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[Asia] Moving towards a sustainable tobacco policy in Sri Lanka

According to the RIU study that included one-on-one meetings with former finance ministers...senior heads of Customs, Excise, Ceylon Tobacco Company, the Beedi Association......a much more holistic and multi-faceted approach is needed to address the dual
Daily FT (lk)
added Nov 3, 2017 03:52
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[Florida] Court upholds $12 million in punitive damages in tobacco case

a state appeals court Friday upheld a jury’s award of $12.36 million in punitive damages in a smoking-related death. A three-judge panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal sided with Cindy Evers, whose late mother, Jacqueline Loyd, suffered from lung ca
Florida Politics
added Sep 17, 2017 15:11
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[New York] NYC Boosts Cigarette Prices to $13, Bans Sales by Pharmacies

The anti-tobacco moves came in the form of a seven-point package of laws that Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Monday. The measures create a retail license fee for sellers of electronic cigarettes and almost double the licensing fee for tobacco retailers to $
Bloomberg News
added Aug 29, 2017 13:25
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[New York] Cigarette smokers must shell out at least $13 as City Council raises minimum price per pack

Cigarettes will be pricier and harder to find after the City Council passed legislation Wednesday to hike the minimum price of a pack to $13, cut the number of tobacco sellers and ban the sale of smokes in pharmacies. The mayor — who rolled out the plan
New York Daily News
added Aug 10, 2017 03:43
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[Oregon] MERKLEY STATEMENT ON FDA DELAY OF E-CIGARETTE REGULATIONS

we were hoping to hear a strong plan from the FDA today. “Unfortunately, the FDA instead announced that it will allow e-cigarette products, largely aimed at children, to remain on the market for five more years with very little regulation. “According t
US Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
added Aug 1, 2017 00:44
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[Czech Republic] 23,000 People Signed the Petition Against Smoking Ban

The Senate received a petition against the smoking ban...the petition’s goal is to repeal the absolute smoking ban in all pubs and restaurants, which have all reported a decrease in customers and are on the verge of bankruptcy since the ban went into eff
Prague Morning (cz)
added Jul 21, 2017 17:36
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CALVIN: New York Retailers Under Siege

it’s a general-alarm blaze in New York City, where the city council is now considering a suite of legislation that is ostensibly aimed at “Big Tobacco,” but instead whacks the little guy—family-run bodegas and convenience stores—for having the audacity to
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jun 13, 2017 23:52
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[Canada] PREVENTION AS A CURE

The dramatic plunge in smoking rates since the 1960s has saved 800,000 lives in the United States alone and accounts for most of the recent drop in cancer mortality, a 2012 American study concluded. If any basic science or drug discovery had made even c
National Post (ca)
added May 24, 2017 02:30
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[Canada] Ontario Budget Leaves Millions In Tobacco Smugglers Pockets

2017 marks the 5th year since Ontario announced that it was "actively" looking into measures that were successfully implemented in other provinces, like Quebec. If anything, the budget will exacerbate the contraband problem by moving away from the predict
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added May 1, 2017 22:16
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[Canada] Big Tobacco warns plain-packaging will increase contraband problem as Senate studies anti-smoking bill

The industry says the Liberals’ Bill S-5 is a gift to organized crime; anti-smoking groups say concerns over the legislation are being overstated, and that plain packaging will make cigarettes less attractive to kids. Representatives of Imperial Tobacco
National Post (ca)
added Apr 6, 2017 02:05
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