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[Asia-pacific] Liquid E-Cigarette Industry Indonesia Subject to 57% Excise Tax

Also in Indonesia more and more people are seen using the e-cigarette, a device that tries to create the sensation of tobacco smoking. Considering the relatively recent appearance of the (modern) e-cigarette in the world, its health risks are not yet ful
Indonesia Investments (nl)
added Jan 12, 2018 04:26
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[Texas] Council Votes To Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

City Council voted 8-2 Thursday to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products in San Antonio from 18 to 21, becoming the first city in Texas to impose such a restriction. “I think today is a historic day,” Councilwoman Ana Sandoval (D7) said. “We
Rivard Report (San Antonio, TX)
added Jan 12, 2018 04:25
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[Portugal] 5-Year-Olds Are Smoking for Jesus [Video]

The Epiphany celebrations in a Portuguese village feature a tradition that each year causes an uproar among outsiders. This celebration involves five-year-olds smoking for Jesus. The annual event called The King’s Feast” raises questions and draws extens
Guardian Liberty Voice
added Jan 12, 2018 04:20
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This surgeon general’s famous report alerted Americans to the deadly dangers of cigarettes

Dozens of distinguished physicians have served as the U.S. surgeon general in our nation’s history. That said, we rarely remember their names, including the surgeon general who may have had the farthest-reaching influence on our collective health. That
PBS
added Jan 12, 2018 04:18
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[California] Contra Costa County to Begin Enforcing New Tobacco Sales Laws

New laws to protect youth from tobacco influences went into effect this month and local health officials are enforcing the new regulations, which include prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products, such as menthol cigarettes and flavored e-liquids
EastCountyToday
added Jan 11, 2018 20:31
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[Korea - North, Mongolia] Tobacco Dominates Trade

Trade between North Korea and Mongolia rose 43 percent year-on-year to US$2.3 million in 2017, primarily driven by tobacco imports from Mongolia, according to a KBS story relayed by the TMA and citing figures published by the Ulaanbaatar chapter of the K
Tobacco China (cn) 烟草在线
added Jan 11, 2018 20:31
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[Mexico, Connecticut] LAFAIVE/NESBIT: Cigarette Tax Hike: Smuggling Up, Revenue Down

In writing several academic studies on cigarette taxes, we have built a statistical model to measure cigarette smuggling between states, as well as to and from Mexico and Canada. Through 2015, Connecticut had the 15th highest smuggling rate in the nation
Hartford (CT) Courant
added Jan 11, 2018 20:31
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San Antonio becomes first city in Texas to raise legal age to buy tobacco to 21

The new ordinance, which city officials had been discussing since August, passed by a 9 to 2 vote. Council members Greg Brockhouse and Clayton Perry voted against the measure, questioning if the city should regulate such activity and expressing concerns
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Jan 11, 2018 19:59
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West Virginia state senators introduce bill to raise tobacco age to 21

If both houses agree this session, 2018 could be the year when West Virginia raises the age for purchasing and using tobacco products. Senators Ron Stollings, Roman Prezioso, Mike Woelfel, Stephen Baldwin, and Robert Beach introduced Senate Bill 13 Wedne
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 (Huntington, WV)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:59
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[Asia-pacific, Mid-east, Philippines] POEA warns OFWs on Qatar’s law vs tobacco, cigarette-related items

To overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for Qatar: Don’t even think about bringing cigarettes with you. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned OFWs that Qatar has now banned all tobacco derivatives, equipment and other materia
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:58
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