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[Asia, India] Narendra Modi government imposes largest ever excise duty hike on cigarettes

The biggest achievement of the new government in its first 100 days has been in imposing the largest-ever hike in excise duty on cigarettes — from 11% to 72%. The government also substantially raised taxes on pan masala, gutka and other tobacco products.
The Economic Times (India)
added Sep 2, 2014 14:03
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[Africa, Nigeria] Groups want tobacco industry excluded from tobacco control policies

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, and the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance, NTCA, have urged the House of Representatives to exclude the tobacco industry from tobacco control policies and interaction.
Premium Times (ng)
added Sep 2, 2014 14:00
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[UK-Scotland] 'Don't tar us with the same brush as tobacco industry'

Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association (ECITA) claims their reputation is suffering because of "historic distrust". Tom Pruen, ECITA's chief scientific officer, said: "The vast majority of the industry is not anything to do with the tobacco indu
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Sep 1, 2014 03:27
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[Hawaii] Bill raising Honolulu smoking age advances

The Honolulu City Council's Public Safety and Economic Development Committee has advanced a bill to raise the legal smoking age to 21.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 29, 2014 20:06
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[New York] Legislature urges state ban on tobacco sales in pharmacies

Cattaraugus County lawmakers voted 16-2 on Wednesday, Aug. 27 in support of a ban on the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies. The resolution, already approved by the Cattaraugus County Board of Health, states that the Cattaraugus County Legislature “su
Salamanca (NY) Republican-Press
added Aug 29, 2014 19:51
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[Pennsylvania] CABREY: Fuming over Philadelphia cigarette tax

To tax the sale of cigarettes (or any similar item) is shortsighted, and to do so only in one county is discriminatory toward the residents and visitors of that county who choose to purchase that item in that county.
Philadelphia Business Journal
added Aug 29, 2014 19:36
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[Virginia] Prosecutors' closing argument: McDonnells had 'corrupt understanding'

The McDonnells needed money because they were badly in debt, and he said they were willing to undertake official acts to help former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams promote his tobacco-based supplement, Anatabloc.
WJLA-TV Ch. 7 (Washington, DC)
added Aug 29, 2014 15:02
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Final Push by Prosecutors in Virginia Corruption Trial Links Favors to Actions

Acknowledging that there was no smoking-gun memo laying out a deal, Mr. Harbach meticulously presented a timeline in which gifts from Mr. Williams were closely followed by the governor’s favorable acts on his behalf.
New York Times
added Aug 29, 2014 15:01
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[Indiana] Bar Owner Says Kokomo Smoking Ban May Close Business

Monday night, the city’s common council voted 5 to 4 in favor of an all-inclusive smoking ban. Bartender Holly Long says she’s a single mother and won’t be able to make ends meet if the ban passes. “You have your choice if you want to walk into the bar
Indiana Public Media - WFIU / WTIU
added Aug 29, 2014 13:41
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VIDEO: Final public hearing held on Oregon beach smoking ban

The last of four public hearings on a proposed smoking ban for Oregon beaches was held Thursday in Salem. The state says the smoking ban on all 362 miles of the Oregon coastline was proposed in response to the number of cigarette butts left in the sand.
KOIN-TV Ch. 6
added Aug 29, 2014 13:33
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