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[UK] Forest

In January 2000, Forest's director Simon Clark told the House of Commons Select Committee on Health that 96 per cent of its total £250,000 budget came from the tobacco industry...As UK Debates Plain Packaging, Forest’s Income Doubles
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Oct 22, 2014 08:15
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[USA] New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

"I think that many members of Congress have been shocked that children are suffering nicotine poisoning from working in U.S. tobacco fields," said Jo Becker, Human Rights Watch's children's rights advocacy director. "In response, they are pushing tobacco
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 22, 2014 08:05
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[Canada] Alberta menthol ban may go up in smoke: advocates

Health advocates fear part of Alberta's flavoured tobacco legislation that would ban menthol may go up in smoke. Cathy Gladwin asked Health Minister Stephen Mandel and Premier Jim Prentice about the law last week when they knocked on her door while they
Canadian Press
added Oct 21, 2014 14:46
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[Africa, Nigeria] BATN urges fair, balanced regulation of the tobacco industry

This can only be achieved if the bill on regulating the tobacco industry that is currently being debated by the National Assembly takes into consideration the views of all stakeholders with the ultimate aim of drafting a bill that is effective and workab
BusinessDAY (ng)
added Oct 21, 2014 14:45
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[Canada] Alberta government undecided about ban on menthol tobacco

Health advocates fear part of Alberta's flavoured tobacco legislation that would ban menthol may go up in smoke. Cathy Gladwin asked Health Minister Stephen Mandel and Premier Jim Prentice about the law last week when they knocked on her door while they
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 21, 2014 14:43
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[Africa, Nigeria] CSOs urge Senate to align tobacco control bill with WHO-FCTC guidelines

AS the Senate presents the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) for public hearing this week, a coalition of civil society groups has urged the lawmakers to ensure that the bill aligns with provisions of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Oct 21, 2014 14:00
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[California] Smoking cigarettes inside apartments and condos may be banned in parts of San Mateo County

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider approving an ordinance that would ban smoking inside apartments, condominiums and other multiple-housing units. Health officials contend cigarette smoke can creep through floors, walls and air
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Oct 21, 2014 13:23
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[New York] SULLUM: For public health, let them vape cake

Critics like Constantinides and Rockefeller, guided by little more than their own idiosyncratic tastes, want to decree which flavors adult vapers may consume, even at the cost of deterring smokers from quitting. These taste tyrants elevate hypothetical t
New York Daily News
added Oct 21, 2014 13:21
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The MaddowBlog: GOP blames Obama for obstruction on Surgeon General

Congressional Republicans seem to agree that it’s in the nation’s interests to have a Surgeon General, but they don’t want to take responsibility for derailing a qualified nominee. On the contrary, they now seem eager to blame President Obama for their k
MSNBC
added Oct 21, 2014 11:13
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[USA] Trade deal must have tobacco exception, key Democrat warns

to include an exception stating that tobacco products would not have the same legal protections as other trade items under the agreement. The statement by Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan was a warning to the White House, which is trying to wrap up the nego
Washington DC Examiner
added Oct 21, 2014 10:55
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