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[California] CalPERS rethinks ban on tobacco stocks

CalPERS is considering ending its 15-year-old ban on tobacco company investments after a consultant said the ban has cost the pension fund roughly $3 billion in lost profits. The reconsideration of CalPERS’ tobacco prohibition comes as part of a broader
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Apr 4, 2016 19:04

[Louisiana] Smoke-free EBR coalition has spent roughly $300K in advertising to push for full smoking ban

In the six months since it began campaigning to make East Baton Rouge Parish completely smoke-free, the Smoke-free EBR coalition has spent roughly $300,000 on a media campaign to educate residents about the dangers of secondhand smoke, coalition member L
Baton Rouge (LA) Business Report
added Apr 4, 2016 17:56

[Europe] Tobacco firms Philip Morris, British American Tobacco launch case against EU Tobacco Products Directive

Major tobacco firms have launched a legal challenge against a European directive that could increase the price of the cheapest packs of cigarettes by 70p. Philip Morris International is leading the challenge in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) agains
City A.M. (uk)
added Apr 4, 2016 14:15

[Europe, UK-Scotland] LETTER: Stand up to the anti-smoking lobbyists

Smokers, non-smokers, and others, be they politicians, media or otherwise, need to stand up to the anti-smoking dogma, check facts and bring a degree of sense into this matter.
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Apr 2, 2016 00:50

Combustible cigarettes cost less to use than e-cigarettes: global evidence and tax policy implications

Existing prices of e-cigarettes are generally much higher than of combustible cigarettes. If policymakers wish to tax e-cigarettes less than combustibles, forceful policy action—almost certainly through excise taxation—must raise the price of combustible
Tobacco Control
added Apr 1, 2016 19:13

HERINGTON: Nevada: Let’s Clear The Air (Opinion)

It’s time for Nevada to recognize the growing demand for smoke free indoor spaces and develop policies...Until then, those looking for a smoke free meeting venue in Nevada can find more than 200 locations listed in Nevada’s Smoke Free Meetings directory o
ThisisReno (NV)
added Mar 29, 2016 01:49

Cigarettes cheaper than e-cigarettes in 44 of 45 countries studied

Warnings that e-cigarettes are a cheap, tax advantaged product relative to heavily taxed combustible cigarettes have been repeatedly claimed in the scientific literature and lay media. These claims, however, do not appear to be based on empirical price d
Medical Xpress (
added Mar 28, 2016 22:55

Smoking still comes cheaper than vaping e-cigarettes

e-cigarettes actually cost higher than conventional cigarettes in most countries, new research has found. The study exposed the fact that the gap exists despite the fact that e-cigarettes are not yet widely subjected to comparable excise taxes as combu
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Mar 28, 2016 17:29

[UK-Scotland] Aberdeen bar bosses give verdict on 10th anniversary of smoking ban

And while many feel it has been a move for the better, a spokesman for the North-east’s Licensed Trade Association said there had been casualties. Vice-president George Wyatt, who runs La Lombarda on Aberdeen’s Castlegate, said: “It’s probably been good
Press Association (uk)
added Mar 27, 2016 21:37

[UK-Scotland] Benefits of smoking ban hailed 10 years on

According to the researchers who looked at the health impact, of particular concern are the smallest particles, called PM2.5, which are invisible to the human eye but can linger in the air for hours and travel deep into the lungs. Detailed measurements b
BBC Online
added Mar 27, 2016 02:43
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