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[Massachusetts] Pittsfield Health Officials Back Tobacco Control Programs

It has been just short of 10 years since Pittsfield mandated a tobacco retailer training program. Immediately, the number of illegal sales dropped significantly and stayed down, according to health officials. Recently, the Board of Health was asked to e
added Jun 8, 2017 20:17

[Massachusetts] ROBINSON: Big Tobacco Seeks to Monopolize The Marijuana Industry

in Massachusetts where tobacco wholesalers are hoping to convince the state to regulate marijuana much the same way, benefiting their industry. Currently in the state, wholesalers are accountable for the tracking, delivery, and taxing of all tobacco prod
Ring Of Fire Network
added Jun 8, 2017 18:57

[Michigan] SABET: Marijuana Lobby Admits Tobacco Industry Executives Pay-to-Play

Kampia admitted he went back and forth with Michigan tobacco executives over how to create a law that would forge an “oligopoly” of licensees permitted to transport marijuana. The tobacco magnates wanted this provision in order to permanently line their
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 8, 2017 18:56

[Switzerland] World Health Assembly Concludes with Focus on Means to Achieve Health-Related SDGs

The 70th World Health Assembly reached a close last week...measures include the possibility of tax increases on tobacco and alcoholic or sugary beverages, in order to limit exposure to factors that raise the risk of developing NCDs. The policy options als
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Jun 8, 2017 16:21

Wells Fargo Is Last in Survey of 'Most Respected Companies'

last in a survey of "Most Respected American Companies" done by the investing publication Barron's. ...ranked below Philip Morris, Altria and Reynolds American — the nation's largest tobacco companies
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 8, 2017 14:43

2017 SOI: In-Store Sales

The industry’s largest in-store category, cigarettes, continued to lose share of sales. In 2011, nearly 37% of in-store sales came from cigarettes. In 2016, this number slipped to 31%, with falling smoking rates and rising state taxes weighing on sales.
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jun 8, 2017 03:32

[Canada] Strathroy businesses organization looking to create smoke-free areas within its district

Diezyn and other Strathroy business owners are calling on the municipality to amend its smoking bylaws to make it illegal for people to smoke on the sidewalks in front of businesses belonging to the town’s Business Improvement Area (BIA).
London (Ontario) Free Press (ca)
added Jun 8, 2017 03:12

Global Herbal Cigarette Market Analysis & Trends 2014-2016 - Industry Forecast to 2025: Herbal Cigarette Becoming as a Substitute for Traditional Cigarettes - Research and Markets

Availability of various flavors in herbal cigarettes / Herbal Cigarette becoming as a substitute for traditional cigarettes / Increasing public awareness about herbal cigarettes with the help of campaigns / Growth Opportunities/Investment Opportunities /
Business Wire
added Jun 7, 2017 16:48

How to measure the black market for cigarettes

plain packs. Tobacco companies claim that the move will boost the sales of contraband cigarettes by making them trickier to spot. There is one way to tell whether this actually happens: track how black-market sales change. But how can such sales be measur
The Economist
added Jun 7, 2017 14:51

[New Zealand] Front group defends tobacco sales

National tobacco control advocacy service Hapai Te Hauora says big tobacco is using a front group of dairy owners to complain about tobacco taxes, the most effective way of reducing tobacco use.
Waatea News (nz)
added Jun 7, 2017 02:25
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