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[Canada] MAHOOD/ILER: Charity law blocks progress on issues facing Canadians / Charitable tax status may do more harm than good for some non-profits.

The non-profit sector could lobby to change the Income Tax Act to confirm that free expression of views in areas of a charity’s expertise is a public good, and an acceptable charitable activity. New Zealand and Australia have just recently done essentiall
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Feb 26, 2015 09:33
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[California] SAUNDERS: THE WAR ON DRUGS, SAN FRANCISCO-STYLE / What if, instead of tobacco, ballplayers chewed marijuana?

Given those very real assaults on the city’s quality of life, Supervisor Mark Farrell’s plan to introduce an ordinance banning the use of chewing tobacco at every ballpark in town comes across as a veritable trivial pursuit.
American Spectator
added Feb 26, 2015 09:01
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[Uruguay, USA] ELIZABETH WARREN: The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose

The provision, an increasingly common feature of trade agreements, is called “Investor-State Dispute Settlement,” or ISDS. . . Philip Morris is trying to use ISDS to stop Uruguay... the only winners will be multinational corporations.
The Washington Post
added Feb 26, 2015 08:52
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[Australia] Is a smoking ban in UK parks and outdoor spaces a good idea?

Ara Darzi and Oliver P Keown want a ban to help smokers quit and to protect children from seeing people lighting up. But, argues Simon Chapman, there is no scientific justification for such a draconian attack on basic freedoms
British Medical Journal
added Feb 26, 2015 08:44
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Cigarette taxes and smoking: Will higher taxes yield a public benefit?

adult smoking is largely unaffected by taxes. At best, cigarette tax increases may have a small negative association with cigarette consumption, although it is difficult to distinguish the effect from zero.
Regulation: The Cato Review of Business & Government
added Feb 26, 2015 08:39
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[California] ZALAC: Higher cigarette taxes will do little to decrease smoking

New research by professors Kevin Callison and Robert Kaestner published in Regulation questions whether further raising cigarette taxes will do much to decrease smoking rates
Watchdog.org (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Feb 26, 2015 08:33
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[Florida] COLUMN-How a federal judge pressed Big Tobacco into $100 mln deal: Frankel

In July 2013, a federal appeals court ...threw up its hands in defeat. .. The historic $100 million settlement ... can be traced directly to the 11th Circuit's appointment of U.S. District Judge William Young of Boston to take over the federal docket of
Reuters
added Feb 25, 2015 18:40
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Ask Matt: Should I invest in tobacco?

Analysts have an 18-month price target on shares of Reynolds, which is about 5% lower than current levels. And the stock is a lukewarm “neutral,” says New Constructs, which measures the value of stocks based on their expected cash flows.
USA Today
added Feb 25, 2015 13:16
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HEATH: Say yes to Kentucky Smoke-free Act

The science is clear. Tobacco smoke is deadly — to smokers and to all of us who share the air. The truth is that, as a result, too many Kentuckians are working in unhealthy environments.
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Feb 25, 2015 13:16
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SIEGEL: Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Exposes Campaign of Deception About E-Cigarettes, Shows How Anti-Smoking Groups are Harming the Public's Health

many of the anti-smoking groups are so blinded by ideology that they have come to a pre-determined conclusion and don't actually care about the scientific evidence. Or, they are displaying the confirmation bias, where they interpret the evidence to fit th
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Feb 25, 2015 13:15
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