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lawmakers raised cigarette taxes to 62 cents per pack in 2007, one veteran representative wanted even more, saying it "should have been a dollar." Prosecutors say that was part of Rep. Joe Armstrong's elaborate scheme not to raise revenue or curb smoking
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 3, 2016 15:21

CHAPMAN: Why Big Tobacco has reason to fear the waking divestment giant

other similarly perfectly legal industries like the slave, opium, and child labour trades, began to see their legitimate status eroded by the social revulsion... The negative value to the industry of the divestment argument is so much larger in the long t
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 3, 2016 17:57

[Europe] Belgium free to probe EU wiretapping allegations

Kessler, the head of Olaf, the EU's anti-fraud office remains hopeful that his immunity will be reinstated despite a recent court decision. The European Commission lifted his protection in March on allegations that he authorised illegal wiretaps in a toba
added Aug 2, 2016 21:29

[Belgium, Europe, Malta] OLAF director Giovanni Kessler loses interim challenge on immunity in Dalligate investigation

General Court refuses request by OLAF director to suspend Commission decision lifting his immunity for Dalligate investigation pending ongoing case on challenge to immunity decision
Malta Today (mt)
added Aug 2, 2016 13:40

[Australia, UK] The doctor who beat big tobacco

Two months later at Geneva’s plush Beau Rivage Hotel, King looked out over a sea of faces, mostly delegates gathered for the World Health Assembly, and introduced her “new best friend”, AXA boss Thomas Buberl. AXA, he said, would forthwith sell €200m of
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 1, 2016 21:46

[Australia and Oceania, New Zealand] Auckland Council red-faced over tobacco, Coke investments

"It's red faces at the council" - Auckland councillor Chris Darby on Checkpoint The council had about $320 million invested with 11 different fund managers in New Zealand and overseas. An investigation by RNZ News found one of those funds holds shares i
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Aug 1, 2016 15:27

[New Zealand] Auckland Council won't say if it holds tobacco investments

A report by RNZ today said one of its investment funds, Janus, held shares in sugar-heavy brands like Coca-Cola, Hershey and Starbucks. Janus also holds shares in alcohol giants SABMiller and Pernod Ricard, as well as British American Tobacco, RNZ repor
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Aug 1, 2016 15:22

[Canada] Pot-smoking neighbour complaint is about courtesy: Ethically Speaking

you shouldn’t have to endure purple haze drifting across your front lawn, any more than you should put up with a neighbour’s tobacco smoke, McDonald’s wrappers or beer bottles. Pot smokers need to understand that we are entering a sensitive new phase in
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Aug 9, 2016 02:36

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] High tobacco tax means low happiness, acute corruption: report

The higher the share of tobacco taxes in a country’s total revenue, the lower its people’s sense of happiness and perception of corruption, a study said Wednesday. The Korea Federation of Taxpayers and Rep. Yun Ho-jung of the opposition Minjoo Party of
Korea Times (kr)
added Jul 27, 2016 14:18

[Asia] Indian network challenges official OK for CSR by tobacco industry

A multi-faceted campaign by a tobacco control organization has put the brakes on a plan to permit so-called ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) activities by the tobacco industry in India. Three years after the Tamil Nadu People’s Forum for Tobacco
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 5, 2016 13:54
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