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[California] Foes of tobacco-tax hike pour millions into campaign

In August alone, the tobacco industry poured $20 million into fighting Proposition 56, which would increase the state’s tax on cigarettes for the first time since 1999 to $2.87 per pack, up from the current 87 cents, and impose comparable increases on ot
San Francisco Chronicle
added Sep 7, 2016 16:59
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[California, Colorado, Missouri, North Dakota] Putting Profits Before Kids, Tobacco Companies Spend Big to Deceive Voters and Fight State Ballot Initiatives to Raise Tobacco Taxes

By fighting the California, Colorado and North Dakota initiatives – while bankrolling the counterproductive Missouri measure – the tobacco companies once again are protecting their profits at the expense of kids and lives. Voters across the country shoul
PR Newswire
added Sep 7, 2016 16:15
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[Australia] Ban on 'life-saving' e-cigarettes 'unethical'

The medicines regulator has been asked to exempt nicotine from the Schedule 7 dangerous poisons list, at concentrations of 3.6 per cent or less, in a bid to reduce the harm caused by tobacco. Forty international and Australian academics have written to
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Sep 7, 2016 15:18
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[Sri Lanka] Attempt To Block Cigarette Price Hike

An attempt is being made to block a move to increase the price of cigarettes, sources said. Sources said that some Ministers are being influenced to prevent a price hike on cigarettes. However, when contacted by The Sunday Leader, Health Minister, Dr. Raj
Sunday Leader (lk)
added Sep 6, 2016 21:53
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Patient and Provider Groups Urge Medicare Not to Undercut Lung Cancer Screening

More than 80 patient advocacy groups, medical associations and health care systems are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to abandon drastic low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening reimbursement cuts in the 2017 Ho
PR Newswire
added Sep 6, 2016 21:41
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Vape industry goes on attack against FDA over e-cigarettes

Facing potential bankruptcy, the nation's 15,000 vaping and e-cigarette outlets are mounting a massive political campaign..."Right to Vape" campaign plans to barnstorm through 15 battleground and politically influential states to pressure lawmakers up for
Washington DC Examiner
added Sep 6, 2016 18:07
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[Greece] Amendment eyeing restrictions on cigarette sales withdrawn after outcry

A proposed amendment by 16 SYRIZA deputies calling for a prohibition of the sale of cigarettes and other smoking-related products at corner shops was withdrawn Tuesday, following strong reaction from trade associations.
Kathimerini (gr)
added Sep 6, 2016 18:05
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The California Voter Ordeal: 17 Decisions on the Ballot

Doesn’t California have a State Legislature to deal with these kinds of things?...Mr. Steyer said he had turned to the voting booth because cigarette tax increases had failed 17 times in the Legislature, testimony to the clout of the tobacco industry (wh
New York Times
added Sep 5, 2016 20:30
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A Lobbyist Wrote the Bill. Will the Tobacco Industry Win Its E-Cigarette Fight?

Documents obtained by The New York Times show that Altria last year distributed draft legislation on Capitol Hill that would eliminate the new requirement that most e-cigarettes already on sale in the United States be evaluated retroactively to determine
New York Times
added Sep 5, 2016 13:33
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[California] THESE GROUPS SAY NO ON PROP 56

California Black Chamber of Commerce / California Retailers Association / Hispanic Leadership Fund / California State Fraternal Order of Police / Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs / Robert Pacheco, Mayor, City of Walnut
No on 56 – Stop the Special Interest Tax Grab
added Sep 4, 2016 11:36
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