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[Massachusetts] Needham tobacco vendors fined, fairness questioned by 2014 violators

“It would really help vendors if the state would make it 21 across the board,” said Tedeschi District Manager Laurie Trotta. In light of this confusion, the board determined it would be best to organize a meeting with all 12 vendors to discuss best practi
Wicked Local (MA)
added Nov 24, 2015 20:51

[Australia] AUDIO: The full story... Cigarettes losing lustre as new teen smoker levels lowest in 30 years

survey looks into the tobacco consumption habits of 12 to 17-year-olds, including their preferred brands....the major tobacco companies consider the information so valuable that they've tried to gain access to it using Freedom of Information laws.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 24, 2015 19:29

[Netherlands] Lobby group welcomes ban on tobacco lobbyists

The doors to the Dutch government have been closed against the tobacco industry and its lobbyists, according to an anti-tobacco lobby group, the Framework Convention Alliance. In a note posted on its website, the alliance said that while a court in the
Tobacco Reporter
added Nov 23, 2015 14:30

Wyoming lawmakers drop tobacco tax hike proposal

The Joint Revenue Interim Committee decided Friday not to sponsor a bill for the upcoming legislative session to raise the taxes. The panel took no action after several health advocates urged the lawmakers to more than double the state's current 60-cent
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
added Nov 21, 2015 21:47

Tom Steyer donates $1 million to California initiative to raise tobacco tax

Steyer, a potential candidate for governor in 2018, said his donation to the Save Lives California group’s campaign is aimed at addressing health concerns over smoking. “We have a moral responsibility to stand up to tobacco companies and keep kids from
Los Angeles Times
added Nov 21, 2015 16:15

[Australia] Illegal tobacco black market currently at 14.3 per cent

The amount of illegal ‘chop chop’ and cigarettes consumed in Australia represents 14.3 per cent of total tobacco consumption according to the latest Illicit tobacco in Australia report prepared by KPMG LLP in the UK. The report is prepared for British A
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Nov 20, 2015 18:07
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[Kansas, Missouri] City urged to restrict youth smoking

Dr. McCandless, the president and CEO of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and also a leader of the recently announced “Tobacco 21 | KC” movement, urged the Independence City Council Monday to raise the legal age for tobacco purchases fro
Independence (MO) Examiner
added Nov 20, 2015 17:58
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[Europe] Parliament could bar unregistered lobbyists

would make it “mandatory” for committee rapporteurs and presidents to “exclusively [meet] registered lobbyists and publish these meetings online.”...Grässle said. “The last month I asked the tobacco industry and anti-tobacco NGOs for meetings as I prepare
added Nov 20, 2015 15:11

[Asia-pacific, UK, Uruguay] LETTER: Philip Morris: we are defending our business, not attacking human rights

A reminder to calm the rhetoric: PMI has brought only two ISDS cases among over 600 reported cases...Governments that respect the rule of law have nothing to fear from the possibility of independent, objective review of regulatory measures.
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 20, 2015 15:04

Powerful health groups renew push to raise Florida's cigarette tax

Four powerful health organizations are putting their collective muscle behind an effort to increase the state’s cigarette tax for the first time in seven years. The coalition, which includes the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the Americ
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Nov 20, 2015 03:16
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