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[California] Campaign Finance: PROPOSITION 056 - CIGARETTE TAX TO FUND HEALTHCARE, TOBACCO USE PREVENTION, RESEARCH, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE.

How much money is being raised and spent to pass or defeat California propositions and ballot measures, and what are the sources of the money? Check here to follow the money trail.
CA Secretary of State
added Sep 4, 2016 11:19
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[Australia, Hong Kong] ABF seizes more than one million cigarettes

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers targeted 17 pallets that arrived from Hong Kong for inspection on 15 August 2016. The boxes, labelled as porcelain tiles, contained more than one million sticks of ‘Brass’ brand cigarettes.
Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection (au)
added Sep 3, 2016 13:19
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Trade & Assistance Review 2014-15 (PDF)

caution should continue to be exercised about inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in trade agreements. The ISDS avenue was one of three avenues of dispute by the tobacco companies (and supporting countries). The Constitutio
Australian Government: Productivity Commission (au)
added Jul 25, 2016 19:27
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[Canada] TWO INDIVIDUALS ASSESSED MORE THAN $2 MILLION IN FINES, PENALTIES FOR POSSESSION, SALE OF CONTRABAND TOBACCO

Craig Blacksmith, the owner of asmoke shop at Dakota Plains First Nation and Tammy Walters, a shop employee, were fined on a number of charges stemming from a 2014 seizureby the RCMP and provincial taxation investigatorsof 951,225 non-Manitoba marked cig
Manitoba Government (ca)
added Jun 21, 2016 16:28
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Tobacco Farms Invited to Offer Tours for FDA Staff

(CTP) is announcing an invitation for participation in its voluntary Tobacco Farm Site Tours Program. The program is intended to give CTP staff an opportunity to visit farms that grow tobacco for sale and distribution to tobacco product manufacturers in
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added May 26, 2016 19:16
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[Ireland] Minister for Health Simon Harris signs European Tobacco Products Directive into Irish law

The Minister for Health Simon Harris T.D., has signed the Regulations transposing the Tobacco Products Directive into Irish law. The European Union (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016 come into force tod
Irish Department of Health and Children (ie)
added May 23, 2016 16:18
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[Australia] BUDGET 2016-17

The Government will implement a further four annual 12.5 per cent increases in tobacco excise and excise equivalent customs duties, with the first increase to take effect on 1 September 2017. This will replicate the annual increases that have been in pla
Australian Government: Budget (au)
added May 18, 2016 14:03
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[California] SB-5 Electronic cigarettes.(2015-2016)

This bill would define the term “smoking” for purposes of the STAKE Act. The bill would also change the STAKE Act’s definition of “tobacco products” to include electronic devices, such as electronic cigarettes, that deliver nicotine or other vaporized li
Official California Legislative Information
added May 18, 2016 09:53
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[California] SB-7 Tobacco products: minimum legal age.(2015-2016)

This bill would extend the applicability of those provisions to persons under 21 years of age. The bill would authorize the State Department of Public Health to conduct random, onsite sting inspections of tobacco product retailers with the assistance of
Official California Legislative Information
added May 18, 2016 09:52
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[Asia-pacific] Fact Sheet: Trans-Pacific Partnership: New Opportunities for U.S. Agriculture in Vietnam

Secretary Vilsack traveled to Vietnam today...Tobacco: Vietnam will eliminate all tariffs on tobacco, which are currently as high as 135 percent. For manufactured tobacco products, Vietnam will eliminate tariffs in 16 years. For unmanufactured tobacco, Vi
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
added Apr 25, 2016 19:03
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