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[Missouri] Mark Hughes: A tale of two tobacco taxes

both proposals to increase taxes on tobacco are bankrolled largely by tobacco companies. Further, groups one would normally expect to support taxing cigarettes — like the cancer society and heart association — are opposing it. And groups that have previou
Joplin (MO) Globe
added Jul 30, 2016 20:54
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Tobacco control in Thailand means creative approaches to quitting

Here’s how the Asian nation dramatically curbed tobacco usage and got 91% of smokers to support harsher action against cigarettes...due to a combination of political commitment, restrictive laws, health warnings and tax hikes – plus the leadership of grou
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 20, 2016 09:43
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Pennsylvania Tobacco Tax Increase is a Big Win for Kids and Health

But lawmakers missed an opportunity to discourage kids from using any tobacco product by exempting large cigars and most cigarillos from the tax (one of only two states to do so) and by implementing a weight-based tax on OTPs. The weight-based tax could
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 15, 2016 02:43
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[Indiana] Mike Pence, Cigarette Truther

carried the tobacco industry’s water, denying the dangers of cigarettes, opposing government regulation, and slashing smoking cessation efforts. In return, they rewarded him with more than $100,000 in campaign donations.
Think Progress (blog)
added Jul 15, 2016 02:35
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The Secret To Altria's Success

Altria's ability to influence regulators has allowed it to outperform the market over the past 30 years...you can ban the competition outright? This is what Altria is attempting to do, as these new regulations would put an abrupt halt on the progress e-c
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Jun 26, 2016 20:01
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[New Zealand] VIDEO: Watch: Fox storms out of TV interview

Ms Fox became angered during the discussion and accused the tobacco spokesman of "peddling death and destruction and misery on our people". She also compared Dr Gietz to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels. Dr Gietz is in New Zealand to oppose plans
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Jun 25, 2016 14:30
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[Africa, Angola] Health Ministry reaffirms commitment to combat smoking

Health Ministry has reaffirmed its commitment to continue coordinating efforts along with other national and international partners in fight against smoking and improving health, in order to outline policies and strategies to curb effectively the tobacco
Angola Press (ao)
added Jun 1, 2016 20:33
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CDC: Smoke Is Clearing in U.S.

Over the last 6 years, smoking rates have fallen by 27% and bringing the decline in the previous five decades to 64%. In 1965 -- the first year that smoking prevalence data were collected -- 42.4% of adults in the U.S. smoked cigarettes. Close to one in
MedPage Today
added May 26, 2016 14:10
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[Belgium, Europe] EU Health Chief Blows Everyone Away by Comparing Smoking to Terrorism

"Two terrorist attacks in Brussels are very dangerous, but of course 700,000 premature deaths are also...His comments however, may appear to have been said in distaste by those in Belgium still recovering from the recent terror attacks which claimed the
Sputnik (ru)
added May 22, 2016 19:46
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Poison Tea: How Big Oil and Big Tobacco Invented the Tea Party and Captured the GOP

"The hijacking of American politics by the Tea Party is one of the most important stories of our time, and Jeff Nesbit offers an inside account of how it happened. Poison Tea is compelling, richly reported, and utterly chilling." ―Elizabeth Kolbert, auth
amazon.com
added May 14, 2016 23:21
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