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Money or Mission? The Fight about Big Tobacco’s Philanthropy

Labor advocates had big hopes for the 332nd session of the International Labour Organization’s meeting this week, but once again, the organization postponed a vote on whether to end its relationship with tobacco companies... NPQ has covered how nefarious
The Nonprofit Quarterly
added Mar 20, 2018 19:44
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[Asia, China] Smoking violators to get 180-day train travel ban

Starting in May, passengers who smoke on high-speed trains or in smoke-free zones of other trains will be prevented from train travel for 180 days, according to a newly released document. The document was jointly issued by the National Development and R
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:41
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Canada Details Packaging Rules Ahead of Marijuana Legalization

Canada’s legalized marijuana must be sold with plain packaging and health warnings, while smaller producers face strict limits on crop sizes, according to draft rules released in advance of legalization.
Bloomberg News
added Mar 20, 2018 19:41
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[Asia, Mid-east] UAE smoking poll: only one in four have changed their habit since introduction of 'sin tax'

Of the 600 participants of an Apester poll conducted by The National, 75 per cent said the 100 per cent ‘sin tax’ on tobacco products had not led them to quit.. medwakh’s increasing popularity. The super-strength pipe-smoked tobacco was smoked by 57 per
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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[Mid-east] Can vapes stop Lebanon smoking?

The survey of more than 17,000 people from 13 countries was released Monday by Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, a group funded by an American multinational cigarette company currently marketing its brand of e-cigarettes.
Zawya.com (ae)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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[Africa, Nigeria, Uganda] Activists mount pressure on ILO to sever ties with Big Tobacco

“Nigeria’s delegation and that of other countries currently under tobacco industry assault should distance themselves from the Ugandan position,” said Akinbode Oluwafemi, Deputy Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria
Premium Times (ng)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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No menthol cigarettes? FDA begins review on flavorings in tobacco and nicotine products

The flavorings initiative is a key issue for the tobacco industry given that Newport, owned by British American Tobacco Plc, is the No. 2 selling U.S. traditional cigarette. Menthol styles, which are mint-flavored, have proven controversial for decades
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Mar 20, 2018 17:39
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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on efforts to reduce tobacco use, especially among youth, by exploring options to address the role of flavors ‒ including menthol ‒ in tobacco products

We are issuing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and calling upon all stakeholders to share data, research and information that can inform our process for examining the role that flavors – including menthol – play in initiation, use and ces
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Mar 20, 2018 15:50
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CVS Health Launches Year Three of Be The First, Its $50 Million Initiative To Help Deliver a Tobacco-Free Generation

Company to award $10 million in 2018 to promote youth smoking prevention, education and healthy behavior programming / Grants made to expand interactive gaming app and tobacco curriculum from Yale Center for Health & Learning Games and Stanford University
PR Newswire
added Mar 20, 2018 15:23
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Florida High Court Orders Reconsideration Of New Engle Progeny Trial Motion ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court on March 16 granted a petition for review and without explanation ordered that a trial court re-examine a plaintiff’s motion for a new trial in light of its decision in a case that held that comparative fault does not apply to En
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 20, 2018 01:36
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