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[West Virginia] Online group says no to smoking ban

Opponents of a proposed smoking ban for Hancock County are waging a public information campaign that they hope will influence the county health board's final decision. A group calling itself No2theBan.com has established a presence on the Internet that i
East Liverpool (OH) Review
added Apr 22, 2014 14:21
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[UK] Wakefield Council pledge action on smokers

Wakefield Council’s cabinet has signed up to a declaration to reduce tobacco use among the population and raise awareness of the health effects of smoking. The Local Authority Declaration on Tobacco Control is a UK-wide initiative to which councils are
Wakefield Express (uk)
added Apr 22, 2014 10:38
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[Arizona] Able Aerospace bans smoking even off the job

Benson is CEO and principal owner of Able Aerospace Services, and he runs the aerospace supply chain company with his own unique playbook. Benson does not allow workers to smoke — even off the job — saying it saves the company between $750,000 and $1 mil
Business Journal of Phoenix
added Apr 15, 2014 23:24
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[Korea - South] VIDEO: National health insurer sues 3 tobacco companies

For the first time ever here in Korea, a public organization the National Health Insurance Service, is suing cigarette companies to recover medical costs incurred due to tobacco-related illnesses. Less than a week ago, seven individuals and their familie
Arirang TV & Radio (kr)
added Apr 14, 2014 12:07
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The Economics of Tobacco Control: Evidence from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project

The economics of tobacco control: evidence from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project / Death and taxes: using the latter to reduce the former / Cigarette graphic warning labels and smoking prevalence in Canada: a critical exam
Tobacco Control
added Apr 14, 2014 09:10
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[Korea - South] UPDATE 1-S.Korea's state health insurer tobacco firms for damages

Only four tobacco lawsuits have ever been heard in South Korea, all by individuals or families, so there is no precedent of a successful action against a tobacco company. Even if the insurer prevails, Morningstar analyst Philip Gorham said the damages b
Reuters
added Apr 14, 2014 08:44
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[Asia, Korea - South, Pakistan] Smuggling of cigarettes damaging country's economy

The Korean cigarette brand PINE is being smuggled into Pakistan since many years and became the single largest smuggled brand available in the country. Despite the hue and cry of many affected parties which includes the Government of Pakistan and KT&G w
ONLINE International News Network (pk)
added Apr 14, 2014 00:32
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[Korea - South] S.Korea's state health insurer sues Philip Morris, BAT for smoking damages

South Korea's state health insurer said on Monday it was seeking an initial 53.7 billion won ($51.9 million) from three tobacco companies, including the local units of Philip Morris and British American Tobacco , to offset treatment costs for diseases lin
Reuters
added Apr 14, 2014 00:32
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[Korea - South] NHIS files complaint against three tobacco companies

To recover medical costs incurred due to tobacco-related illnesses, the National Health Insurance Service has filed a 52-million U.S. dollar complaint against the nation's biggest tobacco company KT&G, as well as Phillip Morris and British American Tobac
Arirang TV & Radio (kr)
added Apr 14, 2014 00:30
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As CVS goes cold turkey on tobacco, rivals will be watching

It has long been gospel among retailers that tobacco pulls so much business into stores, with smokers also picking up water, gum or a bag of chips, that dumping it would be a sales killer. However, with pressure from anti-smoking forces growing, tobacco
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Apr 14, 2014 00:26
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