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Tobacco companies tighten hold on Washington under Trump

Top White House figures – including the vice-president and health secretary – have deep ties to an industry whose donations began pouring in on day one Tom Price, the health secretary, voted against allowing the FDA to regulate tobacco. Mike Pence has r
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 14:23
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[Kenya] Nairobi's smoking culture – in pictures

David Levene spent some time documenting the country’s smoking culture in Nairobi, noticing the prevalence of cigarette brands in daily life. This collection is gathered from his walks through the city
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 14:23
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[UK] EDITORIAL: The Guardian view on big tobacco: stop the spread

The companies insist they are only ensuring that legislation is proportionate. These are weasel words. Their tactics are well-funded, well-rehearsed and slick. They worked for years in the old markets. But if tactics can be exported, so can campaigns. BAT
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 14:21
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[Africa, UK] Nations that cannot fight tobacco industry should raise taxes, says WHO

Vinayak Prasad of WHO’s Tobacco Free Initiative said many African governments were at a disadvantage in the fight against the industry over regulatory controls, like graphic health warnings on packs, which are the norm in the west. They have neither the
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 14:19
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[UK] E-cigarette Australia: Health experts don’t want to ‘sacrifice’ smokers, want them to switch to a healthier alternative

Australian doctors and giant tobacco company British American Tobacco have told federal parliamentarians that the country must make e-cigarettes easily available to smokers as it is a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes. Health experts, who are also
International Business Times (au)
added Jul 14, 2017 22:09
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[Florida] Philip Morris' Youth Push Led To Smoker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

told the jury that Philip Morris USA Inc. crafted its image, including the iconic “Marlboro Man” corporate mascot, in a successful effort during the booming post-war years to grow its business by specifically targeting young people as smokers, and that Do
Law360
added Jul 13, 2017 19:49
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Inside Philip Morris’ campaign to subvert the global anti-smoking treaty

The world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company is deploying its vast resources against international efforts to reduce smoking. Internal documents uncovered by Reuters reveal details of the secret operation.
Reuters
added Jul 13, 2017 19:34
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[Botswana] Anti tobacco war firms up

Several researchers have proven that tobacco use and second hand smoke kill more people annually than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. This was said by Minister of Health and Wellness, Ms Dorcas Makgato at a national tobacco conference in Ga
Botswana Daily News (bw)
added Jul 13, 2017 18:05
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[Australia] Exposed: big tobacco's behind-the-scenes 'astroturf' campaign to change vaping laws

Philip Morris is running an under-the-radar campaign ... using the same "astroturf" tactics it used in its fight against plain packaging. The multinational has been using its offshoot smokers' rights lobby group - dubbed "I Deserve To Be Heard" - to cont
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 13, 2017 17:47
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[Africa] Tunisia to ban smoking in public places

A new bill on tobacco control will be proposed at a ministerial council ...This will include a smoking ban in public spaces and limits placed on advertising tobacco. The rate of male smokers in Tunisia is estimated at 50 per cent, a rate considered “very
Middle East Monitor (MEMO) (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 14:13
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