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[California] Tobacco tax increase more than doubles

Taxes set at 27.3 percent of the wholesale cost are expected to rise to 65 percent on July 1. It includes any tobacco or nicotine product, including vapes. The cigarette tax went from 87 cents per pack to $2.87 in April. The money from the increase is
KRCR TV (Redding, CA)
added Jun 30, 2017 13:45
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[Tennessee] UT to review alcohol and smoking policies on campus

The task force will provide updates to the process and request community feedback... "This process will give us all an opportunity to collect broad-based input and to have informed conversations about this complicated and multifaceted matter," Thursday's
WVLT Volunteer TV Ch 8 (Knoxville, TN)
added Jun 30, 2017 13:40
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[New York] Trucker Beats $1.3M Fine Over Unstamped Cigarettes In NY

The New York tax tribunal threw out a $1.26 million fine against a Native American truck driver who was transporting unstamped cigarettes to an Indian territory, finding the man was legally acting within the scope of his employment. The state’s tax divis
Law360
added Jun 30, 2017 03:48
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[Virginia] Two men convicted of cigarette smuggling charge

Manjoth Raj Singh, age 32, of Waldorf, Maryland, and Sukhdev Singh Virdi, age 45, of Dacula, Georgia, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Traffic in Untaxed Cigarettes .”... Singh is the owner of American Cigarette Outlet, Inc., in Clearbrook, V
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Jun 30, 2017 03:47
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[California] San Francisco to Ban Sales of Vaping Flavored Liquid

San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure Tuesday that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products — with city supervisors saying nicotine masked in cotton candy, banana
KQED (San Francisco, CA)
added Jun 30, 2017 03:47
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[New York] Man charged with selling untaxed cigarettes, menacing police in Rustic Street incident

Rochester Police have charged Robert Herrington, 56, with selling untaxed cigarettes and menacing a police officer following an incident this morning where a Rochester police officer fired three shots after Herrington reached for a weapon while police we
13WHAM TV (Rochester, NY)
added Jun 30, 2017 03:39
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[California] Health Code - Banning the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products

San Francisco (CA) Board of Supervisors
added Jun 30, 2017 03:22
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[California] GLANTZ: San Francisco passes landmark ban on sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol

This law, and the ones that preceded it, are yet another example of how the real leadership in fighting big tobacco is still coming at the community level. Had the Obama Administration allowed the FDA to deal with menthol these laws would not have been
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 30, 2017 03:09
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[Florida] MALONEY V. R.J. REYNOLDS / UPCOMING Trial

plaintiff claims defendant cigarette maker hid the dangers of its products, causing nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 30, 2017 03:01
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[California] Supes Vote to Ban Menthols and Flavored Cigarettes

“Today, San Francisco sent a clear message that we need to do more to protect the health of our most vulnerable,” Supervisor Malia Cohen said in a news release. “Tobacco-related cancers lead all other cancer death rates in San Francisco, for both men and
San Francisco Weekly
added Jun 30, 2017 02:55
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