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Teens may not buy tobacco but may absorb nicotine

Teens may not buy tobacco but may absorb nicotine

| December 10, 2015

The US government and tobacco companies are failing to protect teenage children from hazardous work in tobacco farming, Human Rights Watch said in a report and video published yesterday. The 72-page report, Teens of the Tobacco Fields: Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming, documents the harm caused to 16- and 17-year-olds who work long […]

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Altria declares regular quarterly dividend

Altria declares regular quarterly dividend

| December 10, 2015

  The Altria Group said yesterday that its board of directors had declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.565 per common share, payable on January 11 to shareholders of record as of December 24. The ex-dividend date is December 22.

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PMI declares regular quarterly dividend

PMI declares regular quarterly dividend

| December 10, 2015

The board of directors of Philip Morris International yesterday declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.02 per common share, payable on January 8 to shareholders of record as of December 23. The ex-dividend date is December 21.

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Singapore prepares for tobacco display bans

Singapore prepares for tobacco display bans

| December 10, 2015

Retailers in Singapore will not be allowed to display tobacco products in their shops, starting in 2017, according to a story by Loke Kok Fai for channelnewsasia.com, citing an announcement from the Ministry of Health yesterday. The ministry said the ban on stores displaying such products would be introduced after amendments to the Tobacco (Control […]

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Small share of tobacco income spent on prevention

Small share of tobacco income spent on prevention

| December 9, 2015

US states are failing to fund tobacco-use prevention programs adequately despite receiving billions of dollars in tobacco revenue, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. The upshot of this is that for every $20 that tobacco companies spend on marketing their products, the states spend $1 on programs aimed […]

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Ban sought on products that promote nicotine

Ban sought on products that promote nicotine

| December 9, 2015

A bill due to be tabled in Thailand next year will seek to ban all products that promote nicotine use, according to a story by Loh Foon Fong for The Star (Malaysia). “We need this law because we are seeing attempts by tobacco companies to come up with more and more of these products,” said […]

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