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Trump Envisions an A.T.F. Without the A or T

the agency has all but abandoned its legacy of fighting liquor and tobacco smugglers....tobacco smuggling — a little-known crime that costs the government billions in lost taxes each year — goes largely unenforced.
New York Times
added Jan 19, 2018 21:21
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[Asia, Israel] NEW LEGISLATION TO CONSIDER NIS 40 BILLION PAYMENT BY TOBACCO COMPANIES

The bill wants to enable the authorities to force Israeli and foreign tobacco companies to pay between NIS 35 billion and NIS 40b. to cover the huge medical expenses that have been spent on tobacco-related diseases. The bill, initiated by Yesh Atid MK Y
Jerusalem Post
added Jan 19, 2018 13:43
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Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

Regulatory moves that could one day make smoking an obsolete habit get underway next week when U.S. regulators hold a public meeting on a closely watched cigarette alternative. The proposal from the Food and Drug Administration is two-fold: cut nicotine
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 19, 2018 10:15
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Arrested ex-CIA agent was fired from tobacco firm after suspicions he was spying for China

A former colleague of ex-CIA agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee – who was arrested in the United States on Monday – has revealed details of how he was fired from a cigarette company in Hong Kong amid suspicions he was leaking sensitive information to Chinese auth
South China Morning Post
added Jan 19, 2018 10:13
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Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2016

The proportion of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes declined from 20.9% in 2005 (45.1 million smokers) to 15.5% in 2016 (37.8 million smokers), but cigarette smoking prevalence did not change significantly during 2015–2016. Sociodemographic disparities in
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jan 19, 2018 10:12
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[China, USA] Arrested Former C.I.A. Officer Had Ties to Chinese Spies, Ex-Colleague Says

The former colleague, who worked with Mr. Lee at Japan Tobacco International, said he was viewed at the company with mistrust and was fired as a result, before he came under intense F.B.I. scrutiny as a possible turncoat. Executives at Japan Tobacco info
New York Times
added Jan 19, 2018 10:12
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[UK] E-cig smokers breathe easy as scientists declare 'vaping is safe'

Lead author Tanvir Walele, director of scientific affairs at Amsterdam based Fontem Ventures which makes e-cig brand blu, said: "This study shows after two years of continual e-cigarette use, there were no signs of serious health complications in smokers
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Jan 19, 2018 10:10
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[Virginia] Altria seeks state review of tax policy on new 'reduced risk' tobacco products

Tobacco giant Altria is asking its home state of Virginia to take a fresh look at the way it taxes tobacco products, especially those based on new technology that federal regulators find would pose less health risk than cigarettes. Sen. Emmett Hanger, R
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Jan 21, 2018 16:45
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U.S. Smoking Rate Falls, But 38 Million Still Light Up

Cigarette smoking rates among Americans 18 and older fell from nearly 21 percent in 2005 to 15.5 percent in 2016. Among those who have ever smoked cigarettes, the percentage who have quit rose from just under 51 percent to 59 percent during that time. T
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 19, 2018 10:10
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Distorted view amongst smokers of when deadly damage caused by smoking will occur

surveyed 162 smokers and non-smokers on their understanding of the onset of negative health conditions associated with smoking. Participants were asked to estimate the timings of when smoking-related conditions might develop in a person who starts smoking
ScienceDaily
added Jan 18, 2018 19:39
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