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Bloomberg Proposes Anti-Cigarette Legislation

Under a proposal from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York would be the first city in the nation requiring stores to keep tobacco products out of sight.


Cuba says cigar sales $416 million last year

Cuban cigar sales rose last year despite the ongoing economic crisis in some of the most important European markets including No. 1 buyer Spain, state-run tobacco company officials said Tuesday....


Tobacco companies see Africa as fertile ground

Smoking rates are declining or flat in much of the world. But they're rising in Africa, where even a child can afford the cost of a single cigarette... On the sunny side of a dusty township street, next to the metal gates of a school, Lucas Moyana's little shop is just a board propped on four plastic crates like a child's lemonade stand.


Two-thirds of Indonesian men smoke, tops in world

Indonesian men rank as the world's top smokers, with two out of three of them lighting up in a country where cigarettes cost pennies and tobacco advertising is everywhere.


More college campuses ban smoking

Smoking Banned in Colleges

Colleges increasingly are banning smoking or tobacco products altogether from campus. The University of Oklahoma, the University of Oregon and Montana State University are among those which have enacted campuswide bans this year. The University of California system announced in January that by 2014 all of its campuses would ban use or sale of cigarettes and chewing tobacco.


Australian court OKs logo ban on cigarette packs

Cigarette Packaging

Australia's highest court upheld the world's toughest law on cigarette promotion on Wednesday despite protests from tobacco companies that argued the value of their trademarks will be destroyed under new rules that will strip all logos from cigarette packs....


U.S. appeals court backs graphic cigarette labels

Cigarette Label

A federal appeals court has upheld a law requiring new, bigger graphic warning labels on cigarette packs.


Judge blocks graphic images on cigarette packages

Judge blocks graphic images on cigarette packages

A judge on Monday blocked a federal requirement that would have begun forcing tobacco companies next year to put graphic images including dead and diseased smokers on their cigarette packages.


Pricey tobacco pushes up core producer inflation - Reuters

Pricey tobacco pushes up core producer inflation - Reuters

U.S. wholesale prices outside of food and fuel rose at the fastest pace in six months in July as costs for tobacco and light trucks jumped, but weak consumer demand was seen keeping inflation in check at the factory gate.


Tobacco firms sue FDA over new graphic warnings

Four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies sued the federal government Tuesday over new graphic cigarette labels that include the sewn-up corpse of a smoker and a picture of diseased lungs,...


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