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[Asia, Pakistan] Sin tax to be inflicted on tobacco products

the federal minister revealed: “We are sending a sin tax bill in the National Assembly in which taxes would be imposed on cigarettes and tobacco products.” He went on to add the accumulated tax would be invested on the youth in terms of their human d
The News (pk)
added Dec 4, 2018 15:49

[Africa, Malawi] Parliament passes Tobacco Bill

outlaws buyers from growing tobacco or engaging in the transportation and grading of tobacco and seeks to strengthen tobacco associations by increasing membership from 3000 to 5000. Speaking after the bill was passed, Minister of Agriculture Joseph Mwana
Malawi24 (mw)
added Dec 4, 2018 15:45

[Asia, China] Law should ban smoking in public places

Chinese Association on Tobacco Control suggested changing "smoking in public places should be controlled" to "smoking in indoor public places, indoor work places and public transport must be banned". Legal Daily comments: The suggested revision is not on
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 4, 2018 12:23
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[Indiana] GRUBER: Viewpoint: Raising cigarette tax would help reduce smoking

Beacon Health System supports efforts to increase the tax on cigarettes. I’d like to take a moment to explain why we feel this way. Because we take care of a lot of people in our area, we see many people who smoke. What we see with smoking is poor health
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Dec 4, 2018 11:45

Legislative Black Caucus will push to raise the age for buying tobacco to 21 in Maryland

Concerned about the long-lasting toll smoking has taken on the African American community, the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is leading an effort to impose restrictions on access to tobacco products. The caucus is pushing for Maryland to join a g
Washington Post
added Dec 3, 2018 15:27

[Africa, South Africa] Tobacco turf wars: SARS must take steps to put an end to the illicit trade debacle

Recently, the Tobacco Institute of South Africa (TISA) released the findings of an IPSOS study into the share of illicit cigarettes sold in South Africa’s informal trade sector. This is the second TISA-commissioned study released in just four months. Acc
Daily Maverick (za)
added Dec 5, 2018 17:10

Maryland mulls raising age to legally buy tobacco

“I think it is a bill that is long overdue,” said Del. Dereck Davis, D-Prince George’s, chairman of the House Economic Matters Committee and the bill’s lead sponsor. “There is no good reason for it to remain at 18.” The decision for the caucus to includ
Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch
added Dec 3, 2018 16:12

EDITORIAL: Our Opinion: Raise Indiana's cigarette tax for health's sake

Previous attempts to increase the cigarette tax have failed in the Republican-controlled legislature. This despite substantial public support...lawmakers should raise the cigarette tax. And they should direct the money generated toward smoking cessation
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Dec 3, 2018 16:01

[New York] Sweeping anti-tobacco law picks up support from Erie County lawmakers

Health advocates have rallied around the Public Health Protection Act, the most sweeping anti-smoking legislation seriously considered by the County Legislature in over a decade. The proposed law — a collection of three distinct measures individually int
Buffalo (NY) News
added Dec 2, 2018 17:23

Flavored e-cigarettes are latest target of California lawmakers

“We must stop the appalling epidemic of e-cigarette use by youths,” Hill said in a statement. “Enticed by fruit, candy and other appealing flavors, high school and middle school students throughout the U.S. are vaping in record numbers. The surge has reve
Fox News
added Dec 12, 2018 02:31
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