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[UK] Cigarette companies won't go down without a fight: What plain packaging means for Britain’s tobacco industry

Now the elephant in the room is the question of where big tobacco will focus its incredible investment and marketing power? The obvious choice for cigarette companies is to increase their dominance in the electronic cigarette (vaping) industry. Not onl
The Drum (uk)
added Mar 13, 2015 14:15

[Australia, Uruguay] SECCOMBE: Big Tobacco's plan to stub out plain packaging

it’s vitally important that Australia fight Big Tobacco to the end, not only for it’s own citizens’ sake, but also for the sake of those in less affluent countries, who are now the industry’s prime targets. Second, we’ve got to be a whole lot more carefu
The Saturday Paper (au)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:32

[Australia] Visualizing the booming business of big tobacco

Oliver notes that the tobacco industry is booming thanks to growing demand from developing countries. The screen grabs from IHME’s tobacco visualization tool, below, illustrate these trends... Number of smokers in developed countries, males (green), and f
added Mar 7, 2015 13:14

Cigarette tax hike would hurt poor Ohioans, study says

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a conservative-leaning free-market think tank, issued its report as the Ohio House is considering Kasich's proposal to increase cigarette and tobacco taxes to help pay for income tax cuts.
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Mar 5, 2015 16:45

[California] PAC with tobacco ties pushes for Nury Martinez, L.A. ballot measures

A political action committee partly backed by an affiliate of tobacco giant Phillip Morris USA is helping to promote the reelection bid of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and two measures to change L.A.’s election date, according to city reco
Los Angeles Times
added Feb 27, 2015 11:39

North Dakota Lawmakers Reject Tobacco Tax Hike

Rep. Vicky Steiner (R-Dickinson) says she couldn’t support the bill because it was a regressive tax...Americans for Tax Reform, said another important aspect of the House vote was that it made North Dakota the first state to define e-cigarettes as a non-t
Heartland Institute
added Mar 1, 2015 12:42
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[Ireland] Poorer people are still most likely to smoke

Smoking rates may be falling - but the figures mask the high number of people in lower incomes who are still puffing away. The Irish Cancer Society said that a special, targeted effort needs to be made in disadvantaged communities so that the health div
Irish Independent (ie)
added Feb 20, 2015 03:50

VIDEO: YACH: E-cigarettes save lives / I understand why anti-smoking activists so distrust vaping. I'm one of them. But the evidence is clear

If influential health officials were to make these points repeatedly, public sentiment towards e-cigs would shift quickly...All of us involved in tobacco control need to keep that prize in mind as we redouble efforts to make up for 50 years of ignoring th
The Spectator (uk)
added Feb 19, 2015 17:12

[Australia] John Oliver Takes Down Big Tobacco / Exposing how tobacco companies target kids, bully countries around the world

took just 18 minutes for political satirist John Oliver to rip those claims to shreds ... It deserves a serious response from countries around the world. Governments should enact proven measures to reduce tobacco use as required by the international toba
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 18, 2015 11:52

New CDC Vital Signs: Secondhand Smoke Exposure / 58 million nonsmokers in US still exposed

declines in exposure to SHS have been slower and exposure remains higher among children, blacks, those who live in poverty, and those who live in rental housing. The report finds two in every five children aged three to 11 years are still exposed to SHS.
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Feb 17, 2015 18:07
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