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Pennsylvania Weighs Tobacco Tax

House Appropriations Committee has approved a $31.5 billion state budget that raises taxes on cigarettes from $1.60 per pack to $2.60 per pack, Trib Live reports. According to the Federal Tax Administration, the $1 increase would take Pennsylvania from th
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jun 29, 2016 19:55

Cigar Legislation Week In Review Volume XIX

This week we have stories from Kansas, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Canada and Switzerland.
The Cigar Authority
added Jun 19, 2016 11:46

[Minnesota] Gov. Dayton Surprised By $32 Million Tobacco Tax Break

Minnesota’s largest anti-smoking advocacy groups denounced a tobacco tax break Tuesday, which passed on the last day of the 2016 legislative session. Those groups are now pressuring Gov. Mark Dayton to veto the entire tax bill. ClearWay Minnesota, a coa
WCCO-Channel 4000
added May 25, 2016 06:52

Tobacco companies lost the fight against new e-cigarette regulations — in 2009

In June 2009, the president signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act...Reynolds spent about $2.1 million lobbying in 2015, and Altria spent about $9.6 million....the regs that were released in final form yesterday were first p (Center for Responsive Politics)
added May 8, 2016 20:02

House Appropriations Committee Approves New E-cigarette "Grandfather Date"; Currently Marketed Products Would Be Spared

the amendment, if signed into law would: Effectively change the February 15, 2007 grandfather date for new tobacco product approvals to the effective date of the deeming regulation. The amendment would also change the qualifying date for predicate produc
Lexology (uk)
added Apr 26, 2016 15:39

[Asia, India] Tobacco farmers facing heat of beedi companies' protest

Thousands of tobacco producing farmers in Nippani area of the district have fixed into financial crises this year, following the stand taken by the all India level beedi manufacturers association protesting the circular of union health ministry instructin
Times of India
added Apr 24, 2016 23:43

[Indiana] Hoosier Security: E-Cigarette Bill Creates Mandated Monopoly

Hoosier Security announced today that it cannot comply with House Bill 1432 as it currently reads, which sets to create a mandated monopoly over security firms wishing to do business with e-liquid manufactures. Essentially, HB 1432 doesn’t allow for a f
Eagle Radio 99.3 FM WSCH (Lawrenceburg, IN)
added Mar 19, 2016 17:51

[California] American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Denounces Tobacco Industry's Shameful Threats

“It should come as no surprise that an industry that targets kids for a deadly, lifelong addiction would threaten to undermine their education and healthcare too. Nonetheless, this email threat is a clear indication that the tobacco industry will go to a
Business Wire
added Mar 14, 2016 21:36

[California] CA legislature’s massive win over big tobacco

It was a bad day for tobacco interests, but the bills passed can hopefully begin alleviating some of the harm tobacco brings.
Bay Area BusinessWoman
added Mar 7, 2016 15:59

[Virgin Islands] Rules OKs Cigarette Tax Increase and Cigar Factory Smoking Exemption

V.I. cigarette tax may see an increase from its current 35 percent to 45 percent, raising about half a million dollars in new revenue...The Rules and Judiciary Committee also sent on measures to allow smoking in "cigar factories" that make and sell cigars
St. Thomas (V.I.) Source
added Feb 11, 2016 19:26
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