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Justices Bar Michigan From Suing Tribe Over Casino

Michigan may not sue an Indian tribe to shut down a casino opened far from the tribe’s reservation...The ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in dissent, “renders the tribes largely litigation-proof” for activities as varied as gambling, cigarette sales,
New York Times
added May 28, 2014 14:09
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[Asia] UPDATE 2-Taxing times make smaller smokes healthy for India's ITC

Indian tobacco firm ITC Ltd's move to shorten low-priced cigarettes by 5 millimetres helped fourth-quarter profit jump 18 percent as customers snapped up smokes small enough to qualify for a lower government tax rate. A pick-up in low-cost cigarette cons
Reuters
added May 27, 2014 12:41
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[Asia, India] Tobacco exports hit $1 billion mark, thanks to strong dollar, global demand help

Indian tobacco exports have crossed the $1-billion (Rs 6,000-crore) mark during the year ended March 2014, largely due to a strong dollar and global demand for certain varieties . During the year , India reported exports of Rs 6,059 crore ($1.001 billion)
The Economic Times (India)
added May 12, 2014 10:05
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[New York] Women accused of profiting from tax-free cigarettes

Two Wayne County women said they were just trying to help out family and friends. They admit to traveling to Indian reservations to purchase tax-free cigarettes. Prosecutors said they intended to sell the cigarettes for a profit. "It's illegal and it's i
13WHAM TV (Rochester, NY)
added Mar 27, 2014 17:10
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[New York] AGs concerned about Indian-tribe tobacco sales

Schneiderman and other state attorneys general are alarmed that federal enforcement of a law aimed at Indian-tribe tobacco sales might go up in smoke. The law in question is the PACT — Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking — Act, enacted in 2010.
(Barre, VT) Times Argus
added Mar 23, 2014 12:41
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Government tells Air India to stop selling electronic cigarettes

The Indian Health Ministry has written to the civil aviation ministry complaining that the national carrier Air India is selling tobacco free electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, on board, through the discount booklet known as Air Bazaar, in contraven
British Medical Journal
added Feb 20, 2014 11:11
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[India] HALF of Delhi's schoolkids use tobacco, study finds

Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has found that at least half the school student population in Delhi consumes tobacco in some form. The survey, which claims that high consumption of tobacco among school children is on the rise, says stress is a
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 13, 2014 12:26
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[Asia] More women in India smoke now than 30 years ago: Study

Smoking among Indian men fell from 33.8 per cent in 1980 to 23 per cent in 2012 while female smoking in 2012 was 3.2 per cent, almost the same as in 1980 (3 per cent), says a new study on global smoking prevalence published earlier this month in the Journ
Business Standard (in)
added Jan 13, 2014 07:29
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[North Dakota] Tribal leaders mull smoke-free N.D. casinos, but don’t bet on it

Tribal leaders are considering a proposal to ban smoking in North Dakota’s Indian casinos, but one tribal chairman said the odds of it happening are slim. Pushing the idea is the Intertribal Tobacco Use Coalition, comprised of tribal tobacco prevention s
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
added Jan 9, 2014 18:06
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[Asia] Indian women are second in highest smokers list globally

It comes as a shocker, India has now more female smokers - over 12.1 million - than any country except the United States. In 2012, female smoking prevalence was 3.2%, which is virtually unchanged since 1980. Smokers in India consumed an average of 8.2
Parda Phash (in)
added Jan 8, 2014 07:31
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