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[Asia, Asia-pacific, South America/Caribbean, UK] Tobacco proposal for TPP trade talks sparks backlash ($$)

The Obama administration is facing a furore over its latest tobacco proposal in trade talks with 11 Pacific Rim countries, with critics charging it will boost smoking in the region and business groups fighting back. Michael Froman, US trade representati
Financial Times (uk)
added Aug 22, 2013 16:55
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[Korea - South] Government spends little on anti-smoking programs

The government only spends about 1 percent of its fund to promote public health of smokers on anti-smoking programs, ministry officials said Monday. The health promotion fund receives 90 percent of its funding from a 354 won tax on each pack of cigarette
GlobalPost
added Jun 17, 2013 04:16
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Hungary Tobacco Market Reshuffle Roils Public - Emerging Europe Real Time - WSJ

Hungary’s move to drastically restrict the number of outlets selling tobacco caused an uproar, with critics saying the government has restricted access to information about the way tobacco licenses were distributed. .. Hungary has made tobacco retaili
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added May 6, 2013 13:09
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[UK] MEP pledges backing for e-cigarette responses

Liberal Democrat Chris Davies says he has hundreds of letters from constituents claiming that e-cigarettes have helped them stop smoking tobacco. E-cigarettes provide users with a nicotine boost similar to conventional cigarettes, but contain no tobacc
Rochdale Online (uk)
added May 3, 2013 03:00
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[Hungary] Amendment would guarantee margin for tobacco sales concession winners

An amendment submitted to Parliament by MPs of governing Fidesz would guarantee concession winners in a new state monopoly on tobacco a minimum 10% sales margin. The minimum margin will “ensure the efficient operation of the retail tobacco product sales
Budapest Business Journal (hu)
added Apr 29, 2013 14:35
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[Hungary] Socialists accuse Fidesz of nepotism in tobacco-nationalization scheme

A state-sponsored tobacconist scheme will favour "Fidesz friends and relatives" and not vulnerable groups, the opposition Socialists said on Thursday. Sandor Burany, a lawmaker for the party, told a press conference that after state procurements and sta
All Hungary Media Group (AHMG) (hu)
added Apr 25, 2013 14:09
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Tobacco Industry Rolls Out False Claims Against Increasing Tobacco Tax to Protect Kids

Their claims are false. Experience shows that tobacco tax increases are a reliable and predictable source of revenue for governments. Also, because low-income communities have higher smoking rates, they gain the most from smoking declines caused by highe
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Apr 17, 2013 08:58
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Public Health Leaders Urge FDA To Act On Menthol Cigarettes

Other Flavors Prohibited, But Not The One Most Victimizing Youth and Minorities
PR Newswire
added Apr 15, 2013 15:27
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Cigarette tax in proposed Obama budget among items to irk groups

Republicans note that Obama has repeatedly promised to spare low- and middle-income families from tax increases. They also note that this isn't the first time Obama supported raising taxes on cigarettes.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 11, 2013 15:22
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Tobacco-Free U: 2013 New York State Dean’s List (PDF)

This past year has been a monumental one for tobacco-free campuses in the state. In September, the City University of New York began implementing a tobacco-free policy on all 23 of its campuses. On June 12, 2012 the State University of New York (SUNY) Bo
American Cancer Society
added Apr 4, 2013 15:14
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