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E-cigarette industry gains allies in regulation fight

the measure would be the latest sign of the $4.4 billion vaping industry’s growing clout in Washington. The provision favored by the industry was introduced by Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., and would exempt thousands of vaping produ
USA Today
added Apr 27, 2017 14:58
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Proper regulation of e-cigs seen to prevent sickness, deaths

Dr. Konstantinos E. Farsalinos, research fellow at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center and University of Patras in Greece, urged the government to create a regulatory framework for e-cigarettes that is reasonable, proportionate and realistic. “It must be
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Apr 26, 2017 16:39
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[Asia, Pakistan] Working group recommends increasing duties on cigarette packs

The group, which has members from the World Bank, World Health Organisation, the Tobacco Cell at the health ministry, Bloomberg partners and the Federal Bureau of Revenue, has recommended that the finance ministry raises the excise duty on cigarette pack
Express Tribune (pk)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[Africa, Kenya, Uganda] KABANDA: Tobacco’s ill effects surpass terrorists’ threats

[BAT's] Kenyan subsidiary filed a High court civil suit claiming that Kenya’s Tobacco Control regulations were unconstitutional. The court ruled in favour of health... These same provisions are in Uganda’s Tobacco Control Act of 2015. The court of appeal
The Observer (ug)
added Apr 24, 2017 23:09
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Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce

are being pressured to quit the US Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest lobby group, amid criticism of its big-money efforts to fight climate change legislation and promote tobacco products. A coalition of pressure groups including Action on Smoking an
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 24, 2017 15:02
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] JT making questionable political donations in bid to stop tobacco tax hike

allegedly providing donations to politicians "in return for favors." This article tries to shed light on JT's behind-the-scenes maneuvering in a society where antismoking is the mainstream stance.
Sentaku Magazine (jp)
added Apr 23, 2017 13:31
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[Canada] Tobacco industry rep concerned by cannabis packaging rules

Imperial Tobacco's Eric Gagnon says it's unfair that proposed packaging and branding rules for cannabis in Canada are not as strict as those for tobacco products
Lift (ca)
added Apr 22, 2017 23:30
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[Canada] Time to expand smoking restrictions in Sylvan Lake, activist says

A long-time local anti-smoking crusader has taken it upon herself to advocate for tougher restrictions in Sylvan Lake. Gail Foreman with the Central Alberta Tobacco Reduction Action Coalition has been championing her cause for nearly 30 years. She rece
rdnewsNOW (ca)
added Apr 22, 2017 12:30
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Impose ‘specific tax’ on tobacco products: activists

In a strange paradox, cigarette prices in Bangladesh are among the lowest in the world, and local hand-rolled ‘bidis’ are even cheaper. But the tax rates are higher than in Norway which is the most expensive country for cigarettes, according to a WHO an
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Apr 21, 2017 20:38
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Two Doctors on A Mission to Set the Record Straight about Smokeless Tobacco and Its Impact on Public Safety.

Dr. Rodu and Dr. Nitzkin strongly believe that smokers who are unable or unwilling to quit cold turkey should be informed about much lower risk smokeless tobacco or e-cigarettes. I spoke with both doctors to find out how they believe adult smokers can po
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 21, 2017 19:27
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