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[Asia-pacific] Indonesia raises cigarette excise tax by 10.5 pct for 2017

Indonesia will raise its cigarette excise tax by an average of 10.5 percent next year to safeguard the health of the public, the finance minister said on Friday. The planned tax increase will follow a 11.3 percent rise this year, and the government will
added Sep 30, 2016 22:16

FDA rule on tobacco products under final review

The White House is reviewing a final rule from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products. The rule aims to clarify when the FDA can regulate a product like nicotine gum as a drug or device versus a tobacco product like electronic cigare
The Hill
added Sep 30, 2016 22:12

Why vape shops in Washington are welcoming new state regulations, but concerned about federal rules

The state requirements that kick in this weekend are welcome, according to some owners of vapor businesses. It’s the federal regulations that began taking effect in August that worry some business owners. They’re afraid that the cost of complying could l
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
added Sep 30, 2016 22:06
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BERMAN/YANG: E-Cigarettes, Youth, and the US Food and Drug Administration’s “Deeming” Regulation [FREE FULL TEXT]

It is not clear what led the OMB to overrule the FDA, but this latest action follows a pattern of the OMB weakening proposed FDA rules to regulate tobacco. This suggests that the FDA is facing political opposition from within the Obama administration. Co
JAMA Pediatrics (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
added Sep 30, 2016 21:56

EDITORIAL: Vote yes on Proposition 56 to raise California's too-low tobacco tax

The battle to pass Proposition 56 will be tough, as always, because of the power of the tobacco lobby, which already is making deceptive claims like this one: ‘Prop 56 cheats schools out of at least $600 million per year.’
Los Angeles Times
added Sep 30, 2016 21:47
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[California] Los Angeles Times Endorses Proposition 56

a string of major newspaper endorsements for Prop 56: Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, Fresno Bee, Bakersfield Californian, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Monterey County Herald, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, and East Bay Times. The Ventura County Star, which
Yes on
added Sep 30, 2016 21:45

[California] LEVIN: How would the Prop. 56 tobacco tax really affect poor smokers?

So why do we have few smokers if tobacco is relatively cheap? Public health experts credit California’s low smoking rate partly to aggressive anti-smoking campaigns and other initiatives, such as banning workplace smoking and being the first state to ban
added Sep 30, 2016 21:39
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[California] Locals weigh in on cigarette tax hike on November ballot

"I think that, for me, it might help me to quit," said Brooke Brouett. Cigars, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes with nicotine would also be hit with the tax hike. "I think it will definitely cause people to smoke a little less or think more ab
KSBY-TV (San Luis Obispo, CA)
added Sep 30, 2016 21:36

[Canada] Vaping industry says federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes long overdue

"In the [Health Canada] statement I think some of the things that we especially appreciate are the call for a balanced approach, balancing both the need to protect youth ... while at the same time also acknowledging the need to have relatively easy acces
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 30, 2016 21:34

[Canada] Trudeau Liberals plan to regulate vaping products to help shield young people

The Liberal government says it plans to introduce legislation later this fall to regulate vaping. Health Canada offered few other details Tuesday beyond saying it would both protect young people from nicotine and allow adult smokers to use vaping as a qu
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Sep 30, 2016 21:31
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