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India: steep decline in tobacco consumption in India reported in second Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2017)

For a large and diverse country like India, effective tobacco control has always been a daunting task. In the last five years, the country has witnessed a number of legal battles between the government and the tobacco industry. At one point, a parliament
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jun 25, 2017 15:03

An Open Letter to Newly Named FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

I am writing you on behalf of a small, artisanal industry—the handmade cigar industry...They fear extinction...The Obama Administration moved control of the cigar industry to the FDA, and after years of threats and uncertainty the FDA has shackled the cig
Cigar Aficionado
added Jun 25, 2017 13:26

FDA Commissioner Testifies to Senate About Premium Cigars

I also understand there are a number of legislative measures to exempt premium cigars. If Congress were to act, we’d be happy to work with legislators to mitigate any unintended consequences of these measures. I don’t want to comment too specifically give
added Jun 25, 2017 13:24

Cigar Aficionado President Trump Cuts Cuba Travel, Changes Obama-Era Rules

Making good on a campaign promise to Cuban-Americans in Miami to "demand" reforms in Cuba, President Trump today returned to that city to announce new restrictions on U.S. travel and trade to the island. Cigar smokers will be pleased to know that the rule
Cigar Aficionado
added Jun 25, 2017 13:21

Meet President Trump's Outside Legal Team

Marc Kasowitz...represented Liggett — the smallest of the big tobacco companies. At his suggestion, Liggett broke with the industry and began settling lawsuits filed by smokers and states seeking damages for smoking-related illnesses. Up until that point
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Jun 24, 2017 18:23

[Minnesota] Letter: In the pocket of Big Tobacco

Why did Reps. Dave Baker and Tim Miller and Sen. Andrew Lang vote in favor of the big tobacco companies and against the health of our children? These three Republicans each voted at least twice to follow the wishes of Big Tobacco to freeze the tobacco t
West Central Tribune (MN)
added Jun 24, 2017 18:21

[Illinois] Vernon Hills may be next to raise age to buy tobacco to 21

The village board has directed an ordinance be drafted for official action to reflect that change and update the definition of tobacco products to include e-cigarettes. Raising the age to possess tobacco products was considered during a discussion Tue
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added Jun 24, 2017 18:21
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[Colorado] Aspen to Prohibit Tobacco Sales to Anyone Under 21

Aspen, one of the more environmentally friendly cities in Colorado, has now made a change that affects people under 21 in regards to tobacco. With doing so, they’ve become the first city in the state to do so. If you were born in 1998, you may not agr
KREX | (Grand Junction, CO)
added Jun 24, 2017 18:21

[Africa, Nigeria] NGO wants strict monitoring of ban on sale of cigarettes to under-aged

The Mandate Health Empowerment Initiative (MHEI), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has urged the Federal Government to ensure strict monitoring of the ban on the sale of cigarettes to persons under 18 years. (ng)
added Jun 24, 2017 18:20

[New York] Where’s the harm?

A health-care policy advisor at the Heartland Institute has questioned whether the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can build an argument demonstrating that vaping creates a public harm. And in replying to his own question, Dr. John Dale Dunn, M
Tobacco Reporter
added Jun 24, 2017 18:20
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