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[Belgium, Europe] Thousands demonstrate against planned EU-wide tobacco laws

tobacco retailers, who descended on Brussels to protest against the proposal, have complained that adoption of the directive would cause "serious damage" to 1.5 million operators, half of them tobacconists.
The Parliament Magazine (be)
added Feb 7, 2013 09:19

[Kansas] NRA-backed bill would restrict anti-smoking programs

Members of the NRA and the Kansas State Rifle Association are supporting a bill that would bar state money from lobbying against legal products.
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Feb 7, 2013 09:15

[Bulgaria, Europe, Greece] MEPs plan tobacco subsidies as Brussels fights smoking

Members of the European Parliament have paved the way for hundreds of millions of pounds of subsidies to go to Europe's tobacco farmers -- even though Brussels spends huge amounts on anti-smoking campaigns
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Feb 3, 2013 12:44

Russia Weakens Anti-Smoking Law Before Key Second Reading

While the bill keeps a ban on smoking in public places, it drops restrictions on cigarette sales and the right to set minimum cigarette prices, said Dmitry Yanin, head of anti- tobacco lobbying group, the International Conference of Consumer Societies. “
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jan 24, 2013 20:32

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

[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

[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

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 (The FINANCIAL) (ge)
added Nov 24, 2012 18:49

[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

[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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