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don’t let progress on tobacco evaporate

Source: THE NEW YORK TIMES our take The greatest public health achievement of our time is within our reach. We need players across all sectors – media, nonprofit, government, corporate and academic - to help us seize the opportunity and end tobacco use i
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:33

[Australia] 'Smokers are Labor voters': Labor Senator hits out at Bill Shorten's tobacco plan

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has rejected suggestions the ALP's new tobacco excise policy is "anti-people" after a West Australian Labor Senator took him to task over the plan. After waking up to his worst ever polling results, Mr Shorten might have
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:10

[Australia] WOLFF: Smokers are an easy target. That doesn't make taxing them good policy

Labor’s excise increase is accompanied by a weird communications plan. It’s about tax revenue, but it’s also about health and it’s especially about how bad Malcolm Turnbull is. Nor is their messaging consistent with Labor’s view of other sin taxes like g
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:07

Romania's Parliament wants to ban the display of cigarettes in stores

The Health Committee within Romania’s Chamber of Deputies has approved an amendment to the law on smoking that forbids the display of cigarettes in the units where they are sold. This will prevent consumers from seeing if a shop sells cigarettes or not
Romania Insider (ro)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:04

[Massachusetts] Needham tobacco vendors fined, fairness questioned by 2014 violators

“It would really help vendors if the state would make it 21 across the board,” said Tedeschi District Manager Laurie Trotta. In light of this confusion, the board determined it would be best to organize a meeting with all 12 vendors to discuss best practi
Wicked Local (MA)
added Nov 24, 2015 20:51

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: E-cigarettes should be off-limits to teens

we support her effort to correct this oversight. It’s time our legislators add Pennsylvania to the list of 48 states and territories that ban the sale of e-cigarettes and other vaping materials to minors.
Pottstown (PA) Mercury
added Nov 24, 2015 19:19

[Australia] Packet of 25 cigarettes to cost more than $40 by 2020 under Labor

Labor unveils election plan to gradually increase tax on cigarettes Plan would see pack of 25 cigarettes cost more than $40 by 2020 Shorten says plan shows "stark" difference from Government The price rise would stem from gradual increases in the tax on
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 24, 2015 15:55

Canada set to join plain packaging fray as international momentum grows

The newly elected Liberal government in Canada has vowed to pursue an “activist” healthcare agenda, and has confirmed that plain packaging is a “top priority”. Canada has often been ahead of other countries with respect to restrictions on tobacco marketi
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Nov 24, 2015 15:38

[Australia] ‘Labor wants people to quit smoking,’ Bill Shorten defends policy to increase price for cigarette packs to $40

International Business Times (au)
added Nov 24, 2015 15:28

[Canada] Wildrose calls on NDP to make Alberta tobacco litigation information public

Redford said the Justice Department had never told her that the legal consortium ITRL had been ranked third before being awarded the tobacco litigation contract...​The Wildrose critic for government accountability is calling on the NDP to clear the air o
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 24, 2015 03:44
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