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[Canada] Province driving smokers to contraband cigarettes, says group

Convenience store owners say the Gallant government is sending mixed messages by cracking down on contraband tobacco, while also driving up the cost of legal cigarettes with tax increases. A lobbying campaign by the National Coalition Against Contraband
CBC News (ca)
added Mar 17, 2016 15:54
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[Australia] Caution over safety urged on approval of e-cigarettes

PUBLIC health experts have urged the Tasmanian Liberals to ensure that national safety authorities determine the safety of e-cigarettes. The Southern Young Liberals’ motion calls on the State Government to remove any impediment to e-cigarette sales. The
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Sep 5, 2015 18:19
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[Canada] Leo Glavine refutes buckling to 'big tobacco'

Nova Scotia’s health minister is denying he or anyone in government caved to demands from tobacco lobbyists. Opposition members and anti-tobacco groups levelled the accusations after the governing Liberals suddenly abandoned plans to ban the sale of fla
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 7, 2014 16:58
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Bahrain mulls 300% rise in tobacco tax

Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) says the country would lose BD100m ($265m) in tobacco sales each year if it went ahead.... Tobacco company executives and dealers and a visiting US Trade Department official reportedly met in Bahrain earlier
Arabian Business
added May 20, 2014 06:58
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[Canada] Ontario Retailers Expect Significant Rise in Illegal Tobacco Sales

Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) and its 7,000 retail members are urging the provincial government to maintain current tobacco tax rates, following an increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco products. "Increased taxes on
MarketWired
added Feb 12, 2014 17:16
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Africa’s ‘no’ to anti-smoking measures

The association of southern Africa’s tobacco producers says anti-smoking measures as mulled by the World Health Organization would spell economic ruin for at least 15 African countries.
Voice of Russia RUVR (ru)
added Oct 29, 2012 16:05
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[Tanzania] WHO restrictions upset tobacco body

The Tanzania Tobacco Cooperative Apex Limited (TTCA) representing more than 100,000 tobacco farmers in the country has opposed World Health Organisation (WHO) plans on regulation of the crop's farming.
The Citizen (tz)
added Sep 18, 2012 00:35
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[New York] THOMPSON/SNYDER: Big Tobacco is suffocating Indians' cigarette business

The burgeoning Native American cigarette trade, so vital for the existence of many tribes, has become the setting for a David vs. Goliath battle among Native American small business owners, Big Tobacco and the U.S. government — and Big Tobacco is winning
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Feb 10, 2016 02:08
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[Colorado] Pot proponents pull bar smoking initiative after city promises talks

Denver marijuana proponents are withdrawing a city initiative for "social smoking" after city and business leaders agreed to work with them to develop a better law. "Not until after we collected enough signatures to get this on the ballot did city offici
KMGH ABC Denver's 7
added Sep 5, 2015 19:46
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Lobbyists, Bearing Gifts, Pursue Attorneys General

Myers...who was on a panel about e-cigarettes at an event in Park City, Utah, was startled by what he saw: lobbyists from regulated industries — financial, energy, alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceutical companies — socializing with top state law enforcement
New York Times
added Dec 3, 2014 13:36
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