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[Australia] SSGA fund divests tobacco and weapons

A State Street Global Advisors Australian-based fund with about $900 million under management is divesting from weapons and tobacco companies. The State Street Global Index Plus Trust, which invests in global companies and aims to outperform the MSCI Wor
Financial Standard (au)
added Sep 12, 2017 04:21
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Global Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Market - Should Reach Nearly $4.4 billion in 2021 - Research and Markets

The report focuses on the substances that are either directly consumed or injected, hence the nicotine segment considers the medicines that help to treat smokeless tobacco addiction but does not take into account drugs that are only used for smoking cess
Business Wire
added Sep 12, 2017 03:14
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Without clarity, wellness incentive goes up in smoke

“Not all tobacco cessation and wellness programs are created equal,” cautions Don Powell, Ph.D.... He suggests HR departments be advised to meet all the RAS criteria, including embracing approaches with a proven track record for success and a design that
Employee Benefit Adviser
added Sep 11, 2017 23:16
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[Europe, UK] One in four EU workers exposed to second-hand smoke at work

The abstract, which was presented at the 2017 European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Milan, looked at all 28 countries currently in the European Union (EU), the majority of which have introduced smoke-free legislation to protect wor
Imperial College London (uk)
added Sep 11, 2017 23:10
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Investors Can Be Ethical and Still Beat the Market, Study Says / Authors find no evidence of premium specific to ‘vice’ stocks

The study debunks the popular theory that shares in the alcohol, tobacco, gaming, and weapons industries outperform because investors shun them, enabling those with fewer moral scruples to earn a “reputation risk premium
Bloomberg News
added Sep 11, 2017 15:11
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[Asia, India] Jefferies has this to say about ITC stock as core business comes under pressure

ITC’s cigarette business remains impacted by regulatory pressures in terms of sharp tax hikes and other anti-tobacco measures, which has led to pressure on volumes and Ebit growth. Other businesses i.e., FMCG, paper, hotels and agri, should see gradual up
Financial Express (in)
added Sep 11, 2017 02:47
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Number of Europeans exposed to secondhand smoke at work rising to more than 1 in 4

looked at all 28 countries currently in the European Union (EU), the majority of which have introduced smoke-free legislation to protect workers from second-hand smoke. Although the study did find a reduction in the number of people exposed to second-han
EurekAlert
added Sep 9, 2017 15:31
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[UK] Alcohol industry accused of 'downplaying' risk of cancer from drinking too much

The alcohol industry is misleading consumers with distorted and distracting health messages that downplay any related risk of cancer, researchers claim. The industry is using "denying, distortion and distraction" strategies to minimise evidence in activ
The Independent (uk)
added Sep 9, 2017 02:48
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[Massachusetts] Altria Presents at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples

is participating today in the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Billy Gifford, Altria’s Chief Financial Officer, and Murray Garnick, Altria's Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Law and Regulatory Affairs, wil
Business Wire
added Sep 7, 2017 01:54
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Retailers to petition government for return of smaller cigarette packs

About 40,000 sundry goods merchants and coffee shop owners have signed a petition calling on the government to have smaller packs of cigarettes reintroduced as they believe it will help to address the illicit cigarette trade problem and reduce cigarette c
The Edge (my)
added Sep 6, 2017 16:18
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