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MPAA Blasts Suit Targeting Film Studios Over Smoking Scenes ($$)

Motion Picture Association of America Inc. and six of Hollywood’s largest film studios on Friday urged a California federal judge to toss a proposed class action accusing them of negligently allowing tobacco imagery and smoking scenes into movies rated su
added May 3, 2016 16:20

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia, Vietnam] BAKER: President Obama Pushes a Weak Case on TPP

One important exception is tobacco. Several of the countries in the TPP have high tariffs on U.S. tobacco exports, so the TPP will be making cigarettes cheaper for kids in Vietnam, Malaysia, and elsewhere.
added May 3, 2016 15:59

[West Virginia] Wife accuses husband’s insurance carrier of contract breach

Cincinnati Life is allegedly refusing to honor the claim because they insist his denial during the application process of ever using tobacco is false, since he died of esophageal cancer. The plaintiff states that Robertson never used tobacco.
West Virginia Record
added May 3, 2016 15:51

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] RAPPA: Going up in smoke: Terrorist financing and contraband cigarettes

A strange bond exists between smokers, contraband operators and terrorists around the world...Its funding ties to illicit cigarettes are also growing stronger. The authorities in this region must make every effort to stymie the links. Relying on border
Straits Times (sg)
added May 3, 2016 15:42

[New Jersey] Senate Committee advances smoking ban at NJ beaches, parks

Undeterred, Turner reintroduced her legislation in March, and on Monday she argued for its advancement out of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. Her bill would ban smoking at all state, county and municipal beaches and park
Burlington County (NJ) Times
added May 3, 2016 15:35
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[New Jersey] N.J. Beach Smoking Ban Passes Latest Hurdle

A prohibition of smoking on public beaches, long-sought by health and environmental advocates, has new life in the New Jersey legislature after previously being vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie. The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Shirley Turner (D-Me
Brick (NJ) Shorebeat
added May 3, 2016 15:35

[Massachusetts] Senate passes tobacco bill

passed S. 2234, An Act to Protect Youth from the Health Risks of Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction, an omnibus bill that seeks to reduce tobacco use and nicotine addiction among youth. Among other provisions, the legislation will prohibit the sale of all to
Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle
added May 3, 2016 13:49

[UK] Lifespan gap 'widening between rich and poor'

"Men in lower socio-economic groups are the most likely to make damaging lifestyle choices. "They put themselves in harm's way on average more than women do - they smoke more, drink more and there are periods in their lives when they partake in riskier a
BBC Online
added May 3, 2016 13:44

Austria's new tobacco law comes under fire

A new tobacco law is being pushed through the Austrian parliament despite the fact that it contains a spelling mistake that might make implementing the law a bit difficult.
The Local Austria (at)
added May 2, 2016 19:40

[UK] Museums face attack over tobacco cash ($$)

Signatories said most members of the Royal Academy would be “appalled” to learn that JTI, the company behind Silk Cut and Benson & Hedges, paid almost £40,000 a year for a corporate package that meant its name appeared on all
Times Of London (uk)
added May 2, 2016 15:48
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