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Are Sin Taxes Healthy for State Budgets? Taxes on vices are tempting but unreliable source of revenue

Long-standing excise taxes, like those on alcohol and tobacco, still rely on growing consumption—always an uncertain prospect...Given the unpredictability of sin tax revenue, states should be cautious about extending what may be effective short-term fall
Pew Charitable Trusts
added Jul 20, 2018 02:18
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[California] Will San Francisco’s ban on flavored tobacco spark a national trend?

This week’s vote on San Francisco’s Proposition E was expected to be close, but the measure is passing with nearly 70 percent of the vote. That’s an insurmountable lead even though mail-in ballots are still being counted. The ban includes all flavored to
PBS
added Jul 20, 2018 01:49
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signs bill banning indoor smoking

Starting Oct. 1, smokers must take it outside. In a Tuesday ceremony at Anchorage’s Lucky Wishbone restaurant, Gov. Bill Walker signed Senate Bill 63, a statewide ban on indoor public smoking that mirrors local laws in Bethel, Juneau, Anchorage and o
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Jul 19, 2018 22:02
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[Asia-pacific] 88% of Indonesians support increasing the price of cigarettes: survey

The National Commission on Tobacco Control and the Center for Social Security Studies at the University of Indonesia (PKIS-UI) recently conducted a survey of Indonesians, including representatives percentages of active smokers, former smokers and non-smo
Coconuts Media (hk)
added Jul 19, 2018 00:44
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[Asia-pacific] Japan’s watered-down smoking ban clears Diet

The Diet on Wednesday passed an amendment that will ban smoking in public facilities for the first time as the nation — long deemed a haven for smokers — scrambles to combat secondhand smoke in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Games. The ban will be implem
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 15:25
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Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial

The upper house approved and enacted the bill into law Wednesday after it was approved earlier by the lower house. Last month, Tokyo separately enacted a stricter ordinance banning smoking at all eateries that have employees, to protect them from second
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 18, 2018 15:23
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[Alaska] Walker signs smoking ban bill

Gov. Bill Walker signed a bill Tuesday that will effectively ban smoking in public spaces, including restaurants and bars. Senate Bill 63, originally introduced by Soldotna Republican Sen. Peter Micciche, aimed to diminish the risk of second hand smoke
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Jul 18, 2018 15:16
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Walker signs Alaska workplace smoking ban

Walker put his pen to Senate Bill 63 Tuesday morning, calling it "a wonderful bill, just a tremendous bill" at the Lucky Wishbone restaurant in downtown Anchorage. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna), protects Alaskans by ensur
KTVA Channel 11 (Anchorage, AK)
added Jul 18, 2018 15:14
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[UK] MONBIOT: Dark money lurks at the heart of our political crisis

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)...for many years, it has been funded by British American Tobacco (BAT), Japan Tobacco International, Imperial Tobacco and Philip Morris International. When this funding was exposed, the IEA claimed that its campaigns ag
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:55
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[UK] What's on in Parliament: Thursday 19 July 2018 / House of Commons

General debate / The Tobacco Control Plan
UK Parliament (uk)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:51
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