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[UK] Countdown to standard packaging — how the tobacco industry uses packaging to target women and girls

. In order to entice the next generation of smokers, brands like Silk Cut produced a line of Superslims which were developed to target to women and teenage girls. The new rules on standardised “plain” packaging puts a stop to these techniques in the UK.
ASH London (uk)
added May 19, 2017 12:38
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[North Carolina] Richard Burr Leads Russia Inquiry, Whether He Likes It or Not

In 2009, he tried to filibuster a bill that would allow the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the cigarette industry, a measure that eventually passed.
New York Times
added May 13, 2017 18:37
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[New York] Fashion and smoking: Celebrities “rebel” at the MET Gala

The Marlboro cigarette packet can be clearly seen in Mr Jacobs’ hand. Associating the Marlboro brand with exclusivity, celebrity, fashion, and rebellion... No doubt Philip Morris is pleased to see its brand being held up as a fashion accessory. It sure be
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added May 5, 2017 02:19
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Introducing 22nd Century Group (NYSE MKT: XXII) and Tobacco Harm Reduction…

In independent clinical studies, their very low nicotine (VLN) tobacco has demonstrated remarkable efficacy as a smoking cessation aid. For smokers who are not ready to quit, their high nicotine tobacco lets them produce a cigarette with what they belie
Stock News Watch
added May 4, 2017 15:04
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[Iowa] First Tax on Cigarettes

This month in 1921, Iowa became the first state to enact a tax on cigarettes, rolling paper and associated paraphernalia. The tax was very modest, being just $1 per 1,000 cigarettes. Iowa today collects $1.36 per pack, ranking it just below the middle of
U.S. Census Bureau
added Apr 21, 2017 20:38
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Ten years in public health 2007-2017

Today we launch a report that chronicles the evolution of global public health over the decade that Dr Margaret Chan has served as Director-General at WHO. The report opens with a letter from Dr Chan who offers her reflections on some of the highlights an
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 13, 2017 15:35
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[West Virginia] Critics say HONEST Act undercuts EPA’s use of science

the rhetoric of the HONEST Act. “When the tobacco industry or the Republican Congress say they want sound science, they don’t mean sound science,” Michaels said. “They mean something that sounds like science.”
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added Apr 11, 2017 15:10
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[California] ARCHIVE: A Close- Up Look At People Who Matter : Crusader Takes a Tough Stand on Tobacco

The letter was a response to Andres' complaint to the Los Angeles Dodgers about tobacco advertising in game broadcasts, one of the first blows he struck in a three-decade fight against the tobacco industry. "I don't mind being unpopular if I know I'm ri
Los Angeles Times
added Apr 2, 2017 16:57
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Top Premium Cigar Retailer Launches Cigar Smokers' Rights Guide

Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, has debuted...The Smokers' Rights Hub also offers cigar smokers a detailed understanding of how FDA's new regulations will negatively impact the premium cigar industry, and th
MarketWired
added Apr 1, 2017 17:21
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IRVING: SMOKESCREEN Inside Big Tobacco’s Academy of Lies, the Inventor of ‘Alternative Facts’

an industrial scale exercise in the promotion of an alternative scientific reality. It involved not just alternative facts but an entire body of false scientific... Hill & Knowlton outlined a four-point strategy to deal with scientific critics: “(a) smear
The Daily Beast
added Mar 25, 2017 17:01
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