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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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Gov. Robert Bentley proposes cigarette tax increase, should Alabama impose a tax on e-cigarettes?

Gov. Robert Bentley's plan to fill a $700 million budget shortfall includes increasing the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products by 82.5 cents a pack. That plan, however, doesn't include a tax on electronic cigarettes, a battery-powered device th
AL.com
added Mar 2, 2015 17:51
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[Maine] Renewed Battle Underway Over Tobacco Settlement Funds

Opponents of Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to divert tobacco settlement money away from the Fund for a Healthy Maine and move it into more direct smoking cessation treatment through Medicaid, turned out in force in Augusta today.
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:37
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[Ireland] McDowell questions legality of proposal to penalise firms representing big tobacco

Former attorney general Michael McDowell believes it would be unlawful for the Government to seek to impose blanket bans on legal firms who act for big tobacco tendering for legal services advertised by the State.
RTÉ Online [Radio Telefís Éireann] (ie)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:17
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[Philippines] Advocates push tighter tobacco control

Dr. Mary Assunta, SEATCA policy advisor, said the number of deaths from smoking is now at an alarming level as the group urged the Aquino administration to review the tobacco control program to minimize the number of casualties.
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Mar 1, 2015 20:27
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