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ATR Supports Change in Predicate Date for New Tobacco and Vapor Prod

Today, Americans for Tax Reform sent a letter to members of Congress... Congress must act to permit innovation to continue for these smoking cessation products that stand to save millions of lives and billions of tax dollars resulting from harm reduction
Americans for Tax Reform
added Nov 25, 2015 17:13
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[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
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[Asia, Singapore] Malaysia hikes cigarette taxes by more than 40%

raised cigarette taxes by more than 40 per cent, a move which British American Tobacco Malaysia (BAT Malaysia) described as an “unprecedented massive increase in cigarette excise”. In a statement, BAT Malaysia said it had to increase prices of its brands
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Nov 4, 2015 15:39
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HOLMES: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE U.S. CHAMBER AND SMOKING / A Storyline Unsupported By Facts

five separate New York Times articles...Hakim takes the undeniable fact that Tom Donohue has indeed transformed the U.S. Chamber into a powerful lobbying force and contorts it to fit a narrative about tobacco that is neither supported in the piece itself,
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
added Oct 15, 2015 12:27
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[Colorado] Regulation without representation: tobacco and e-cigarette stores frustrated with smoking ban

hookah lounge Narghile Nights and multiple other tobacco and e-cigarette stores in the city. When interviewed, managers and owners of these establishments all said the city should have done more to reach out to them before making decisions that would affe
Rocky Mountain Collegian (Colorado State University)
added Oct 8, 2015 11:10
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[Australia] Tobacco Price Hikes, Black Market Trade Explained For Non Smokers

British American Tobacco Australia spokesman Scott McIntyre told HuffPost Australia the hikes had created a new cut-price class of cigarettes. “In order to compete with black market cigarettes and loose leaf tobacco, this new market of very cheap legal
Huffington Post (blog)
added Sep 14, 2015 12:55
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[Europe, Netherlands] The devil is in the detail: tobacco industry political influence in the Dutch implementation of the 2001 EU Tobacco Products Directive

The findings highlight the policy risks associated with corporate actors’ ability to use interactions over technical product specifications to influence the implementation of health policy and illustrate the difficulties in limiting industry interference
Tobacco Control
added Sep 9, 2015 10:17
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[UK] It’s a drag: tobacco lobby fights plain packaging and new smoking ban ($$)

When an influential health charity recently called for smoking to be banned in pub gardens, there was an immediate outcry. The pro-smoking campaign group Forest, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) and a number of MPs voiced concern over the rep
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 24, 2015 07:34
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[Asia-pacific] WAREN: TPP in trouble: Why we can win this fight!

Adam Behsudi at Politico says “the ire of McConnell and other tobacco-state lawmakers throws a wrench into the [TPP] negotiations.” More likely, a couple Members, probably not including McConnell, who voted yes on Fast Track, will vote no on TPP. Mike Fr
Friends of the Earth International (nl)
added Aug 21, 2015 14:12
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[Asia-pacific] Republicans Line Up Against TPP Tobacco Carveout

McConnell, R-Ky., joined a growing Republican outcry on Thursday against a proposal to exclude tobacco from the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s dispute settlement provisions, urging U.S. trade officials to avoid an industry-specific carveout in the final deal
Law360
added Aug 1, 2015 09:40
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