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[Canada] PICARD: The health hazards of vaping are overblown

In other words, harm is reduced. Yet public-health officials are quite divided on vaping. Far too many have embraced an abstinence-only approach rather than a harm-reduction philosophy. This is curious because no one knows better than public-health exper
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Jan 25, 2017 18:57
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Zimbabweans Growing Lucrative Burley Tobacco Start Reaping Huge Rewards

A cigar-wrapping tobacco auction floor has been set up in Zimbabwe’s Manicaland province where 14 farmers, mostly women, engaged in cultivating the lucrative burley tobacco, will utilize the facility for selling their produce.
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Jun 9, 2016 16:28
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[Czech Republic] Czech cabinet gives smoking ban bill new try after coalition spat

Czech centre-left government approved new anti-smoking legislation on Monday, agreeing to a revamped bill after some coalition lawmakers sank a government-backed proposal last week. Last week's failure to enact the ban on smoking in restaurants raised te
Reuters
added May 30, 2016 16:21
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[Canada] Suing tobacco firms for health care costs is constitutional: appeals court

The ruling only applies to whether attempting to recover the cost of health care and damages related to tobacco is constitutional. It does not concern the lawsuit filed by Quebec in 2012 against Imperial Tobacco, JTI-Macdonald and Rothmans, Benson & Hedg
Canadian Press
added Sep 29, 2015 23:07
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[Eastern Europe, Russia] Has The War In Ukraine Moved To A Second Front?

Local reports suggest the Mukhacheve violence may have been the result of a business dispute. Cross-border smuggling of cigarettes and other contraband is said to be worth billions of dollars in Transcarpathia, with its easy ground access to Romania, Hun
Radio Free Europe
added Jul 14, 2015 11:03
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[Canada] Harper Government Implements Further Restrictions on Flavoured Cigars That Appeal to Youth

The changes follow the 2009 Cracking Down on Tobacco Marketing Aimed at Youth Act, which banned the use of certain additives, including flavours like chocolate and bubble gum, in cigarettes, little cigars and blunt wraps, thereby making them less attract
Government of Canada (ca)
added Jun 22, 2015 12:50
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[UK, USA] Imperial Tobacco confident on Reynolds-Lorillard deal

Imperial Tobacco is prepared for tweaks to the $27bn Reynolds American takeover of Lorillard when US competition authorities rule on the deal that will more than triple the British tobacco company’s market share in the US.
Financial Times (uk)
added May 6, 2015 10:48
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[Cuba, USA] No Cigar Yet, but Take Your Mark

Take as a cautionary tale the trademark battle currently being fought over cigars. In that fight, General Cigar, a U.S. company, registered the Cohiba trademark for cigars in 1995. A Cuban company, Cubatabaco, sued in federal court, claiming rights to the
Corporate Counsel Magazine
added Mar 27, 2015 11:40
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[USA, Florida] Could the End of the Embargo Kill the Cuban-Cigar Industry?

Forty-one years after imprisoning his father, the Cuban government had now come for Pepe. In a law office high above Coral Gables, Florida, Castro's attorneys grilled him not about democracy or freedom of speech or civil rights, but about something even
Village Voice blogs
added Feb 5, 2015 06:13
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[Africa, Ghana] Report: Booming cigarette business on Oxford Street, Osu

Cigarette business on popular Oxford Street in Osu seems to be booming as retailers make hundreds of cedis a day from sales. Right from the Dankwa Circle through to Papaye, one can locate several cigarette joints spread along the Oxford Street.
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Nov 16, 2014 22:46
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