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[Canada] Nelson: Tobacco companies should fund new cancer centre

So we want a one-stop shop for cancer treatment in our city, but are wringing our hands about paying for it? Then jack up the lawsuit against tobacco companies to $20 billion and use that money to fund it
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Jun 4, 2015 10:44
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Five Cigarette Companies Among Armenia's Top 20 Taxpayers

Two of the largest cigarette producers in Armenia are Grand Tobacco and International Masis Tabac. In the first quarter of this year Grand Tobacco paid 2.528 billion (US$ 5.261 million) in taxes, up from 1.733 billion AMD in the same period last year.
HETQ.am Investigative Journalists (am)
added May 12, 2015 14:11
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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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[Canada] EDITORIAL: National Post View: Vape ‘em if you got ‘em

the health committee has at least recognized the inevitability of e-cigarettes’ use, as well as their potential benefit in reducing the demonstrable harms of smoking. The government should take up the committee’s main recommendation, and spare the country
National Post (ca)
added Mar 17, 2015 12:47
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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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[Canada] Pot smokers upset at e-cigs ban

Questions about how proposed bylaw amendments targeting e-cigarettes will impact marijuana users delayed a Vancouver City Council vote on the topic -- with politicians still debating at press time Wednesday night.
VANCOUVER 24 HOURS (ca)
added Oct 5, 2014 22:32
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[Canada, UK] Institute of Economic Affairs

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) is a leading right wing UK think tank, set up in 1955, which has a history of close collaboration with the tobacco industry, detailed on the pages below:
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:33
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[Canada] Growing movement to ban smoking in Toronto apartment buildings

“Eighty per cent of residents who live in multi-unit housing in Ontario would choose smoke free if they had a choice,” said Lorraine Fry, the executive director of the Non-Smokers’ Rights Association. “Landlords don’t know that it’s legal for them to ac
GlobalTV (ca)
added Sep 16, 2014 02:56
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[Canada] Flavoured tobacco popular with Canadian teens: survey

Half of the teenagers who smoked in the past month used a flavoured tobacco product, according to a survey on youth smoking habits in Canada. The survey, done by the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo, on behalf of
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 10, 2014 17:44
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