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[Pennsylvania] Cigarette-tax vote canceled, imperiling Philly schools

Leaders in the Republican-controlled House announced Thursday that it will not reconvene next week as planned to vote on a bill that would authorize a $2-per-pack tax to help fund the city´s cash-strapped schools
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Aug 1, 2014 15:35
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[Arizona] AG: E-cigs exempted from tobacco laws

Attorney General Tom Horne said Thursday that nothing in a voter-approved Arizona law precludes someone from “lighting up” one of these electronic cigarettes in bars, restaurants, museums or, for that matter, anywhere else where real cigarettes are banned
Yuma (AZ) Daily Sun
added Aug 1, 2014 15:27
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[UK] Imperial seeks to boost illicit trade reports with new film

has created a short film to highlight the dangers of the illicit tobacco trade to retailers and encourage more widespread reporting. Part of Imperial's "Suspect it? Report it!" campaign, the film can be accessed via the Imperial Tobacco trade website ww
Convenience Store (uk)
added Aug 1, 2014 10:24
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[UK] Imperial seeks to boost illicit trade reports with new film

has created a short film to highlight the dangers of the illicit tobacco trade to retailers and encourage more widespread reporting. Part of Imperial's "Suspect it? Report it!" campaign, the film can be accessed via the Imperial Tobacco trade website ww
Convenience Store (uk)
added Aug 1, 2014 10:23
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Little Filtered Cigar, Cigarillo, and Premium Cigar Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2012–2013

The findings indicate that among U.S. adults who smoke cigars, 61.8% usually smoke cigarillos/MMCs, 19.9% usually smoke premium cigars, and the remainder, 18.4%, usually smoke LFCs. These data can help to inform public health interventions to reduce the b
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jul 31, 2014 17:16
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New Study, For the First Time, Details What Types of Cigars Americans Smoke

A new study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the first time breaks down the types of cigars smoked by adults in the U.S. and highlights why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must have basic oversight au
EIN (European Internet Network) Professional Edition
added Jul 31, 2014 17:11
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AUDIO: Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up

So Legacy trains educators and targets its anti-smoking message to these populations. But Koval says companies like Reynolds and Lorillard know their market well. "I think this merger, for instance, is very much about menthol," she says. "While mentho
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Jul 31, 2014 17:09
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Louisiana schools go smoke-free Friday

Starting Friday, public colleges and universities in Louisiana will be required to make their campuses smoke-free. Several schools have taken a step beyond that, making their campuses tobacco-free as well, including all of Central Louisiana’s colleges a
Alexandria (LA) Town Talk
added Jul 31, 2014 16:17
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[Africa] Tobacco-curing eats up Zimbabwe's forests

Zimbabwe's Forestry Commission says 20 percent of the 330,000 hectares of natural forest lost annually (the Commission's 2005 figures) was cut for firewood to cure tobacco. The deforestation rate was particularly high during the height of the land refor
New Europe
added Jul 31, 2014 14:00
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[Africa, South Africa] Sars target of tobacco industry backlash

A clampdown by the taxman on the tobacco industry in the past months has resulted in a backlash which has seen South African Revenue Service (Sars) investigators become the target of spies, double agents, dirty tricks and the leaking of false allegations
The Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:56
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