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MILOV: The time to regulate e-cigarettes is now

Swift regulation by the FDA will help preserve America's hard-won anti-smoking victory and help ensure that parts of the US economy do not, once again, become dependent on nicotine.
Christian Science Monitor
added Jan 9, 2014 17:38
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Cigarette trafficking in five northeastern US cities

Reducing cigarette trafficking would increase the effectiveness of tobacco taxes in reducing smoking and generate additional tax revenue, particularly in higher-taxed cities. Federal action to reduce cigarette trafficking, such as a track-and-trace system
Tobacco Control
added Jan 4, 2014 12:27
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BILLION DOLLAR BABY: CONTRABAND TOBACCO’S PRICE TAG IN AUSTRALIA

The report was developed by KPMG LLP in the UK, and commissioned by British American Tobacco Australia (BATA), Philip Morris Limited and Imperial Tobacco Australia. It shows that the overall size of the market has grown from 11.8% to 13.3% and more than
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Nov 8, 2013 21:04
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[Canada] FERLAND: Nobody is immune to negative effect of contraband tobacco

the province would be wise to exercise extreme caution when it comes to tobacco taxation. While governments have been known to be quite addicted to tobacco taxes, and use taxation as an easy fix — as evidenced by the latest $2-per-carton increase that too
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Nov 1, 2013 08:24
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[Jamaica] LETTER: No retreat on smoking ban

It is not the Tobacco Control Regulations that will hurt the poor, but the tobacco industry (and others who benefit financially), which markets and sells an addictive and unhealthy product which is bought by mainly those who can least afford it.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 8, 2013 14:18
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[California] Joel Hay: Thank you for smoking

Tobacco had the misfortune of being singled out in the Affordable Care Act as the only politically incorrect vice subject to health plan premium surcharges. Starting next year, many Americans will have a new incentive to smoke, as a result of how ACA mand
Orange County (CA) Register
added Aug 26, 2013 05:27
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CHOKSHI/STINE: Reconsidering the Politics of Public Health FREE ONLINE FIRST

unless the health community lays out a clearer path to a politically successful savvy state. This path must directly respond to prevalent and legitimate concerns embodied by nanny state critiques—while guiding political leadership toward serious and creat
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Aug 23, 2013 15:20
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Michigan Restaurant Association says members are doing fine with smoking ban in place

agrees most eateries are actually doing better or doing the same. That's the word from Justin Winslow, who is the lobbyist for the group. He told Lansing's MIRS News that the MRA has adapted and is no longer trying to change the law.
1450 WHTC (Holland, MI)
added Aug 12, 2013 18:11
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The Cost of a Smoker: $5,816

Researchers at The Ohio State University estimated that the largest cost, at $3,077 annually, came from taking smoking breaks. ... The second largest cost, at $2,056, was related to excess health care expenses.
New York Times Blogs
added Aug 7, 2013 17:52
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Preventing Chronic Disease | The Economic Impact of Smoke-Free Laws on Restaurants and Bars in 9 States

Results suggest that smoke-free laws did not have an adverse economic impact on restaurants or bars in any of the states studied; they provided a small economic benefit in 1 state. On the basis of these findings, we would not expect a statewide smoke-fre
Preventing Chronic Disease (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC)
added Aug 1, 2013 19:31
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