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Coal's in crosshairs, but Vermont not done quitting tobacco

Vermont's debate over divesting coal and oil from its pension portfolio appears to have smoked out an uncomfortable truth: Nearly 20 years after the state proclaimed its pension funds tobacco-free, they still contain some tobacco investments.
Caledonian-Record (St. Johnsbury, VT)
added Apr 15, 2016 11:25

[Europe, Malta] John Dalli loses appeal against EU Commission President Barroso

The European Court of Justice today rejected an appeal filed by former EU Commissioner John Dalli over his resignation from the European Commission. Mr Dalli had filed the appeal after the General Court had declared that Mr Dalli’s action seeking the an
Malta Independent (mt)
added Apr 15, 2016 09:57

California pension system reconsiders tobacco divestment

In a letter to the head of the CalPERS board, executives from the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association say investing in tobacco companies would send the message that California supports the industry. "It i
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 15, 2016 05:06

[UK] Stolen Years: How smoking disproportionately harms those with mental health conditions

“It is time to challenge the idea that smoking amongst people with mental health conditions is either inevitable or intractable: it is not. With a determined and collective effort we can save millions of people from early death and avoid years of life be
ASH London (uk)
added Apr 14, 2016 14:23

Does Tobacco Violate Human Rights?

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) recently heard testimony from experts on why tobacco should be considered a human rights issue...argued that the failure of governments to curtail tobacco industry practices such as marketing to child
ADVANCE Newsmagazines/Merion Publications, Inc.
added Apr 14, 2016 14:22

Despite 'Divestment,' Vermont Pension Fund Still Generating Returns Off Tobacco Stocks

During a meeting of the Vermont Pension Investment Committee on Wednesday, fund administrators revealed that the state likely has some interest in tobacco stocks. In an interview Wednesday evening, State Treasurer Beth Pearce said the investment committ
Vermont Public Radio (VPR)
added Apr 14, 2016 01:11

[Asia, India] Golden Tobacco first to implement 85% pictorial health warnings

Health activists have welcomed the move by Golden Tobacco Company, among the oldest companies in the business of manufacturing tobacco items in India, to implement 85 per cent pictorial health warnings on both sides of their products. Brands Panama and
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 13, 2016 22:31

[Canada] Government of Alberta won't switch legal consortium in tobacco litigation case

Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley confirmed that she won't make any changes with regards to the legal consortium representing the province in a gigantic lawsuit against the industry of tobacco. Ganley has previously stated that she was in favor of
Lawyer Herald
added Apr 13, 2016 15:02

[Canada] Cameron Hutchison: Questions at heart of high-priced ethics review could have been answered on the cheap

Next time, maybe the minister and her deputies should check their files before rushing off for a high-priced legal opinion on the taxpayers’ dime.
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added Apr 13, 2016 07:26

[Canada] Alberta government won't ask RCMP to review Redford tobacco litigation case

The Alberta government won’t call in the RCMP to review an ethics investigation into Alison Redford’s handling of the province’s $10-billion tobacco litigation contract, a Justice department official confirmed Tuesday.
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added Apr 13, 2016 07:25
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