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[Asia, Israel] HEALTH MINISTER MET WITH BRITISH-AMERICAN TOBACCO REPS, LOBBYISTS

Unknown until now, however, was that he met with representatives of British-American Tobacco in addition to lobbyists from tobacco giant Philip Morris. The latter had been publicized by Channel 2 in an investigation of the minister’s dealings with the in
Jerusalem Post
added Oct 4, 2017 12:05
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Global tobacco giant Philip Morris commits to a ‘smoke-free’ future in Australia

The company will tell a federal parliamentary inquiry on electronic cigarettes that technology has rapidly transformed its business away from cigarettes in favour of smoke-free alternatives. E-cigarettes containing nicotine are not regulated as therapeu
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:33
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LONG-RUNNING TOBACCO LAWSUIT NEARS END

“NACS submitted a brief and successfully challenged that part of the court’s opinion on appeal. That’s why this agreement does not require retailers to give up counter space to display the manufacturers’ corrective messages.”
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:28
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Root of the problem is illegal trade

The focus should be putting in place measures to bring back legal sales, not to encourage cigarettes or smoking but simply to pull back sales from illegal to legal products. The small pack (10 sticks) proposal, which we at the Malaysia-Singapore Coffees
The Star (my)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:26
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Tobacco Tax Reform A Multisectoral Perspective AT THE CROSSROADS OF HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT (PDF) (228pp)

This report provides decision support for policy makers on tobacco tax reform, as well as analytical and empirical tools for using tobacco excise taxes to save lives and increase government revenues. The report sets forth the public health, economic, a
World Bank
added Oct 4, 2017 11:22
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[UK] The smoking gun in tobacco companies’ latest adverts

“More people die every year from smoking than from murder, Aids, suicide, drugs, car crashes and alcohol combined.” It is not the sort of fact that Big Tobacco wants to shout about, but nonetheless the makers of Marlboro and Lucky Strike cigarettes are t
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:10
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[UK] Policy calls, a hire from No. 10, free vapes: 'alt tobacco' lobby lights up Tory conference

Companies providing alternatives to conventional cigarettes have been trying to put the regulations on the vaping and e-cigarette industry on radar at the Conservative Party Conference this week.
PR Week (uk)
added Oct 6, 2017 15:20
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[Sri Lanka] Asia's Most Profitable Cigarette Maker Faces Cheap Cigar Flood

[BAT]’s unit in Sri Lanka says it’s poised to lose its dominant position in the market to leaf-rolled cigars made by small local rivals. Ceylon Tobacco Co.’s profit margin will continue to narrow as an increase in levies on cigarettes prompts some smoker
Bloomberg News
added Oct 4, 2017 01:20
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[Florida] Smoker's Widow, Philip Morris Seek Changes To $350K Verdict ($$)

The competing appeals came before the state's Fourth District after a Fort Lauderdale jury last year rejected most of plaintiff Bernice McCall's bid for $11.5 million plus punitive damages for the death of her husband.
Law360
added Oct 4, 2017 01:11
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BATEMAN: PUFF, PUFF, RECHARGE. E-CIGARETTES ARE BOOMING, AND CHINA IS GROUND ZERO

I walk into the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center and I’m blasted by wafts of vapor. So are 36,000 other people. A woman waves emissions away from her face as one does secondhand smoke. Disc-jockeys play tunes. Models in jean shorts, cropped shir
Digital Trends
added Oct 3, 2017 23:48
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