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Reynolds, ITG square off in dispute over payments to Florida for health-care expenses related to smoking

ITG Brands LLC is suing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an attempt to settle which tobacco manufacturer is responsible for making annual Master Settlement Agreement payments in Florida on four traditional cigarette brands. As part of Reynolds American Inc.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 23, 2017 13:56
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[North Dakota] Senate votes to defund BreatheND

Voters created the agency with an initiated measure requiring money the state receives from tobacco lawsuit settlements go towards prevention. The bill transfers the tobacco prevention authority to the Health Department. "We've had this agency for eigh
KFYR-TV-Ch.5 (Bismark, ND)
added Feb 23, 2017 13:55
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Chaffetz demands answers from ATF on unauthorized informant program

In a letter to ATF, Chaffetz charged that the program was not authorized by the Justice Department, and allowed people who are supposed to serve as informants about illegal cigarette trafficking to pocket the money they earned along the way from selling
Washington DC Examiner
added Feb 23, 2017 13:53
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Great American Spit Out 2017

The Great American Spit Out, on February 23, gives you the opportunity to quit with no pressure and likely only positive feedback and support from your significant other. Smokeless tobacco isn’t just harming your look. When you drop the dip, you will als
Quit Tobacco – UCanQuit2.org
added Feb 23, 2017 13:47
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[UK] British American Tobacco aims to double size of vaping business ($$)

Cigarette maker British American Tobacco is aiming to double the size of its vaping business as price increases and the weak pound helped it offset flat cigarette volumes last year.
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 23, 2017 13:35
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[Canada] Vancouver students call out movies promoting smoking in #NotSmokingHot campaign

Just a few days before the 89th Academy Awards are handed out in Los Angeles, a group of students at David Thompson Secondary in Vancouver is calling out films and directors that, they say, are glamourizing smoking to young people. Grade 10 student Alish
GlobalTV (ca)
added Feb 23, 2017 13:34
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Government of Canada Launches Public Consultation on the Future of Tobacco Control in Canada

a 7-week public consultation on the future of tobacco control in Canada to renew the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy. The proposed strategy will seek to reduce Canada’s rate of tobacco use to less than 5% by 2035. This goal will require aggressive new m
Canada.ca (ca)
added Feb 23, 2017 13:26
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[UK] Tobacco and plain packs – new ACS guide for retailers

A new guide offering advice for retailers on standardised tobacco packaging and the impact of the EUTPD2 regulations is now available from the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). From 20 May, retailers will only be able to sell tobacco in standardi
Talking Retail (uk)
added Feb 23, 2017 13:18
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[UK] Fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of COPD: a prospective cohort study of men [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions These results indicate that high consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with reduced COPD incidence in both current and ex-smokers but not in never-smokers.
Thorax (British Thoracic Society)
added Feb 23, 2017 13:14
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Finance Minister Aso questions cigarettes-lung cancer link

"Lung cancer is without a doubt increasing," Aso said. "I hear from various people who question whether there is really a relationship with cigarettes." Aso went on to encourage lawmakers’ use of electronic cigarettes while at work. "How about proposin
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Feb 22, 2017 19:45
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