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Missouri tobacco tax hike proposal survives court challenge

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem dismissed efforts to remove the measure. His ruling, which opponents vowed to appeal, came the same day critics of another proposal that would reinstate campaign contribution limits in the state asked a different Cole
Missouri Lawyers Media
added Aug 24, 2016 17:19
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Judge rules tobacco tax hike belongs on Missouri ballot, but critics vow to appeal

signatures collected for a citizen petition to raise the tobacco tax in Missouri are valid, and that the measure belongs on the ballot in November. During a hearing last week, backers and opponents made their arguments regarding three lawsuits allege th
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Aug 24, 2016 16:58
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[Africa] ‘No One Is Safe’: Zimbabwe Threatens to Seize Farms of Party Defectors

politically connected Zimbabweans are continuing to grab white-owned farms. This year, a white Zimbabwean couple were expelled by police officers from their 2,000-acre tobacco farm. The new owner was a Zimbabwean medical doctor living in England; the new
New York Times
added Aug 24, 2016 16:56
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[Europe, UK] Menthol cigarettes ban 'could be ditched after Brexit'

An incoming ban on menthol cigarettes could be scrapped on account of Britain leaving the European Union... Britain is currently planning to go further than these EU rules and also introduce plain packaging for cigarettes. Asked about whether the ban on
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 24, 2016 14:09
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Colorado voters to decide on ballot measure that could triple cigarette tax

Voters will decide whether to implement a large bump in the state's tobacco tax after the Secretary of State's Office confirmed Monday that a group pushing for the tax hike likely turned in enough signature to take the issue to voters. The proposed amen
Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette
added Aug 24, 2016 13:39
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Colorado to decide whether to triple cigarette tax

An initiative certified Monday for the November ballot would raise the state tax from 84 cents to $2.59 per pack starting Jan. 1. That’s nearly a dollar more than the $1.63 national average, according to the state health department. The Campaign for a H
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 24, 2016 13:37
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[UK] No extra tax for e-cigarettes, pleads vaping firm

An e-cigarette supplier in Nottingham has backed calls to set excise taxes for vaping products deemed healthier than tobacco to zero. Multi-CIG, based in New Basford, believes higher prices could deter smokers from switching to e-cigarettes, which were
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Aug 24, 2016 13:36
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: The endless fight against tobacco

Thabrany’s finding is just one of many voices that politicians and the government need to take into account, or else this nation will pay too high a price for failing to exercise tobacco control. Even if policymakers turn a deaf ear to the warnings, any
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 23, 2016 23:39
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Hefty hike in Colorado tobacco taxes qualifies for November ballot

A proposed constitutional amendment that would more than triple the taxes on a pack of cigarettes in Colorado will be on this year’s general election ballot, the Secretary of State’s Office said Monday. Ballot Initiative 143 has more than the necessary 9
Denver (CO) Post
added Aug 23, 2016 22:21
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FBI looking for foul play in creation of Indiana vaping law

Agents have interviewed at least two lawmakers and a manufacturer of liquids used in electronic smoking devices. “They asked me if I knew of anything anyone might have gotten out of this legislation,” said state Sen. Phil Boots, who said he talked to an
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Aug 23, 2016 22:18
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