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[California] BART plans to ban e-cigarettes

Responding to riders complaints, BART plans to join the ranks of public transit agencies snuffing out e-cigarette use on its trains and stations. The Bay Area Rapid Transit Board board has scheduled a Feb. 12 final vote on the ban, after giving unanimou
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Jan 28, 2015 14:14

[Kazakhstan, USA] HEFLER: Tobacco industry confronted with child labour

every time a new report is published tobacco companies react with apparent surprise...industry is extremely monopolised, has a record of collusion and suppression of leaf prices, interferes with policy development and invests in NGOs such as ITGA, ECLT an
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jan 28, 2015 12:54

Lorillard Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Combination with Reynolds American

The final results indicate that more than 98% of the shares voting at the special meeting voted in favor of the proposal, representing approximately 80% of all outstanding shares.
PR Newswire
added Jan 28, 2015 12:19

Advisory: RAI shareholders approve share issuances in connection with proposed Lorillard, Inc. acquisition

PR Newswire
added Jan 28, 2015 12:16

[China, UK] VIDEO: The gruesome footage of a smoker's blackened lungs that SHOULD stop you from lighting up again

A series of gruesome videos of damaged lungs have recently been released as part of an anti-smoking campaign. The footage was aired on Chinese television channel CCTV last Wednesd
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 28, 2015 07:53

Surgeon general: 'Desperate need of clarity' on e-cigarettes

Murthy said. "I think it's important for us to understand the impact, particularly on youth, before we allow the full-fledged spread of these e-cigarettes and then later have problems that we have to deal with."
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 28, 2015 07:47

We’ll let smokers light up in pubs again, says Ukip ($$)

Ukip would overturn the smoking ban as one of its election pledges, the party announced yesterday. Nigel Farage’s party promised to “amend the smoking ban to promote choice for ventilated smoking rooms”, and also set out its opposition to plain cigarette
Times Of London (uk)
added Jan 28, 2015 07:41

[UK] 100 Tory MPs to fight plain packaging on cigarettes

In a move that will cause embarrassment for Prime Minister David Cameron weeks ahead of the general election scores of Conservative MPs will vote against the plans.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jan 28, 2015 07:36

[UK-Scotland] Vouchers 'boost quit rates' in pregnant smokers

Offering shopping vouchers worth a total of £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit, say researchers. They have published the results of a trial involving 600 women from Glasgow in the British Medical Journal.
BBC Online
added Jan 28, 2015 07:35

[Asia, Korea - South] Tobacco price hike begets fresh uncertainties

While the new tobacco tax has been in effect in South Korea for only three weeks... The ugly side effects of the economic policy include the personal use of corporate credit cards for buying cigarettes, illegal cigarette sales online and increasing visits
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jan 27, 2015 12:39
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