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[California] Tobacco industry gathers signatures to overturn SF’s menthol ban

The draft title of a proposed measure, “Referenda: Repeal of Ordinance Banning the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products” was filed...by law firm Nielsen Merksamer, which counts Altria Client Services Inc., formerly Philip Morris, among its clients. “They a
San Francisco (CA) Examiner
added Jul 14, 2017 22:10
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A new CDC report could reignite the debate over Hollywood's influence on teen tobacco use

Shifts in the way we consume tobacco are keeping the habit alive onscreen and raising concerns over public health — especially for teens The CDC cast a wide net for how it defines tobacco use in its July 7 report, counting any incidents that feature ciga
Vox Media
added Jul 14, 2017 03:40
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[Indonesia] 'Smoking baby' kicked habit but battle rage on Jewel Topsfield

These are photos of Ardi Rizal, the Indonesian toddler ...I took the photos... But now health experts are alarmed that a controversial bill before parliament aimed at increasing cigarette production will roll back regulations discouraging smoking in Indo
Nambucca (NSW) Guardian (au)
added Jul 14, 2017 03:38
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[Canada, California] Attorney General Becerra Cracks Down on Tobacco Company for Selling Illegal Cigarettes

filed a lawsuit against a Canadian cigarette manufacturer, Grand River Enterprises Six Nations (GRE), for failing to comply with California laws regarding tobacco sales and illegally selling the product in California. In filing this lawsuit, the Attorney
California Attorney General's Office
added Jul 13, 2017 21:07
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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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The Philip Morris Files (Reuters)

DocumentCloud.org
added Jul 13, 2017 19:24
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Many hold mistaken beliefs about reducing risks of cigarette smoking

"It is important for the public to understand that the harms of smoking cannot be reduced except by quitting,” Annette R. Kaufman .... “Certain behaviors, such as exercise and diet, do not reduce the harmful effects of smoking if a person continues to smo
Reuters
added Jul 13, 2017 19:16
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Compliance, Enforcement & Training

The FDA released a voluntary smartphone application, “FDA Age Calculator,” to help retailers comply with federal age restrictions for selling tobacco products. With the “FDA Age Calculator,” retailers can use their personal smartphones to help determine
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Jul 13, 2017 15:49
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Pipe, Cigar, and Vape Shops that Are Regulated as Both Retailers and Manufacturers

If you mix e-liquids, make or modify vaporizers, or mix loose tobacco, and you also sell these products, you may be regulated as both a retailer and a manufacturer. Draft Guidance (Jan 2017): Interpretation of and Compliance Policy for Certain Label Requ
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Jul 13, 2017 15:48
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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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