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[Asia, India] PIL in HC questions govt policy on tobacco

A PIL in the Bombay High Court has questioned the Union govenment's policy of allowing public sector insurance companies to invest in the tobacco industry, which, it said, contradicts the "anti-tobacco" stance taken by the Centre. The PIL was recently fi
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 16, 2017 19:40
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Retailers Prepare for Change as Tobacco Returns to ‘Normal’

Retailers accustomed to flat-to-positive cigarette volumes need to prepare for the “normalcy” of the category’s decline returns, analysts say. At the same time, multiple indicators—from a Republican administration to relatively low gas prices—bode well
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Apr 15, 2017 17:20
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[North Carolina] Whitaker Park donation projected to revive economic engine

With the keys having officially changed hands on 120 acres and 13 buildings in Whitaker Park, the former center of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s manufacturing operations, local developers and elected officials hope to revive the area as an economic engine
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 15, 2017 17:05
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Lime Crime put its Mother's Day lip kit in a cigarette carton to sell to young moms WHAT.

One could say that lipstick packaging that glamorizes smoking is questionable enough — but then framing that as somehow being empowering to women is absurd.
Revelist
added Apr 14, 2017 23:31
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[Asia, India] PIL questions govt. insurance firms’ investments in ITC

A public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the Bombay High Court has challenged the large investments made by government-owned insurance companies in cigarette maker ITC, which is the country’s largest fast moving consumer goods company in terms of mark
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 14, 2017 18:27
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[Asia, India] Crackdown on tobacco use; hookah bars to close down

"The hookah bars usually operate under licenses for a bar or a restaurant. But they come under COTPA, which prohibits smoking in public places," LR Pathak, state co-ordinator for tobacco control in Jharkhand, said. "We have identified such hookah bars in
Times of India
added Apr 14, 2017 18:16
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[UK] No bar! Smoking ban in beer gardens is blocked by the Government over fears it would spark pub closures

A smoking ban in beer gardens and al-fresco dining areas has been blocked by the Government after ministers claimed it could lead to pub closures. The ban extension, supported by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, was part of a proposal in a list of demands made
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 14, 2017 18:08
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New York Cigar Tax Shift Defeated

New York convenience store retailers and suppliers worked together to keep a harmful shift in cigar excise tax out of the new state budget approved this week by Governor Cuomo and the Legislature. Jim Calvin, president of the New York Association of Conv
Convenience Store Decisions
added Apr 17, 2017 17:36
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NEW YORK C-STORE INDUSTRY DEFEATS CIGAR TAX SHIFT

retailers and suppliers teamed up to keep a harmful shift in the cigar excise tax out of the new state budget approved this week by Governor Cuomo and the legislature. Jim Calvin, president of the New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS), comme
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Apr 15, 2017 19:29
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[Asia, China] Healthcare expenditure, productivity losses raise costs of smoking: WHO

The economic dividends from China's tobacco industry are a false economy, which is at odds with government's vision for China's future, the World Health Organization (WHO) claimed on Friday. "The total economic cost of tobacco use in China in 2014 amoun
Global Times (cn)
added Apr 14, 2017 23:06
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