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As bans spread across nation, some experts question evidence of harm from outdoor smoking

Whether it is a long-term health issue for a lot of people "is still up in the air," said Neil Klepeis, a Stanford University researcher whose work is cited by advocates of outdoor bans. Ronald Bayer, a Columbia University professor, put it in even star
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 8, 2013 07:19
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[Israel, Palestine] Palestinian tobacco business faces threat

PA begins clamping down on farmers who package and sell hand-rolled cigarettes around the villages, accusing them of smuggling; some workers arrested
Ynetnews (il)
added Jul 20, 2013 14:05
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[Europe, France, Germany, UK] BAT Smokes Out E-Cigarette Rivals

British American Tobacco (BAT) is preparing to launch its biggest assault to date on the electronic cigarette market as it attempts to bolster sales of tobacco substitute products. Sky News understands that the world's second-biggest tobacco company by
Sky News (uk)
added May 24, 2013 18:28
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[Africa, Russia, South America/Caribbean] Malawi farmers’ livelihood to go up in smoke as Chile bans public puffing

"We're very concerned with the smoking ban in Chile, in Russia and other countries have also proposed similar bans,” Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) chief executive officer Bruce Munthali told The Nation newspaper. “Tobacco farmers as any othe
MaraviPost.com (mw)
added Apr 6, 2013 05:11
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New Report: Tobacco Companies Exploit Regulatory and Tax Loopholes to Market Cheap, Sweet Cigars that Entice Kids

cigar sales have more than doubled since 2000, driven by an explosion of cheap, sweet small cigars that entice kids, according to a report released today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. National surveys show high school students are twice as likel
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 13, 2013 11:51
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[Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico] Cigarette Companies Mock Tobacco Control Laws in Latin America

With tobacco product advertisements banned in every country in the region, companies are now targeting points of sale in their efforts to increase product visibility, and implementing corporate social responsibility programmes to maintain brand popularit
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Mar 7, 2013 14:56
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[Canada] THOMAS/HENNIG: Blowing smoke on the reserves

Somebody is making a lot of money illegally selling excess tax-free allocation cigarettes
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Jan 10, 2013 10:45
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[Asia, Australia, China] PESEK: Tobacco a drag on world growth

Asian nations should protect their economies and follow Australia's example, William Pesek writes
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Aug 22, 2012 14:52
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USA v. PHILIP MORRIS, et. al.: Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (PDF)

Opinion for the Court by Circuit Judge BROWN. . . . The district court did not clearly err when it found the defendants were reasonably likely to commit future RICO violations despite the passage of the Tobacco Control Act. Nor did the court abuse its dis
US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
added Jul 27, 2012 12:33
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California's cigarette tax initiative picking up votes in late tally - latimes.com

Proposition 29, the $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes in California, is narrowing the gap with the 'no' vote as mail-in ballots are counted.
Los Angeles Times
added Jun 17, 2012 23:23
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