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[Iowa] Smokers, health officials battle over ‘fairness’ of cigarette tax hike

A new proposal from the American Cancer Society could more than double Iowa's cigarette tax. Governor Kim Reynolds heard the proposal Tuesday, which includes a $1.50 tax increase. Currently, Iowa has the 29th lowest cigarette tax in the nation. Reynol
KCCI- Channel 8 (Des Moines, IA)
added Dec 15, 2017 22:44
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[Wisconsin] Franklin may ban smoking and vaping in public parks at the request of a local youth group

"Parks are a place that everyone can enjoy, however, secondhand smoke and littered cigarette butts may deter families from using them," the request suggests. The city’s parks commission took up the request Dec. 11. Julianna Manske, a public health nurse
Milwaukee (WI) Journal-Sentinel
added Dec 15, 2017 03:15
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ELIAS: Fool us once

r Some of the same “experts” worked on these respective campaigns. Both Frederick Seitz and Fred Singer, scientists associated with the conservative think tank, the George C. Marshall Institute, worked for the tobacco industry to cast doubt on the connec
Lock Haven (PA) Express
added Dec 13, 2017 13:32
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[Kentucky] New smoking study supports a stronger ban

Local doctors and others in favor of strengthening Paducah's existing smoking regulations have found support for their cause in a recent study of smoke-free laws and lung cancer rates in Kentucky. The study is timely since Paducah's city commission is se
Paducah (KY) Sun
added Dec 12, 2017 01:06
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health advocates flood social media to oppose ‘measly’ P5 hike in tobacco tax in bicam

Health advocates have flooded the twitter and social media accounts of members of the bicameral committee deliberating on tax reform to oppose the increase of tobacco tax rate by a rate they deem measly – P5 pesos per pack, reportedly proposed by Marikina
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Dec 12, 2017 01:04
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Labor, farmers appeal to bicam on tobacco excise tax

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), PhilTobacco Growers Association (PTGA) and the Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) expressed their opposition to raise anew the tobacco excise tax, citing the significant reduction in production and huge j
Philippine Star (ph)
added Dec 11, 2017 12:34
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[Asia-pacific] IN INDONESIA, BIG TOBACCO CLINGS TO A SMOKESCREEN

Companies in the US may have been forced to come clean about the dangers of cigarettes, but in Southeast Asia lobby groups are paid to stifle attempts to enlighten the public
South China Morning Post
added Dec 10, 2017 19:47
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BRIANT: The Importance of Developing Relationships With Lawmakers

Establishing a relationship before a tobacco ordinance or tobacco legislation is introduced can be helpful in educating officials so they can make a reasonable and fair decision on how to vote on a particular piece of legislation.
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Dec 9, 2017 02:26
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] MACKAY: Tobacco industry and the art of non-confession

It is a tragedy that the wealthy tobacco companies have successfully weakened well-intentioned attempts to call them to account... The behavior of the industry seems to have hardly changed. Here in Hong Kong the government's modest proposal to increase t
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 9, 2017 02:21
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NITZKIN: Tobacco control policy should be based on science, not misconceptions

millions of adult smokers suffer and die from cigarette-related illness that could have been prevented by reconsidering long-standing tobacco-control policy in light of advances in our knowledge of e-cigarettes and tobacco harm reduction.
The Hill
added Dec 8, 2017 22:39
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