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Virginia-based tobacco giant on track to be the biggest spender in Colorado history

the issue committee No on 72 has spent $17.4 is funded almost exclusively by Altria Client Services LLC, the tobacco behemoth that owns Philip Morris and has a long history of political activity.
Colorado Independent
added Oct 23, 2016 14:27
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[North Dakota] Tobacco tax fight pits businesses against health care officials, veterans

Supporters of a measure that would sharply raise the state’s tobacco tax say, if approved, public health costs would be reduced and fewer young people would be drawn into taking up the habit. Opponents counter that the measure places an unfair tax burde
Bismarck (ND) Tribune
added Oct 22, 2016 20:03

Local West Hollywood leaders speak out against big tobacco’s heavy marketing to the LGBTQ community

“Big tobacco has a long, well-chronicled track record of targeting young people and LGBTQ people with smoking ads. They don’t care about us; they’re just trying to add to their profits,” said Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath. “They spend millions on deceptiv
LGBT Weekly
added Oct 22, 2016 19:50

[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Market expert: Regulating e-cigarette “a one-way direction”

Dr Stephen Jenkins, director in regulatory and medical affairs of Nicoventures in the Asia-Pacific region, is in Hong Kong reaching out to lawmakers to garner support for e-cigarette regulation instead of a total ban. Earlier in June, legislator Kwok Wai
Harbour Times (hk)
added Oct 22, 2016 18:09
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[California] West Hollywood Councilmembers Duran and Horvath and LGBTQ Community Leaders Gather to Urge Voters to Support Prop 56 and Combat Tobacco-Related Deaths

The campaign’s latest supporters, West Hollywood City Councilmember John Duran, Councilmember Lindsey Horvath and local community and advocacy leaders, joined forces with Yes on Prop 56 to stand up to big tobacco’s LGBTQ youth targeted marketing tactics,
Yes on
added Oct 21, 2016 21:15

MALONE: The Race to a Tobacco Endgame [FREE FULL TEXT]

No one knows how to do it yet, but the endgame conversation3–6 has become mainstream, and the first places that manage to achieve it will herald the beginning of the end of more than a century of industrially produced carnage. Which places will be first t
Tobacco Control
added Oct 21, 2016 17:26

[UK] Tobacco Retail Alliance urges MPs to protect independent retailers from crime

In its manifesto revealed today, the TRA's plan dubbed “Fair Deal for Small Shops 2017” lays out key areas needed to protect independent retailers from “retail crime”. These include a review of the sentencing guidelines for those guilty of trade offence
Retail Gazette (uk)
added Oct 21, 2016 15:55
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Vaping on the verge: With Prop. 56, California could start taxing e-cigs like tobacco

the argument that e-cigarettes and vaping are a safer alternative to tobacco is being voiced at the grassroots level, as wholesalers talk to vape store owners, who then encourage their customers to vote against the measure. The stakes for this nascent ind
added Oct 21, 2016 04:26

BIll Would Make FDA Cigar Ban Go Up in Smoke

Rep. Kathy Castor, a Democrat who represents Tampa, Fla. She recently introduced House Resolution 5955, the "Restore Charitable Contributions of Premium Cigars to the Troops Act." The legislation would allow non-profits to make charitable gifts "of tradit
AMI Newswire (American Media Institute)
added Oct 21, 2016 00:17

MUSTAIN: If Soda Companies Don't Want to Be Treated Like Tobacco Companies They Need to Stop Acting Like Them

The revelations keep coming, and they reveal a pattern. Which begs the question: If the actions of soda industry so mimic the actions of the tobacco industry, will their fates similarly align? In another 10 or 20 years, how normal will drinking sugar sti
Scientific American blogs
added Oct 21, 2016 00:07
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