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[Minnesota] Tax bill: Tobacco industry wins, kids lose

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 leading Minnesota health organizations, expressed disappointment that legislators passed a tax bill containing massive tax cuts on premium cigars and other tax benefits for the tobacco industry.
PR Newswire
added May 24, 2017 23:36
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PHILIP MORRIS SOUTH AFRICA: A common sense approach for public health

There is no substitute for quitting, but governments can have a big impact on public health by appropriately regulating alternatives to smoking cigarettes.
Health 24 (za)
added May 24, 2017 23:31
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CEI Joins Coalition Letter Opposing E-Cigarette Rules

Despite the success of educational campaigns on the harms of tobacco use, cessation efforts have hit a plateau, with a portion of the population unable to kick their deadly habit. We recognize that quitting tobacco use is a complex and personal challenge
Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)
added May 24, 2017 03:09
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] PhilHealth asked to cover smoking cessation programs

New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) urged the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to formulate a benefit package that will cover smoking cessation programs.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added May 23, 2017 13:31
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Civil society exposes industry tax campaign in Bangladesh

As budget season nears, Bangladesh cigarette makers are attempting to enlist the government’s National Board of Revenue (NBR) in a campaign to highlight the danger of cigarette smuggling, which companies say results from raising tobacco taxes.
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added May 23, 2017 12:33
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[New Zealand] Action On IQOS Demonstrates Urgent Need for Reform

“We stand behind IQOS and HEETS,” Mr Erickson said. “But it’s clear that old 20th century laws are not sufficient to address new 21st century technologies that New Zealand smokers are embracing as they move away from combustible cigarettes.”
Scoop (nz)
added May 22, 2017 17:32
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[UK] Big Tobacco lobby group quits smoking industry

International Tax and Investment Center... “The anti-tobacco campaigns became too great a distraction from ITIC’s mission, and this was a necessary step to safeguard ITIC’s reputation and ensure its long-term effectiveness,” Daniel Witt, president of ITIC
Financial Times (uk)
added May 22, 2017 11:57
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[New Zealand] Inaction irks smoke-free coalition

The Central Otago and Wakatipu Smokefree Coalition is "deeply disappointed" the Government is not willing to bring in legislation that would protect children from second-hand smoke in cars. "This goes against the recommendations of the Health Select Comm
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added May 21, 2017 19:50
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesian health minister warns country’s smoking epidemic threatens National Health Insurance Program

The obvious answer to the economic argument for tobacco is that, in the long run, the devastating health consequences of nicotine addiction and the accompanying healthcare costs will far outweigh the short-term economic benefits the industry provides the
Coconuts Media (hk)
added May 20, 2017 15:53
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FDA urged to kill Obama's e-cigarette regs, $1M tax on vape shops

Sen. Ron Johnson urged new Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to take the next step and junk the regs. "As you begin your tenure as commissioner of the FDA, I respectfully urge you to review the FDA's e-cigarette regulation so that the industry can continue to
Washington DC Examiner
added May 20, 2017 15:51
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