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[UK] New chairman Jan du Plessis brings his eclectic CV to BT

This week the South African-born executive was named as the new chairman of BT Group, which has been rocked by an accounting scandal. BT is just the latest in series of blue-chip UK-listed companies that have turned to the South African to head up their
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 10, 2017 17:10
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Editorial: Raising smoking age would benefit students, youth

The bill's chief sponsor, Speaker Benjamin Cruz, said he introduced the bill, called the Youth Protection Act of 2017...Cruz said the legislation is for "every high school student who's felt pressured by her peers; every cancer survivor who's suffered fr
postguam.com (gu)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:32
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Parents, counsellors laud move to raise legal smoking age to 21

cheers from counsellors and parents worried about their teens being influenced to pick up the habit. But tobacco retailers also pointed to some practical problems that may arise, such as whether licensed over-the-counter cigarette sellers will now have t
TODAYonline (sg)
added Mar 10, 2017 15:26
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[Netherlands] 80% of major Dutch pension funds invest in tobacco: report

More than two-thirds (80 per cent) of major Dutch pension funds have investments in the tobacco industry, according to a report by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development, which shared responses from 30 of the country’s 50 largest
Benefits Canada (ca)
added Mar 9, 2017 21:40
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[Europe] EU sees ‘strategic advantage’ of biofuels in aviation

biotech company SunChem, which has developed a novel tobacco crop called “Solaris” that makes energy out of tobacco. The Solaris crop is cultivated by smallholder farmers and is considered an opportunity to grow sustainable bioenergy resources while simu
EurActiv
added Mar 9, 2017 20:58
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] ABDULLAH: Tobacco a threat to development — Muhammad Sha’ani Abdullah

National Kenaf and Tobacco Board that is currently conducting consultation to implement Licencing of Tobacco and Tobacco Products Regulation 2011, should include a condition that no retail store within and in the vicinity of educational institutions and
Malay Mail (my)
added Mar 9, 2017 20:58
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FDA Issues Proposed Guidance on Sampling Restrictions

(FDA) Center for Tobacco Products has released a proposed guidance document explaining the agency’s recommendations on how retailers, distributors and manufacturers can comply with the federal tobacco regulation that prohibits distributing or giving away
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Mar 9, 2017 19:13
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The God portfolio: ‘Biblically responsible’ investors flock to biotech

A pair of index funds launched last week promise to filter out companies that don’t “align with biblical values.” That means no “sin stocks” that deal in alcohol, tobacco, or firearms. Instead, they’re exclusively investing in “inspiring” companies, acc
statnews.com
added Mar 9, 2017 15:58
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[California] CAMPAIGN

The goal is to improve the health of Californians through changes in community stores and to educate people how in-store product marketing influences consumption of unhealthy products. Flavors: Real California teens talk about vaping.
Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community campaign
added Mar 9, 2017 15:28
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E-cigarettes easier to get than fresh produce in Southern California stores

An increasing number of Southern California stores sell e-cigarettes, and shoppers are more likely to find fruit-flavored tobacco products than fresh produce on the shelves. That’s according to 2016 data released Wednesday by the statewide “Healthy Stor
Orange County (CA) Register
added Mar 9, 2017 15:25
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