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[Asia-pacific] Indonesia gives tobacco bill a shot

caught antitobacco activists by surprise, the Joko “Jokowi” Widodo administration decided to give the bill a lease on life...there were a number of stipulations in the bill that would harm public health, but at the same time, the government wanted to impr
Jakarta Post (id)
added Mar 22, 2017 14:44
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[Asia-pacific] Japan’s bid to go smoke-free for 2020 Olympics faces strong resistance

It is unclear how stringent the restrictions will be given the staunch resistance from those in the restaurant and hotel industries who cater to smokers, as well as the country’s powerful tobacco lobby. The original proposal envisioned a ban on all ind
Asian Correspondent.com (Hybrid News Ltd)
added Mar 22, 2017 14:13
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Health leaders call for immediate action to curb smoking in the U.S.

The report strongly recommends the adoption of three strategies that could help curb smoking among adults. The first involves raising taxes on cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products, while keeping taxes low on noncombustible nicotine products,
Washington Post
added Mar 22, 2017 00:39
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Calls to stub out tobacco deals

Several legislators yesterday called on the government not to extend further concessions to the tobacco trade that is trying to further delay implementation of bigger graphic health warnings on cigarettes to the detriment of public health. The government
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Mar 20, 2017 21:12
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[Nebraska] Proposed cigarette tax hike goes up in smoke in Legislature

A push to raise Nebraska's cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack went up in smoke Monday in the Legislature. Unable to agree on a compromise amendment... "The winner's Big Tobacco," Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island said following the vote.
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Mar 20, 2017 17:53
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[UK] FMCG Brands Under Attack

International Food & Drink Event, London ExCel... “JTI has been on the front line fighting bad regulation for several years, and as regulators look to hit food and drinks companies with the same punitive taxes, pictorial health warnings and even ‘plain’ p
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added Mar 27, 2017 23:39
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Bill Would More Than Triple Nebraska's Cigarette Tax

Supporters of a bill that would more than triple Nebraska's tax on cigarettes argued Friday it would discourage teenagers from smoking, but retailers contend a higher tax would cause customers to buy tobacco in other states.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 20, 2017 17:54
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Duterte prodded on natl smoking ban

In a news conference in Quezon City, New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) president Emer Rojas said the longer that the smoking ban EO is not signed, the higher the risk that debilitating diseases will affect smokers and non-smokers alike.
Manila Times (ph)
added Mar 17, 2017 22:46
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Cigar Industry Supports President Trump’s Nomination For Scott Gottlieb To Head FDA

"We look forward to working with the new administration in hopes of creating a set of fair regulations for the cigar industry," he added. Critics have expressed concern over Gottlieb's ties to the drug industry (he's a consultant and board member for sev
Cigar Aficionado
added Mar 16, 2017 21:08
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[Connecticut] ‘Kick Butts Day’ urges tobacco legislation

For ‘Kick Butts Day’ on Wednesday, some of Connecticut’s most prominent public health advocates called on state lawmakers to pass legislation that will help young people from ever getting addicted. On Kick Butts Day, kids encourage their peers to be toba
WTNH-DT Channel 8 (New Haven, CT)
added Mar 17, 2017 21:03
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