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Philip Morris wants its Marlboro smokers to quit & switch to smokeless Marlboro. Oh wait ... business plan=as well as, not instead of

Twitter
added Aug 8, 2017 20:39
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Oklahoma Supreme Court hears arguments on cigarette fee legal challenge

is hearing oral arguments Tuesday morning on a legal challenge to Senate Bill 845 filed by cigarette companies and others. The measure was passed after failed attempts to impose a $1.50-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes in addition to the existing $1.0
Tulsa (OK) World
added Aug 8, 2017 20:05
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] PESEK: The LDP’s tobacco addiction tells a much bigger story

the lost-business argument peddled by the tobacco-industrial complex, is bunk. As London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Shanghai and any host of global cities...This remains a puffer’s paradise, in part, because the Finance Ministry owns one-third of Japan Tob
Japan Times (jp)
added Aug 10, 2017 01:09
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Smokers Feel Heat but Not the Burn -- WSJ

Three of the world's biggest tobacco firms are rolling out new, electronic tobacco-heating devices they say are healthier alternatives to traditional smoking, but feel more like puffing on a real cigarette. That is a sensation many smokers complain is mi
Fox Media
added Aug 9, 2017 13:55
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[Asia-pacific] Politics is faster, more effective in Japan's capital, new governor says

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike...said she plans to introduce an anti-smoking ban in the Japanese capital before the 2020 Olympics. Efforts for a national ban on smoking in public died in parliament this year, opposed by many pro-smoking politicians in the L
Reuters
added Aug 7, 2017 12:09
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] PESEK: The LDP’s tobacco addiction tells a much bigger story

Tokyo is as hooked on the ¥2 trillion of tax revenues tobacco adds to state coffers annually as smokers are to nicotine. The LDP is so addicted to tobacco cash that 90 percent of members oppose an indoor smoking ban. The LDP championing cigarettes is emb
Japan Times (jp)
added Aug 7, 2017 12:06
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UK will pay almost £25 billion in ‘sin taxes’ next year

New IEA report first of its kind to measure net effect of smoking on the taxpayer in the UK...Contrary to popular belief, the three most censured ‘lifestyle factors’ – alcohol, smoking and obesity – do not cost the taxpayer money. The punitive taxes levi
Institute of Economic Affairs (uk)
added Aug 7, 2017 11:41
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[Asia, India] Ban on Electronic Cigarettes may lead to Illegal Trade of the Product: Tobacco Buddy

A ban on electronic cigarette may increase the smuggling of the products, says Tobacco Institute of India The increase in smuggling of the product might affect the quality standards, therefore, risking the lives of people using it After seeing the incre
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Aug 7, 2017 17:51
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[Belgium, Europe, Malta] Trading in influence charge against Swedish Match lobbyist time-barred

suggesting she had played a duplicitous role by assisting Zammit in drawing up an email to request payment for his services. Kessler suggested she too could be charged with either bribery or trading in influence. But that latter charge is now time-barred
Malta Today (mt)
added Aug 7, 2017 12:19
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Think-tank says smokers’ taxes and early deaths profit UK by £15bn

The think-tank accused politicians of “scapegoating” smokers, drinkers and the obese, claiming the £24.7bn revenue from “sin taxes” far outweighed the costs they impose on the public finances. “Taken together, Britain’s public finances would be £22.8bn w
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Aug 7, 2017 11:35
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