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[California] Why US Big Tobacco Lobbies for E-Cigarettes

California's capitol, tobacco companies continue to wield surprising power.... The large amount of money given to its members has prompted some to call it the "Juice Committee." Health advocates call it "the committee where tobacco bills go to die'
Vice.com
added Mar 25, 2016 14:32
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California smoking bills in holding pattern, stalling lobbyist threat

Politically potent tobacco bills have not advanced to Gov. Jerry Brown a week after California legislators passed them, for now delaying the tobacco industry’s strategy to exact revenge with a referendum campaign. As lawmakers rounded up votes for measu
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Mar 18, 2016 02:45
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[Europe] Lithuania: FCTC breaches undermine tobacco control progress

Under an agreement signed in late 2014 with the Interior Ministry, Philip Morris Baltic (PMB) contributes 104,000 EUR to the police department. Part of the donation is allocated to support police officers with a good track record against illegal tobacco,
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jan 28, 2016 18:52
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Refuting tobacco-industry funded research: empirical data shows a decline in smoking prevalence following the introduction of plain packaging in Australia (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

all these measures were effective. In particular, the reduction in smoking prevalence that followed the introduction of plain packaging appears to have been even greater than expected.
Tobacco Prevention & Cessation (European Network of Smoking and Tobacco Prevention) (be)
added Dec 1, 2015 01:58
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[Europe, Poland, UK] British American Tobacco reinforces commitment to next generation products with two announcements

A conditional agreement to acquire 100 percent of the CHIC Group: the market leading e-cigarette business in Poland / A vapour technology-sharing term sheet with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company CHIC Group Agreement...“Today, we’ve announced two significant
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added Sep 22, 2015 12:00
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[Asia, Bangladesh] TOBACCO SCOURGE Still a long way to go before stubbing it out

six in every 10 men aged 15 years and above and three in every 10 women of the same age group use tobacco, whether smoking or smokeless. That's the fourth highest consumption rate in Southeast Asia...different tax structures for different tobacco product
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Sep 12, 2015 20:04
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KAYE: Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Anti-Smoking Campaign

Avaaz... is running a signature campaign in support of Uruguay’s policies...unleashing lawyers to undermine a country’s sovereignty leaves Philip Morris once again appearing to be little more than a corporate bully.
Triple Pundit
added Apr 13, 2015 12:04
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[California] E-cig bigwigs reveal plan to SILENCE health critics after raising $110,000 fightback fund in THREE HOURS

The electronic cigarette industry is preparing to launch a legal bid to silence critics... At a fundraising event in California last night, a global group called The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) raised a massive $110,000 (£72,000).
The Mirror (uk)
added Feb 11, 2015 12:59
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Could Czech Republic finally get smoking ban?

the country’s health minister is working on legislation that would ban cigarettes from all bars and restaurants. Previous efforts to introduce a ban have come to very little – but the minister says the time is now right for such a change.
Czech Radio 7 - Radio Prague (cz)
added Jan 14, 2015 11:17
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[New York, North Carolina] USDA given second extension in Reynolds lawsuit

complaint that the USDA has failed to properly collect Tobacco Trust Fund fees from Native American cigarette manufacturers Onondaga Nation and T&D Enterprises, both of New York state...government has failed in its duty to diligently enforce the laws.”
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 1, 2014 06:37
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