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[Africa] Interview / ‘Tobacco industry frustrating enforcement of appropriate laws in Nigeria’

In this interview with EDU ABADE...They have gone beyond selling tobacco products to our people. They are now conducting espionage on government. Somehow, they get informed memos in government and they have been running campaigns against government decisi
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jun 8, 2017 18:29
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Oklahoma City Tobacco companies suing Oklahoma to block new cigarette fee

to block the new cigarette fee passed in Oklahoma. ...R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Phillip Morris USA argued the fee is unconstitutional....The State passed a bill to add a $1.50 fee to a pack of cigarettes as part of the budget deal.
KOCO-TV Ch. 5
added Jun 8, 2017 18:23
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[Asia] India Acts to Save Lives by Taxing Cigarettes, Bidis at Highest Rate

The GST negotiations in India featured intensive lobbying by every sector of the tobacco industry, including major cigarette companies, bidi “barons” and smokeless tobacco manufacturers. By subjecting tobacco to the highest GST rate, the government of In
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 8, 2017 14:41
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[Africa] ‘Tobacco industry frustrating enforcement of appropriate laws in Nigeria’

The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has expressed concerns over delays in implementing the National Tobacco Control Law and attempts by companies to frustrate the enforcement of appropriate laws, as well as the exploi
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jun 8, 2017 03:54
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[California] ARCHIVE: Tobacco Industry Lobbyists Descend on Oakland to Oppose Ban of Flavored Blunt Wrappers and Cigars

Several Oakland councilmembers said they'll listen to the tobacco industry's representatives, but that it won't change their support for the ban. "I'm still going to support it," said Councilmember Larry Reid, who added that he's already met with one lo
East Bay Express
added Sep 20, 2017 23:32
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[Massachusetts] Cigar-pricing discrepancy still has Wareham tobacconist fuming

New England Smoke Shop owner Louis Bourassa noted in May’s BOH meeting that he is required to sell single cigars for at least $2.50 and two-cigar packages for at least $5. Two minutes down the road in Bourne, a person can buy a single cigar for 79 cents
Wicked Local (MA)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:22
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An Oregon Civil-Rights Pioneer is Helping Big Tobacco Fight Against Raising the Legal Smoking Age

On March 20, records show, the world's largest tobacco company, Altria (formerly known as Philip Morris), hired former state Sen. Margaret Carter (D-Portland) as a lobbyist. Carter, 81, is a well-known name in Salem. In 1985, she became the first black
Willamette Week
added Jun 8, 2017 19:21
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[Michigan] SABET: Marijuana Lobby Admits Tobacco Industry Executives Pay-to-Play

Kampia admitted he went back and forth with Michigan tobacco executives over how to create a law that would forge an “oligopoly” of licensees permitted to transport marijuana. The tobacco magnates wanted this provision in order to permanently line their
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 8, 2017 18:56
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Government prepares regulation for tobacco import control

The ministrys Director General for International Trade Oke Nurwan said here on Wednesday that the government has prepared the regulation following the decline in farmers selling price in the domestic market. "(Importers) must use domestic tobacco. If th
Antara News (id)
added Jun 8, 2017 03:56
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BLOOM: Don't exempt e-cigarette products from FDA or tobacco standards

Federal legislation recently introduced by Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) proposes to eliminate oversight of e-cigarettes ... I encourage parents, health professionals, and the public to urge your legislators to continue FDA regulation of e-cigaret
The Hill
added Jun 8, 2017 03:53
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