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[Ireland] Government prepared for lawsuit as tobacco plain-packaging Bill is passed

“We are prepared for legal action,” Dr Reilly said when asked about the response of the tobacco industry. “The Attorney General has her team together and we fully expect, once the legislation is enacted and commenced, that they will probably file a lawsu
Irish Times (ie)
added Mar 3, 2015 18:55
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[Kentucky] Editorial | Free smoke-free bill

“Live long and prosper” ... Except Mr. Nimoy couldn’t live by that advice.... Really? The lives of Kentuckians aren’t a priority?... contact the legislature at 1-800-372-7181. Better yet, tell lawmakers in person. Mr. Robinson’s committee meets Thursday
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Mar 3, 2015 13:40
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[Ireland] Government has paid €4 million to firms linked to Big Tobacco since 2013

GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND State agencies have, since 2013, paid out close to€4 million in consultancy fees to companies who have also represented the interests of Big Tobacco. Figures from seven government departments show that in the last two years alo
The Journal.ie (ie)
added Mar 3, 2015 13:21
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[Kentucky] STEWART: Top Ky. senators weasel out of anti-smoking vote

Northern Kentucky senators are taking the lead in holding up this legislation. Sen. Chris McDaniel of Taylor Mill is a key vote on the Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee. Sen. Damon Thayer of Georgetown is a member of Senate leader
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
added Mar 3, 2015 13:13
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EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco in Florida: Bill Would Cap Punitive Damages

these plaintiffs who continued to fight after the Florida Supreme Court's ruling — who amount to a sliver of what the industry could be fighting today — deserve their day in court, however that might turn out, either for them or for the industry.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Mar 3, 2015 08:38
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[New York] Bill A296-2015 / Relates to the taxation of electronic cigarette cartridges

AN ACT to amend the tax law and the public health law, in relation to providing for the taxation of electronic cigarette cartridges
New York State Senate
added Mar 3, 2015 03:54
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[New York] NYSSA Rallied in Opposition to Recently Proposed Legislation Seeking to Tax Electronic Cigarettes and Ban Indoor Use

New Yorkers for Smarter Smoking Alternatives (NYSSA), is a coalition comprised of local retailers, wholesalers and distributors, and adult members of the public who have come together to actively oppose the recent attempts by New York State to place harsh
PR Newswire
added Mar 2, 2015 23:39
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[Kentucky] HEATH: Smoking ban restores right to breathe clean air

It's about restoring a very important one — the right to breathe healthy air at work and in shared public places. And that's not just me speaking as a nurse practitioner whose research focus is on tobacco-free health. A recent public poll shows a full
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 2, 2015 23:19
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[USA] JOHNSON: The Senate Blockbuster Showdown on Trade the Media Missed

Eight senators on Thursday let the country know there is going to be a fight over fast-track trade authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership... In the case of big tobacco they use ISDS to challenge public health efforts around the globe.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 2, 2015 22:25
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[Washington] Inslee tax would nearly double cost of vaping

Inslee has proposed a 95 percent excise tax on e-cigarettes and vaping products — the same tax rate now applied to conventional cigarettes. His plan also would add 50 cents to the cost of a pack of cigarettes in an effort to raise about $56 million in re
Bellingham (WA) Herald
added Mar 2, 2015 17:52
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