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Altria Profit Tops Estimates as Smokers Spend Gas Savings

Altria has raised prices on its traditional cigarettes, which include the Marlboro and Virginia Slims brands, while also developing products for the faster-growing e-cigarette market. Low gas prices and rising wages for lower-income workers also are help
Bloomberg News
added Jul 30, 2015 05:33

[Idaho] EDITORIAL: U.S. Chamber should stop supporting Big Tobacco

Consumers should also join this fray by refusing to contribute their dollars to any company that pays dues to the U.S. Chamber of Tobacco Peddlers.
Idaho Mountain Express
added Jul 29, 2015 11:42

[Asia] Monitoring tobacco use is central to understanding and reversing the tobacco epidemic

Countries can use the Global Adults Tobacco Survey (GATS) Atlas to identify the gaps in their tobacco control policies and learn about the value of implementing MPOWER measures.
Asian Tribune
added Jul 29, 2015 11:23

[Kentucky] The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia

Smoking increases lung cancer risk by up to 14 times—not enough to account for all the cases in the region....The most likely explanation is that many carcinogens are mixing together: adding radon or asbestos to smoking pushes the risk up to 300 times hig
added Jul 28, 2015 12:21

[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
added Aug 7, 2015 20:31

[UK] Woman, 42, set up her home as a shop to sell counterfeit Gucci and Ralph Lauren clothes, knock-off perfume and illicit tobacco worth £3,000

Kelly Marie Pearson stored almost £3,000 worth of fake goods at her home ... Court said it was not 'victimless crime' as counterfeit cigarettes are encouraging 'poorest people' to smoke
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 19, 2015 22:27

Researchers find disparities in smoke-free laws

Communities with less education and lower per capita income are less likely to have laws that completely prohibit smoking in public places, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Public Health that examined community level dispar
added Jul 18, 2015 13:03

ClearWay Minnesota(SM) grants to bring cessation help to low-income tobacco users

today approved five new grants to community-based organizations serving Minnesotans of low socioeconomic status. The grants will fund these organizations to create pathways to quit-smoking help for the low-income tobacco users they already serve.
PR Newswire
added Jul 17, 2015 12:35

U.S. Chamber Interference in Countries’ Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use: Country Case Studies

The U.S. Chamber and its European AmCham affiliates, expressing many of the same arguments used by the tobacco industry, intervened at a number of points during TPD negotiations arguing that proposed measures such as standardized packaging (also known as
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids International
added Jul 16, 2015 13:23

New Report Details How U.S. Chamber of Commerce Helps Tobacco Industry Fight Life-Saving Policies in Over a Dozen Countries

shows that the U.S. Chamber’s pro-tobacco activities span the globe and often target low- and middle-income countries vulnerable to bullying by the economic might of the leading U.S. business lobby. These countries include Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Jamai
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 16, 2015 13:14
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