Syracuse University Prepares for Smoking Ban

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As you probably know, Syracuse University, New York, is preparing to enforce smoking ban on its campus. Experts say that smoking should not be totally banned and there is a need to create special designated areas where mokers could light up. In order to ensure the implementation of the ban, there must be introduced fines or other disciplinary actions for … Continue reading

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Imperial Tobacco to Have New Office in Greensboro

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Imperial Tobacco Group, the tobacco company from the UK, plans to take control over Lorillard company and its 2,900 workers. They have chosen Greensboro to place head office of the new tobacco company. Total price of the deal is $27.4 billion. The new company will have Imperial’s existing U.S. business and also  it will buy Greensboro head offices, manufacturing plant … Continue reading

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Third Quarter Report by Reynolds American

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Net income of Reynolds American Inc, the manufacturer of Camel cigarettes, increased by 2.2% in the third quarter due to high cigarette prices which helped to compensate decline in cigarette sales. The tobacco company’s income increased to $467 million (88 cents per share) for the quarter which ended on September 30. In the same period in 2013, the company reported … Continue reading

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No Smoking at Workplaces in Alaska

Alaska Native People

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is very glad that 2014 Alaska Native Brotherhood/Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand Camp managed to adopt a statewide smoke-free law which prohibits smoking at workplaces in order to protect Alaska Native people from secondhand smoke effects. The smoke law was initially proposed by Petersburg’s ANS President Brenda Louise. On October 11, the law was passed … Continue reading

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University of Alaska Wants a Smoke-Free Policy

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Authorities from University of Alaska told they prepared a draft for a new no-smoking policy on campuses, which is expected to come into effect in 2015. . Due to students anti-smoking initiatives, more universities in the USA have become smoke-free. This contributes greatly to creating a healthy environment in the state. Most decisive moment was in September, when a number … Continue reading

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Decline in Cigarettes Use at University of Louisiana

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The University of Luisiana on August 2014 implemented a tobacco-free policy on its campus. Judith Sylvester, SmokingWords adviser and mass communication professor,  says that the policy works due to serious approach to the issue and the honor system. Recently she discussed about the policy with students on campus and the Dean of Students. All of them support the initiative and … Continue reading

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Lorillard Reported Cigarette Volumes Drop

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On July 30 Lorillard presented report on its second-quarter 2014 results, which reflects earnings increase by 3.7% from the prior-year quarter and sales increase. Reduction of outstanding share count resulted in earnings growth. Due to low e-cigarettes sales, in the report there was no Zacks Consensus Estimate of 88 cents by 4.5%. The report showed a reduction by 0.3% in … Continue reading

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Pall Mall to Have New Package Design

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Last week, on Friday, the representatives of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. told the tobacco company plans to modify the packaging of its Pall Mall cigarette brand, so that it could have a more contemporary look. The change starts this week and it would touch both cigarette packs and cartons. As spokesman Richard Smith told, the new modified packaging will have … Continue reading

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Georgia Colleges Ban Tobacco Use

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31 public universities and colleges that make part of  the University System of Georgia are going to become smoke-free. Even chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes will be forbidden. However, most questions arises the enforcement of the ban by the University of Georgia. Authorities in Atlanta talk about massive campaign to remove tobacco from campuses that many people do visit daily, but … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Passes Cigarette Tax Increase

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After a long period of delay, the Pennsylvania House finally approved a bill which imposes to increase taxes on cigarettes. The new tax of $2 per pack will be used to fund schools. The bill passed with the majority of votes (114 against 84) and is going to be sent to the Senate for the final decision. Anti-smoking activists welcomed … Continue reading

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