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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Korea - South, UK] South Korea declares war on tobacco

laid out its battle plan on September 11... The tobacco industry made no immediate response but the Korean Smoking Association, which says it represents the interests of smokers, said the plan would burden ordinary people and that in a survey of smokers
Financial Times blogs
added Sep 16, 2014 04:28

[Pennsylvania] PARKER: Pa. lawmakers, start session by passing cigarette tax

The cigarette tax was never intended to be the ultimate solution to the School District's fiscal crisis. However, the current administration's decision to abandon the public school funding formula, among other poor choices, created a dependency on local
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Sep 16, 2014 04:14

[New Jersey] Stile: Christie’s smoking-ban veto is noticed beyond N.J.

Even though most of these measures passed the Legislature with veto-proof majorities, Christie has successfully fended off every attempt to override his veto. He has also used the veto message to make a political statement aimed at a larger national audi
Hackensack (NJ) Record/Herald News
added Sep 16, 2014 03:51

FELDMAN: Creative ideas to reduce menace of tobacco

Tragically, 20 million Americans have died from tobacco use over the last 50 years; 43 million Americans continue to smoke...Here are some of the endgame strategies suggested by the surgeon general and others in the medical and public health communities:
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Sep 16, 2014 03:30

BEXIS: Telling It Like It Is

Maybe Engle Cases is an extreme example, but the problem this litigation exemplifies - massive solicitation of would-be plaintiffs, combined with utter disregard of pre-filing obligations such as Rule 11 - is present in just about every mass tort
Drug and Device Law (blog)
added Sep 16, 2014 00:17

RAEBURN: "Stand Up To Cancer" didn't stand up to tobacco.

celebrities who told tearful personal stories probably didn’t know that a portion of the money raised by Stand Up To Cancer has come from the manufacture, sale, and advertising of cigarettes....medical writers missed a good story. And if we don't raise qu
Knight Science Journalism at MIT
added Sep 15, 2014 17:38

“Stand Up To Cancer” Not Standing Up to Cigarette Promoters; Special Guest Commentary by Dr. Alan Blum

“It is shameful,” Blum said, “that after decades of efforts to end the leading cause of cancer, the organizers of this cause would welcome the participation of manufacturers, promoters and sellers of cigarettes.”
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Sep 15, 2014 17:26

[Hong Kong] LEE: Tobacco tax callers could use reality check

In reality, however, when tobacco products are made more expensive, smokers go for the lower cost alternative, that is, illicit cigarettes. It is estimated that a third of the cigarettes consumed in Hong Kong are illegal....As COSH argues that tobacco pro
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Sep 15, 2014 13:46

[Iowa] KUHN: Smoke-free park initiatives creating positive outcomes (Alex Kuhn guest view)

I understand there are opposing views on this issue and I respect and welcome all of those viewpoints. I am in no way disparaging smokers, whose choice to smoke I respect. But we have roughly 300 acres in Mason City devoted to city parks, and I am confi
Mason City (IA) Globe-Gazette
added Sep 14, 2014 12:42

[Asia] POLITO: ITC sustainability award for India's million smoking deaths

India is home to 12% of the world's smokers (120 million), nearly one million annual smoking related deaths, and arguably the world's most brazen tobacco company, ITC Limited.... ITC sells 80 percent of India's cigarettes. Reflect on the hypocrisy of ITC
added Sep 14, 2014 11:49
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