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[California] SF Supervisors OK ban on sale of flavored tobacco

unanimously passed a citywide ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products Tuesday, saying the candy tinctures and bright-colored wrapping help lure children into a life of addiction. But the law met resistance from small grocers and smoke shop owners — m
San Francisco Chronicle
added Jun 21, 2017 15:17
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[Michigan] Judge says ‘Tobacco 21’ is unenforceable

 “This is about avoiding a lawsuit and saving taxpayer dollars on unwinnable lawsuits,” he said.  “If this is how the American Heart Association spends its money people should be careful who they donate the money to.”  This particular lawsuit, according
Tri-County Times (Fenton, MI)
added Jun 21, 2017 15:07
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CHAN: My decade leading the WHO: dirty fights and steps toward universal coverage

The dirtiest fights came when the tobacco industry used trade agreements to sue sovereign governments... The tobacco industry had long regarded the WHO as its biggest enemy, and I worked hard to improve that reputation.
statnews.com
added Jun 24, 2017 16:58
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[Asia, Israel] MKS CALL ON AG TO PROSECUTE THOSE INVOLVED IN MAKING AND PROMOTING TOBACCO

Two MKs have asked Attorney- General Avichai Mandelblit to open an investigation for criminal prosecution of the companies and individuals responsible for the manufacture, marketing, sale and promotion of cigarettes..."Israel is therefore under attack. Ou
Jerusalem Post
added Jun 24, 2017 16:43
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Cigarettes Remain On Top

Although smoking rates have been on the decline, cigarettes remain a leading performer for convenience stores.
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jun 20, 2017 20:06
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Spain's competition watchdog investigating tobacco companies

for alleged non-competitive practices in the manufacturing, distribution and commercialisation of their products in the country, the CNMC said on Tuesday.
Reuters
added Jun 20, 2017 20:05
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[New York] Legislature passes bill to ban use of e-cigarettes indoors

Should Gov. Andrew Cuomo sign the bill, vaping would be banned in, among other areas, the workplace, on buses and subways, and in outdoor areas where smoking is otherwise banned, such as within 100 feet of a school.
Albany (NY) Times Union blogs
added Jun 20, 2017 19:23
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[Europe] Stakeholders question Commission’s handling of tobacco track and trace

The involvement of the tobacco industry in an EU-wide track and trace system to tackle smuggling has divided relevant stakeholders. Adopted three years ago, TDP foresees the adoption of an EU track and trace system that would cover all manufacturers ins
EurActiv
added Jun 20, 2017 18:15
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22nd Century Partners with The University of Virginia to Utilize Industrial Hemp to Clean Up and Reclaim Polluted Lands

launched a project aimed at utilizing novel varieties of industrial hemp to clean up and reclaim abandoned mine lands and other polluted areas...In addition to removing contamination, hemp’s deep tap roots alter soil structure, aerate the soil, and add or
Business Wire
added Jun 20, 2017 18:10
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[Ohio] Battelle Expands Center for Public Health Research

the expansion of its public health research center beyond tobacco to include research on the physical and behavioral effects of other substances, notably marijuana and opioids.
Business Wire
added Jun 20, 2017 17:54
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