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[Pennsylvania] UPDATE: Cigarette Tax Vote Canceled

Instead, the chamber will return at the end of its summer break, or September 15. In the interim, House leaders are apparently attempting to work out an alternative solution to infuse cash into the schools, including possibly advancing money to the city.
Philadelphia Magazine
added Jul 31, 2014 16:54

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco asks gov't to adopt tax stamp scheme

Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp Inc (PMFTC) said it welcomes the government's success in more than doubling tax collections from tobacco products after the passage of the Sin Tax Reform Law. "However we contend that there are opportunities for billion (TV 5) (ph)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:54

[Pennsylvania] Cigarette-tax vote hits a Pa. legislative roadblock

On Wednesday, another problem cropped up: whether there are enough votes to pass the bill. Fueling that question was an unusual statement from two key Republican legislators from York - Majority Whip Stan Saylor and Seth Grove - complaining that the leg
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Jul 31, 2014 12:25

Africa Focus: Zimbabwe ratifies tobacco control treaty

in a development that is going to strengthen the country's voice on world tobacco control matters. The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board chief executive Andrew Matibiri confirmed to Xinhua Wednesday that President Robert Mugabe acceded to the treaty o
Xinhua Newswire
added Jul 31, 2014 12:11
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[Asia, India] ITC mulls talks with government on e-cigarettes

With the government yet to formulate a policy on e-cigarettes, tobacco giant ITC Wednesday said it will engage in talks with the authorities so that it can introduce the product in India.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jul 31, 2014 12:00

How e-cigarette companies are quietly winning the war on regulation

by successfully lobbying state legislatures to exclude them from tobacco control laws. Public health officials and smoke-free advocates say industry-sponsored bills have the veneer of public health—with provisions about banning sales to minors—but avoid
Vox Media
added Jul 31, 2014 02:31

ARCHIVE: The faces of the modern day tobacco lobby

Here are some examples: In 2011, a lobby firm called Capitol Legislative Strategies worked on behalf of tobacco company Altria Client Services on "any issue affecting the tobacco industry including Public Law No: 111-31 Family Smoking Prevention and Tob
Daily Kos (blog)
added Jul 31, 2014 00:57

[UK] Delegation to visit North Carolina tobacco fields

A fact-finding delegation that includes a congresswoman from Ohio and two members of the British Parliament are visiting North Carolina tobacco fields to examine human rights conditions.
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 29, 2014 16:14
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[Kansas] Citizen’s petition calls for smoking ban on Massachusetts Street

Lawrence software developer Mike DuPont says he is sick of walking on Massachusetts Street and smelling like cigarette smoke when he gets home. He especially doesn't want to expose his 2-month-old baby to it. So he recently started an online petition to
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Jul 29, 2014 12:43

Testimony of Rocky Patel Owner, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, Inc. before the United States Senate Committee on Finance Tobacco: Taxes Owed, Avoided, and Evaded July 29, 2014 (PDF)

The premium cigar industry would like to work with Congress and regulators on this issue. One constructive approach would be to define “premium cigar” in the Internal Revenue Code, which would distinguish between non-premium, “lighter” large cigars and p
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 12:20
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