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[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
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[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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[Indiana] No cigars, or Sunday alcohol, from the Legislature this year

Miller, R-Avon, was ready to make for a tax on cheap, brown-wrapped tobacco products that look a lot like cigarettes in shape, size, filter and packaging. But his proposal to close a loophole excluding popular “little cigars” from the cigarette tax flame
Batesville Herald Tribune (IN)
added Feb 9, 2016 19:07
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[UK-Wales] Prisoners in Wales win battle to be allowed to smoke in their cells after ban is rejected

But Assembly ministers in the Welsh government have rejected the ban, voting to exempt Welsh prisons after a report described smoking as "an integral part of prison life". The report said: "Smoking is reported to be a coping strategy to manage stressful
South Wales Evening Post (uk)
added Feb 4, 2016 12:57
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[Asia, Korea - North, Korea - South] North Korea Launches Newest Offensive: Cigarette Butts

apparently to highlight its contempt, it has begun sending balloons into the South loaded with an unusual payload, the police here said on Thursday: cigarette butts. North and South Korea have escalated their propaganda war across their heavily armed bor
New York Times
added Feb 4, 2016 12:36
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[Europe] PARGNEAUX: Tobacco industry lobbying: the scandal of the century

As a member of the European Parliament (MEP), I have witnessed their constant endeavour to undermine our work during the negotiations to adopt the 2014 Tobacco Directive. The lobbying activities of this industry shouldn't be considered as other strategies
EUobserver.com
added Dec 22, 2015 22:37
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[Canada] Alberta launches new review of conflict of interest allegations against ex-premier Alison Redford

The Alberta government has appointed a former Supreme Court of Canada justice to independently review a 2013 conflict of interest investigation into former premier Alison Redford. Former Alberta ethics commissioner Neil Wilkinson launched his ethics inv
National Post (ca)
added Dec 1, 2015 19:06
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[Canada] Wynne shares concerns about medical marijuana vaping rules

Two days after her government pulled back a controversial plan to allow medical marijuana to be vaped or smoked in public places where tobacco smoking is banned, Wynne told reporters she understands the public backlash. “I have a lot of sympathy for the
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Dec 1, 2015 18:50
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Federal Fumbles: 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball: RUSSIAN CIGARETTES

TEAM: National Institutes of Health FUMBLE: $48,500 to study the history of tobacco use in Russia HOW TO RECOVER THE BALL: Utilize resources to provide greater public health outcomes
US Senator James Lankford (R-OK)
added Dec 1, 2015 01:50
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[Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar Military Still Big Power Despite Opposition Victory

Myanmar’s military has always been a highly politicized institution. But its role extends well beyond just politics. The military has business interests in jade and ruby mines, a brewery, bus lines, tobacco, textiles and banks.
New York Times
added Nov 10, 2015 17:35
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