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[New York] Conservative Party: Block Tax On E-Cigarettes

The state Conservative Party is urging lawmakers to block a bill that would tax electronic cigarettes, a growing alternative to traditional tobacco products. In a legislative memorandum, the party cast doubt on concerns by health officials over whether
New York State of Politics (Capital Tonight/Spectrum News)
added Mar 8, 2017 19:47

[UK] HM Treasury gives green light to smugglers as tobacco taxes rise to ridiculous levels

“We are disappointed that the Government has once again raised taxation on tobacco when tax on some of the lowest priced cigarettes already accounts for 90% of the price. Taxation on tobacco in the UK is already the highest in the EU meaning that prices
Tobacco Manufacturers Association (TMA) (uk)
added Mar 8, 2017 18:39

Japan’s tobacco lobby seeks to head off indoor smoking ban

The “manners” drive has created the often bizarre situation where smokers sitting on terraces outside restaurants or bars are obliged to come indoors to light up.  Japan Tobacco...has seized on this oddity in an effort to dilute the blanket ban on indoor
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 8, 2017 15:21

[UK] Philip Morris wrong to call for tax increase on cigarettes, says Forest

Campaigners have criticised the world's biggest tobacco company after it was reported that Philip Morris, which manufactures brands such as Marlboro, is supporting an increase in taxes on cigarettes to encourage smokers to switch to alternative nicotine
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Mar 7, 2017 14:11

Six North Dakota, Minnesota health care lobbyists also have Big Tobacco on client roster

Some say these lobbyists can take certain precautions to compartmentalize their tobacco and health work, while critics believe lobbying for both sides creates inherent ethical quagmires.
Bismarck (ND) Tribune
added Mar 5, 2017 01:05

BENTLEY: A modest reform could mean life or death for the vaping industry

For the millions of Americans who find it difficult to quit smoking or are unwilling to forgo nicotine, the answer should not be "quit or die." Instead, policymakers would improve both public health and job creation by embracing a message of harm reducti
The Hill
added Mar 6, 2017 15:54

[UK] A minimum excise tax on cigarettes will hurt lower earners and fuel the black market, British American Tobacco says

A spokesperson for BAT, which has a stake in low-cost options, said an MET set too high will hit lower earning smokers hardest as it will have little effect on those buying premium brands. Setting the MET rate too high will push more lower earning smoke
City A.M. (uk)
added Mar 6, 2017 15:27

[New Zealand] Subsidise e-cigarettes to help smokers quit: Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox

Smokers needing help to quit can get a subsidy for nicotine patches, gum or lozenges that can save them hundreds of dollars. But the Maori Party thinks the Government should look at extending that subsidy to e-cigarettes. Making New Zealand smoke-free
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Mar 2, 2017 12:24


Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman will not set any restrictions on the sale of Philip Morris’s iQOS heated-tobacco, “smokeless” cigarettes until the US Food and Drug Administration sets its policy, even through their sale is in the meantime not permitted i
Jerusalem Post
added Mar 2, 2017 05:22

[Ireland] Call for cigarette plain packaging start date

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) is calling on the Government to replace branded cigarette packs with plain ones as soon as possible. According to the charity, a survey it carried out found that 78% of people support the introduction of standardised packa (ie)
added Mar 2, 2017 12:24
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