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[Maryland] Another Tax Hike On Cigarettes And Cigars Gets Kicked Around

Tobacco lobbyists and anti-smoking advocates went head to head in a high-stakes hearing Wednesday on the legislature’s latest proposal to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes from $2 to $3. The tax rate on cigars would triple from 30% to 95%.
Citybizlist
added Mar 15, 2013 06:57
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Florida Supreme Court Upholds Engle Findings Against the Cigarette Industry

The Florida Supreme Court has now directly reaffirmed the ruling and rejected the cigarette manufacturers’ Due Process claims, stating, “As illustrated by hundreds of witnesses, thousands of documents and exhibits, and tens of thousands of pages of testi
Ring Of Fire Network
added Mar 14, 2013 14:41
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[Oregon] PSU professor helps uncover how tobacco companies avoid $1 billion in taxes

James F. Pankow, a professor of Chemistry and Civil & Environmental Engineering at Portland State University (PSU), provided important analytical measurements for Bloomberg News in a recent article discussing how some tobacco products are being sold in t
The Oregonian blogs
added Mar 11, 2013 02:49
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Senate Democrats go after tobacco tax loophole to increase revenue

A group of Democratic senators introduced a bill Thursday that would close tax loopholes for tobacco companies, generating $3.6 billion in revenue over 10 years.
The Hill
added Feb 1, 2013 16:37
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[Missouri] Columbia tobacco store struggles after change in tobacco rolling law

Once Hendren turned the machine off, he said Roll On's sales were cut by more than half. Now he said he is still in debt for the money he owes on the idle, $30,000 machine and must borrow money to keep his doors open.
Columbia (MO) Missourian
added Nov 9, 2012 14:27
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[Solomon Islands] Cigarette price hike

SOLOMON Tobacco has slapped smokers with a 50 per cent price hike on its popular Pallmall Blue cigarette effective as of yesterday. The sudden price increase, which caught smokers by surprise, saw a single packet cigarette now selling at $30 from the pre
Solomon Star Newspaper (sb)
added Nov 5, 2012 10:48
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[Canada] Tobacco Lawsuit Dismissed

An unusual, $500-million class-action lawsuit by tobacco farmers that accuses the federal and Ontario governments of turning a blind eye to contraband tobacco, seriously undermining the legal cigarette industry in the process, has hit a brick wall.
National Post (ca)
added Aug 16, 2012 11:59
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Teens and Tobacco Use: Why Declines in Youth Have Stalled

Tobacco use in dropped sharply between 1997 and 2003, but since then the rate of decline has slowed. Between 2009 and 2011, it nearly ground to a halt. Why?
TIME Magazine
added Aug 12, 2012 18:55
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[New York] Circuit Reinstates RICO Action in Sale of Contraband Cigarettes ($$)

The court rejected defendant Rodney Morrison's claim that the circuit's decision to certify questions on the New York Tax Law on cigarettes to the state's highest court indicated the law under which he was prosecuted was unconstitutionally vague.
New York Law Journal
added Jul 17, 2012 06:10
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Obama law could send 1000 cheap cigarette stores up in smoke

'This law is not designed for people to comply with,' Phil Acordino, president of RYO Machines, which began manufacturing roll-your-own cigarette machines in 2008. 'It's designed to put these people out of business,' he told the Huffington Post. 'They c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 8, 2012 14:06
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