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New York Cigar Tax Shift Defeated

Jim Calvin, president of the New York Association of Convenience Stores, commended his retail and distributor members as well as the Cigar Association of America for successfully warding off the policy threat. Cuomo had proposed to switch the tax from 75
Convenience Store Decisions
added Apr 14, 2017 17:12
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[UK] NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE New laws restricting sale of e-liquids and e-cigarettes will ‘make vaping more expensive’

NEW laws restricting the sales of e-liquids and e-cigarettes will “inevitably” push up the cost of vaping, a trade organisation has warned. Vaping devices are known for being cheaper than cigarettes and are designed as way to help smokers kick their habi
The Sun (uk)
added Apr 13, 2017 14:51
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[West Virginia] Casino Employees Seek Continuation of Smoking Ban Exemption

Employees and patrons of Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and limited video lottery outlets are urging the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health to keep in place those facilitiesá current exemption from the countyás clear air regulation. The board c
Martins Ferry (OH) Times-Leader
added Apr 13, 2017 11:15
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[Africa] Outlaw tobacco in Nigeria, group tells WHO

(WHO) has been urged to educate tobacco consumers about the health consequences, addictive nature and mortal threat posed by tobacco. Speaking at a programme organised by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC), in conjunction with the Africa
Vanguard (ng)
added Apr 12, 2017 14:58
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[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Kentuckians support statewide smoke-free law

Why, when the losses are so huge, do lawmakers still bow to tobacco? Altria (the company formerly known as Philip Morris) has spent $573,000 since 2013 to lobby the legislature. It’s always one of the top spenders on lobbying our lawmakers.
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Apr 12, 2017 13:54
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HIRONO/SMITH: Australia’s $40 per pack cigarette tax plans: the need to consider equity [FREE FULL TEXT]

this paper examines some of the potential (unintended) consequences of the tax to individual and family income; illicit trade; social stigma and opportunities for lobbying by the tobacco industry. In light of these considerations, we offer strategies that
Tobacco Control
added Apr 11, 2017 15:23
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[West Virginia] Critics say HONEST Act undercuts EPA’s use of science

the rhetoric of the HONEST Act. “When the tobacco industry or the Republican Congress say they want sound science, they don’t mean sound science,” Michaels said. “They mean something that sounds like science.”
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added Apr 11, 2017 15:10
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ATR Urges HHS Secretary Tom Price to Provide Regulatory Relief to Emerging Vapor Market

Norquist today asked for an immediate two-year delay of pending pre-market review requirements imposed by the Food and Drug Administration's May 2016 "Deeming Rule." The Rule applies to vapor products, electronic cigarettes, and premium cigars. Absent imm
Americans for Tax Reform
added Apr 10, 2017 21:13
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] CTC pitches its annual report on ‘Beyond the Smoke’

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) with a 111-year presence in Sri Lanka has pitched its just released annual report on the theme "Beyond the Smoke" to highlight its contribution to the national economy through what is now universally accepted as a highlyco
The Island (lk)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:34
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Greek doctor wants PH to regulate e-cigarettes

Farsalinos, a former smoker, says millions of Filipino smokers have an opportunity to quit the vice by switching to a less harmful product—electronic cigarette. He considers vaping or the use of e-cigarette as a harm reduction tool, because it is 95-per
Manila Standard (ph)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:24
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