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Analysis: Is it fair to penalize smokers and overeaters? Yes, say experts. Here's why.

Because it’s not just about them, say some health economists, bioethicists and public health researchers. “Your freedom is likely to be someone else’s harm,” said Daniel Callahan, senior research scholar at a bioethics think-tank, the Hastings Center.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 4, 2013 23:50
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State of Tobacco Control 2013 (PDF)

Money emerges as the core theme in State of Tobacco Control 2013—specifically how states fail to invest in preventing and reducing tobacco use, and how the tobacco industry spends money to make more in profits at the expense of the health of the American
American Lung Association
added Jan 16, 2013 07:27
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[Africa, Botswana] Govt loses millions to illegal tobacco trade

Recently, the Botswana Police reported an annual loss of P 3,328,000 through cigarette smuggling at the Tlokweng border...the MoH, in collaboration with the World Bank, is conducting a workshop aimed at eliminating illicit trade on tobacco products in th
Mmegi (bw)
added Dec 21, 2015 14:45
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10 Most Expensive Countries to Buy Cigarettes in the World

This has been the list of 10 most expensive countries to buy cigarettes in the world. The causes for these high prices are good since they promote people to quit the vice.
Insider Monkey
added Jul 25, 2015 21:39
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[Illinois] The 50-year war on smoking is far from won

Public health and medical organizations know what needs to be done to reduce the number of smokers and prevent kids from starting to smoke, Sward said. Policy changes are needed, she added, but politicians are afraid to challenge the tobacco industry's st
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 26, 2015 17:25
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[Jamaica] LETTER: No need for concern over smoking ban in tourism sector

the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica (PSJ) supports the introduction of the no-smoking policy in the interest of public health. Concerns have been expressed that this ban may have negative effects on our tourism industry. Could this be based on the assu
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 25, 2013 06:35
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[Australia, New Zealand] Plain packaging not affecting tobacco sales

The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores says tobacco sales remain consistent, despite plain packaging, but retailers are paying more in administrative and labour costs to implement the change.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Feb 10, 2013 22:22
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[Florida] New FDA rules target Tampa's cigar industry

Under the new regulations, each variety of cigars, as well as each size they are sold in, would have to be submitted to the FDA for approval to continue selling the products. Yanko Maceda, owner of Tabanero Cigars, expects submission fees to cost between
WTVT Fox13 (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Aug 9, 2016 15:40
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How A Little-Known FDA Ruling Could Cripple the Cigar Industry

“The FDA has by and large ignored Congress, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Ambassadors of Central America and local government in truly assessing the far reaching effects of this regulation," Kaizad Hansotia, CEO of Gurkha Cigars, tells MAXIM.
Maxim
added Jul 15, 2016 15:29
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KATZ: FDA’s proposed rules would snuff out small manufacturers of premium cigars

It would be shameful if Congress fails to defend J.C. Newman’s legacy and all the other small businesses that comprise the “premium cigar” industry. After all, the root of their problem is lawmakers’ foolish delegation of overly broad powers to the FDA.
Washington Times
added May 25, 2016 23:56
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