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[Canada] Will plain-packaged smokes help bring about the 'endgame' for tobacco?

Plain packaging — now in Australia, the United Kingdom and France and being considered in 10 other countries from Sweden to Singapore — is a necessary step in ending “a tragedy of the 20th century,” according to Cynthia Callard of Physicians for a Smoke-
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:29
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Sri Lankan President instructs to raise VAT on tobacco and remove from private healthcare charges

Sirisena said he has instructed the relevant sections to raise the Value Added Tax (VAT) on cigarettes and completely remove the private hospital charges from the tax. President Sirisena made this announcement addressing the 104th anniversary ceremony of
LankaPage.com
added Jul 24, 2016 15:11
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Uncle Sam Wants You — Or at Least Your Genetic and Lifestyle Information

Those selected to be members of the “precision medicine cohort” will be asked to provide a detailed medical history and blood samples so researchers can extract DNA...plans to collect information about a person’s lifestyle — diet, exercise, smoking, drink
New York Times
added Jul 23, 2016 20:25
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[Arkansas] VIDEO: AR Tobacco Quit-Line on Chopping Block

Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is urging lawmakers to renew the contract for the Arkansas Tobacco Quit-Line. The hotline helps people quit smoking. It's been around nearly 15 years and the health department says it's an essential service that's he
KARK-TV (NBC) Ch. 4 (Little Rock, AR)
added Jul 23, 2016 17:36
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[Virginia] Tim Kaine: A Self-Effacing Senator in a Sharp-Elbows Era

Mr. Kaine’s legislative victories as governor were few; he was stymied by Republicans when he tried to raise taxes, but persuaded lawmakers to pass a statewide smoking ban in restaurants, an achievement in a tobacco-growing state.
New York Times
added Jul 23, 2016 16:36
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[Missouri] Tobacco tax campaign makes pitch to youth health advocates

Organizers of a ballot initiative to increase Missouri’s tobacco tax tabbed the increase at 60 cents because polling showed a $1 increase, which studies have shown prompt people to quit smoking, would not pass, a spokesman for the tax campaign told the Yo
Columbia (MO) Tribune
added Jul 23, 2016 00:29
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[Asia, India] Warning on tobacco product packages to cover 85 per cent of display area

Patel, informed the Lok Sabha on Friday that the central government has mandated that the size of health warnings on tobacco product packages will be 85 per cent of the main display area.
New Kerala.com (in)
added Jul 23, 2016 00:11
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[Colorado] Ordinance will allow outdoor smoking after 10 p.m.

It will be OK to light up and smoke a cigarette on downtown Glenwood Springs sidewalks after 10 p.m., under a new ordinance adopted by City Council Thursday. The ordinance prohibiting smoking in several public places around town passed on a 5-1 vote afte
Glenwood Springs (CO) Post Independent
added Jul 22, 2016 23:43
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[Florida] New rules could leave cigar industry in ashes

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor of Tampa, as liberal a Democrat as they come, has been a champion for Newman in Congress. Her efforts to exempt cigars from these FDA rules hasn't gone anywhere, though, and nothing is likely to happen on that front until after th
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Jul 22, 2016 18:24
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[Pennsylvania] ESHELMAN: Is anyone more taxed, more mistreated than cigarette smokers?: Nancy Eshelman

I smoke. I've smoked for 50-plus years. I've dropped a lot of money into the state coffers by smoking a legal product. I don't mind paying tax on my cigarettes. But why should I, and other smokers, provide nearly two-fifths of the new revenue that will
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Jul 22, 2016 17:07
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