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[Massachusetts] Tobacco grant to target smoking, vaping among Fall River area teens

The announcement of the grants, which will be awarded to 16 municipal health departments over four years, comes 10 days after Gov. Charlie Baker signed a law raising the tobacco-buying age to 21 statewide The state Department of Public Health on Monday
Fall River (MA) Herald News
added Aug 7, 2018 18:14
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[UK] Revealed: tobacco giant's secret plans to see off plain cigarette packets

Documents circulated within [PMI]...marked "for internal discussion and illustration purposes only", show how the owner of the Marlboro brand drew up an astonishingly detailed attack plan to "ensure that PP [plain packaging] is not adopted in the UK".
The Observer (uk)
added Aug 7, 2018 17:52
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Cigar Makers Skirt Flavor Bans With Ambiguous Labels

tobacco companies are increasingly labeling flavored little cigars and other tobacco products with names that are ambiguous and non-descriptive to get around these restrictions, CDC researchers report. They found that between 2012 and 2016, cigar sales i
MedPage Today
added Aug 7, 2018 17:49
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Judge Kavanaugh’s Deregulatory Agenda

In a controversial case involving the Food and Drug Administration’s attempt to regulate tobacco products during the Clinton administration, the Supreme Court suggested that in “extraordinary cases” involving issues of great “economic and political magnit
The American Prospect
added Aug 7, 2018 17:46
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[Africa, South Africa] VEGTER: Tobacco Bill unjustified by government’s own impact assessment

The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill (‘Tobacco Bill’), which is open for comment until 9 August 2018, imposes draconian new rules and restrictions on the sale and use of tobacco products, and controversially places electro
Daily Maverick (za)
added Aug 7, 2018 16:45
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Independent Institute

S. Fred Singer are Research Fellows and Richard Vedder is a Senior Fellow . All of the above have a long history of working for the Tobacco Institute (TI) and/or Philip Morris and all nine were also members of the 'Academic Advisory Board' for the pro-t
SourceWatch (Center for Media & Democracy)
added Aug 7, 2018 16:41
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[UK] PRYOR: A tax on vaping would lead to more smoking deaths

Our smoking rate is the second lowest in Europe because we’ve embraced a liberal, evidence-based approach to e-cigarettes. An unlikely coalition of public health bodies, anti-smoking campaigners and free marketeers is united in recognising that vaping ha
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:40
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[UK] WALLACE: A vaping tax would kill people

A couple of months ago, I warned that the enthusiasm of some Conservative politicians (Sarah Wollaston, I’m looking at you) for dour, miseryguts policies – taxing puddings and sweets, bringing the weight of the state to bear as a tool to bully people for
ConservativeHome (blog) (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:39
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[UK] Chancellor warned off duty on vaping

Britain’s 2.8 million vapers could be taxed in the autumn budget as Philip Hammond seeks funds to pay for a cash injection into the NHS. The Treasury is looking at a range of possible tax rises to pay for the £83 billion extra needed for the health serv
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:37
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[Illinois] Kwame Raoul says he can't be bought by controversial tobacco executive donation

Raoul's Democratic opponents in the primary criticized him for taking $100,000 in donations from tobacco executive Don Levin. Levin, who also owns the Chicago Wolves, is fighting the state over money from the tobacco settlements. Raoul explained wh
OurQuadCities.com WHBF-TV/KGCW-TV/KJLB-TV (Rock Island,IL)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:19
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