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Pipe smokers come together for camaraderie

October 8th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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The rare sight Sunday morning in one exhibition hall at the Greater Richmond Convention Center was not smokers with lit pipes, but rather a person without one.

Whether it was exhibitors behind tables or pipe lovers perusing the wares, more likely than not, wisps of aromatic smoke rose from pipes pressed to their pursed lips. That was the scene on the final day of the Conclave of Richmond Pipe Smokers’ 28th annual Pipe and Cigar Smokers Exposition. Ream more »

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Cigarette tax campaign lights up

October 8th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

Cigarette tax campaign
One of the most controversial issues on the upcoming November 6th ballot is Proposition B.

The proposal would raise Missouri’s cigarette taxes from 17-cents per pack to 90-cents a pack. Judy Reece is a smoker. Reece said Proposition B is not fair to people like her and a 760% tax increase on Missouri cigarettes is ridiculous.
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Star Scientific Silent on Tobacco Patent Settlement

October 5th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Star Scientific (STSI) remains mum on the financial terms of a Sept. 24 settlement with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in their long-fought patent infringement case. It’s been 10 days since the settlement. You’d think the company would be shouting from the mountaintop had R.J. Reynolds, a division of Reynolds American (RAI) agreed to fork over a substantial cash penalty and ongoing royalties on future tobacco sales.
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Council approves reduced cigarette tax

October 3rd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Reduced to three percent, from the original seven percent proposed, the tax should raise the price on a $5 pack of cigarettes by about 15 cents. It would take the form of an occupation tax imposed on tobacco sellers and would help raise about $35 million for the University of Nebraska Medical Center over 10 years. That would help them build a new $370 million campus that would combine cancer research and treatment in Omaha. Ream more »

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Bay Pines VA tightens tobacco rules

October 1st, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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In support of the organization’s commitment to Be Tobacco Free, the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System tightened tobacco use restrictions Oct. 1 at the main Bay Pines VA Medical Center (VAMC) campus in St. Petersburg and at all of the system’s outpatient clinic locations.
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Quad bike makers take tips from tobacco

September 25th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Quad bike manufacturers have adopted the tactics of the tobacco industry to avoid regulations, a University of Sydney academic will tell next week’s Safety 2012 World Conference in Wellington.

Speaking from Sydney, Associate Professor Tony Lower said the industry, through funding external research, had convinced regulators not to introduce mandatory roll-over protection.
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Norfolk Pension Fund’s £44m tobacco investments under spotlight

September 24th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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The Norfolk Pension Fund, which has more than 66,000 members and covers Norfolk County Council workers and 134 other employers, including Norwich City Council, has a total exposure to the tobacco sector of £44m.

While that is only a small amount of the £2.1bn assets of the fund, the fact the county council will, from next April, take on responsibility for public health, including encouraging people to quit smoking, has sparked a debate over whether it should invest in tobacco firms. Ream more »

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Tobacco firms violating anti-tobacco laws, says WHO official

September 24th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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With the health authorities focusing on the eradication of polio, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the government appear to be turning a blind to eye to brazen violations of the anti-tobacco law.

A WHO official in Karachi told The News that certain international cigarette companies – in a display of their muscle to health officials – were openly placing brand images of their products at points of sale.
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Big tobacco lures new generation of addicts

September 18th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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This is a quote from an internal tobacco industry document regarding their marketing strategy: Find new young tobacco users to replace smokers who continually die prematurely of tobacco-related diseases.

What a great business to be in: the profitable business of addiction.
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WHO restrictions upset tobacco body

September 17th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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The Tanzania Tobacco Cooperative Apex Limited (TTCA) representing more than 100,000 tobacco farmers in the country has opposed World Health Organisation (WHO) plans on regulation of the crop’s farming.

According to a statement issued by the TTCA chairman, Mr Julius Masongo, in Dar es Salaam at the weekend, the WHO proposal which calls upon governments to phase out tobacco farming would have “disastrous consequences if it went through.”
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