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E-cigarettes buy their way into movies

Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of the “mini-major” movie studio Relativity, serves on an e-cigarette company’s board and aims to use mainstream films to promote the products. Billionaire Ron Burkle, a major political contributor, is Relativity’s second-largest inves
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 22, 2014 09:38
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[Asia, Bangladesh] BATB holds concert, violates tobacco control law

An anti-tobacco body, PROGAA, which has deployed a team to investigate the tricky advertisement of tobacco products and companies across Bangladesh, found that the British American Tobacco (BAT) started the concert from Friday. “It is to promote a new b
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Sep 21, 2014 22:58
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[Illinois] Owners of Bradley e-cig shop say they can help you quit smoking

S.I. Vapors, and the owners, Frank and Martie Cantrell, of Clifton, are riding the success of another store they opened in southern Illinois. Their proudest achievement? They've helped 600 people quit smoking already, anecdotal evidence that the electron
Kankakee (IL) Journal
added Sep 20, 2014 12:55
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An Uruguayan Lawsuit With International Implications For Philip Morris

The consequences of this particular lawsuit are expected to transcend national boundaries. It is expected to influence lawsuits of a similar nature that Philip Morris is involved in with other national governments. Therefore, even as the Latin America an
Trefis
added Sep 19, 2014 18:03
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[Canada, UK] Institute of Economic Affairs

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) is a leading right wing UK think tank, set up in 1955, which has a history of close collaboration with the tobacco industry, detailed on the pages below:
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:33
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[Switzerland, UK] Who funds the arts and why we should care ($$)

I could find no one at Art Basel prepared to answer a question about why it felt it acceptable to take tobacco sponsorship. Instead, Art Basel issued a statement that simply applauded Davidoff as a “dedicated supporter of art”
Financial Times (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:07
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Tobacco Products Sold by Internet Vendors Following Restrictions on Flavors and “Light” Descriptors

Noncompliance with the ban on characterizing flavors and restriction on misleading descriptors has been high, especially among international vendors. Many vendors appear to be circumventing the intent of the flavors ban by selling unbanned flavored cigars
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 19, 2014 12:59
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[UK] Sin taxes hit the poor hardest [Mark Littlewood features in The Sun]

Mark Littlewood, Director General of the IEA, has featured in The Sun, in an article concerning warnings against the Labour party's proposal to increase taxes on alcohol and tobacco to help fund the NHS.
Institute of Economic Affairs (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 12:22
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[UK] Higher 'sin taxes' would punish poor Brits, Labour warned ($$)

LABOUR was warned last night that hiking tax on booze and cigarettes to help fund the NHS would punish the poorest Brits.
The Sun (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 12:12
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Philip Morris determined to make its legal battle over cigarette labeling with Uruguay, a lesson for other countries

Some media outlets have compared the legal dispute between big tobacco and Uruguay as David vs. Goliath, with Philip Morris' seemingly endless coffers up against the small economy of Uruguay. "The amount of money that Philip Morris has at its disposal p
MERCOPRESS (uy)
added Sep 18, 2014 18:18
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