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Cigarette Taxes and Cigarette Smuggling by State

Public policies often have unintended consequences that outweigh their benefits. One consequence of high state cigarette tax rates has been increased smuggling, as criminals procure discounted packs from low-tax states to sell in high-tax states. Growing
Tax Foundation
added Jan 14, 2013 11:55
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[Illinois] CAPITOL FACTS: Who won? The cigarette makers

... It passed last week after the trial lawyers were given a neat little plumb that guaranteed them higher contingency fees on big medical malpractice cases.
Ottawa (IL) Daily Times
added Jan 9, 2013 11:49
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[Philippines] Philip Morris: No price hike yet

Cigarette maker Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. (PMFTC) on Friday appealed to its distributors and retailers to sell its products at pre-sin tax recommended retail prices, saying it has not yet raised the prices of its cigarette products. PMFTC’s cig
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jan 8, 2013 05:02
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E-cigarettes: a US$2 billion global industry – who should be worried?

but it’s hard not to notice the current swirl of interest in and bombastic big-upping of this niche category’s prospects, now worth in excess of $US2 billion globally (about the size of the global small cigars market), according to Euromonitor Internation
finchannel.com (The FINANCIAL) (ge)
added Nov 24, 2012 18:49
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[South Africa, Zimbabwe] BAT-sucked in alleged industrial espionage

BAT works with Forensic Security Services, a firm of private detectives, in carrying out corporate espionage on the continent. This confirms investigations by The Herald that Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa contracted Forensic Security Services to sp
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 24, 2012 18:18
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[Germany] And on Your Left, Behind Those Walls, Lobbyists Are at Work

Timo Lange, right, a campaigner for LobbyControl, with his tour group at the building in Berlin that houses the tobacco lobby.
New York Times
added Nov 23, 2012 21:22
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Philip Morris International Nominated to Corporate Hall of Shame

Philip Morris International (PMI) has scored a well-deserved nomination to Corporate Accountability International's 2012 Corporate Hall of Shame for its legal bullying of countries that have adopted strong measures to reduce tobacco use.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 7, 2012 13:30
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[California] Must Read: Armstrong attorney links USADA to big tobacco

"This reasoned decision will be a farce, written by USADA with the significant assistance of lawyers from one of Big Tobacco's favorite law firms at a time when Lance Armstrong is one of America's leading anti-tobacco advocates," Herman wrote, according
VeloNews
added Oct 23, 2012 18:18
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What is known about tobacco industry efforts to influence tobacco tax? A systematic review of empirical studies

A total of 34 studies examined industry efforts to influence tax levels. They suggest the tobacco industry works hard to prevent significant increases and particularly dislikes taxes ‘earmarked’ for tobacco control. Key arguments to counter increases are
Tobacco Control
added Aug 13, 2012 15:35
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[Czech Republic, UK, USA] Henry Scowcroft: More Evidence That We Need to Stop Tobacco Marketing

So we wanted to highlight three studies published in June that, taken together, reinforce the urgent need to stop cigarette companies marketing their deadly wares. The first two studies show how tobacco companies manipulated national and international p
Huffington Post (blog)
added Aug 12, 2012 18:50
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