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Tobacco use at school events concerns some

Despite widespread posting of signs prohibiting its use, spectators in the area of high school football games were seen tobacco use in clear violation of the schools’ tobacco use policies. Tobacco use at sporting was among the topics for discussion at the annual meeting of the Children’s strategic policy of the Council of the Coalition to reduce substance abuse among youth. Tobacco use – both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco form – witnessed some committee members and the Star-News staff members at recent football games. Tobacco use is prohibited on all school property, not only in Covington County, but across the state and the nation. Each of the three county school systems has specific policies to combat the use of tobacco on school grounds. In Andalusia, the use of any tobacco products is strictly prohibited … Read entire article »

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Tobacco use at school events

Despite widespread posting of signs prohibiting its use, spectators in the area of high school football games were seen tobacco use in clear violation of the schools’ tobacco use policies. Tobacco use at sporting was among the topics for discussion at the annual meeting of the Children’s strategic policy of the Council of the Coalition to reduce substance abuse among youth. Tobacco use – both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco form – witnessed some committee members and the Star-News staff members at recent football games. Tobacco use is prohibited on all school property, not only in Covington County, but across the state and the nation. Each of the three county school systems has specific policies to combat the use of tobacco on school grounds. In Andalusia, the use of any tobacco products is strictly prohibited … Read entire article »

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Candy flavored tobacco appearing on store shelves

Candy flavored tobacco products debut on store shelves this year, attracting sales from bright colorful packaging and flavors like chocolate, sour apple, orange and pineapple. Rachel Brand horst, tobacco prevention specialist for Collier County Health Department in Florida, said VOXXI taste tobacco as a way to cover the otherwise harsh taste and easy way to enable children to become addicted. Once the drug has led to the flavored tobacco and no longer meets their needs, explains Horst Brand, young people are switching to other tobacco products. Flavored tobacco luring young smokers “There are a lot of tobacco industry documents shows that the tobacco industry perceives youth as” replacement smokers for more than 400,000 people who die annually from diseases because of tobacco products, “she said.” The package uses bright colors appear safer than … Read entire article »

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It’s time to buy Imperial Tobacco?

I’m always looking for stocks that can help ordinary investors like you make money from the stock market. So right now I’m trawling through the FTSE 100 (UKX) and giving my verdict on each member of the blue-chip index. Simply put, I hope to pinpoint the best buying opportunities in uncertain conditions of the market. Today I am looking at Imperial Tobacco , to determine whether to consider the purchase of shares of 2,300 pence. I am assessing each stock in several formulas: • Price / earnings (P / E): Does the share look like a good value when compared against its competitors? • Price / earnings to growth (PEG): Does the share look like a good value factoring in predicted growth? • Yield: Does the share provide a solid income for investors. • Dividend Cover: is … Read entire article »

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Internal Revenue Service announced the Tobacco Products

12 October, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has published numerous amendments and regulations tariff amendment. Most tariffs amendments address tobacco and environmental fees, and the other two related to open-tale vision of antennas and alkyd resins. Tobacco As for tobacco, the amendments relating to the replacement of excise accounts form (provided in the rules of the Customs and Excise Act) for tobacco products, with effect from 1 January 2012. DA 260 excise account: The notice informs replacing paragraph (m) the following paragraph: “(t) by replacing Rule 19A.05 (b) (II) for paragraph (e) of the following paragraph: (EE) separate record losses in the manufacturing process or the workers, pumping, processing, or any such reasons or due to natural causes, as provided in paragraph 624.30 Application number 6 “. Environmental Levy Amendment List № 5, Part 5 … Read entire article »

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Future fund’s tobacco investments face chop

The taxpayer owned fund future put its $ 219 million investment in the tobacco under review, and will consider the case for ditching controversial holdings. The $ 80 billion fund has accumulated its share of big tobacco at the same time work was introducing its plain packaging laws, which drew criticism from health advocates and some members of the government. But the fund’s managing director, Mark Burgess, today said the fund’s governance committee was considering the investment in cigarette manufacturers after a request from the board. “This work has been started, and will include a review of the costs and consequences of exclusion, as well as the board’s ability… and the duties and obligations to act in the area,” Mr. Burgess said. “Its early days in this process, but the committee will present its … Read entire article »

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Supporters say the tobacco tax measure brings much needed income

Proposition B, one of the four measures on Nov. 6 ballot, would increase the 17-cent-a-pack state excise tax by 90 cents, making it the 33rd highest in the United States. In 2002, voters defeated a 55-cents per-pack an increase of about 31,000 votes, and four years later, the 80-cent increase failed by about 61,000 votes. The national average is $ 1.46 per pack. Unlike the two previous elections, Big Tobacco is not opposing the increase this year, because the measure also removes the loophole that allowed the “value” brands, or lesser-known cigarette manufacturers to recoup the money they paid into the state fund created to compensate for the costs of smoking-related diseases. Also, Proposition B has the support of a coalition of educators whose institutions stand to receive millions of dollars from the … Read entire article »

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Big tobacco companies resist admissions

U.S. tobacco companies told a federal judge on Monday they should not be required to tell the public they manipulated nicotine to make cigarettes more addictive or that they have repeatedly lied about the health effects of light cigarettes. The companies – including Altria Group Inc and Reynolds American Inc – have been fighting with the U.S. Justice Department for six years at the wording of the so-called “corrective statements”. The statements are part of the company have to pay penalty after U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler, in the historic 2006 decision, found that the tobacco industry engaged in decades of fraud to deceive the public. Labels with the statements are set to run eventually in newspapers, on cigarette packaging and elsewhere. The labels separately from those who work for the U.S. cigarette packaging … Read entire article »

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Alaska Native groups to join forces in the fight against tobacco

Alaska Native anti-tobacco crusaders received unanimous support from the board of the state’s largest native Organization previous year. Now, with the support of the Alaska Federation of Natives, they are trying to cut into the state’s high rate of tobacco use by Alaska Native by implementing individual tribes to stop their employees from smoking while working. They were particularly successful in the Interior, where the Tanana Chief Conference- a nonprofit corporation serving 42 Interior villages- resolved to ban tobacco products on tribal government facilities this year. “We want to protect workers and children from secondhand smoke, but also from seeing it as a social norm,” said Gary Ferguson, director of health and prevention of Alaska Tribal Health Consortium. He has been a vocal anti-tobacco advocate. “In the Interior, we have very resistant rates … Read entire article »

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Tobacco law in disarray after Dalli resignation

The European Commission is trying to contain the damage from a bribery scandal that precipitated the resignation of John Dalli, the European commissioner for health and consumer policy. As Dalli hit back against the allegations, accusing President Jose Manuel Barroso, the Commission president, of forcing the resignation of the commission was the last night fending off claims that his planned tobacco legislation had been ambushed. Dalli, a former finance and foreign minister of Malta, categorically denies the case made by OLAF, the European Union’s anti-fraud office that he was aware that an entrepreneur from Malta was trying to extract money from the Swedish tobacco company in exchange for persuading Dalli change his tobacco proposals. OLAF submitted its report to the Commission on Monday and Dalli’s resignation was announced the next afternoon. Dalli later … Read entire article »

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There is no smoke without fire in the psychology of tobacco

Dr Yusuf Saloojee is executive director of the National Council of SA’s against smoking. He recently won the American Cancer Society’s Luther L Terry Award for outstanding individual leadership. He said Sue Grant Marshall, as his interest in the harmful effects of tobacco began in the science laboratory in London Do you have a doctorate from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School in London. What inspired you to study science? I’ve always been interested in the biological sciences at school. Why London? My father knew that his children do not get a good education here, and it makes sense to continue his studies in the UK. How did you become involved with tobacco? I went to work at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in the late 1970s, and they were measuring human exposure to toxins in the smoke. I … Read entire article »

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Big Tobacco lawyers target the food industry

The lawyers, who took over much of tobacco companies in the U.S., and won, and now, set their sights on the food industry. Scientific night news editor, Susan Watts, asked one of them why he chose this particular battle. Don Barrett loves his opponents with powerful and rich. He is a lawyer whose ten-year battle to force tobacco companies to admit that they knew cigarettes are addictive and pay medical costs of victims was portrayed in the movie He and his colleagues eventually forced settlement, which cost the industry more than $ 200 billion. Claims made Mr. Barrett, a very rich man. But he says that this is not the potential for another big pay out, which now makes it a target “great food.” “I’m 68 years old, to be honest I do not … Read entire article »

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