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[New York] Millions up in smoke: NY has nation's highest cigarette tax; why do so few pay it?

New York's revenue from cigarette taxes has dropped by $400 million in the past five years. Fewer people are smoking in NY, but experts attribute most of this change to smokers buying untaxed cigarettes from Indian nations in NY or from the black market
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Dec 13, 2015 20:34

[Asia, Australia, India] International parliamentarians and doctors highlight warnings on tobacco packs

Parliamentarians from India and Australia met along with renowned Indian doctors to discuss the importance of larger pictorial health warnings in India and steps recommended to move towards plain packaging of tobacco products.
New (in)
added Dec 9, 2015 13:58

[Asia] Tobacco Companies Drag Down Indian Stocks on Proposed Sin Levy

India’s benchmark stock index fell to a three-week low as cigarette makers declined on concern they will be taxed higher than the proposed national sales tax. ITC Ltd., the largest tobacco company with the fourth-highest weighting on the S&P BSE Sensex in
Bloomberg News
added Dec 7, 2015 21:30

Smoke signals

now has at least 400,000 vapers...have insinuated that the health minister, who is a citizen of ethnic-Indian origin, would not be cracking down on the pastime if it were as popular with Indian Malaysians as it is with ethnic Malays. A second worry is th
The Economist
added Dec 4, 2015 02:37

[Asia] India exploring markets for tobacco exports: Minister

To find new markets for tobacco exports, the Commerce Ministry has asked the External Affairs Ministry to issue instructions to Indian Embassies for exploring opportunities in those countries. The government explores new markets on a continuous basis f
Business Standard (in)
added Dec 2, 2015 19:27

[Washington] BIA Says Court Can’t Hear Wash. Eviction Notice Suit ($$)

Bureau of Indian Affairs renewed its bid Friday to toss a suit in Washington federal court over alleged eviction proceedings instituted against the tenants of a disputed off-reservation property... ... parties to evict them from the former site of a Puyal
added Dec 1, 2015 01:19

[Washington] Minority Co-Owners Claim Full Right To Native Wash. Land ($$)

minority landowners of an off-reservation property in Washington fighting an eviction notice from the Bureau of Indian Affairs lashed out... is the site of the Indian Country Store where Edward Comenout Jr. sold cigarettes and tobacco...
added Nov 24, 2015 15:43

[Washington] Tribe Not Immune In $90M Cigarette Tax Row, 9th Circ. Told ($$)

The estate of a deceased member of the Quinault Indian Nation who was embroiled in a now-dismissed $90 million lawsuit over unpaid cigarette taxes told the Ninth Circuit Wednesday that the tribe is not immune to its counterclaims seeking damages for lost
added Nov 20, 2015 18:04

AUDIO: Federal Government Wants To Ban Smoking In Public Housing

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Lourdes Castro Ramirez, principal deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Public and Indian Housing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, about why HUD is proposing the ban, and how it would be enf
New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR)
added Nov 13, 2015 02:19

Higher Cigarette Taxes may not Benefit Anti-Smoking Drive

Increasing cigarette taxes may have the unintended consequence of driving consumers to higher nicotine content and more dangerous cigarette products, says a new study co-authored by an Indian-origin researcher.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Oct 29, 2015 12:14
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