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[Asia, India] Tobacco growers blame lobbyists for high taxes here

International Tobacco Growers' Association (ITGA) has claimed that more than $1 billion have been pumped into anti-tobacco movement in last two years by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the pharmaceutical industry
The Economic Times (India)
added May 2, 2016 04:30

[Asia, India] Govt should not terrorise cigarette buyers, says ITC chief Deveshwar

Diversified Indian business conglomerate ITC's chairman, Y C Deveshwar, on Friday said the government must have a 25-year plan to curtail smoking as there were 48 million people dependent on the tobacco sector and they would have to get alternative emplo
Business Standard (in)
added May 1, 2016 20:41

[Oklahoma] Tobacco industry doubts revenue estimates of cigarette tax hike

David Sutton, a spokesman for Phillip Morris USA, said the measure, if passed, would result in some Oklahomans driving to surrounding states with lower taxes to make cigarette purchases. Oklahoma would have the highest tax rate among states in the region
Tulsa (OK) World
added May 1, 2016 20:39

[UK] The Tobacco Industry

Tobacco industry sponsorship of the arts is unacceptable: – Because the tobacco industry was responsible for 100 million deaths in the 20th century and current predictions are that it will kill one billion people in the 21st. – Because smoking is a m
SmokeFreeARTS (uk)
added May 1, 2016 20:38

[UK] Tobacco Arts Sponsorship

As of April 2016: – Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is a Premier Sponsor of the Royal Academy of Arts. – British American Tobacco (BAT) is an Associate Sponsor of the Royal Academy of Arts. – JTI is a Corporate Supporter of the Southbank Centre.
SmokeFreeARTS (uk)
added May 1, 2016 20:37


We invite arts, cultural and heritage organisations as well as charities and other bodies to sign up to a SmokeFreeARTS declaration: 1. There is no place for the tobacco industry as a sponsor of arts, heritage or cultural activities. 2. We will not acc
SmokeFreeARTS (uk)
added May 1, 2016 20:33

[Missouri] Jefferson City group to propose raising legal age to buy tobacco to 21

Monday, a group of local high schoolers will present its proposal to the city council which would also raise the age for buying E-cigarettes, vapor products and other drug paraphernalia. ABC 17 News reported Columbia became the first city in the state
KMIZ TV Channel 17 (Columbia, MO)
added May 1, 2016 20:21

[Asia, India] Tobacco growers gearing up for agitation

Tobacco growers in Prakasam district are gearing up for agitation as the market slide has been continuing ever since cigarette manufacturers stopped production over the issue of larger pictorial warning from April 1. While exporters shied away from the
The Hindu Online (in)
added May 1, 2016 19:09

[New Zealand] Guy Williams: Rejoice, I've solved the problem of smoking forever!

Why haven't we banned smoking? The fact that there are two tobacco lobbyists in the National Party can't be helping. Their names are Todd Barclay and Chris Bishop... I propose we ban smoking for kids who haven't be born yet. Every kid born in 2017 and be
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added May 1, 2016 17:27

[Oklahoma] Big tobacco wants to snuff out cigarette tax hike

Lobbyists for tobacco giant Philip Morris have been working the Capitol, telling lawmakers the state should spend $300 million dollars it already raises from tobacco companies and smokers each year toward its ailing health care system, instead of impleme
Claremore (OK) Progress
added Apr 30, 2016 21:27
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