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Florida HB 169

A local Tobacco Control Advocate shared the following information about Florida Bill HB 169.  The original bill was written to control the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors under the age of 18, but in a last minute maneuver was amended to now establish a pre-emption of all activities on the local level in the retail tobacco environment. 330 more words


Murray State and Big Tobacco: A Perfect Union

Because of its nationally recognized agriculture program and its location in a prevalent farming community, Murray State has kept and continues to keep its ties close to Big Tobacco companies. 493 more words

Big Tobacco Beware, Vapor Cigarettes Are Here

For decades, tobacco companies cornered the market on cigarette sales. However, sales have been taking a nosedive lately, and the once-booming industry is seeking to protect its multi-billion-dollar bottom line by concentrating on its global reach in Asia and other continents. 393 more words


China National Tobacco is all for Chinese kids...

China National Tobacco is keen to encourage as many kids as possible to take up smoking and without a significant anti-smoking lobby there seems to be little to impede them. 63 more words

Internet Gambling: is it really a moral dilemma?

Sheldon Adelson is a wealthy individual. Forbes currently has him listed at #8 on their top 100 wealthiest people in the world, with a net worth of ~39.5B. 643 more words


Tobacco Sponsorship at SXSW

When Congress passed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act in 1970, it meant the end of cigarette advertising on television and radio, and the beginning of warning labels on cigarettes.   446 more words


Big Tobacco prepares for fight over plain packaging

Cigarette manufacturers are gearing up to attack a landmark report into the health benefits of plain packaging for cigarettes, due to be published this week. The review, written by the leading paediatrician Sir Cyril Chantler, will influence whether the Government presses ahead with plain packaging, which is designed to discourage the next generation from… 426 more words

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