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Debate Over Medical Marijuana Sparked Once Again Due to Violence

March 17th, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags:

A shooting and a death which was the result of beating, connected directly to medical marijuana, have now managed to prompt new calls by law enforcement officials and marijuana advocates for Washington State to try and change the way the drug is regulated and protection is offered to those who grow and use it. Read more

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Vermont Court Holds R.J. Reynolds Accountable for Misleading Ads

Big Tobacco suffered a big loss as Vermont Superior Court Judge Dennis Pearson found that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company’s advertising claims of a “reduced risk” cigarette were deceptive and misleading, in violation of Vermont’s Consumer Fraud Act and a 1998 settlement agreement and court order. Read more

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Call for tobacco to be dealt with the same way as meth

March 9th, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags:

The prospect of a black market springing up to fill the void of legal tobacco sales if the product is banned has been dismissed at a parliamentary inquiry.
Many people and organisations have asked the Maori affairs select committee’s inquiry into tobacco to support an eventual prohibition on tobacco. Read more

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Smoking has Immediate, Adverse Effects on the Body

March 9th, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags:

The World Health Organization calls tobacco the leading cause of preventable death in the world. In December, the WHO launched a campaign against cigarette smoking in Africa, saying a rapidly growing population is creating “larger and more accessible markets” on the continent for tobacco companies. Read more

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