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[Florida] Castor to file bill allowing premium cigarmakers to donate stogies to troops

Premium cigar makers who want to donate stogies to U.S. troops serving abroad should be exempt from federal rules that prohibit charitable contributions of tobacco products. Or so says U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, responding to a Tampa Bay Times sto
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 31, 2016 16:12
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[Canada] Both Sides Of The Plain Cigarette Packaging Debate / BRANDS AREN’T AT FAULT, STOP BLAMING THEM

The policy was a boon for counterfeiters – as the Adam Smith Institute points out in their 2012 paper, ‘Plain Packaging. Commercial expression, anti-smoking extremism and the risks of hyper-regulation’1, nothing is easier to template and copy than standar
JTI-Macdonald Corp. (ca)
added Aug 31, 2016 14:54
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[Asia, India] Tobacco Institute doesn't want Tobacco policy development to be left to activists alone

industry and farmers have requested the Centre to include them and other industry stakeholders in the official Indian delegation to the WHO FCTC Conference of Parties meeting to be held in India in November....Tobacco Institute of India (TII) is arguing t
The Economic Times (India)
added Aug 31, 2016 14:42
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[Asia, Pakistan] Senators oppose bill to ban tobacco advertisements

Members and the chair of the Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services (NHS) on Tuesday said they were not in favour of a bill for banning tobacco advertisements and expressed sympathy with tobacco companies, growers and retailers.
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Aug 31, 2016 14:38
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: Last call for smoking in Fort Worth bars

The poll also showed that 80 percent say it would be nice to go out and enjoy bars without breathing secondhand smoke and smelling like smoke afterward. If Billy Bob’s has decided smoke-free is better for business and employees, the old walls against sm
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Aug 30, 2016 12:20
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[Missouri] Some Want to Snuff Out City Councilman's Smoking Age Increase

Some say the St. Louis City Councilmen’s proposal to raise the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21 is a bad idea. Bill Hannegan is the director of Keep St. Louis Free, a group dedicated to protecting personal freedoms of local citizens. He thinks the Coun
KMOX NewsRadio 1120 CBS (St. Louis, MO)
added Aug 29, 2016 21:30
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[Pennsylvania] Pa. Lawmaker Countering 40% Vape Tax

Proposal would swap tax for 5-cents-per-milliliter alternative
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Aug 29, 2016 21:29
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Big Tobacco blowing smoke in claim about California's Prop 56

The claim that Prop 56 "cheats" schools goes too far. It might have been accurate to say the measure exempts most all revenue from going to schools. But the term chosen by No on 56 is misleading. We rate the claim Mostly False.
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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[Texas] Coalition Pushes for Smoke-Free Fort Worth on Behalf of Service Employees

On their website, SFFW said "Fort Worth is the only major city in Texas that does not have a ordinance protecting citizens from the exposure to secondhand smoke in all workplaces. A smoke-free ordinance will protect the health of every resident in Fort W
KXAS-TV NBC-5 (Fort Worth, TX)
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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RUSSELL: Unintended consequences of the FDA’s e-cigarette regulations

With the clock ticking toward the August 8, 2018 predicate date, there is much that can be done, both by FDA and by the U.S. Congress, to ensure these unintended consequences never come to fruition. There is no credible evidence to date that vaping e-ci
The Hill
added Aug 27, 2016 18:44
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