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[California] Riverside County PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION June 5, 2012: Proposition 29-Additional tax on cigarettes

NO 112,308 60.60% YES 73,021 39.40%
City of Riverside (CA) Registrar of Voters
added Jun 7, 2012 13:48
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AUDIO: Oregon Lawmakers Look To Cigars For More Revenue

Analysts say lawmakers could expect to raise a smokin' $5 million per year in extra revenue if they move ahead with a plan to remove the current cap of 50-cents per cigar in state taxes. Democratic House Speaker Tina Kotek said the cap means cigar aficio
Northwest News Network (PBS)
added Jun 23, 2015 11:14
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[California] New Smoking Limits Approved at OC Fair

a new policy was approved last week that limits smoking to designated areas. While the proposed locations haven’t been announced, fair vendors who allow cigar smoking are warning that the move will hurt their business and the fair experience.
Voice of OC (Orange County, CA)
added Mar 8, 2015 09:43
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[Texas] Ban of e-cigarette sale to minors advances in Senate

Members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted Wednesday to bar minors from purchasing e-cigarettes. “Today’s vote puts Texas one step closer to joining the 41 other states that already prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes or vapi
Dallas Morning News blogs
added Mar 1, 2015 12:40
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[Canada] HOOKAHS (WATERPIPES) & SHISHA: A SUMMARY (PDF)

If passed, Bill 131 will amend the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) to ban all flavoured tobacco products and strengthen enforcement to allow for testing of tobacco in waterpipes in indoor public places. However, in order to effectively address the hookah
Non-Smokers’ Rights Association/Smoking and Health Action Foundation (ca)
added May 16, 2014 17:28
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[Mongolia] L.Erdenechimeg: Law on tobacco control to be tightened

Member of Parliament L.Erdenechimeg initiated and submitted for approval a law on tobacco control. The law has been implemented for a year and evaluations were made on the performance of the law. MP L.Erdenechimeg provided more information about its per
UB Post (mn)
added Mar 2, 2014 23:17
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[Czech Republic] Czech president says smoking is fine after 27 years old

while visiting the Philip Morris cigarette plant in the city of Kutná Hora, around 45 miles east of Prague. The Czech president reportedly told employees at the factory, which is the biggest in the country: “I myself only started smoking when I was 27 ye
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 18, 2013 08:37
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[Europe] ARCHIVE: BRAUCHLI: Cigarettes and Senators

Consider Senators Mitch McConnell (R - KY) and Richard Burr (R - N.C.). ... The money that cigarettes have paid the two men, as well as some of their colleagues, makes them understandably sensitive to the well-being of their donors and they have expresse
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 15, 2013 16:30
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[New York, Oregon, Texas, Washington] Take Action

New York Advocates to Legislators: Show us the money! The 2012 "Broken Promise to Our Children" report shows that New York spends less than 1% of the $2.3 billion in revenue New York is projected to receive from tobacco taxes and the tobacco settlement
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 6, 2012 11:45
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[North Carolina] McIntyre Pushes for Fair Treatment of Tobacco Growers

U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre is pushing USDA to help tobacco farmers by urging it to make an adjustment to the tobacco federal crop insurance program so that claim amounts may better reflect market prices.
US House of Representatives
added Sep 12, 2012 03:18
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