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Time to Quit Cubans? Cigar May Hurt as Much as Cigarettes

Cigar smokers have elevated levels of potentially cancer-causing ingredients in their blood and urine, a study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found. The amount of NNAL, a carcinogen which comes only from tobacco, was as high in daily cigar sm
Bloomberg News
added Nov 7, 2014 09:03
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[Asia] Sri Lanka apex court orders graphic warnings on cigarette packets from 2015

Supreme Court today ordered the leading manufacturer of tobacco products in Sri Lanka, Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) to include pictorial health warnings covering 60 percent of the front and back panels of the cigarette packs released to the market from Ja
LankaPage.com
added Jul 12, 2014 13:50
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100,000 sign petition against smoking ban in Russia

calling Russian lawmakers to backpedal on the smoking ban. Also, restaurants and bars have found a way to partially avoid the ban that’s due to come into effect on June 1. The Association of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia that unites over 3,000 fo
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added May 17, 2014 20:37
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[Virginia] This year marks the rise of e-cigarettes

General Assembly to consider sale, tax on ‘disruptive innovation’
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Dec 26, 2013 11:24
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State/federal effort to reduce illegal tobacco sales to minors shows continued success

A new report on the Synar Amendment program – a federal and state partnership aimed at ending illegal tobacco sales to minors -- shows that all the states and the District of Columbia have continued to meet their goals of curtailing sales of tobacco to u
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
added Aug 27, 2013 11:05
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask High Court To Review Engle Decision ($$)

Tobacco companies have asked the nation's highest court to review the Florida Supreme Court's decision to allow plaintiffs who were members of the landmark Engle class to use findings from that case in their individual suits, arguing that it violates the
Law360
added Aug 16, 2013 01:57
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Conservative Tobacco Magnate Wins Presidential Race in Paraguay

Horacio Cartes, a Paraguayan tobacco magnate, faced various challenges during his presidential bid. He was pressed to explain why antinarcotics police officers apprehended a plane carrying cocaine and marijuana on his ranch in 2000; why he went to prison
New York Times
added Apr 22, 2013 08:15
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Tobacco Cos. Ask Supreme Court to Review Graphic Labels Ruling

The battle over graphic cigarette warning labels is being fought on another front now that several tobacco companies as well as a member of the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) have filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the U.S. Sup
Convenience Store News
added Nov 6, 2012 16:38
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[Florida] Trial opens in case of West Palm Beach widow accusing tobacco company in husband’s death

To Shirley Baker and her attorneys, Perry Baker’s inability to quit is a testament to an addiction that was fueled by decades of lies and deception from tobacco companies. “This is a case about greed, about money, about how the defendant R.J. Reynolds p
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 6, 2012 06:25
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[North Carolina] Ex-US Rep. Charlie Rose helped tobacco farmers

Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Rose, who used his seat on the House Agriculture Committee to help farmers and protect the tobacco crops that brought wealth to farmers in his North Carolina district, has died, his wife said Tuesday. Rose, 73, died of Parkinson’
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Sep 5, 2012 16:02
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