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[UK] Budget 2017: Cigarette packs prices to increase by 2% thanks to Hammond tax rise

Smokers will be hit with a tobacco tax that will continue to rise at inflation plus 2 per cent, the Chancellor said. There will be an additional 1 per cent duty on hand rolling tobacco this year, he announced.
The Independent (uk)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:22
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Vapour Product Association: You can shape the vaping future of South Africa

It is expected that e-cigarettes could face a range of possible regulations in 2018. Today the Vapour Products Association of South Africa (VPA) is asking South African vapers to lend their voices and to be heard. It is expected that e-cigarettes could
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:18
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[Russia] Moscow region child rights ombudsman proposes ban on vape sales near schools

The Moscow region children’s rights ombudsman Ksenia Mishonova has proposed a ban on selling e-cigarettes (vapes) and accompanying accessories near education institutions, according to the ombudsman’s press service. Currently, the Moscow Region Duma is c
Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) (ru)
added Nov 22, 2017 17:20
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[UK] Budget 2017: 10 things to look for

10. Fuel, fags and booze Mr Hammond must set duty rates for petrol and diesel, alongside “sin” taxes on cigarettes and alcohol. Alcohol duties are likely to rise in line with inflation, while tobacco duty is likely to continue to rise 2 percentage points
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 22, 2017 12:55
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Big Tobacco Faces Tax Reckoning in Japan on Hot New Devices

Japanese lawmakers are just weeks away from proposing changes that could erode tax advantages for Big Tobacco’s new hope: heat-not-burn products that deliver a nicotine hit without all the smoke and tar of traditional cigarettes. Changes in Japan may al
Bloomberg News
added Nov 22, 2017 12:48
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco products too accessible in PH – Ubial

“In the Philippines, it’s less than a dollar (P50); in other countries, like in Singapore, it is $9, in Australia, its $15… We still have one of the lowest tobacco prices in the entire region,” she disclosed. Due to the affordable price, it is difficul
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 22, 2017 04:54
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[Canada] Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis

On April 13, 2017, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts (the Cannabis Act) in the House of Commons. The proposed Cannabis Act woul
Canada.ca (ca)
added Nov 22, 2017 04:57
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[Massachusetts] Health advocates celebrate court-ordered tobacco company ads

In Massachusetts, advocates have been pushing for statewide legislation that would boost the tobacco age from 18 to 21. The bill (S 1218, H 2864) is before the Public Health Committee, which last session endorsed a similar measure that went on to pass th
Salem (MA) Evening News
added Nov 22, 2017 04:37
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[Texas] Tobacco 21 Opponents Speak Up

San Antonio’s effort to raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 isn’t the most popular idea with convenience store owners. Proponents admit that 18-year-olds will still be able to buy cigarettes on military bases, as well as in the San Ant
KTSA (San Antonio, TX)
added Nov 22, 2017 04:30
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[Missouri] Independence city council votes to cut back on stores that sell tobacco

city council members approved the change of a city ordinance that would reduce the number of convenience stores that sell tobacco. "The council earlier this year adopted the strategic plan and one of those items was to address public health city wide, a
KSHB-TV NBC 41 (Kansas City, MO)
added Nov 22, 2017 03:35
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