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[New York, Pennsylvania] Editorial: Hefty tobacco tax increase invites black market sales

The clear implication is that a strong black market for cigarettes exists in New York State. A bootlegger could easily stuff 50 cases of Virginia cigarettes into a van... Let’s make this the last increase on cigarette taxes in Pennsylvania. If the additi
Delaware County (PA) Daily Times
added Jul 25, 2016 20:45
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] The Rakyat Post Proposal: No job offers for smokers

A Kedah state executive councillor today proposed that only candidates who do not smoke be considered for employment in the public or private sectors. Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong, who is in charge of the health portfolio, said this condition could be a prel
Rakyat Post (my)
added Jul 25, 2016 20:24
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[California] No butts about it: smoking on the ballot

The City Sonoma could become an almost non-smoking city if voters approve a measure on the November ballot. And Sonoma voters will also be asked to renew the half-cent sales tax that was originally passed in 2012. The Sonoma City Council on Monday appr
Sonoma (CA) Index Tribune
added Jul 25, 2016 20:22
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Bosnia's Federation to sell stake in tobacco co FDS via Sarajevo bourse

The government of Bosnia’s Muslim Croat Federation said it will sell its 39.9% stake in tobacco factory Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo (FDS) via the Sarajevo Stock Exchange. The sale of a total of 511,478 state shares in FDS will be carried out by the entity's
Seenews (bg)
added Jul 25, 2016 20:20
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Kedah Exco: Give jobs only to non-smokers

Dr Leong Yong Kong, who is in charge of the health portfolio, said this condition could be a prelude to efforts to stop the smoking habit and inculcate a healthy lifestyle among the workforce. “If this proposal is approved, people will have the notion th
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Jul 25, 2016 20:18
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Romania: hang glider dumps contraband cigarettes in field

police have confiscated thousands of packs of cigarettes which apparently were dropped in a field from a powered hang glider. The Interior Ministry said Monday that police discovered 10 boxes containing 5,000 packets of Chinese-produced Ashima cigarettes.
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 25, 2016 20:16
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Italy parliament begins debate on legalizing cannabis

But privately selling any quantity of cannabis, and smoking in any public space inside or outside, would remain prohibited under the proposed law,
Reuters
added Jul 25, 2016 19:59
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[China] Tobacco and Anti-Smoking Market Trends: Cigarettes, Cigars, Smokeless and Anti-Smoking Analysis and Forecasts

many consumers opt for heritage brands for an authentic tobacco sensation, while others look for indulgence, status, and fun through smoking. Such preference opens doors for premium, novel, and/or sensory products. Smokeless tobacco is also an important n
PR Newswire
added Jul 25, 2016 19:57
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[China] Tobacco and Anti-Smoking Market Trends: Cigarettes, Cigars, Smokeless and Anti-Smoking Analysis and Forecasts

many consumers opt for heritage brands for an authentic tobacco sensation, while others look for indulgence, status, and fun through smoking. Such preference opens doors for premium, novel, and/or sensory products. Smokeless tobacco is also an important n
PR Newswire
added Jul 25, 2016 19:57
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Trade & Assistance Review 2014-15 (PDF)

caution should continue to be exercised about inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in trade agreements. The ISDS avenue was one of three avenues of dispute by the tobacco companies (and supporting countries). The Constitutio
Australian Government: Productivity Commission (au)
added Jul 25, 2016 19:27
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