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[New York] Clashing Visions for Old Rail Bed (Just Don’t Call It the High Line of Queens)

a ghost rail bed — which came into the city’s hands thanks to a careless cigarette smoker ... destroyed by a fire after an unextinguished cigarette was tossed from a train window. The damage was estimated at $1 million. The railroad, then in bankruptcy, c
New York Times
added Jul 31, 2014 08:20
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[Florida] LETTER: No Cigars, No Cigar Illness

What about tobacco’s impact on the national economy through increased medical costs and lost productivity, and on public health through more than 400,000 deaths a year? Nostalgia shouldn’t undermine the F.D.A.’s authority to regulate products that kill w
New York Times
added Jul 31, 2014 08:15
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Some Iowans blowing smoke about tobacco use

David Brown, Wellmark's executive vice president, said his company tried to set its tobacco-use surcharge at a reasonable level. "Obviously, smokers are more expensive to care for, but if you price it too high, you're just encouraging people to lie," he
Des Moines (IA) Register
added Jul 30, 2014 19:42
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Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

Medical costs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The yearly financial toll of COPD (which includes
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 30, 2014 16:39
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Here's Where Smoking Even The Occasional Cigarette Will Cost You Serious Cash

A new report from InsuranceQuotes.com highlights how much the cost of a life insurance policy changes depending on age, sex, and lifestyle, and that the change is pretty significant. Smokers see the most drastic price increase. On average, they pay 235%
Business Insider
added Jul 29, 2014 02:04
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Men Pay 38% More for Life Insurance Than Women, Smokers Pay 235% More Than Non-Smokers Age is Another Key Factor; Rates Rise Sharply After Age 35

according to a new insuranceQuotes.com report. The gap grows with age: for example, 25-year-old men pay 25% more than 25-year-old women for the same policy. At age 45, men pay 32% more than women, and at age 65, the gap grows to 40%.
PR Newswire
added Jul 29, 2014 00:40
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Shift to pipe tobacco, large Cigars Saves Tobacco Firms Billions

A 2009 law that raised federal taxes on tobacco products to discourage smoking triggered a market shift to pipe tobacco and large cigars, costing the U.S. Treasury billions in lost revenue... which will be the focus of a congressional hearing on Tuesday
CNBC
added Jul 28, 2014 22:56
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[Alabama] Hottest Weekend of the Year Fest; More Downtown Bars Go Non-Smoking

The trend in Downtown Huntsville seems to be now leaning towards non-smoking, especially as these establishments see an increase in their patrons, rather than a decrease.
WHNT NewsChannel 19 (Huntsville, AL)
added Jul 28, 2014 20:57
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[Africa] ACEMAH: Time to snuff out tobacco growing in Uganda

the best solution to avert the neg­ative consequences of smoking is for the people of Uganda to abandon growing tobacco altogether. As I have argued above, there are many viable and better alternatives which are readily available.
The Independent (ug)
added Jul 28, 2014 05:06
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SEE IT: Plane returns to Toronto after passenger threatens to ‘bomb Canada’

Two American fighter jets accompanied Sunwing Flight 772 from West Virginia back to Toronto after Ali Shahi, 25, became agitated... "He basically just tore a strip off her, explaining how expensive the cigarettes are here in Canada, he hates Canada," wit
New York Daily News
added Jul 25, 2014 23:45
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