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[New York] Jamestown County Executive Signs 'Tobacco 21' Legislation into Law

Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan has signed a local law that will increase the legal age to purchase tobacco products in the county from 18 to 21. On Tuesday Horrigan signed the local law that had been approved by a 13-6 margin last month by th
WRFA-LP (Jamestown, NY)
added May 21, 2016 01:42

[Asia-pacific] As Congress Reviews Trans-Pacific Partnership Following ITC Report, Provision Protecting Tobacco Control Measures Warrants Strong Support

Some members of Congress from tobacco-growing states have indicated they will oppose the TPP because of this provision. If they do so, the ITC report underscores that they will be hurting the overall agricultural interests of their states and even the int
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 21, 2016 01:18

Trump Names 11 SCOTUS Picks, Bypassing Big Law

Presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump’s list for potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees is heavy on federal appellate judges and former clerks for conservative justices and light on big names in politics and private practice.
National Law Journal
added May 21, 2016 01:06

Judge strikes blow to Missouri cigarette tax initiative

An initiative proposing to raise Missouri's cigarette tax to benefit early childhood programs is in jeopardy of not making the November ballot after a judge ruled its financial estimate is insufficient and unfair... Raise Your Hand for Kids, the group s
KSL Channel 5 (Salt Lake City, UT)
added May 21, 2016 00:22

[Ireland, UK] Plain cigarette packets ‘must be state priority’ ($$)

New rules on cigarette packaging will come into force in Britain from today but not in Ireland as was planned The government has been urged to bring forward legislation to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products to match new rules in Britain.
Times Of London (uk)
added May 20, 2016 18:35

[Ireland] Health minister under pressure to fulfil cigarette packaging commitments

Harris has come under pressure to live up to commitments to ban branded cigarette packets. As a European deadline on plain packaging for tobacco passes, campaigners warned the crackdown was a minor and technical law which should be a priority for the new
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added May 20, 2016 18:35

[West Virginia] Tobacco tax hike narrowly passes WV Senate

Chances for passage of a 45-cent-per-pack cigarette tax during the special session took a hit Thursday when the bill (SB 1005) barely survived a 17-16 passage vote in the Senate — and only because staunch anti-tax Sen. Robert Karnes, R-Upshur, left the c
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added May 20, 2016 18:34

[West Virginia] VIDEO: Tobacco tax increase bill narrowly passes W.Va. Senate

The tax on a pack of cigarettes would increase by 45 cents, from 55 cents per pack to a dollar per pack. The tax increase is expected to raise $70 million per year. $43 million of that would go toward the Public Insurance Agency (PEIA).
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 (Huntington, WV)
added May 20, 2016 18:34
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West Virginia Senate OKs tobacco tax hike; fate uncertain

West Virginia senators on Thursday narrowly kept alive the last tax hike that appears to stand any chance in the GOP-led Legislature: higher taxes on cigarettes, other tobacco products and e-cigarettes.
AP - Associated Press
added May 20, 2016 18:34
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[West Virginia] House next to deal with tobacco tax bill

The House of Delegates has decided not to send the tobacco tax increase bill to its finance committee for discussion before dealing with it on the floor. The House leadership followed through with comments made earlier this week on MetroNews “Talkline” b
West Virginia Metro News Network
added May 20, 2016 18:34
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