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WEST/MARTEAU: Commentary on Casswell (2013): The commercial determinants of health - West [FREE FULL TEXT]

Reducing consumption requires re-thinking macro-economics to achieve prosperity without growth, a brave but vital initiative to curb the commercial determinants of health before the planet becomes too hostile to support human existence [7, 8].
Addiction
added Mar 21, 2013 12:08
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[UK] Ten-year jump in life expectancy for rich nations across the world - but the US lags far behind

Tobacco intake showed a surprising variation across nations. Iceland is the only country in which more women smoked than men, but the overall rate of tobacco consumption was among the lowest among rich countries. The largest disparity among OECD nations
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 7, 2015 02:11
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Cigars in Greece

Cigars are a luxury purchase, hence their consumption is strongly linked to disposable incomes. Unless the economy shows signs of recovery over the forecast period, the category is highly likely to continue to contract. Euromonitor International thus est
Euromonitor International
added Jul 20, 2014 10:02
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Does smoking affect schooling? Evidence from teenagers in rural China

we find no significant effect of youth smoking on either Chinese test scores or total years of schooling.
Science Direct
added Jun 21, 2012 15:42
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[Africa, Asia, Egypt] Healthier than ever

Although the price of cigarettes has skyrocketed in recent years, Egyptians are smoking more than ever. Multinational tobacco companies are competing aggressively for a slice of the market... "Watch Egyptian TV...the characters are smoking Marlboros," say
Zawya.com (ae)
added Feb 24, 2016 18:43
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[Asia-pacific] Less Stringent Regulatory Framework as Compared to Cigarettes Drives the Global Cigar Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Machine made cigars, cigarillos and little cigars represent the bulk of the global cigar market in terms of volume and value. The relatively less stringent tax framework and regulatory structure for cigars in comparison to cigarettes is driving smokers to
PR Web
added Mar 31, 2015 12:31
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[Wisconsin] Roll-Your-Own: Good News for Smokers, Upsetting to Others

Patch.org
added May 9, 2012 15:17
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[Africa, South Africa] Young, smoking and black drive cigar sales

ALTHOUGH it is still a small market, women and young, aspiring, black middle-class people are fuelling a spike in the growth of cigar consumption in the country. Cigars are perceived as a sign of status and wealth in South Africa, to be enjoyed socially
Business Day (za)
added Aug 14, 2014 01:39
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Drinking, smoking China Baosteel exec sacked for frugality breach

A top executive of China's Baosteel Group, the parent of Baoshan Iron & Steel, has been sacked for breaking Communist Party frugality rules, including smoking cigars and drinking expensive liquor during meetings, the party graft watchdog said.
Reuters
added Sep 9, 2015 22:54
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[New York] Stubbed Out / The cigar industry says the FDA’s proposed regulations would be devastating.

The regulations would impose three new rules that the cigar industry views as particularly devastating. First, they would subject many new cigars to a pre-market review process, which the industry says is somewhat comparable to the process the agency us
National Review
added Aug 29, 2014 14:10
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