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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Banks offer 60pc funding for tobacco farming

Over 60 percent of financing from banks will be dedicated for tobacco financing as banks believe that tobacco repayment arrangements are markedly more efficient and effective
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 3, 2014 20:07
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[Illinois] Gas stations fight to sell flavored cigarettes closer to schools

A group of independent gas stations is asking a judge to allow them to continue selling menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products within 500 feet of Chicago schools while proceeding with a federal lawsuit challenging a city ban on such sales
Chicago Tribune
added Nov 3, 2014 14:37
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[North Carolina] Momentum slowly builds for raising age limit for buying tobacco to 21

A push to raise the age limit for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21 – or higher – is slowly building momentum nationwide, particularly in communities serving as college towns. Initiatives have been launched, if not passed, in more than 40 communities
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Nov 3, 2014 11:41
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[Asia, India] Smoking curbs likely to cast a shadow on ITC's cash cow

the company's bread and butter continues to be the tobacco business. Its September quarter performance continues to display this trend where the bulk of its profits - as much as 85 per cent - have come from the cigarettes business while its hotels and con
The Economic Times (India)
added Nov 2, 2014 10:31
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[UK] Anger over rise in illegal tobacco

Illicit sales of roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco are approaching half the market, fuelling calls for the government to abandon the duty escalator that increases excise duty every year by 2% above inflation. Tobacco company JTI said the duty escalator provid
Talking Retail (uk)
added Nov 2, 2014 10:23
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[Asia, Taiwan] Night market bans smoking

Taipei’s Ningxia Night Market (寧夏夜市) yesterday became the first night market in the city to ban smoking. Volunteers holding poster-boards stood guard at the night market’s entrances, with anti-smoking emblems plastered on the market’s stalls and tables,
Taipei Times (tw)
added Nov 2, 2014 10:17
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Kennedy: Are We Ready For Big Tobacco-Style Marketing For Marijuana?

one key dimension of the issue has been left out of the discussion until now: the marketing machine that will spring up to support these now-legal businesses, and the detrimental effect this will have on our kids.
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Nov 2, 2014 09:55
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CVS exec: Ending tobacco sales the right thing

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A top executive of CVS Caremark said Thursday that ending tobacco sales at CVS drug stores last month was the right thing to do even though the sales brought in $1 billion in revenue. "How can you be a health care company providi
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 31, 2014 11:29
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MinuteClinic Expands in New England; Debuts Rhode Island's First Retail Medical Clinics

RI welcomes 1st @MinuteClinic at CVS/pharmacy--expands access to quality care, lower costs @CVSHealthTweet...and face-to-face smoking cessation and weight loss management counseling.
PR Newswire
added Oct 31, 2014 11:19
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[North Carolina] Cigarette Plant Will Be Turned Into A Factory For Solar And Wind Farm Batteries

the once booming Phillip Morris cigarette plant in Concord, North Carolina has been reborn into a facility that churns out batteries for solar and wind farms. Swiss startup battery manufacturer Alevo plans to open up the 3.5 million square-foot plant Tue
Think Progress (blog)
added Oct 31, 2014 11:15
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