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[California] Hedge fund mogul, Big Tobacco duke it out over cigarette tax proposal

A former hedge fund mogul and a powerful union are joining forces to put another cigarette tax measure on next November's ballot, as California and Big Tobacco prepare to go toe to toe again over a proposed $2-per-pack tax hike. A new report from the Bay
San Francisco (CA) Business Times
added Dec 2, 2015 01:39

[Africa, South Africa] FMF warns against new smoking ban

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has come under fire from the Free Market Foundation (FMF) over his call to “ban all smoking in public places”. Reacting to what it said was Motsoaledi’s “assault on freedom and individual rights”, the FMF said smoking wa
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Dec 1, 2015 20:01

Vaping industry wants to push back FDA grandfather date

The vapor tobacco industry is calling on the Senate Appropriations Committee to add language to a spending bill that changes the grandfather date for electronic cigarettes and cigars under new rules being finalized by the Food and Drug Administration (FD
The Hill
added Dec 1, 2015 19:31

E-Cigarette Industry Urges Senators To Save Vaping Businesses From FDA Prohibition

e-cigarette trade group is calling on the Senate Committee on Appropriations to amend an upcoming spending bill with language to save the industry from regulations that could destroy 99 percent of vaping businesses. The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Asso
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Dec 1, 2015 19:30

SFATA Urges Senate Appropriations Committee to Include H.R. 2058 Language in Final Spending Bill

calling on the 30 members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee to adopt language in its final spending bill in connection with changing the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) February 15, 2007 “deeming date” for e-cigarette and vapor regulations.
SFATA (Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association)
added Dec 1, 2015 19:19
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E-Cig Group Wants More Products Spared From FDA Rules ($$)

to limit the impact of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's so-called deeming regulations requiring stricter warnings on novel smoking products to newly introduced products. The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association, the vapor industry's largest g
added Dec 1, 2015 19:16

[Asia-pacific] BRINKLEY: McConnell, Hatch And TPP: A Matter of Life And Death

the pharmaceutical industry...the tobacco industry...Valiantly manning the ramparts for these two poor, put-upon industries are...Hatch of Utah and Mitch McConnell...advocating for an industry that has no redeeming value and in a better world wouldn’t exi
added Dec 1, 2015 18:40


What’s changed is that a new poll has public support for the tax hike at more than 2 to 1. Since 2016 is a presidential election year, voter turnout should be higher as well. “We are reviewing the ballot initiative and considering our options,” said Davi
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Dec 1, 2015 17:36
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[Kenya, UK] Tobacco giant ‘paid bribes’ to protect sales in Africa ($$)

Anti-smoking campaigners are calling for an inquiry over allegations that employees of British American Tobacco paid bribes to politicians and civil servants in east Africa. According to the BBC’s Panorama, Britain’s biggest tobacco company, which owns D
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 1, 2015 11:42

California tobacco tax measure's supporters, foes prepare for battle

Big Tobacco and health advocates are preparing to duke it out once again over a proposed $2-per-pack hike likely to appear on next November's ballot. But having been outspent almost 4-to-1 by tobacco companies to lose by just four-tenths of a percentage
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Nov 30, 2015 08:40
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