 on Senate Bill 2332 which now goes to the House. The legislation would raise the age to legally buy tobacco to 21 across the state. Several cities around the state have voted to raise the age to buy tobacco locally. The Peoria Cit
(IL) State Journal-Register
added Apr 25, 2018 22:40
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