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[South Africa] AUDIO: New Tobacco Bill poses potential safety risk for female smokers

seeks to ban the display of all tobacco products.... Imagine at night and ladies will have to go outside to smoke 10 metres away with the spate of rape currently happening in the country. — Fanny Mokoena, Chairperson of the Gauteng Liquor Forum
702 Talk Radio (za)
added Aug 8, 2018 19:55
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FORSTER: Bots Are Dominating The Discussion About E-Cigarettes On Twitter

"We do not know the source, or if they are being paid by commercial interests. Are these robot accounts evading regulations? I do not know the answer to that. But that is something consumers deserve to know. To what extent is the public health discourse
Forbes
added Aug 8, 2018 19:20
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Vaping draws strong support—from bots

Social media accounts run by internet robots may be driving much of the discussion around the health threats posed by e-cigarettes, according to a study ... found most of the automated messages were positive toward vaping.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:44
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[UK] VAPE TAX 'ILLOGICAL' Taxing e-cigarettes makes ‘no sense’ as they help people quit smoking, experts warn

TAXING vapers makes “no sense” experts said yesterday - after it emerged Treasury beancounters were drawing up plans to slap a tax on e-cigs to pay for the NHS’s £20billion birthday bounty. Whitehall sources are looking at so called “sin taxes” to raise
The Sun (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:38
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[UK] Vaping industry hits back at reports of new tax on e-cigs

The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) has written to the Treasury in response to reports suggesting that the government is considering introducing a new ‘sin tax’ on vaping products, which would reportedly raise additional tax revenue of £40m. A re
Talking Retail (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:37
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INTERVIEW: NATHANIEL RICH: “Losing Earth”: How Humanity Came to Understand Climate Change & Failed to Act in Time

NYT Mag...August 1 in a special edition of the magazine dedicated entirely to climate change...."coordinated disinformation campaign, the bribing of scientists, the bribing of politicians, the enormous PR campaigns modeled after the tobacco industry’s eff
Democracy Now!
added Aug 2, 2018 19:40
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[Africa, South Africa] VEGTER: Tobacco Bill unjustified by government’s own impact assessment

The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill (‘Tobacco Bill’), which is open for comment until 9 August 2018, imposes draconian new rules and restrictions on the sale and use of tobacco products, and controversially places electro
Daily Maverick (za)
added Aug 7, 2018 16:45
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[USA] Rightwing UK thinktank 'offered ministerial access' to potential US donors

director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) was secretly recorded telling an undercover reporter that funders could get to know ministers on first-name terms...suggesting potential US donors could fund and shape “substantial content” of research c
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 30, 2018 16:28
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[UK] Revealed: tobacco giant's secret plans to see off plain cigarette packets

Documents circulated within [PMI]...marked "for internal discussion and illustration purposes only", show how the owner of the Marlboro brand drew up an astonishingly detailed attack plan to "ensure that PP [plain packaging] is not adopted in the UK".
The Observer (uk)
added Aug 7, 2018 17:52
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AAFP Joins Push for Tough FDA Stance on Black Market Tobacco

Missouri's tourism board doesn't trumpet this fact in its pamphlets, but there's one thing 22.1 percent of residents value about living there, according to anti-tobacco advocate Truth Initiative: No state(truthinitiative.org) levies a lower tax on cigaret
American Family Physician
added Jul 27, 2018 21:43
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