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[California] Study finds tripling tobacco tax would ignite smuggling

One out of five cigarettes puffed in California is smuggled. Yet a proposed $2 tax increase on every pack of cigarettes, which would increase the price to $9 per pack, would ignite cigarette smuggling, a new study by the California Foundation for Commerce (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Oct 18, 2013 15:54


Part 1: How Big Tobacco bought Eastern Europe with sex, smuggling, and cheap cigarettes. Eastern Europe’s most exclusive teen dance parties are shrouded in an air of almost Masonic secrecy. Or so I learn when I call up the national headquarters of the c
added Sep 26, 2013 01:10

LETTER The Old Cigarette Ploy

tobacco industry’s marketing of electronic cigarettes to teenagers reminds me of the 1940s, when Big Tobacco would hire pretty girls to pass out free cigarette samples to teenagers at recess while we sat on the steps of our high school in Chicago. ’Twas
New York Times
added Sep 23, 2013 00:15

[India] How the economics & politics of tobacco is killing lakhs every year

The Supreme Court has hinted at 'connivance' between govt and the tobacco lobby. ITC has made donations to political parties, including the Congress and the BJP. Salman Khurshid, then Union law minister, said at last year's Godfrey Phillips National Bra
The Economic Times (India)
added Aug 18, 2013 16:42

[Australia] Smokes tax hike a boon for gangs: industry

THE tobacco industry has attacked government plans to hike the excise on cigarettes, saying it will hit the hip pocket of more than three million smokers and cause illegal sales to flourish. Labor has announced plans to lift the cost of cigarettes by 1
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Aug 1, 2013 09:12

[USA] Indonesia to Seek Compensation From US in Tobacco Spat

Indonesia will seek compensation from the United States for pulling its clove cigarettes from shelves despite a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that deemed the ban discriminatory. Indonesia’s trade ministry said it had lost between $200 million an
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jul 31, 2013 12:05

[Ireland] REILLY: Tobacco industry’s campaign against plain packaging is based on fear for its profits

In time, its claims about plain packaging will look as bogus and as misleading as its claims about smoking being harmless and not being addictive. .. it would be a strange society that would allow a situation where intellectual property rights supersede
Irish Times (ie)
added Jul 26, 2013 21:33

[Australia] BAT Disputes Study Claim That Plain Packs Curb Cigarette Appeal

British American Tobacco (BATS)’s Australian unit has disputed the findings of a cancer charity’s study that plain packaging lowers the appeal of cigarettes and increases the desire to quit. Australia’s introduction of plain packaging legislation has ha
Bloomberg News
added Jul 23, 2013 00:10

On Twitter, dubious health claims from e-cigarette bots

What the team found was a steady stream of tweets, many of which appear to be from bots, or automated Twitter accounts, that tout the health and safety benefits of e-cigarettes, primarily pushing the idea that e-cigarettes aid with the cessation of smokin
added Jun 27, 2013 14:38

[Indiana] Marlboro maker Altria Group to sell its first electronic cigarette under MarkTen brand in Ind.

Tobacco company Altria Group Inc. is launching its first electronic cigarette under the MarkTen brand in Indiana starting in August and expanding its smokeless product offerings. The owner of the nation’s biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, annou
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 12, 2013 12:39
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