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Judge Orders UPS to Pay $247 Million for Illegally Shipping Cigarettes
Thu, 25 May 2017 23:47:39 -0500
A federal judge in Manhattan said UPS needed to pay a “very significant award” to curb future conduct and to send a message to company executives.

Duterte Orders Strict Smoking Ban in Philippines, and Asks Citizens to Help
Thu, 18 May 2017 13:33:17 -0500
The executive order, made public on Thursday, banned public smoking and said citizens should band together to help catch and charge violators.

Vape Shops Want to Do Good, but Fear F.D.A. Won’t Let Them Do Well
Wed, 10 May 2017 11:23:30 -0500
Owners, often former smokers who see e-cigarettes as a godsend, say new testing rules scheduled for 2018 could put them out of business.

You Can Take Steps to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk
Mon, 08 May 2017 06:00:06 -0500
Certain health habits may keep breast cancer at bay and help to ward off other life-threatening ills.

E-Vapor Regulation
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 03:21:03 -0500
The tobacco company Altria says the new federal regulatory approach creates significant barriers for consumers.

After ISIS, Smoking Openly to Feel Free
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:59:50 -0500
Smoking a cigarette was a criminal act that could earn 20 lashes when the Islamic State ruled northern Iraq. Now it’s a sign of freedom.

Smokeless Tobacco Is Gone From the Ballpark, if Not the Clubhouse
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:23:59 -0500
Major League Baseball supports local bans on smokeless tobacco, but a number of players said they viewed them as an invasion of personal rights.

De Blasio Backs Plan to Lift Base Price of Pack of Cigarettes to $13
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:00:22 -0500
New York’s mayor also vowed to reduce the number of stores selling tobacco products, embracing a public health movement associated with his predecessor.

Big Tobacco Attacks Sensible F.D.A. Rules on Vaping
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:21:23 -0500
Regulations could restrict the marketing to young people of nicotine products the industry now sells.

Secret A.T.F. Account Paid for $21,000 Nascar Suite and Las Vegas Trip
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 05:00:20 -0500
The revelations highlight the lax oversight at the A.T.F. that allowed agents and informants to spend millions while avoiding the normal accounting process.