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[Europe] Comparative price levels of consumer goods and services

The highest price dispersion is found for alcoholic beverages and tobacco. This is mainly due to large differences in taxation on these products across the 37 countries. Much less dispersion is apparent in the prices of clothing and footwear.
European Commission - Trade (be)
added Jun 16, 2017 00:13
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[Europe] Comparative price levels for food, beverages and tobacco

Price levels for food, beverages and tobacco vary considerably across the EU Member States...For tobacco the highest prices were observed in the United Kingdom (202 % of the EU average), while the lowest were recorded in Bulgaria (51 %).
European Commission - Trade (be)
added Jun 16, 2017 00:13
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No longer the hot new thing? Teen vaping falls, study says

"It certainly is a public health win," said Brian King, an expert on smoking and health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's the first decline CDC has reported in teen vaping since the agency began tracking it in 2011. The findings ec
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 16, 2017 00:13
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STIER: Stop Funding WHO Until It Cleans Up Its Act

taxpayer funding of scandal-plagued [WHO]...FCTC released an anonymously written e-cigarette report for delegates considering rules that would have effectively banned the safer alternative to smoking. The scientifically flawed report was criticized by lea
National Review
added Jun 16, 2017 00:13
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[Asia, India] Proposed 18% GST on purchase of unmanufactured tobacco riles farmers

The proposed levy of 18% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on purchase of unmanufactured tobacco has become a source of concern to the tobacco farmers in Karnataka. Hitherto, traders and manufacturers were exempted from paying any tax while purchasing tobacc
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jun 16, 2017 00:12
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[Canada] 'Children are among the most vulnerable': Cancer Society pushing for smoke-free outdoor public places

'A strengthened provincial legislative approach is the next obvious step'... The Canadian Cancer Society is pushing the provincial government to expand current legislation to include a ban on smoking in outdoor spaces where people — particularly children
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 16, 2017 00:10
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California's tobacco tax spending plan, a major sticking point in the state budget, easily clears Legislature

The squabble over how to spend around $1.3 billion in new tobacco tax revenues in California was one of the most prolonged standoffs of the budget season. But on Thursday, the compromise plan easily cleared the Legislature.
Los Angeles Times
added Jun 15, 2017 23:59
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As tobacco products evolve, sellers of tobacco accessories must foster new market opportunities.

Tobacco accessories include lighters, rolling papers, e-cigarette cartridges and other purchases that complement tobacco use. Smoking accessories totaled $254 million for the 52 weeks ending April 16, 2017, and up 1.7% last year, according to Information
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jun 15, 2017 23:57
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What’s Ahead for E-Cigs?

From regulations to shifting consumer demand, e-cigarettes remain susceptible to various factors.
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jun 15, 2017 23:57
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[New York] BRIANT: Flavored-Tobacco Bans Turn to Menthol / NATO warns that new ordinances bring consequences

an unintended consequence of the ordnance would be the replacement of legal, regulated, retail sales of tobacco products with illegal...the sales and profit margins of retail stores will plummet, employees will be laid off, stores will close and there wil
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jun 15, 2017 23:57
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