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[Cuba, USA] Cigar Diplomacy

As the United States and Cuba have attempted to negotiate their differences over the last 50 years, Cuban cigars have played a diplomatic role in secret efforts to improve relations
Cigar Aficionado
added Dec 30, 2014 08:22
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Since 2000, states have enacted about 5 times as many tax hikes on tobacco as alcohol

Tobacco taxes over that period were hiked 111 times and cut just four times. ... according to the National Association of State Budget Officers. All told, 45 states have bumped up tobacco taxes at least once, while only 16 states have done the same to alc
Washington Post
added Jan 2, 2015 21:43
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Marijuana Is Tomorrow’s Big Tobacco – Are We Truly Prepared To Handle It?

The Big Tobacco companies are actively gearing up to ensure their customers remain loyal to their products, and do not defect to marijuana. Big Tobacco is clearly aware that marijuana could very well become their arch rival in the coming years, and could
Inquisitr
added Dec 28, 2014 15:05
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[Netherlands] Samuel Wilkinson: Marijuana industry is following trail blazed by Big Tobacco

Alarmingly, marijuana businesses are now mimicking many of Big Tobacco's successful strategies...The most prevalent drugs consumed by teenagers are those that are legal: alcohol and tobacco. This should give us pause to consider the optimal way to legali
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
added Dec 28, 2014 15:00
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British American Tobacco Malta focuses on Malta’s heritage enhancement

One of the most popular historical sites in Malta among Maltese and tourists alike was “brightened” following a new initiative by British American Tobacco Malta.
Malta Today (mt)
added Dec 24, 2014 07:17
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[Australia] Pioneering anti-smoking doctor Nigel Gray dead at 85

Former Cancer Council Victoria director (1968-1995) Nigel Gray is remembered by his colleagues as a "fearless" opponent of the tobacco industry. Dr Gray's groundbreaking work included spearheading a public anti-smoking campaign that led to Victoria's 19
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Dec 22, 2014 13:34
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[Hong Kong] Tobacco plain packaging laws: the Australian experience

The Australian Government did not acquire any proprietary benefit from the imposition of the TPP Act on the plaintiffs. Accordingly the constitutional challenge to the TPP Act failed. ...Philip Morris Asia (incorporated in Hong Kong) allegedly only purcha
Mondaq
added Dec 21, 2014 20:12
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[Australia] Vale Dr Nigel Gray, AO

Dr Gray, the Director of the Cancer Council of Victoria from 1968 until 1995, and President of the Union for International Cancer Control... His groundbreaking work laid the foundation for the modern tobacco control movement.
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Dec 20, 2014 20:35
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Friday Feedback: Do We _Need_ a Surgeon General?

Sager: "A vigorous surgeon general reminds us why and how to modify behaviors that damage our health prematurely.... and plans ahead, remembering that since the then-controversial Surgeon General's report on smoking and health was issued in 1964, U.S. smo
MedPage Today
added Dec 19, 2014 16:19
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Dick Rich, Who Helped Redefine TV Advertising, Dies at 84

smokers encountered the many ways in which a longer cigarette might stand out — getting caught in elevator doors or in other people’s beards; being lopped off by pretty women brushing by. “Oh, the disadvantages of the new Benson & Hedges 100s,”
New York Times
added Dec 16, 2014 03:19
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