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truth initiative and cvs launch program to help hbcus and community colleges go tobacco-free

are joining together to help historically black colleges and universities and community colleges across the country implement comprehensive smoke- or tobacco-free campus policies. Less than half of the 102 federally-recognized HBCUs and about one-third o
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Apr 13, 2017 14:54
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[China] Chinese official demoted 'for not smoking in front of Muslims'

A notice from the Hotan district government over the weekend accused Jelil Matniyaz, a village-level secretary for the ruling Communist party in the far-western region, of being afraid to smoke before religious figures. "His behaviour of 'not daring' to
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 12, 2017 00:03
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[Canada] Cultural argument for shisha a smoke screen, prof argues

May Telmissany, a professor of Arabic studies at the University of Ottawa, said it's an exaggeration... Several hookah establishments in Ottawa have decided to take legal action against the city's ban on waterpipes, arguing the ban infringes on their cul
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 10, 2017 16:31
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The S&P 500 Companies With the Most Diverse Boards

Second in the consumer sector goes to tobacco company Altria Group (MO) , whose four ethnically diverse members make up 36% of its board, tying it with Starbucks.
thestreet.com
added Mar 31, 2017 23:14
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[UK] University of Bristol Students Demand Name Change For Wills Memorial Building Over ‘Slave Trade Links’

the tower currently “glorifies” a man who “profited greatly” from slave-grown tobacco...Wills made his fortune through the his family’s tobacco and cigarette business, W.D. & H.O. Wills, which would later become a founding member of Imperial Tobacco. The
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 31, 2017 18:29
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[Armenia] Sinatra songwriter and cigar legend Avo Uvezian dead at 91

Uvezian was living in New York, but a friend knew a singer from New Jersey that was looking for new standards. The man’s name was Frank Sinatra. In 1966 Uvezian played “Broken Guitars” for Sinatra, who fell in love with the melody, but convinced Avo to t
Public Radio of Armenia (am)
added Mar 29, 2017 19:42
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[Massachusetts] Debate over smoking breaks out at woman’s funeral

In Quincy, Mass., Carol Tan Wong died of lung cancer. During his eulogy for his mother, Adrian Wong said “she was not a smoker. Not exposed to secondhand smoke. Never worked with chemicals. She was simply unlucky.” That’s when David Small, who was not i
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Mar 29, 2017 19:20
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[Massachusetts] The funeral crasher: Stranger gives unsolicited 'racist' eulogy for woman who died of lung cancer by warning that illness was caused by 'incense at Asian churches'

Carol Tan Wong, 65, died of lung cancer on March 2 despite being a non-smoker... Adam Small, a local private investigator, stood up and gave his own eulogy He said that 'smoke in Asian churches' caused by incense was to blame
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 29, 2017 18:38
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[Wisconsin] LETTER: From The Star's Mailbag: Celebrate Black History Month by reducing tobacco disparities

One additional inequity often overlooked that continues to this day is the burden that tobacco places on the African-American community...Join the Tobacco-Free Columbia Dane County Coalition (TFCDC), like I did, to help in the effort. Visit www.tfcdc.com
Sun Prairie (WI) Star
added Mar 28, 2017 03:53
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[UK] Two illegal immigrants jailed for running bootleg tobacco factory in Halesowen

Investigators found 3,000 kilos of tobacco being prepared inside the Malt Hill Lane warehouse that would have avoided £600,000... He said Quing Lin and Shaosa Lin were detained at the scene and they were found to be carrying over £15,300 in cash in a ruc
Cotswold Journal (uk)
added Mar 28, 2017 02:30
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