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[New Zealand] Parliament's public entrance goes smokefree, but total ban stubbed out

Speaker David Carter has announced that the forecourt and lawn on Parliament grounds are now smokefree, although smoking is allowed in other, less public areas. News of a smoking ban in areas of Parliament comes after MPs pushed ahead with plans to requi
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Aug 25, 2016 13:10
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[Europe, UK] Menthol cigarettes ban 'could be ditched after Brexit'

An incoming ban on menthol cigarettes could be scrapped on account of Britain leaving the European Union... Britain is currently planning to go further than these EU rules and also introduce plain packaging for cigarettes. Asked about whether the ban on
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 24, 2016 14:09
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Cigar pack up for award

The Camacho Cigar pack has been named as a finalist in the Pro Carton ECMA Award... The ‘masculine and reduced design’ featured only black and grey, and hinted strongly at ‘metal motorcycle elements’.
Tobacco Reporter
added Aug 22, 2016 14:03
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[Florida] Trial Begins Over Lung Cancer Death of Chain Smoking Health Dept. Worker

against R.J. Reynolds over the death of a Florida health department worker who chain smoked for years. Coursey v. R.J. Reynolds, 2013-30656-CICI. Rebecca Fredenhagen, 68, who died of cancer in 1992, was a chain smoker so addicted to nicotine she bought
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 20, 2016 16:58
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A closer look at ‘Cheap White’ cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

We confirmed that many Cheap White brands do not comply with the legal requirements in countries where they are sold, but also found that some of these cigarettes appear to be sold legally even outside their country of origin. The presence of untaxed Chea
Tobacco Control
added Aug 19, 2016 20:31
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Tobacco lawsuit: Judge approves reimbursements in Arkansas case

Reimbursements for consumers who bought Marlboro Lights cigarettes in Arkansas over a 32-year period have been approved as part of a $45 million lawsuit settlement. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that a judge granted preliminary approval for those
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 19, 2016 10:39
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EDITORIAL: Smoke And Money: Arkansas consumers may collect from class-action suit

So, the company pays to make this all go away. The lawyers get their share, and expenses are taken out. And the folks who are supposed to benefit—along, we suspect, with quite a few who aren't—get the leftovers. Ain't justice grand?
Texarkana (TX) Gazette
added Aug 19, 2016 10:37
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[Utah] Greg Bell: If tobacco were new, we'd never let it be sold

Utah has so far chosen not to tax e-cigarettes and vaping substances....we should do everything possible to reduce consumption. We can’t ban tobacco altogether because it’s so entrenched in our society and economy. But we ought to make it more expensive,
Deseret News
added Aug 19, 2016 10:32
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Cigarette packs to display mandatory warnings

the Ministry of Health announced that all cigarettes in the market must display pictures and messages covering at least 75 per cent of the surface area of each pack. “We will announce that this new requirement via TV, radio and [other] media will come in
Eleven (mm)
added Aug 18, 2016 20:00
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[Europe, UK] Brexit will not roll back the clock on smoking

According to a briefing carried out by ASH with the CIEH and the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, measures taken to reduce the harm done by smoking will not unravel due to Brexit... ‘Tobacco controls are embedded in UK law and won’t change unless t
Environmental Health News (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health-CIEH) (uk)
added Aug 18, 2016 13:58
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