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[New York] Legislature passes bill to ban use of e-cigarettes indoors

Should Gov. Andrew Cuomo sign the bill, vaping would be banned in, among other areas, the workplace, on buses and subways, and in outdoor areas where smoking is otherwise banned, such as within 100 feet of a school.
Albany (NY) Times Union blogs
added Jun 20, 2017 19:23
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[UK] Exclusive: British insurer Aviva selling its tobacco investments

Britain's biggest life insurer, is selling about 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) worth of bonds and shares it holds in tobacco companies, joining a global campaign to divest from the industry.
Reuters
added Jun 20, 2017 19:11
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[Asia, Pakistan] Lower taxes, more revenue

Pakistan’s government says that a cigarette federal excise duty (FED) reduction is aimed at convincing smokers currently buying black-market products to switch to duty-paid products. It says that currently it is losing millions of rupees in revenue to t
Tobacco Reporter
added Jun 20, 2017 18:16
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[Europe] Stakeholders question Commission’s handling of tobacco track and trace

The involvement of the tobacco industry in an EU-wide track and trace system to tackle smuggling has divided relevant stakeholders. Adopted three years ago, TDP foresees the adoption of an EU track and trace system that would cover all manufacturers ins
EurActiv
added Jun 20, 2017 18:15
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22nd Century Partners with The University of Virginia to Utilize Industrial Hemp to Clean Up and Reclaim Polluted Lands

launched a project aimed at utilizing novel varieties of industrial hemp to clean up and reclaim abandoned mine lands and other polluted areas...In addition to removing contamination, hemp’s deep tap roots alter soil structure, aerate the soil, and add or
Business Wire
added Jun 20, 2017 18:10
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[Ohio] Battelle Expands Center for Public Health Research

the expansion of its public health research center beyond tobacco to include research on the physical and behavioral effects of other substances, notably marijuana and opioids.
Business Wire
added Jun 20, 2017 17:54
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] DEN: A smoke-free Tokyo as an Olympic legacy

What is more important than its performance during the Summer Games, however, is the question as to what kind of legacy Tokyo can leave for the future generation of the people in Japan. To make Tokyo a smoke free-capital would undoubtedly be a legacy of t
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 20, 2017 16:34
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[UK] A breath of fresh air: how the smoking ban has changed the pub trade

“The biggest change in trade as a result of the smoking ban is pubs providing food. Before the ban it was just seen as an alternative thing for pubs to do. But pubs have now upped their game, you can go almost anywhere and have a decent meal. It might not
Morning Advertiser.co.uk
added Jun 20, 2017 15:54
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Keep TGA control of e-cigarettes or risk repeating the smoking health disaster

Australia's successful efforts to reduce smoking have had multi-party support for 40 years. All parties must affirm the regulatory expertise and authority of the TGA and encourage manufacturers of vapourisers to submit their evidence-based applications f
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jun 20, 2017 09:57
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[North Carolina] Reynolds Investors Want More Info On $49B Takeover Offer ($$)

Reynolds American Inc. and its directors are withholding crucial information about a proposed $49 billion takeover by British American Tobacco PLC, shareholders alleged Friday in a proposed class action filed in North Carolina federal court.
Law360
added Jun 19, 2017 20:44
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