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Right-wing think tanks say Minnesota's addicted to smuggling cigarettes

Center of the American Experiment, the right-wing think tank based in Golden Valley. A recent report titled "Minnesota's leading public policy organization" blames the state's high tobacco taxes for what's described as a booming illegal cigarette trade.
City Pages
added Jan 11, 2017 21:05
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[Asia, India] Delhi Govt. urges police to enforce ban on tobacco

In a letter to Deputy Commissioner of Police Jai Prakash, the Commissioner Food Safety, Delhi, has said that the Delhi government had already issued notification on April 13, 2016, totally banning tobacco products. However, he did not mention why the Foo
Drug Today (in)
added Jan 11, 2017 21:03
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[Africa, Nigeria] ERA Calls on FG to Impose 150% Special Levy on Tobacco Products

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has urged the federal government to as a matter of necessity immediately impose a minimum of 150 per cent special levies on all tobacco products. The group said it was a means of ra
This Day (ng)
added Jan 11, 2017 12:38
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[Asia, Israel] LITZMAN REFUSED ALL MY INITIATIVES FOR SMOKING PREVENTION, SAYS CHAIRMAN OF NGO

A four-part investigation on Channel 2 that began Monday night and shows aides to Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman taking cash in exchange for meetings between him and a fictional importer of electronic cigarettes have elicited an angry denial from Litzma
Jerusalem Post
added Jan 10, 2017 22:43
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Tobacco Company Cash Crushes Tax Increases

Voters in three of four states rejected tobacco tax hikes that were on the November ballot, swayed by a general anti-tax mood but also by the tens of millions of dollars tobacco companies spent to influence the outcome. Between 1980 and 2015, voters app
Pew Center on the States & stateline.org
added Jan 9, 2017 22:32
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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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[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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[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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[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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[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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