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[California] Jerry Brown fires doctor in anti-tobacco tax ad

Under pressure from health advocates, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday removed a controversial physician from a state health board after she appeared in an industry-funded ad
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added May 11, 2012 10:24

[California] Dan Morain: Big tobacco's unlikeliest ally

Sacramento (CA) Bee
added May 6, 2012 16:33

[Canada] Plain Packaging Regulation to have Devastating Impact, Small Business Retailers Seeking Exemption

Small Guys Cigar Group, are drawing attention to the dire impact that a pending regulation will have on their niche industry...Plain Packaging would require the standardization of all tobacco products sold in Canada. A move that could see more than 180 l
added Sep 5, 2018 16:02

[New York] Summer Friday? Michael Cohen enjoys lunch at Barneys for the SECOND time in a week while wearing a $3K blazer, then relaxes with his cigar-smoking pals - as his future is decided in court

under criminal investigation for 'fraud', 'largely' over his personal business dealings, prosecutors revealed on Friday, however this news didn't seem to phase Cohen particularly, as he joined a group of cigar-smoking pals outside his New York hotel follo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 14, 2018 01:06

White House could be blowing smoke with plan to cut nicotine in cigarettes

By that thinking, Trump is publicly signaling a willingness to go after tobacco companies. But in private, his relationship with the industry is very much nudge-nudge, wink-wink, with an understanding that tobacco firms will enjoy a free hand on what ma
Los Angeles Times
added Mar 23, 2018 21:42

[Canada, USA] Tory MP tells committee that illegal tobacco sales financed 1993 World Trade Center attack

Finley told a parliamentary committee this week she believes contraband tobacco sales financed “the blowing up of the Twin Towers,” as she argued against a government bill that would implement plain packaging for cigarettes. Though Finley clarified to th
National Post (ca)
added Mar 11, 2018 21:27

[Canada] Hampstead moves to butt out smoking in public areas

City council has tabled a bill that would ban smoking on all streets, sidewalks and public parks, citing a concern over the danger of second-hand smoke. Residents and visitors would still be able to smoke on their property or in their homes or cars if t
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Mar 7, 2018 04:07

UK news media representations of smoking, smoking policies and tobacco bans in prisons [FREE FULL TEXT]

Policy-makers’ communications when engaging in discussion around smoke-free prison policies should draw on the generally smooth transitions to smoke-free prisons to date, and on evidence on health benefits of smoke-free environments and smoking cessation.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 20, 2018 00:19


A bill seeking a significant overhaul of taxes in the Commonwealth of Virginia is calling for an increase in the state’s tobacco tax on cigars and other tobacco products from 10 to 23 percent of the wholesale price. S.B. 390 addresses numerous facets of
added Jan 18, 2018 01:58

Zimbabwe Government Meets Evicted White Farmers Who Left Country

While agriculture has partially recovered in Zimbabwe, it’s been at a cost. The country recently produced a record tobacco crop, although the quality of the harvest has suffered.
Bloomberg News
added Dec 16, 2017 17:43
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