Smoking ad in Indonesia condemned

Critics are reacting with outrage to an Indonesian billboard campaign by the tobacco company PT Sampoerna which, translated, says that “Dying is better than leaving a friend; Sampoerna is a cool friend.” That...
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ACT to ban smoking in cars with kids

The ACT Government is moving to ban people from smoking in cars when children are passengers. It will introduce legislation into the Legislative Assembly today that will allow police to issue a $250 on-the-spot...
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Australia cigarette pack branding ban moves closer

Australia’s parliament has passed two bills moving the nation closer to becoming the first to introduce plain cigarette packaging in a move Health Minister Nicola Roxon Thursday called “courageous”. The...
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California Hookah Use on The Rise as Cigarette Smoking Decreases

Cigarette smoking in California has fallen sharply in recent years, but new research finds that hookah use is on the rise, especially among young adults. Between 2005 and 2008, the number of California...
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Tobacco companies use corporate social responsibility for political purposes

Corporations may use corporate social responsibility programmes not only to improve their public image, but also to gain access to politicians, influence agendas, and shape public health policy to best...
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DeKalb defers decision on new smoking ban

DECATUR, Ga. — DeKalb County Commissioners have pushed back a vote on an expanded anti-smoking ordinance within the county. DeKalb’s Board of Health has been pushing the tighter ordinance for...
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Big tobacco to take Australia packaging fight to higher court

Cigarette giant British American Tobacco (BAT) plans to appeal an Australian court ruling that handed the tobacco industry a setback in its campaign against the world’s first ban on branded cigarette...
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Consumers Like Pall Mall Cigarettes

Reynolds American Inc. again rode a strong wave of consumer demand for its Pall Mall cigarette and Grizzly moist-snuff brands to a profitable quarter. The manufacturer said Thursday that it posted $353...
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A new type of cigarette venture

Jamaicans for decades have bought cigarettes by the stick and by the carton at corners shops, from streetside sellers, and a multiplicity of businesses that make money off a habit that is hard to kick. What...
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Hookah use among California youths is rising rapidly

Hookah use among California youth ages 18 to 24 is rising rapidly according to a study conducted by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The study appears in the “First...
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