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Inequities in tobacco retailer sales to minors by neighbourhood racial/ethnic composition, poverty and segregation, USA, 2015

The proportion of American Indian residents, Black residents, Latino residents and residents less than age 65 under the poverty line in a neighbourhood are independently, positively associated with the likelihood that a retailer in that neighbourhood will
Tobacco Control
added Sep 9, 2016 17:15

[Florida, New York] USA, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus ANTONIO FARIAS, Defendant-Appellant (PDF)

Farias purchased more than 18 million unstamped Marlboro cigarettes from undercover agents of the [ATF], at a significantly below- market price, and he arranged to have the cigarettes transported for sale on an Indian reservation in upstate New York...
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
added Sep 2, 2016 22:19

[Canada] New York’s Claims Against Indian Companies Fail, Magistrate Judge Says ($$)

All claims by the State of New York alleging that two Indian enterprises are running a contraband cigarette ring that illegally brings millions of dollars’ worth of cigarettes into New York from Canada should be dismissed because the state fails to plausi
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 2, 2016 22:14

[Washington] 1855 Treaty Exempts Tribe From Tobacco Tax, 9th Circ. Told ($$)

An Indian tribe argued to the Ninth Circuit Tuesday that a Washington federal court wrongly ignored a 160-year-old treaty when it determined that a tribe-member-owned tobacco company on tribal land was still subject to a federal product tax. Counsel for
added Aug 31, 2016 16:49

[Asia, India] Tobacco Institute doesn't want Tobacco policy development to be left to activists alone

industry and farmers have requested the Centre to include them and other industry stakeholders in the official Indian delegation to the WHO FCTC Conference of Parties meeting to be held in India in November....Tobacco Institute of India (TII) is arguing t
The Economic Times (India)
added Aug 31, 2016 14:42

[Asia, India] Farmers seek to participate in Tobacco control summit

"We have written to the government that FAIFA as representatives of Tobacco farmers be included in the official Indian delegation to COP7," Murali Babu, FAIFA General Secretary, said. "Allowing tobacco farmers to take part in the deliberations will unde
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Aug 25, 2016 19:48

[South Dakota] Rapid City scientist promoting smoke-free policies on reservations

Patricia Nez Henderson, vice president of the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health, has been appointed to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve a four-year term on special committee to raise awareness on the dangers of smoking
Rapid City (SD) Journal
added Aug 20, 2016 15:40

[Asia, Mid-east, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Cigarette butts a major source of litter in Abu Dhabi residential areas

Sonu Singh, the park foreman who oversees the daily clean-up, estimated that his team picked up more than 150 cigarette ends every day. "It is a big problem," said the 21-year-old Indian. "Many guys are coming here and they toss the cigarette on the flo
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Aug 15, 2016 13:12

[Washington] Wash. Tribe Member's Estate Can’t Get Back Seized Smokes ($$)

A Washington appeals court has rejected an attempt by the estate of a deceased member of the Quinault Indian Nation to take back cigarettes seized for lacking tax stamps, saying it is bound by a ruling by the state’s top court concerning the smokes.
added Aug 11, 2016 16:15

[Asia] India's Got a Vape Problem

“There is absolutely no definition or mention of vapes or electronic cigarettes under any Indian penal code, amendment or law,”... Like most countries, India has yet to solidify its laws on vaping. A handful of states, including Punjab, currently ban the
added Aug 8, 2016 14:00
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