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21 to smoke? California Assembly approves raising smoking age

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) said supporters overcame “significant” lobbying by the tobacco industry to approve what she called “the most far-reaching package of legislation related to tobacco in more than 50 years.” In an Assembly flush
Los Angeles Times
added Mar 3, 2016 23:26
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[California] EDITORIAL: Calfornia should toughen tobacco laws

Moderate Democrats and Republicans block increases and reap campaign donations. Ballot measures to boost tobacco taxes and discourage use are clobbered...This track record should end, possibly on Thursday in a session of the Legislature to consider health
San Francisco Chronicle
added Mar 3, 2016 11:27
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[New Jersey] JORDAN: Why is Chris Christie opposed to a beach smoking ban?

“It’s difficult to think there’s not a correlation between the contributions to the RGA and Christie’s position in 2014, especially with his unfortunate personal family experiences with smoking, and the pattern that he in general is a supporter of public
Camden (NJ) Courier-Post
added Feb 25, 2016 02:37
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: It’s no guess Leyonhjelm’s tobacco inquiry will recommend reducing the tax

we have the blossoming spectacle of one of these, David Leyonhjelm, who initiated a Senate inquiry into tobacco tax in Australia. It will start taking evidence soon. Leyonhjelm, who has been backed by Philip Morris, is avowedly against tobacco tax. Mult
The Conversation (au)
added Feb 24, 2016 11:27
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[Australia] David Leyonhjelm denies donations influenced his push for illegal tobacco inquiry

Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm has denied his acceptance of donations from a tobacco company influenced his decision to push for a senate inquiry into illegal tobacco. Senator Leyonhjelm is on the committee that will run the inquiry. "No, th
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Feb 19, 2016 15:23
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California Republican emerges as champion of e-cigarettes

Norton...thought Hunter’s vaping was funny, particularly because she believes it helped her win the vote of Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.), who had to sweep away a cloud of smoke from Hunter’s e-cigarette with her hand. “Imagine what it would be like if
The Hill
added Feb 13, 2016 21:41
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[South America/Caribbean, USA] Tobacco, rum and other interests lobby on Cuba as restrictions ease

Swedish Match told OpenSecrets Blog in an email that the company is not looking for an export license to Cuba. Still, in 2015, the company lobbied on four different bills that sought to end the trade embargo with Cuba. None of those measures made it out o
Opensecrets.org (Center for Responsive Politics)
added Feb 9, 2016 19:44
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[UK] Civil servants wined and dined by bankers and tobacco giants: Hospitality rules even softer than in Brussels!

The report revealed that officials from HM Revenue & Customs were entertained by firms including Unilever, Sky and Imperial Tobacco – raising further questions about the taxman’s closeness to big business.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 9, 2016 13:06
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[Illinois] PRICE v. PHILIP MORRIS: PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI

Whether it violates the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment for a judge to participate in a case where the judge has made pejorative public statements...a reasonable public perception that one of the parties funded the judge's election camp
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 8, 2016 19:12
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Australian political donations: Who gave how much?

The Australian Electoral Commission has released the declared donations given to political parties in the 2012-13 ...Philip Morris Limited Liberal Party of Australia 56000 / Philip Morris Limited National Party of Australia 25880 / Philip Morris Limited
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:21
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