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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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[New York] Nat Sherman Celebrates 85th Anniversary With $100,000 Charitable Donation

in celebration of its 85th anniversary, the Company has raised over $100,000 for food banks and hunger-related charities across the country, including over $30,000 for City Harvest in New York City...raised funds by hosting a series of high-profile dinne
PR Newswire
added Nov 11, 2015 20:26
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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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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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The ‘diverse, dynamic new world of global tobacco control’? An analysis of participation in the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions Developing countries face particular barriers to participating in the COP process, and their engagement in global tobacco control is likely to diminish in the absence of specific measures to support their effective participation.
Tobacco Control
added Jun 11, 2013 14:25
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The effect of cigarette prices on brand-switching in China: a longitudinal analysis of data from the ITC China survey

China's large price spread across cigarette brands appears to alter the brand selection of some consumers, especially smokers of cheaper brands. Tobacco pricing and tax policy can influence consumers’ incentives to switch brands. In particular, whereas ad
Tobacco Control
added May 23, 2013 13:39
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[Massachusetts] Conference Announcement: Governance of Tobacco in the 21st Century

How do international laws and institutions regarding tobacco, trade, investment, agriculture and economic development intersect? What are the implications for global tobacco control efforts? How should public health concerns be taken into account in inte
Harvard Law Bulletin
added Jan 21, 2013 16:45
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Highlights from the American Journal of Public Health: November 2012 issue

1) Secondhand smoke exposure is attributable to health and economic burden . . . 3) Tobacco use patterns differ across U.S. states and subpopulations
Newswise
added Sep 20, 2012 17:45
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[Tanzania] Tobacco consumption affects food budget - Study

Prof Asmerom Kidane said that implementing the World Health Organisation (WHO) framework on tobacco control would help reduce the impact of cigarette and tobacco smoking on food poverty. “The report hypothesizes that the majority of smokers belong to a
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Jan 4, 2015 10:23
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