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[UK] Generation Z: Are they the new Taliban?

Generation Z – those born after 1994...they’ve been making anti-smoking posters since they were in infants’ school, after all – but they’ve applied those imperatives to everything. They smoke less than the generations that came before, but they’re now s
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 10, 2018 00:44

[Asia, Pakistan] MNCs continue to flourish amid flawed taxation system

Multinational companies (MNCs) in the tobacco sector are allegedly flourishing at the cost of Pakistan’s economic interests owing to glaring flaws in the taxation mechanism coupled with an absence of practicable laws to effectively regulate the functionin
Pakistan Today (pk)
added Dec 8, 2018 23:55

[Canada] Cannabis Allure Proves Irresistible for Tobacco Company Altria

With U.S. smoking rates falling fast, Richmond, Virginia-based Altria is under pressure to find new avenues to expand revenue. Marijuana, while still illegal on the federal level in the U.S., is now allowed in an increasing number of states, while Canada
Bloomberg News
added Dec 7, 2018 16:10

[Africa] Malawi: Bill to Bring Sanity in Tobacco Industry

said the tobacco industry has been dogged with a lot of complaints from farmers, transporters and buyers on how the industry was been managed. "The bill will help to iron out some of the challenge the industry was facing such as pricing, quality of the le
added Dec 10, 2018 16:08

[Canada] Cronos Group Inc. Announces C$2.4 Billion Strategic Investment from Altria Group, Inc.

today announced that it has entered into a subscription agreement (the "Subscription Agreement") with Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) ("Altria") pursuant to which Altria has agreed to make an approximately C$2.4 billion equity investment in Cronos Group (th
PR Newswire
added Dec 10, 2018 01:07

[UK] VIDEOS: Marlboro man smokes out growth through $1.9bn cannabis deal

Sky's Ian King says Altria's stake in Cronos makes it the first of the big tobacco firms to diversify in the cannabis market.
Sky News (uk)
added Dec 8, 2018 20:38

[Canada] Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana

That would mean Altria’s investment would be in the same league as the $4 billion spent earlier this year by Constellation Brands to acquire shares of Canopy Growth Corp., another Canadian pot producer. The August investment by Constellation, which make
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South, USA] 'Smoking e-cigarettes just as harmful as conventional ones'

Philip Morris filed a lawsuit after the ministry announced in June that five cancer-causing substances were found in heat-not-burn tobacco products sold here, with the level of tar exceeding that of conventional cigarettes. The ministry announced the re
Korea Times (kr)
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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[UK] Cancer will probably NEVER be eradicated, say Nobel Prize winners who developed the most promising cancer therapy to date

'No matter how you cut it, we can reduce cancer incidence significantly. We can prevent cancers by stopping smoking, improving diet, more physical activity, better weight control, and HPV vaccines.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 7, 2018 19:30

[UK] Serial killer Robert Black `died from a heart attack´

For 51 years, Black regularly smoked 25g of hand-rolled tobacco. He suffered a stroke 20 years earlier. The killer was convicted in the same Armagh courtroom in 2011 of sexually assaulting and murdering nine-year-old Co Antrim schoolgirl Jennifer Cardy
Press Association (uk)
added Dec 7, 2018 19:22
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