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[Malaysia] Smoke gets into everything

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death around the world. The power to prevent this from occurring is in your hands.
The Star (my)
added Jul 16, 2012 05:18
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[Canada] Big Tobacco looks for its fix with new technology shift

Andre Calantzopoulos is out to convince you he hates smoking. A former pack-a-day smoker for years, he preaches a harm-reduction approach to ridding the world of cigarettes. And he believes that new electronic alternatives can play a big role in getting
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 23, 2017 20:20
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[Canada, Germany] Who Gets to Sell Cigarettes Without Taxes?

BOTTOM LINE - Grand River Enterprises has battled U.S. and Canadian authorities over taxation of cigarettes as it’s built a lucrative worldwide business with its Indian smokes.
Bloomberg News
added Jul 27, 2017 20:18
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[Canada] Chris Selley: Ontario’s contraband tobacco problem a lesson for getting marijuana legalization right

“After all,” it observed, “our society is still working out issues related to the regulation of … tobacco.” That’s certainly true in Ontario. On Monday, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) released its latest read on the market: pr
National Post (ca)
added Jan 25, 2017 01:12
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SMOKING GUN: STRATEGIC CONTAINMENT OF CONTRABAND TOBACCO AND CIGARETTE TRAFFICKING IN CANADA (PDF)

Contraband tobacco is lucrative, it is produced and trafficked systematically alongside other illicit goods, and Canadian crime syndicates are heavily invested in its proceeds. Globally, money from contraband tobacco and cigarettes is a major source of
Macdonald-Laurier Institute (ca)
added Oct 25, 2016 00:23
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[Africa, Zambia] Tobacco industry exploiting local farmers – NGO

THE tobacco industry in Zambia is exploiting local farmers by encouraging them to cultivate the crop and then intentionally keep prices too low for the tobacco companies to make huge profits, says Tobacco Free Association of Zambia
Zambia Daily Nation (zm)
added Aug 1, 2016 14:06
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[Canada] Elgin St. Thomas Public Health campaign kicks sand on smoking at the beach

About 40 Central Elgin Collegiate Institute students scoured Port Stanley's Main Beach Tuesday afternoon for cigarette butts to kick off Elgin St. Thomas Public Health's Butt Free Beach initiative. The anti-smoking event, a partnership with the Municipal
St. Thomas (Ont) Times-Journal (ca)
added Jun 1, 2016 20:06
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[Canada] Alberta's ethics commissioner cites conflict of interest, removes herself from review of tobacco litigation contract

Citing a personal conflict of interest, Alberta's ethics commissioner has asked her B.C. counterpart to determine whether another investigation into former premier Alison Redford's handling of the tobacco litigation contract in 2013 is warranted.
Edmonton (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Apr 6, 2016 14:38
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[Africa] Zimbabwe Tobacco Sales Kick Off Amid Discontent Over New Payment System

The 2016 tobacco selling season officially opened on Wednesday with some farmers complaining about the new payment system in which farmers are expected to receive payment through banks instead of receiving cash at the auction floors.
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Mar 30, 2016 21:17
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[Canada] Imperial Tobacco files legal challenge against tobacco control bill

Anti-smoking groups say they are not at all surprised that Imperial Tobacco is challenging the provisions of Quebec’s Bill 44 that ban the sale of flavoured cigarettes and sleeker packaging that appeal to youth. On Friday, Imperial Tobacco Canada filed l
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Mar 2, 2016 15:10
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