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[Asia, Cambodia] Tobacco company's tactics scrutinised

Cambodia’s top-selling cigarette firm achieved dominance by courting senior political figures and vigorously opposing public health legislation, according to a study published this month in medical journal Global Public Health. Twenty years after moving
Phnom Penh Post (kh)
added Apr 21, 2016 11:14

West Virginia Cigarette Tax Hike Bill Goes Up in Smoke

Lawmakers in West Virginia rejected a proposal to increase the state’s excise taxes on cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Senate Bill 420 would have increased excise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products to $1.55 per pack, an increase of 55 cents per
Heartland Institute
added Apr 21, 2016 11:00

Michigan's Cigar Tax Cap Extended to 2021

Cigar smokers in Michigan won’t be seeing an increase in tax on their favorite cigars in the coming years, as Gov. Rick Snyder signed a five-year extension to the cap on cigar taxes yesterday, which will keep things as is through Oct. 31, 2021.
added Apr 21, 2016 10:40

Did a House Committee Just Save Vaping? Proposed amendment would move ‘substantial equivalence’ date to that of FDA’s final deeming rule

“The vapor industry and its consumers do not oppose sensible regulation, but the FDA's proposal is anything but sensible,” said Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association (AVA), in a press release. “Modernizing the predicate date will n
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Apr 20, 2016 20:47

AAFP Joins Push for Obama to Expand FDA Tobacco Regulation

recently joined 29 other organizations to bring its concerns about unregulated tobacco products to the highest level -- urging President Obama to halt years of delay and provide the leadership necessary to ensure the FDA has authority over all tobacco pro
American Family Physician
added Apr 20, 2016 16:00

Editorial: Don't regulate e-cigs as tobacco products

The government shouldn’t be picking winners and losers in the competition for former smokers, and it should regulate e-cigs lightly rather than trample science to achieve its misinformed goal.
Detroit (MI) News
added Apr 20, 2016 15:48

[Asia, Thailand] Thai Cabinet endorses plan to cut number of smokers in five years

The 2nd National Strategy For Tobacco Control plan consists of six strategies. They are focused on making people aware of the negative health effects of smoking, preventing new smokers adopting the habit, providing greater access to help if a smoker want
National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) (th)
added Apr 20, 2016 15:44

Massachusetts Senate preparing for vote to raise tobacco purchasing age

Legislation that would raise the state's legal tobacco purchasing age to 21, ban tobacco sales in pharmacies and regulate e-cigarettes will be debated in the Massachusetts Senate next week, according to the Senate's top Democrat. "The next big matter bef
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Apr 20, 2016 15:35

[Asia, Turkey] Turkish universities to ban sale of tobacco soon

Sale of tobacco-based products such as cigarettes will be banned from all university campuses in Turkey soon, Turkish health minister announced...Müezzinoğlu said: "We are removing sale of cigarettes from university campuses. There will be no more cigare
added Apr 20, 2016 15:33

[Canada] Nova Scotia tables budget with surplus, new spending, tobacco tax hike

The only tax increase in the budget hits smokers, with cigarettes going up two cents each or 50 cents a pack and the tax rate on cigars going up by four per cent at midnight. The moves are expected to bring $15.8 million to provincial coffers.
Halifax (NS) Chronicle Herald (ca)
added Apr 20, 2016 15:31
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