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[Asia, India] Should the govt hold stake in tobacco firms?

That’s the substance of a case filed by a group of individuals, some of whom run the Tata Trusts, in the Bombay high court. The case—the court is yet to decide whether to admit it or not—specifically names ITC Ltd, which it refers to as “primarily” a tob
livemint.com (in)
added Apr 17, 2017 19:19
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[Asia, India] Globally, insurers have small holding in tobacco firms, but some moving away

In most cases the insurance companies are privately owned with a clear profit motive, and their stakes are limited to 2-3% of the total shareholding of the tobacco firms.
The Economic Times (India)
added Apr 17, 2017 18:58
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[Asia, India] PIL in HC questions govt policy on tobacco

A PIL in the Bombay High Court has questioned the Union govenment's policy of allowing public sector insurance companies to invest in the tobacco industry, which, it said, contradicts the "anti-tobacco" stance taken by the Centre. The PIL was recently fi
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 16, 2017 19:40
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LEE: State senator: North Dakota remains committed to anti-smoking efforts

BreatheND has been the source of a great deal of misinformation. A 2008 initiated measure resulted in establishment of BreatheND to use the additional money given to states who had participated in the lawsuit against tobacco companies. Those extra funds
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
added Apr 15, 2017 19:19
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Lime Crime put its Mother's Day lip kit in a cigarette carton to sell to young moms WHAT.

One could say that lipstick packaging that glamorizes smoking is questionable enough — but then framing that as somehow being empowering to women is absurd.
Revelist
added Apr 14, 2017 23:31
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[Asia, India] PIL questions govt. insurance firms’ investments in ITC

A public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the Bombay High Court has challenged the large investments made by government-owned insurance companies in cigarette maker ITC, which is the country’s largest fast moving consumer goods company in terms of mark
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 14, 2017 18:27
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[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Kentuckians support statewide smoke-free law

Why, when the losses are so huge, do lawmakers still bow to tobacco? Altria (the company formerly known as Philip Morris) has spent $573,000 since 2013 to lobby the legislature. It’s always one of the top spenders on lobbying our lawmakers.
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Apr 12, 2017 13:54
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E-cigarette critics get research dollars from industry competitors

The prestigious Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic and its Nicotine Dependence Center, for one, has followed the FDA’s lead in calling e-cigarettes a method to avoid... But the fine print at the end of both lists the following “potential” conflicts of interest:
Town Hall
added Apr 10, 2017 15:52
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] CTC pitches its annual report on ‘Beyond the Smoke’

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) with a 111-year presence in Sri Lanka has pitched its just released annual report on the theme "Beyond the Smoke" to highlight its contribution to the national economy through what is now universally accepted as a highlyco
The Island (lk)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:34
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Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

Lack of awareness of the environmental impact of cigarette butt litter has caused the littering rate of cigarette butts to grow to 65% in recent years and continues to be an emerging concern.
Keep America Beautul
added Apr 10, 2017 18:59
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