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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Cigarette value-added tax raised to 9.1 percent

The government has pushed up the value-added tax (PPN) on cigarettes to 9.1 percent this year ...The Association of Indonesian Light Cigarette Producers (Gaprindo) has protested the new measure as the rise breaches the government’s agreement with industry
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jan 9, 2017 20:49
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Groups Seek to Ban Smoking at US Colleges and Public Housing

Twenty colleges in the United States recently received grants to help make their campuses tobacco free.... The move to ban smoking at public housing units and college campuses follows approval of state laws banning smoking at most workplaces. The Campai
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:36
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[Alabama] Group pushing for city-wide smoking ban in Ocean Springs bars, restaurants

In Ocean Springs, a grassroots effort to ban smoking in bars, restaurants, and possibly other establishments is taking shape. Several members of the group organizing this effort are healthcare workers, who say they want this to happen for the public heal
FOX6 WBRC-TV (Birmingham, AL)
added Jan 6, 2017 20:55
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[UK] Doctors urge Theresa May to publish anti-smoking strategy

More than 1,000 doctors, healthcare professionals and public health experts, including heads of royal colleges and public health institutions, are calling on the prime minister to publish the latest tobacco control plan without delay. In a letter to The
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 5, 2017 16:01
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[Australia] Smoke screen? The globalization of production, transnational lobbying and the international political economy of plain tobacco packaging

The political behaviour of the tobacco companies in this case is puzzling both in terms of scale, operating at multiple levels at the same time, and in terms of the countries mobilized in their defence. WTO litigation is typically the result of multinatio
Review of International Political Economy
added Jun 22, 2017 18:23
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[Kansas] E-cigarette retailers battle lawmakers on new tax

A lobbyist for the Kansas Vapers Association argued during a legislative committee meeting Tuesday that the bill imposing the new tax on e-cigarettes was drafted poorly and made the original intent unclear, The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/2j9oY
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 9, 2017 01:50
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Vapers see regulation of e-cigarettes as good news

The Cabinet's decision to entrust three ministries to regulate the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping is the answer vape aficionados nationwide were looking forward to. Vape Operators Association of Penang President Muhammad Hafidz Adnan, however, sa
Daily Express (my)
added Jan 5, 2017 20:49
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Why unitary cigarette tax is strongly opposed

all cigarettes – regardless of price per pack – would pay a uniform P30 excise tax... Perhaps the most potent argument for proceeding with the scheduled shift to a unitary tax is the mighty opposition of Mighty Corp., the largest manufacturer of low-price
Manila Standard (ph)
added Jan 3, 2017 07:21
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What Not to Eat: ‘The Case Against Sugar’

Comparing the dangers of inhaling cigarettes with chowing down on candy bars may sound like false equivalence, but Gary Taubes’s “The Case Against Sugar” will persuade you... documents showing that Big Sugar paid three Harvard scientists in the 1960s to p
New York Times
added Jan 2, 2017 16:17
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Ireland tried to ban smoking in public in 1986 - and Big Tobacco was not impressed

were worth £400 million (about €1.4 billion today) to the Irish economy at the time, and attacking the tobacco companies was seen as a case of biting the hand... But the big stumbling block was the country’s three tobacco companies – Carrolls, Gallahers,
The Journal.ie (ie)
added Jan 2, 2017 00:41
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