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Tobacco – Australia data provides ammunition for plain packaging elsewhere

Alert: Significant drop in smoking rates there likely to be used by UK government as evidence that plain packaging “works”
Citi Research
added Jul 23, 2014 15:47
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[Florida] $23.6 Billion Lawsuit Winner to Big Tobacco: “Are You Awake Now?”

The widow who won a $23.6 billion lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds talks to TIME about the suit and what she hopes the victory will accomplish... “Are you awake now? Do you hear what the jury is saying? You have to stop,” Cynthia Robinson wants to tell the
TIME Magazine
added Jul 23, 2014 15:30
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[Australia, UK] Tobacco and fossil fuels lose out as investors opt for more ethical industries

Managed funds held in ethical and sustainable investments grew by 51% in the past 12 months to more than $25bn, research shows. The Responsible Investment Association Australasia says the number of investors demanding to see their money invested respons
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jul 23, 2014 15:25
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[California] Palos Verdes Estates woman testifies in negligence suit against tobacco company

“When he was gone, I felt like half of me was gone,” 69-year-old Tajie Major said of former Navy Capt. William “Earl” Major, who smoked for decades....Her lawsuit, being tried before jurors in a Los Angeles courtroom, alleges Lorillard put sales over safe
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze
added Jul 23, 2014 15:20
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] International anti-tobacco group rejects report on illicit trade

Asia-11 Illicit Tobacco Indicator, a report that supposedly details illicit trade in eight Asian countries including the Philippines, was “more myth than fact.” SEATCA called for an outright rejection of the report, saying it was not an independent study
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Jul 23, 2014 14:01
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[Ireland] Reilly won't be taking crucial health policies to his new job

CHILDREN'S Minister James Reilly will only have a minor role working with the Department of Health... won't have direct responsibility for public health ...Health Minister Leo Varadkar is understood to have been opposed to having elements of his departmen
Irish Independent (ie)
added Jul 23, 2014 13:14
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Big Tobacco's smoke and mirrors won't work this time

Despite overwhelming evidence, Big Tobacco just won't admit plain packaging has drastically reduced smoking rates. Thankfully, their hollow denials now lack any impact, writes Simon Chapman.... Like Monty Python's Black Knight talking about "just a flesh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 23, 2014 13:06
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[Utah] Officials Focus on E-Cigarette Ads Aimed at Youths

State attorneys general must investigate, and consider taking legal action against, e-cigarette companies that appear to be using some of the same advertising tactics that once drew young adults into smoking, a Kentucky deputy attorney general told his la
New York Times
added Jul 23, 2014 11:59
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Altria's (MO) CEO Marty Barrington on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

composition of the TPSAC was flawed by appointment of people that had conflicts of interest....So I'm sure that we’re trying to be a constructive partner at FDA but it's important for the integrity of the system that everybody play by the rules. So I'm su
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Jul 22, 2014 17:46
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Hiring Discrimination for Smokers, Obese Rejected in U.S.

Fewer than one in eight Americans, 12%, say companies should be allowed to refuse to hire people because they are significantly overweight. Similarly, 14% of Americans say companies should be allowed to refuse to hire smokers.
Gallup Organization
added Jul 22, 2014 16:06
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