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[Canada] City council moving forward with hookah ban

City council is forging ahead with plans to ban the use of herbal water pipes, otherwise known as hookahs, in public places. Council passed a motion Wednesday asking Ottawa Public health to study how it can expand the city's bylaws to regulate all smoki
CRFA (Ottawa) (ca)
added Nov 27, 2015 03:48
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Oregon Lawmakers Look To Cigars For More Revenue

Cigar smokers in Oregon could soon have to pay more in taxes. A legislative committee could advance a measure as soon as Tuesday that would remove a cap on the cigar tax. Analysts say lawmakers could expect to raise a smokin' $5 million per year in extra
Northwest Public Radio (Pullman, WA)
added Jun 26, 2015 15:21
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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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[Africa, Ghana] Expedite the Tobacco Tax Legislation process -Govt. urged

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a non-governmental organisation, has appealed to President John Dramani Mahama to reject tobacco industry interferences in developing national Tobacco Tax Policy. “The recent proposal from the Ministry of Fin
SpyGhana.com (gh)
added Nov 21, 2014 01:30
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Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau John J. Manfreda, Administrator Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (PDF)

given the increased financial incentives for unlawful diversion following tobacco tax rate increases, illicit schemes to evade federal excise taxes will continue to evolve and require an ongoing and dedicated enforcement presence to address them.
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 12:08
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Hawaii lawmakers move to curtail smoking

Hawaii lawmakers have killed proposals aimed at raising the legal age for buying tobacco to 21 and clamping down on smoking at beaches statewide. But they're advancing bills that would restrict smoking and make it more expensive, continuing a trend in Haw
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 7, 2014 23:41
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[Canada, New York] SPEAR: First Nations Need Tobacco More Than Harper's Law and Order

a more plainly descriptive title for this legislation might be "A Bill to Prevent the Mohawks from Cutting Into Our Business." Contraband tobacco refers to the reserve-based smoke shack industry, which has bloomed in the past decade on the reserves alon
First Perspective (ca)
added Feb 21, 2014 15:10
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[Trinidad And Tobago] ‘Curry duck’ picong spices up tobacco debate

Robinson-Regis was at the time slamming the Government as she contributed to the debate on the motion to approve the Tobacco Control Regulations. “You need an invitation to a curry duck lime,” Maharaj taunted.
Trinidad Express (tt)
added Dec 11, 2013 02:03
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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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[Canada] Ethics investigation into Alison Redford to be reviewed

The NDP government announced Monday that it has appointed former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci to conduct a review of the 2013 ethics investigation into former premier Alison Redford's involvement in the selection process for the legal
Edmonton (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Dec 1, 2015 19:06
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