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[Canada] PALDA: The federal budget isn’t as prudent as it might seem

Tax systems should be neutral. They should try to influence human behaviour as little as possible. When government tries to influence behaviour through tax changes, it is obscuring real-world incentives toward efficient market behaviour, as well as imposi
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Mar 6, 2014 16:29

FDA Issues 1st Ban Under Tobacco Control Act ($$)

In order to pass, companies must show that their products are “substantially equivalent” to other products that are eligible under the act, according to the agency. The agency said that it will not take any enforcement action for roughly a month agains
added Feb 23, 2014 15:51

[Colombia] United States: Tax Court Rules That Payments By Tobacco Distributor To Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Qualified Settlement Fund Not Deductible Until Paid

determined ... the taxpayer obligated itself as if it were a manufacturer of tobacco products and therefore, the taxpayer was paying its own liability to the qualified settlement fund, not a liability it had assumed on behalf of Protabaco, because Protaba
added Jan 8, 2014 06:45

Should The US Track Cigarettes Nationally?

A federal program that let law enforcement trace cigarette packs from manufacturer to consumer would reduce interstate trafficking and boost the public health benefits of state cigarette tax policies, researchers say. Without a national tracking system i
added Dec 28, 2013 01:30

ATF lost track of 2.1 million cartons of cigarettes in sting operations, report finds

In another black eye for the beleaguered agency that regulates guns and investigates tobacco trafficking, a new report found that federal agents lost track of 2.1 million cartons of cigarettes and paid an informant more than $4.9 million without requirin
Washington Post
added Sep 26, 2013 06:08

E-Cigarette Use Doubles Among Students, Survey Shows

The share of middle and high school students who use e-cigarettes doubled in 2012 from the previous year, federal data show. The rise is prompting concerns among health officials that the new devices could be creating as many health problems as they are s
New York Times
added Sep 5, 2013 13:08

[Canada] Day 155: The government's duty to inform

Trudeau's right hand man, Marc Lalonde, was testifying for a second day at the Montreal tobacco trials. Mr. Lalonde had been called by Imperial Tobacco as a fact witness, and it was his memory of events when he was Minister of Health (1972 - 1977) that w
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jun 19, 2013 11:22

[UK] CRAWLEY: E-cigarettes: the conspiracy theorists might just have it right

for the government to build up regulation for e-cigs just a month after caving in on the issue of standardised, non-enticing packaging for real, poisonous cigarettes, is frankly bizarre, and really does cause one to wonder what conversations are going on
New Statesman (uk)
added Jun 13, 2013 10:59

Anti-smoking ads: ‘Only voice my grandson’s heard is this one,’ says woman with no voice box

Government health officials launched the second round of a graphic ad campaign Thursday that is designed to get smokers off tobacco, saying they believe the last effort convinced tens of thousands to quit.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 3, 2013 13:44

[UK] Plain cigarette packets 'not a smuggling risk'

There is “no good evidence” that the introduction of standardised cigarette packs would lead to an increase in smuggling, according to a group of MPs and peers. Tobacco companies have argued that there would be an increase in illicit trade if standardis
The Independent (uk)
added Mar 24, 2013 23:32
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