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OCT 24, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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US tobacco giant Reynolds bans smoking in its offices

The second largest tobacco producer in the United States, Reynolds American said Thursday it will ban smoking in all indoor office spaces, bowing to smoke-free social norms. The manufacturer of Pall Mall and Camel cigarettes said starting from January 1, 2015 smoking cigarettes, cigars and pipes in conference rooms and elevators will be prohibited. "We recognize that indoors restrictions are ...

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OCT 22, 2014 - Huffington Post

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California City Becomes First In State To Ban Tobacco Sales To Anyone Under 21

A Northern California city has become the first in the state to approve raising the minimum age for tobacco purchases. Healdsburg, California's city council voted 4-1 Monday to raise the age threshold required for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21. (California state law mandates that no tobacco products or paraphernalia are sold to anyone under 18.) Healdsburg, a popular Sonoma ...

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OCT 21, 2014 - Huffington Post

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CVS To Charge Some Customers More For Using Pharmacies That Sell Cigarettes

It may soon be cheaper to fill your prescriptions at CVS than at Walgreens. That's because Caremark, a subsidiary of CVS Health that manages prescriptions for insurance companies and employers, plans to start charging some customers more to fill prescriptions at pharmacies that also sell cigarettes and other tobacco products. The added copay could cost as much as $15. The ...

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OCT 20, 2014 - Health Canal

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Environmental taxes encourage lower consumption

Tobacco taxation and environmental taxes on electricity and gasoline is the most effective way for politicians to get consumers to understand the problems of smoking and pollution.

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OCT 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Are E-Cigarettes A Public Health Hazard Or The Key To Quitting Smoking?

By Elizabeth Palermo, Staff Writer Published: 10/16/2014 11:27 AM EDT on LiveScience Scientific studies showing that electronic cigarettes actually help people quit smoking are few and far between. But that isn't stopping many smokers, as well as a few experts, from giving e-cigarettes the benefit of the doubt. A new controversial opinion piece goes so far as to suggest that ...

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