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Reynolds American Inc., and Lorillard, Inc., In the Matter of

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
added May 27, 2015 03:26
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[North Carolina] Court to decide if 800K tobacco growers too many for 1 case

North Carolina's Supreme Court was asked Monday to decide if the group is simply too big and diverse for one class-action lawsuit. The court heard from attorneys about the fight over money built up for decades by the Flue-Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabi
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 29, 2015 06:25
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Why American Prisons Are Pushing E-Cigarettes On Inmates

sheriffs who want them the most. Why? In a nutshell, money: E-cigarettes are a cash cow...private jail e-cigarette vendors have popped up with names like “JailCigs” and “eCigs 4 Inmates” and “CrossBar.” Their pitch to sheriffs is enticing: The companies s
IBT - International Business Times
added Apr 24, 2015 14:27
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[Texas] Take a Deep Breath if You Want to Try Competitive Vaping

Using e-cigarettes, contestants vie to create biggest ‘clouds’; sponsors, cash prizes Contests called ‘cloud competitions’ are being held across the U.S., where vapers try to blow the biggest cloud.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Apr 22, 2015 09:40
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AUDIO: Why Some Doctors Are Hesitant To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

That translates into thousands of lives each year, says Dr. Claudia Henschke...But as more and more people are getting screened for lung cancer, other doctors worry the test is doing more harm than good. "It's the two-edged sword," says Dr. H. Gilbert We
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Apr 13, 2015 12:18
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Tobacco-Bond Deals Revived as U.S. States Conjure Up Budget Cash

Almost two decades after U.S. states settled with tobacco companies on payments for health-care costs, officials are still finding new ways to tap the revenue stream to close budget gaps and fund programs.
Bloomberg News
added Apr 13, 2015 11:12
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[Asia, UAE: Abu Dhabi] India may delay bigger pictorial warnings on cigarette packs

The "rethink" on implementing the government's notification in this regard was discussed when civil society representatives, along with MP Supriya Sule, met Union health minister J P Nadda on March 18. The minister reportedly conveyed that the governm
Times of India
added Mar 21, 2015 22:00
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[Uruguay, USA] ELIZABETH WARREN: The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose

The provision, an increasingly common feature of trade agreements, is called “Investor-State Dispute Settlement,” or ISDS. . . Philip Morris is trying to use ISDS to stop Uruguay... the only winners will be multinational corporations.
Washington Post
added Feb 26, 2015 08:52
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The Head of the FDA is Leaving. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal.

Hamburg recently appointed Robert Califf of Duke University to be Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco. He is due to start that job in late February, and is considered a leading contender to succeed Hamburg—the Wall Street Journal notes th
TIME Magazine
added Feb 10, 2015 23:27
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[USA] Cigarette Taxes Encourage Smuggling

Tax Foundation Economist and Manager of State Projects Scott Drenkard said “…high tax rates on cigarettes have led to unreliable revenue and increased criminal activity. Policymakers seeking additional revenue would be better off choosing more stable sour
Taxation News & Information (nz)
added Feb 10, 2015 08:05
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