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[Australia] The tobacco industry plays price games to make it even tougher to quit smoking

It is therefore unsurprising that the tobacco industry has a well-documented history of undermining regulations that seek to control the use and sale of tobacco for the benefit of public health. For instance, the largest tobacco companies have continued t
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 9, 2018 17:07
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[West Virginia] Arkansas justice calls election a win over outside spending

Republican State Leadership Committee’...which launched its initiative focused on state court races in 2014, and its donors this year have included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, tobacco company Reynolds American...Two prominent Republicans backed by the g
Seymour (IN) Daily Tribune
added Nov 8, 2018 19:09
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[Montana, South Dakota] Big Tobacco Puts Profits Before Kids in Defeating Ballot Initiatives to Raise Cigarette Taxes

by spending nearly $24 million to defeat ballot initiatives to raise cigarette taxes in Montana and South Dakota. That’s an obscene amount in two states with a combined population of less than two million people. Altria and Reynolds like to claim that th
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 9, 2018 03:33
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Parliament promises harsher measures against smoking

CARRERAS Limited's efforts to win parliamentary support for an improved climate for the sale of its tobacco products have failed.. Dr Tufton said Carreras is using the presence of large quantities of illegally imported cigarettes in the island to justify
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Nov 8, 2018 21:34
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[Montana] Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare won the midterms

The tax was voted down, putting Medicaid for 100,000 low-income Montanans in jeopardy, according to advocates. The fight against the tax was backed by Big Tobacco giant Altria.
Yahoo Finance (uk)
added Nov 8, 2018 19:12
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[Montana] Tobacco tax initiative appears headed for defeat

With 64 percent of the state's precincts fully reported by 11:30 a.m., support for the measure was trailing 46 percent to 54 percent, according to the Montana Secretary of State's website. The political fight over I-185 was one of the most expensive in
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Nov 7, 2018 19:27
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NATO Responds to FDA’s Potential E-Cigarette Sales Restrictions

NATO has submitted a letter to Gottlieb that makes the following points: During this past summer, 96.7% of the retailers passed FDA-sponsored compliance checks by not selling an e-cigarette to an underage youth. Retailers undertake significant efforts to
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Nov 7, 2018 23:35
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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is falling into an old industry trap by expressing willingness to partner on “youth e-cigarette prevention”

the industry’s youth smoking prevention activities fall broadly into five main categories: (1) family involvement self-help booklets, (2) school-based smoking prevention programs, (3) programs to prevent youth from accessing tobacco, (4) mass media campai
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 6, 2018 16:58
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GLANTZ: Why smokeless tobacco needs to be included in local and state laws prohibiting sale of flavored tobacco products

Alameda, CA is considering an ordinance to license tobacco retailers and prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products. Retailers are arguing that chewing tobacco should be exempted becuase theh claim the average age of those that chew is 40.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 6, 2018 16:58
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Tobacco Tax Battle Could Torch Montana Medicaid Expansion

If ballot initiative I-185 passes Tuesday, it will mean an additional $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes and levy a tax on e-cigarettes, which are currently not taxed in Montana. The tobacco tax initiative has become the most expensive ballot measure race in
Kaiser Health News
added Nov 6, 2018 16:57
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