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A ban on the sale of cigarettes in South Africa since the country’s COVID-19-induced lockdown began in March has cost the economy millions of rands daily in the form of tax revenue lost to illicit sales of smokes, a variety of industry officials say. This comes after the South African government had banned the sale…

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If you are a smoker and enjoy menthol cigarettes, Black and Mild flavored cigars or even flavored vape juices, your smokes may soon be out of reach. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, director of the FDA, issued an announcement that calls for the restriction and ultimate ban of these products out of increased health concerns. According to…

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A man in Pensacola, Florida has learned a hard lesson over a theft of cigarettes. In December of 2017, Robert Spellman went into a locked managers’ office at a Circle K in Pensacola and stole 10 cartons of cigarettes. The cigarettes were worth about $600, according to the Pensacola New Journal. When police scouted the…

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The New York City medical examiner’s office released a statement late Friday afternoon concerning the death of Eric Garner. According to Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office, Garner was killed by NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo when he applied a chokehold — a form of restraint that is prohibited by the police department.…

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Eric Garner NYPD cover-up begins with leaked memo

The death of Eric Garner, a father of six and grandfather of two, has shocked the nation. Cellphone footage caught a NYPD police officer put Garner in a chokehold, which is against departmental policy. Garner is heard saying, “I can’t breathe” eleven times before he dies in the chokehold. The officers involved have been disciplined…

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Eric Garner in casket

It was a sad day in Brooklyn, New York, as another black man killed by the police was laid to rest. Eric Garner, a father of six and grandfather of two, was laid to rest in a service at Bethel Baptist Church in Boerum Hill. The church was packed as family members, politicians and the community…

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