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Toxicant exposure from smoking a little cigar: further support for product regulation [FREE FULL TEXT]

Similar to cigarettes, little cigars delivered substantial nicotine and relatively more carbon monoxide. Puff volume, puff duration and time to smoke were significantly greater after cigarettes, but the temporal pattern of smoking more intensively at the
Tobacco Control
added Apr 28, 2016 16:24
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UK cigarette firm criticised over Laos tobacco tax deal

has been accused of depriving taxpayers in Laos, one of Asia's poorest countries, of tens of millions of pounds, having struck a special tax deal with its government lasting a quarter of a century. ... kept cigarette prices in the country low...But Impe
The Observer (uk)
added Oct 6, 2014 10:38
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[Philippines] A David-and-Goliath war over cigarettes

The sin tax, which raised the prices of premium cigarette brands, changed the fortunes of Fortune Tobacco and Philip Morris, which have now combined themselves into a single corporation, the Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. (PMFTC), the country’s larg
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph) [inactive]
added Jun 2, 2014 14:53
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[Philippines] BAT plans new cigarette brands

Global tobacco giant British American Tobacco is looking to launch new brands, including a budget-oriented one, in the Philippines as part of efforts to increase its market share and tap a wider client base.
Philippine Star (ph)
added Feb 17, 2013 14:57
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HUMPHREYS: Why the wealthy stopped smoking, but the poor didn't

Poorer smokers simply have a hard time quitting, for at least three reasons: 1) Lower income smokers take longer and deeper drags...poor smokers often have to make quit-attempts alongside people who are continuing to smoke...likely to lag middle class pe
Washington Post
added Jan 14, 2015 12:40
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[Asia] 'Tobacco control at a crossroads in Bangladesh'

Bangladesh, among the top five countries in tobacco consumption, stands at a “critical juncture” in controlling it, president of the US-based Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) has said.
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Jul 12, 2014 15:19
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[Africa, Australia, Uruguay] Tobacco Industry Tactics Limit Poorer Nations’ Smoking Laws

The industry is warning countries that their tobacco laws violate an expanding web of trade and investment treaties, raising the prospect of costly, prolonged legal battles, health advocates and officials said.
New York Times
added Dec 13, 2013 02:12
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[North Carolina] Japan Tobacco faces stiff challenge in trying to light up sales for discount brand

The marketing and selling of LD, which originated in Russia, represents a full-circle U.S. branding initiative by JTI. The subsidiary was formed in 1999 as part of Japan Tobacco Group’s $8 billion purchase of the non-U.S. rights to Reynolds’ cigarette br
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 23, 2016 17:56
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[South America/Caribbean] Davidoff's Global Dominance And The Future Of The Luxury Cigar Market As Cuba Opens Up

Selling off its cigarette business and concentrating on what they call a “crop-to-shop” philosophy, Davidoff is now grossing nearly $1.3 billion annually selling top-notch product through its global chain of flagship stores. With revenue rising and produc
Forbes
added Oct 21, 2015 13:08
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[Africa] Zimbabwe farmers fear winter of hunger after poor tobacco crop

Thousands of small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe fear they will be going hungry this winter after abandoning traditional staples like maize, sorghum and groundnuts for tobacco, a cash crop known locally in this southern African nation as "green gold". For 1
Reuters
added Aug 7, 2015 20:31
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