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Why Tobacco Companies Oppose Higher Cigarette Prices: Court Findings from Federal Racketeering Verdict (PDF)

The following findings are excerpted directly from the court ruling. • 3005. A December 6, 1982 Philip Morris report, titled "Price Elasticities, Excise Taxes, and Cigarette Sales," outlined Philip Morris's opposition to raising excise taxes on cigarett
Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center
added Nov 7, 2017 22:20
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Why Tobacco Companies Oppose Higher Cigarette Prices / Quotes from Internal Tobacco Industry Documents (PDF)

documents indicate that cigarette companies’ true motivation for opposing higher cigarette prices is the resultant drop in cigarette sales, especially among children and young adults.
Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center
added Nov 7, 2017 22:20
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[UK] Tobacco tax: give smokers a break, says Forest

Budget: There is little public support for a further increase in tobacco duty, according to the results of a new poll released today. The survey, conducted by Populus for the smokers' group Forest, found that 76 per cent of adults think the current leve
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Nov 7, 2017 19:13
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[UK] Public show little support for further tax hike

The survey, conducted by Populus for the smokers’ group Forest, found that 76 per cent of adults think the current level of tax – over 80 per cent on an average packet of cigarettes in the UK – is either about right (44 per cent) or too high (32 per cent
Asian Trader (uk)
added Nov 7, 2017 19:10
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Five million UK smokers have tried to quit in the last 12 months, study finds

found around two thirds of adult smokers have attempted to stop in the last year, but one in five didn't even last a month... The study by V2 Cigs UK also found six per cent of those quizzed defended their habit by claiming they were merely 'social smoke
The Mirror (uk)
added Nov 7, 2017 05:09
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[UK] LAST GASP England could be smoke-free by 2040, new study reveals

the Frontier Economics research funded by tobacco giant Philip Morris Ltd says if an extra 210,000 quit each year the target could be reached as early as 2029. PML managing director Peter Nixon said: “We want a smoke-free country as soon as possible - 20
The Sun (uk)
added Nov 6, 2017 15:43
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Altria picks up pace on FDA applications for innovative tobacco products

Altria confirmed it would — as expected — piggyback on Philip Morris International’s March premarket application with the FDA to sell its IQOS Marlboro HeatSticks in the U.S. The FDA accepted the IQOS application for scientific review of the heat-not-bu
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 5, 2017 21:27
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Altria, Anticipating FDA Rule, Is Developing Reduced-Nicotine Cigarettes

said it has developed ways of producing reduced-nicotine cigarettes and aspires to become the U.S. market leader in noncombustible tobacco products such as e-cigarettes, attempts to get ahead of potential federal requirements for tobacco companies to chan
Dow Jones Newswires
added Nov 5, 2017 21:25
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[Europe] Is Heat-Not-Burn the Next Big Thing in Tobacco?

While combustible cigarette sales decline, the same research highlights growth in the use of vapor products and further changes to come within this segment. "The continued growth in vapor products and, in particular, the emergence of heated tobacco as a
Convenience Store News
added Nov 5, 2017 21:22
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FOLAN: Court-ruled anti-smoking TV ads, won't be effective on millennials and generation Z

Those outlets most popular among young people were not included in the ruling...the anti-smoking message will likely not be heard by a great many of those who need to hear it most... It is a decision that will have life and death consequences.
The Hill
added Nov 5, 2017 18:26
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