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Are ‘natural’ cigarette smokers being misled?

Natural American Spirit tobacco products are marketed as “natural” and “additive-free,” and many users think that means the cigarettes are safer to smoke, according to a recent U.S. study. This raises the concern that people who might otherwise quit smok
Reuters
added Jan 20, 2017 21:57
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Dispute erupts over KT&G global sales promotion

However, some have taken issue with the company's pride in its sales in developing countries, where government regulations on tobacco companies are more lax, claiming this could end up posing health risks to smokers there. "Exporting lots of cigarettes
Korea Times (kr)
added Jan 20, 2017 20:01
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G Overseas Sales Boast Draws Criticism

A firestorm of condemnation followed hot on the heels of the press release, with critics denouncing the company for boasting about sales of cigarettes, often referred to as death sticks, in less developed countries with lax tobacco regulations. “Many p
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Jan 20, 2017 19:52
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Advancing the right to health: the vital role of law: Chapter 13: Tobacco control (PDF)

· The interests of the tobacco industry are in irreconcilable conflict with public health. Governments should limit their interaction with the tobacco industry, ensure that any interactions that do occur are transparent, avoid conflicts of interest and
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 19, 2017 18:42
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The Latest: Alabama Dem asks Trump, Lewis to end feud

Franken asked how he squared his ownership of tobacco stock and his vote against a 2009 bill bolstering tobacco regulations with his doctor's oath to do no harm. Price said he assumed the stocks were part of broader mutual funds or pension plans he owned
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 18, 2017 21:38
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[Asia, Israel] HEALTH MINISTER PROMISES ACTION TO REDUCE SMOKING

Despite the WHO regulations, Litzman and his associate deputy director-general Prof. Itamar Grotto both met with e-cigarette representatives and, previously, with Phillip Morris... The ministry also announced that a ministry team to prevent smoking would
Jerusalem Post
added Jan 17, 2017 00:11
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Ireland's investment body could be stopped investing in tobacco - but doesn't invest very much in tobacco

A LAW HAS been proposed that would see Ireland’s Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) banned from investing in tobacco companies. The proposal was floated by Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Health and Mental Health, Dr Keith Swanick.
The Journal.ie (ie)
added Jan 17, 2017 00:05
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[Ireland] The Irish State has just sold its shares in big tobacco companies

THE IRISH STATE’S sovereign wealth fund has just sold all of its shares in tobacco companies in a move to offload some of its ‘legacy investments’. Finance Minister Michael Noonan announced today that the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (Isif) “has com
The Journal.ie (ie)
added Jan 17, 2017 00:04
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[UK] Imperial on the rack over boss’s bonus bonanza

Tobacco giant Imperial Brands is facing a shareholder rebellion over plans to award its chief executive a pay packet worth as much as £8.5m a year. Under the new proposals, Alison Cooper, who was paid £5.5m last year, would earn a significantly higher b
Times Of London (uk)
added Jan 16, 2017 15:32
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[Indiana] Vaping law may get big overhaul

State Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, said he will file a bill to “stop the monopoly” that was created by legislation passed in 2015 and amended in 2016, which essentially put one private security firm in charge of deciding which firms could manufacture t
Columbus (IN) Republic
added Jan 15, 2017 18:26
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