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[California] FOJTIK: Latest tobacco tax attempt is a giveaway to special interests

The initiative lacks controls to ensure that the tax windfall would actually be dedicated to expanding or improving health coverage for those on Medi-Cal. Prop. 56 would send as much as $1 billion annually to insurance companies and big hospitals that se
Orange County (CA) Register
added Oct 7, 2016 00:13
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[Canada] Montreal police renew programs targeting contraband, money laundering

The Montreal police will renew two programs that give the department a financial incentive to crack down on contraband tobacco and alcohol and follow the money-laundering trail of criminal organizations in the city.
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Oct 17, 2016 04:20
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[UK] Service to help smokers quit in Somerset axed

A support service to help people quit smoking in Somerset is to stop a year early due to funding cuts by the county council. The authority, which is facing a £24m overspend, said the £470,000 a year service will stop at the end of March. The council will
BBC Online
added Oct 6, 2016 15:52
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[UK] Cutting stop smoking services 'a false economy' according to Harrow MP

Bob Blackman, Conservative MP for Harrow East, said Harrow Council should “carefully consider the consequences of its actions” before going ahead with the move. “Closing these services, which help thousands of smokers in Harrow to quit successfully eve
Ealing Times (uk)
added Oct 6, 2016 15:51
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Azerbaijan subsidizes tobacco manufacturers

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has issued an order on providing state support to development of tobacco-growing. APA reports that AZN 0.05 will be paid in subsidy to the tobacco manufacturers for each 1 kg of dry tobacco and 10 kg of wet tobacco s
Azeri-Press Agency (APA) (az)
added Oct 5, 2016 22:00
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[Africa, Uganda] MPs develop tough regulations on tobacco control

The Tobacco Control Act which was passed by the 9th Parliament on July 28 last year has failed to fulfill its obligation... The new proposed regulations on tobacco control prohibit incentives and privileges like tax holidays to tobacco business dealers, a
The New Vision (ug)
added Oct 5, 2016 20:19
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[Florida] Interview: Rep. Posey declares war on red tape, even in space

The last time they came out with new regulations for cigars, they closed every cigar factory in Florida but one. This one will probably close them. It puts expensive testing on future products in order for them to get them approved. It's over regulation
Washington (DC) Examiner
added Oct 8, 2016 19:48
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How the campaign against tobacco tax says it affects California schools / The tobacco tax campaign that's not about tobacco

“Not one penny goes to improve our kids’ schools,” the television ad says... Prop. 56 does not take any money away from the state’s education system. It provides about $20 million a year to anti-smoking programs in schools. So how do opponents of Prop.
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 3, 2016 21:49
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[Asia, India] World Health Organization in need of intensive care / World Taxpayers Funding Failing International Organization (PDF)

Given the FCTC’s expense to taxpayers, attacks on journalists and the public at large, and wrongheaded policy decisions, perhaps these countries are on the right track. It would be better to starve the FCTC of funds and watch it disappear than allow it
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
added Nov 7, 2016 15:42
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[UK] Standardised tobacco packaging: a health policy case study of corporate conflict expansion and adaptation

TTCs were directly responsible for 28% of total activities, predominantly direct lobbying, but also financially underwrote third party research, communication, mass recruitment and lobbying. Active organisations rarely reported any financial relationship
BMJ Open (uk)
added Oct 16, 2016 15:31
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