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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco group trashes House sin tax bill

The Philippine Tobacco Growers Association (PTGA) reiterated its strong objection to the House-approved bill proposing a huge increase in cigarette excise taxes while keeping the two-tier structure even as its president Saturnino Distor disowned press re
Manila Times (ph)
added Dec 16, 2016 21:00

[Australia] James Packer, Lendlease used lure of jobs, taxes to overrule planning laws

Crown is skilled at using lobbyists to secure favourable rules. By law, the casino's VIP gaming rooms were exempted from a smoking ban – one of the few public places in Australia – to compete with Singapore, Macau, the Philippines and Las Vegas.
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Dec 14, 2016 21:40

ADLER: Is the surgeon general endangering America’s youth?

current e-cigarette regulation is a product of a “Baptist & Bootlegger” coalition of well-intentioned health activists and tobacco companies. E-cigarette policy is also shaped by pharmaceutical companies, which see vaping products as a source of competiti
Washington Post
added Dec 14, 2016 20:07

[Tennessee] How Retailers Can See Eye to Eye With Lawmakers

says work with his local trade association on a seemingly innocuous bill made a huge organizations began to back the bill because higher prices could dampen tobacco sales—something they could get behind, LeRoy says. While raising price
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Dec 13, 2016 23:32

Trump urged to snuff out FDA rules threatening 15,000 e-cig makers

In a letter to Vice President-elect Pence, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and California Rep. Duncan Hunter said that the new regulations would eliminate the industry with fees of up to $1 million per product. Typically, vaping operations produce dozens of p
Washington (DC) Examiner
added Dec 13, 2016 19:30

[Europe] Commission troubled over tobacco traceability and security bids

still needs to decide on the traceability and security system for tobacco products (Articles 15 and 16 of the Tobacco Products Directive)... One Swiss company, SICPA, who is involved in providing technology to Brazil, Kenya and several US states, has been
New Europe
added Dec 13, 2016 15:28
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[Asia, India] Message on dangers of smoking not getting through: Cardiologist

The message about the dangers of smoking and its correlation with heart attacks is not getting through to the public strongly enough, a leading cardiologist has warned and added that younger smokers are at the greatest risk. While the government can res
Business Standard (in)
added Dec 12, 2016 06:26

Advocates push to raise Indiana's smoking age, cigarette tax and repeal 'smokers bill of rights'

A major coalition of business, healthcare, non-profit and education leaders unveiled their push Thursday to raise Indiana’s cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack. The group is calling the movement ‘Raise it for Health’ and is promising a major statewide campai
WTTV-TV CBS4 (Indianapolis, IN)
added Dec 10, 2016 18:31

OTTO: A Plan to Defend against the War on Science

A host of public relations campaigns over the last five decades have spent billions of dollars with the express purpose of sowing public doubt about science... In the 1960s tobacco, for example, companies mounted a campaign to create public uncertainty ab
Scientific American
added Dec 10, 2016 00:41

Nicopure Labs Releases Statement on the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on E-Cigarettes

"We are extremely disappointed that the US Surgeon General Report makes no mention of the UK Royal College of Physicians comprehensive report published earlier this year, which arrived at different conclusions about the vaping products' potential to redu
PR Newswire
added Dec 9, 2016 23:06
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