Tag: Tobacco

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Tobacco Stocks Spike Higher as FDA Cracks Down on E-Cigs

The index of tobacco stocks jumped by 4.9 percent on Wednesday after Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators threatened to ban retail sales of “e-cigs” if manufacturers do not control their rampant use by teens.

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IDF Bases to Stop Selling Cigarettes

Beginning November 1, cigarettes and other tobacco products will disappear from the shelves of stores in dozens of military bases around the country as the army steps up its fight against smoking, the Israel Defense Force’s manpower chief said Sunday.

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24 Accused of Drug Trafficking with Mexican Cartel Ties

Authorities believe that one of the alleged drug traffickers –Raul Enrique Lizarraga Lopez, aka “Maestro” – is a key player in the drug cartel that smuggles narcotics from Mexico into the United States.

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Orlando Terrorist Worked For Firm with DHS Contracts

Orlando Terrorist Omar Mateen, was a licensed and armed security guard for a multinational security company that had the Department of Homeland Security contracts to transport illegal alien caught by US Border Patrol agents.

Lille, FRANCE: A crushed Gauloises cigarette packet lays before the Franco-Spanish Altadis fatory in Lille 31 August 2005 as the factory stops producing the legendary cigarettes, bringing to an end almost a century of history.

Gauloises Maker Appeals French Plain Package Law

Seita, the French subsidiary of Britain’s Imperial Tobacco and the maker of the iconic Gauloises and Gitanes cigarettes, said Tuesday it would appeal to France’s top court against regulations imposing plain packaging. The appeal to the Council of State, France’s

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Jerry Brown Raises Smoking Age to 21, Limits Vaping

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that raises the state’s legal smoking age to 21, and restricts the use of e-cigarettes — “vaping” — in public places.

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Tasmania Considers Banning Smoking For Under-25s

Not content with merely educating people as to the health risks associated with tobacco, anti-smoking campaigners and politicians in Australia are considering a ban on under-25s being able to smoke, and even a rolling blanket ban. The latest front in the

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POLL: UK Public Backs UKIP Policy On Easing Smoking Ban

The introduction of smoking rooms in pubs and private members’ clubs would be welcomed by a majority of the British public, according to a new Populus survey.  The poll for smokers’ rights group Forest found that a majority of adults also oppose bans on smoking in