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CHRETIEN: Up In Smoke: What Happened to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Money?

As is the case with discriminatory tobacco taxes, the incentives of the MSA are perverse: the more people smoke, the more money the government gets to spend on whatever it wants. The biggest losers are those with tobacco-related diseases and smokers tryi
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW)
added Dec 28, 2017 22:59
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[Africa] Kenya to ban shisha over health risks

Health CS Cleopa Mailu told The Star on Thursday that discussions on the ban, with various government departments, were ongoing. "We are contemplating banning shisha ... we will definitely do that," he said by phone. "We are in discussions with the Att
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 28, 2017 22:59
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[Canada] Multiple municipalities in P.E.I. looking at expanding smoke-free policies into bylaws

Frank Morrison, tobacco-free project manager with Recreation P.E.I. and a board member of Smoke-Free P.E.I., said he believes Stratford is on track to become the first “smoke-free community in Canada.” He said Souris, Montague, Charlottetown, Cornwall
(Prince Edward Island) Guardian (ca)
added Dec 28, 2017 22:58
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[Africa] Kenya bans 'shisha' water-pipe tobacco smoking

Kenya has banned with immediate effect the smoking of water-pipe tobacco, commonly known as shisha. The country becomes the third in the region, after Tanzania and Rwanda, to impose a ban on shisha smoking in a span of less than two years. Other countr
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Dec 28, 2017 16:57
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[Africa] Evicted Zimbabwe white farmer handed back his land

Robert Smart, 71, was thrown off his tobacco and corn farm in eastern Zimbabwe in June as part of chaotic and often violent land grabs led by ex-president Robert Mugabe's government... The government of his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa in early December
Daily Nation (ke)
added Dec 28, 2017 15:30
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[New York] Mahoney urges Onondaga Nation to raise age for buying tobacco to 21

In a letter to the Onondaga Nation Council on Dec. 18, Mahoney requested the Nation adopt a law similar to one recently passed by the Onondaga County Legislature. That law raises the legal age to purchase tobacco, e-cigarettes and tobacco products to 21.
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Dec 27, 2017 15:28
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[Illinois] Why the legal age to buy tobacco isn't going up to 21 everywhere

Six Cook County communities have adopted so-called "Tobacco 21" ordinances as well. But in DuPage County, only one community has approved such an ordinance. None have done so in Kane or McHenry counties or anywhere else in the state. Some officials cre
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added Dec 27, 2017 15:26
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[Nebraska] Tobacco cessation programs would get boost from tax increase

Nebraska state senators will again consider raising the tax on tobacco when the legislative session begins next week. The proposal sponsored by Sen. Sara Howard (D-Omaha) would increase the tax on tobacco by $1.50 per pack.
Nebraska Radio Network
added Dec 27, 2017 15:01
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[Asia, Israel] KNESSET APPROVES BILL TO RESTRICT TOBACCO ADVERTISING ON INTERNET

A private member’s bill... prohibits tobacco advertising on the Internet and social media, but that exempts the print media and provides loopholes even for online advertising, was approved Sunday by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation. “It’s a matte
Jerusalem Post
added Dec 26, 2017 02:33
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China's national tobacco company has a staggering market — and they start young

Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Andrew Martin investigated China's tobacco industry for the latest issue of the magazine. “[CNTC] was started by the government in 1982 as a way to corral black market cigarettes,” Martin says. “It’s just exploded in growt
Public Radio International (PRI)
added Dec 22, 2017 21:32
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