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Experts call for effective Tobacco Taxation Policy in Benin

April 28th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Providing overview of tobacco consequence in the region, Dr. Judith Segnon-Agueh, Tobacco Control Focal point in the Benin Ministry of Health, noted that although tobacco products are very harmful, prices of the products are too low thereby increasing its consumption rate in the country.
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Marijuana Restaurant Opens Amid Police Concerns

April 28th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A controversial new restaurant opens in Ashland today without a hitch, despite concerns from the police department and the city.
The restaurant Earth Dragon Edibles is a restaurant that serves marajuana infused food, as well as food without cannabis. The city administrator Dave Kanner said the business is illegal, “They are engaged in an activity that is prohibited by state and federal law and we have sent them a letter that their business license has been denied.” Ream more »

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In Our View: Ban Smoking in County Parks

April 28th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Steve Stuart and Tom Mielke still don’t get it. The two Clark County commissioners just can’t bring themselves to ban smoking in county parks.Oh, they’re “getting it” when it comes to political points from some folks who praise them for supposedly upholding smokers’ rights. Ream more »

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Bloomberg proposes new anti-smoking bill

April 28th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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In an effort to wage his war against smoking, Mayor Michael Bloomberg introduced a bill last week that would force owners of residential buildings to adopt and enforce stricter smoking policies.

The bill would apply to buildings with three or more apartments, and violators would be fined $100 for breaking the rules that have been established by individual property owners. Ream more »

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Schools lose money for tobacco prevention

April 28th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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On Wednesday, students from the Students Working Against Tobacco clubs at Hendersonville and North Henderson high schools assembled a scrapbook of the past three years. The club may look different next year, after funding for Henderson County schools’ tobacco prevention programs was from the General Assembly’s budget.
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Medical marijuana is not the answer

April 27th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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There is no question that marijuana contains potent medicinal substances called “cannabinoids” that can relieve pain, reduce nausea and improve appetite. Two marijuana-derived medications, each containing a different cannabinoid, are approved for use in the United States. A third medication that contains biologically active cannabinoids more closely mirroring marijuana is available in Europe and Canada. Ream more »

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Electronic Cigarettes Ignite Major Health Debate

April 27th, 2012 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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Electronic cigarettes are igniting a major health debate. Some believe they’re a great alternative to smoking, while others think they’re a source of dangerous unknown toxins.

The pseudo-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular since people can’t smoke in local restaurants, clubs or bars. Ream more »

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Windfall for British American Tobacco Workers

April 27th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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LOCAL cigarette manufacturer British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited is the latest foreign-owned company to comply with the Empowerment Regulations, after concluding negotiations for almost 10 percent workers’ ownership of the company.

The details of the share option scheme were not immediately available, with management insisting that negotiations were continuing. But most of the sticking issues appear to have been resolved, informed sources said. Ream more »

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Initiative to regulate, tax marijuana stirs lively discussion at forum

April 27th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Former U.S. Attorney John McKay debates Pat Slack, commander of the Snohomish County Regional Drug Task Force, over Initiative 502, which McKay filed and which would regulate and tax marijuana like liquor. If there’s one thing that brings people together, it’s this: Marijuana regulation is a mess.
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Japan Tobacco net profit rises 31.9% in FY 2011

April 27th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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Japan Tobacco Inc. said Thursday it booked a group net profit of 320.88 billion yen for fiscal 2011, up 31.9 percent from the previous year, due to rises in tobacco product prices at home and abroad and proceeds from property sales.
Sales in the year to March 31 dropped 1.2 percent to 2.03 trillion yen due largely to a drop in cigarette shipments following the March 11, 2011 disaster, slowed sales caused by the tobacco tax hike in October 2010, and the appreciation of the yen. Ream more »

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