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Tobacco Companies Sue State Of Oklahoma Over Cigarette Fee

In the brief, plaintiffs argue the $1.50-per-pack cigarette fee, or the “Smoking Cessation Act,” “flagrantly violates” the Oklahoma constitution. The fee is scheduled to take effect in August, and would generate about $215 million per year for the state
KGOU Radio (Norman, OK)
added Jun 9, 2017 14:56
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[Oklahoma] UPDATE: AG comments on tobacco lawsuit

“As outlined in Title 74, it is the duty and responsibility of the office of the attorney general to defend the state against lawsuits and other legal matters. Just as the office has handled lawsuits challenging legislation in the past, we will move forwa
Norman (OK) Transcript
added Jun 9, 2017 12:38
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BENTLEY: Proposed ban on e-cigarette flavors suffers well-deserved setback

In San Leonardo, however, thanks to a host of small business owners and tobacco harm-reduction advocates who turned out to make the case against the ban, the city council actually listened to the strength of the arguments presented and decided to knock
Washington DC Examiner
added Jun 8, 2017 20:19
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[Massachusetts] Pittsfield Health Officials Back Tobacco Control Programs

It has been just short of 10 years since Pittsfield mandated a tobacco retailer training program. Immediately, the number of illegal sales dropped significantly and stayed down, according to health officials. Recently, the Board of Health was asked to e
iBerkshires.com
added Jun 8, 2017 20:17
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[Africa] Interview / ‘Tobacco industry frustrating enforcement of appropriate laws in Nigeria’

In this interview with EDU ABADE...They have gone beyond selling tobacco products to our people. They are now conducting espionage on government. Somehow, they get informed memos in government and they have been running campaigns against government decisi
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jun 8, 2017 18:29
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Oklahoma City Tobacco companies suing Oklahoma to block new cigarette fee

to block the new cigarette fee passed in Oklahoma. ...R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Phillip Morris USA argued the fee is unconstitutional....The State passed a bill to add a $1.50 fee to a pack of cigarettes as part of the budget deal.
KOCO-TV Ch. 5
added Jun 8, 2017 18:23
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[Asia] India Acts to Save Lives by Taxing Cigarettes, Bidis at Highest Rate

The GST negotiations in India featured intensive lobbying by every sector of the tobacco industry, including major cigarette companies, bidi “barons” and smokeless tobacco manufacturers. By subjecting tobacco to the highest GST rate, the government of In
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 8, 2017 14:41
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[Africa] ‘Tobacco industry frustrating enforcement of appropriate laws in Nigeria’

The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has expressed concerns over delays in implementing the National Tobacco Control Law and attempts by companies to frustrate the enforcement of appropriate laws, as well as the exploi
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jun 8, 2017 03:54
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[California] ARCHIVE: Tobacco Industry Lobbyists Descend on Oakland to Oppose Ban of Flavored Blunt Wrappers and Cigars

Several Oakland councilmembers said they'll listen to the tobacco industry's representatives, but that it won't change their support for the ban. "I'm still going to support it," said Councilmember Larry Reid, who added that he's already met with one lo
East Bay Express
added Sep 20, 2017 23:32
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An Oregon Civil-Rights Pioneer is Helping Big Tobacco Fight Against Raising the Legal Smoking Age

On March 20, records show, the world's largest tobacco company, Altria (formerly known as Philip Morris), hired former state Sen. Margaret Carter (D-Portland) as a lobbyist. Carter, 81, is a well-known name in Salem. In 1985, she became the first black
Willamette Week
added Jun 8, 2017 19:21
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