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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sustain Legal Tobacco Industry

Written on May 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm, by

Kingsley Wheaton, British American Tobacco’s Group Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, has stated that if governments, the world over, do not ensure that they maintain a legal tobacco industry, people will patronise black market sources for cigarettes to smoke and deny governments of taxes. In a release issued recently following this year’s ‘World No […]

World No Tobacco Day

Written on May 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm, by

Every year on May 31, the world stops to reflect on the millions of lives lost to tobacco use around the world and the one billion set to lose their lives to tobacco use this century unless current trends are reversed. Uganda already has AIDS and malaria to worry about and yet a perfectly preventable […]

Tobacco tax is one more damper on the recovery

Written on May 19, 2013 at 1:40 pm, by

Increasing taxes at a time when Florida’s businesses and consumers are already strained is not a sound policy decision. President Obama has released his Fiscal Year 2014 budget, and he plans to raise the tax on cigarettes from $1.01 to $1.95 per pack. Additionally, Congress has introduced legislation to increase the federal excise tax rate […]

Everyday Gratitude Strengthens Relationships

Written on May 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm, by

A new study suggests small thoughtful gestures and a little everyday gratitude toward one’s partner can yield a great deal of happiness and help strengthen relationships. However, the researchers caution not to confuse gratitude with indebtedness, which, they said, does help maintain relationships but lacks the power that gratitude has in bringing a sense of […]

Business leaders can help blaze career paths

Written on May 5, 2013 at 1:13 pm, by

Imagine a north state where students graduate from our excellent schools, go to college or receive career training right here at home, obtain a degree or certificate, then get recruited by local employers because they are ideal candidates for living-wage jobs. This is the vision of a growing collaborative of north state minds, and it’s […]