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[Maine] Health advocates: Axing community anti-smoking programs ‘like killing Peter to pay Paul’

Health groups, doctors, students and others turned out in force Monday at the State House to oppose a budget initiative that would take away roughly $20 million in funding for community-based smoking cessation and prevention services.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Mar 5, 2015 17:57
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[Australia, New Zealand] Pressure to bring in tobacco plain-packaging

The Government is being lobbied to bring the tobacco plain-packaging bill back to Parliament for a final vote, now the policy has been found to work "almost like a vaccine against tobacco" in Australia. The health select committee last year supported th
New Zealand Herald
added Mar 5, 2015 17:49
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[Africa] Tobacco industry accused of 'intimidation and interference' in Kenya

British American Tobacco has undue influence over the Kenyan government and is in breach of WHO tobacco convention...More than 50 years after Kenya gained independence from British colonial rule, one company is steadfastly refusing to loosen its grip on p
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 5, 2015 17:48
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[Asia-pacific] WALLACH: Lame White House Response to Sen. Warren's Warning About TPP Investor Privileges

If you have not yet read Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Massachusetts) spot-on Washington Post op-ed ...similar to the policies that Philip Morris is now targeting in ISDS cases against Australia and Uruguay -- the tobacco industry responded by threatening a
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 5, 2015 17:05
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[Italy] Italian e-cigarette firms say new tax benefits tobacco

The tax, which was adopted in January, is set at half the rate of that on traditional cigarettes. .. E-cigarette companies say applying the discount to tobacco products is unfair, and designed to help Big Tobacco. The firms and industry experts also say
Reuters
added Mar 5, 2015 16:49
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Cigarette tax hike would hurt poor Ohioans, study says

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a conservative-leaning free-market think tank, issued its report as the Ohio House is considering Kasich's proposal to increase cigarette and tobacco taxes to help pay for income tax cuts.
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Mar 5, 2015 16:45
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[Oregon] OWENS: Equating 'vaping' and smoking is a mistake (OPINION)

House Bill 2546... would dramatically restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in the state, lowering the potential for harm reduction in the LGBT community, a population shown to use combustible tobacco at nearly twice the rate of their straight contemp
The Oregonian
added Mar 5, 2015 14:43
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[Maryland] E-Cigarettes Extinguished in Montgomery County

Council unanimously approved Bill 56-14 on Tuesday, banning the use of e-cigarettes in public places where traditional cigarette smoking is banned. The bill will now move to Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett for approval; it will go into effect 91 d
NBCWashington.com
added Mar 5, 2015 14:04
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Health officials would add $2 tax to packs of cigarettes in California

After seven failed attempts since 2002, a coalition of health groups and lawmakers is once again proposing to increase the tobacco tax in California, arguing that an additional $2 per pack of cigarettes will save lives, in part, by discouraging people fr
Los Angeles Times
added Mar 5, 2015 11:56
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[Europe] MEPs declare 'war' on tobacco companies

A cross-party working group has been set up in the European parliament to counter the growing influence of tobacco companies. The group was put together by S&D deputy Gilles Pargneaux, who is a vice-chair of parliament's environment, public health and foo
The Parliament Magazine (be)
added Mar 5, 2015 11:27
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