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[Ireland] Cigarettes in the firing line for Budget 2017

Ever conscious of ways to raise new cash – sorry, protect public health – officials pointed to the need to increase the tax take on lower priced cigarettes in Budget 2017. The context of this is the increasing trend to buy lower priced packs, which may in
Irish Times (ie)
added Aug 18, 2016 13:56

Cigarette makers fight North Dakota tobacco tax hike

Campaign finance disclosure reports filed with the North Dakota Secretary of State's office show Marlboro-maker Altria Group Inc. and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. have contributed more than $860,000 to fight the tobacco tax increase that will appear on the No
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 18, 2016 03:54

[Michigan] Ann Arbor Council Defies State Law, Bans Cigarette Sales to Adults Age

voted 9-2 on Aug. 4...officials were explicit about their lack of concern with whether the ordinance conflicts with state law, and that they hope the rest of the state follows the city’s lead. "The tobacco lobby has inflicted enough misery on this countr
Michigan Capitol Confidential
added Aug 17, 2016 18:56

[Pennsylvania] Opinions divided on banning of e-cigarettes in public places

Between the poles of calling for a ban on indoor e-cigarette smoking because it “normalizes” smoking behavior or fighting any ban because it’s bad for business, 15 people testified Monday at a public hearing held by the Allegheny County Board of Health.
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Aug 17, 2016 14:42

[Africa, Kenya] Images of cancerous lungs on packs to dissuade smokers

Yesterday the Health ministry said the graphic warnings on the dangers of smoking, including of punctured throats and cancerous lungs, will be printed on all cigarette packs. The Tobacco Control Regulations, 2014, require both pictorial and text health
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Aug 17, 2016 13:46

[Africa, Kenya] Smokers to pay more for cigarettes

The push for higher taxes comes a month to implementation of new tobacco regulations that involve putting graphic illustrations on tobacco packages. "I am happy to inform the public that the tobacco regulations will come into force in about a month from n
The Standard (ke)
added Aug 17, 2016 13:45

[Africa, Kenya] More punitive taxes as State takes cancer war to smokers

a worried government, whose intensified anti-smoking campaigns seem to have had little impact, is now mulling a further deterrent tax regime and other legislative regulations to arrest the fatal attraction to the cancer stick. According to Health Cabine
added Aug 17, 2016 13:43

[Massachusetts] New Pittsfield tobacco regulations will bring buying age up to 21, expand buffer zone around day care centers

A public information session Tuesday on proposed new tobacco control regulations being implemented by the Board of Health generated few questions and no opposition. Robyn Sharp, representing the Global Partners company, which owns five convenience store
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Aug 17, 2016 13:22

[California] Pro-tobacco tax ad mostly rings true / Yes on 56 campaign argues for higher cigarette tax 0:31

The 30-second ad, “Yes on 56 – Why Yes?,” makes a series of claims about tobacco’s toll on society and the benefits of raising taxes....that raising taxes prevents kids from getting hooked on tobacco in the first place. The estimate that tobacco costs Ca
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Aug 17, 2016 13:21

[California] IGS Poll Finds Support for Extending Taxes on Wealthy, Increasing Cigarette Tax (PDF)

All demographic groups supported the increase, but there were clear differences along educational lines, as support increased steadily with a higher level of education, from 58.1 percent from those with less than a high school diploma to 85.6 percent for
added Aug 17, 2016 13:18
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