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[Canada, New York] ARCHIVE: Tory MP tells committee that illegal tobacco sales financed 1993 World Trade Center attack

Finley told a parliamentary committee this week she believes contraband tobacco sales financed “the blowing up of the Twin Towers,” as she argued against a government bill that would implement plain packaging for cigarettes.
National Post (ca)
added Jul 4, 2018 16:29
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[Canada] Big Tobacco’s ‘next gen’ evangelists may be just blowing smoke

A lot depends on how well convenience stores take to selling products developed by tobacco companies. Even then, “vaping companies now are developing these (prefilled, closed) systems that could go into convenience stores,” Howard said. “That, to me, wou
National Post (ca)
added Jul 4, 2018 14:15
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[UK] Britain is winning the war on tobacco, health chief insists

The ONS data showed that 15.1% of adults smoked cigarettes, which the body estimated would equate to about 7.4 million people. Its report added: “The latest figure represents a significant reduction in the proportion of current smokers since 2016, when 1
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 4, 2018 14:03
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health group urges increase in tobacco tax

“Tobacco tax is a life-saving measure that can provide resources for this administration’s biggest projects, such as expanding universal health care, building infrastructure and providing free higher education,” said Mary Ann Fernandez- Mendoza, presiden
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jul 4, 2018 13:53
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[Mexico] Mexican Lopez Obrador wins historic election landslide for left

Obrador has brought onto his team people who many Mexicans associate with the same network of politicians and bosses he said he would finish off. Such pragmatism, which included appointing a former cigarette baron as his chief of staff, is seen by some l
Reuters
added Jul 4, 2018 05:05
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Costs, contracts and the narrative of prosperity: an economic analysis of smallholder tobacco farming livelihoods in Kenya

Tobacco farming households enter into contract with tobacco companies to realise perceived economic benefits. The narrative that tobacco farming is a lucrative economic undertaking for smallholder farmers, however, is inaccurate in the context of Kenya.
Tobacco Control
added Jul 4, 2018 04:57
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Data the key to fighting tobacco firms, says Wong Chen

Subang Jaya MP Wong Chen today highlighted data gathering as one of the most important tools in the war against cancer. Speaking to reporters at a press conference on the status of world cancer control here today, he said data would help anti-tobacco adv
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Jul 4, 2018 04:55
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[Australia] Aussie gov't losts almost 30 mln USD in six-year tobacco fight: documents

Costs to defend its world-first plain packaging laws were kept secret from Australian taxpayers, but the documents say the total figure was 38.9 million Australian dollars (28.8 million U.S. dollars). In 2017, the court ordered tobacco giant Philip Morr
Xinhua Newswire
added Jul 4, 2018 04:53
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[India] ALMEIDA: Smoking Kills, But So Does Patriarchy

The trend of curbing a woman’s freedom exists across India...While the act of smoking itself is not a liberator or emancipator for women, despite what big tobacco would have us believe, the freedom of choice to smoke or not to smoke, is.
FII - Feminism in India (in)
added Jul 4, 2018 04:50
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[UK] Midwives' cash call to get pregnant women to quit smoking

More investment is needed to help pregnant women quit smoking and manage their weight, the Royal College of Midwives Wales has said. Almost one in five pregnant women in Wales still smokes 10 weeks into their term, according to the latest figures, with
BBC Online
added Jul 4, 2018 04:20
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