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Availability of illicit tobacco in small retail outlets before and after the implementation of Australian plain packaging legislation

Overall, packs judged likely to be illicit were sold in response to requests for cheapest available packs on fewer than one percent of occasions. Offers to sell unbranded tobacco were rare. No change in availability of illicit tobacco was observed followi
Tobacco Control
added Apr 11, 2014 12:00

[Nevada] Kessler Talks Menthol at NATO Show

used his NATO Show general session to take a look at one of the most hotly debated issues during the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) reign over tobacco products: menthol cigarettes. “Regulations must be grounded in both science and the law, oth
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Apr 11, 2014 11:31

McELWEE: Big Tobacco Abroad / The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the downside to free trade.

Tagore, the Bengalese poet, wrote of the Opium wars that, “In hopelessness, China pathetically declared: ‘I do not require any opium.’ But the British shopkeeper answered: ‘That’s all nonsense. You must take it.’” History rhymes again.
Boston Review
added Apr 11, 2014 11:29

[UK] Council funds warned off quitting tobacco

according to Giffin, the law is clear that councils' investment powers can only be used for investment purposes, "and not for any wider purposes". He added that councils "may choose to take into account the public-health implications of tobacco investmen
eFinancial News
added Apr 11, 2014 11:19

[Kentucky] Council bans sale of e-cigarettes to those under 18

Without debate, the Louisville Metro Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve an ordinance banning the sale of electronic cigarettes and “e-cigarette accessories” to those under the age of 18. Earlier in the day, Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill pa
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Apr 11, 2014 08:24

[UK] Characteristics of smokers who have never tried to quit: evidence from the British Opinions and Lifestyle Survey

Conclusions: Smokers who do not want to quit, who are in good health, whose friends and family are not trying to get them to quit, and who do not report receiving helpful advice to quit from a health professional, are more likely to report never having tr
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Apr 11, 2014 08:23

[China] Beijing seeks to ban purchase of cigarettes with public funds

The Beijing government rules, currently in the proposal stage, would ban cigarettes being provided or given at any official event, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The rules also seek a ban on promotional sales activities or advertising for ciga
added Apr 11, 2014 08:19
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[Kentucky] Beshear signs into law bills on marijuana oil, tax breaks, e-cigarette sales to minors

Also signed into law Thursday by the governor were Senate Bill 109, which prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to minors
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Apr 11, 2014 08:16

HHS Secretary Sebelius Resigns

"As she closes this chapter, Secretary Sebelius is extremely thankful to President Obama and very proud of the historic accomplishments of this administration." Sebelius, 65, who has served in the post since the beginning of President Obama's first term
MedPage Today
added Apr 10, 2014 22:44

[Pennsylvania] Pa. recoups $120 million in battle over tobacco settlement

Thursday's ruling by Judge Patricia McInerney took with one hand and gave with the other. McInerney denied the state's motion to vacate the arbitrators' decision. But she granted the financial relief that the state had requested. The ruling hinges on t
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Apr 10, 2014 22:42
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