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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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[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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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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[Europe, France] SHELLEY: How to beat Islamic State? Crack down on cigarette smuggling

France, according to recent KPMG research, is No 1 in Europe in the illicit cigarette trade... One needs only to walk, as I did just prior to the Charlie Hebdo attacks, in the northern open air markets of Paris to see the massive trade in smuggled cigaret
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 3, 2016 04:50
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GLANTZ: Campaign for California Tobacco Tax (Prop 56) hits the right tone in its media campaign

the Yes side launched a new, well-conceived and well-executed ad (“Trust”) that exposes and engages the industry while making the affirmative case for raising the tobacco tax. The yes campaign also reoriented its website to directly confront the industr
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 2, 2016 13:35
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EDITORIAL: Vote yes on Proposition 56 to raise California's too-low tobacco tax

The battle to pass Proposition 56 will be tough, as always, because of the power of the tobacco lobby, which already is making deceptive claims like this one: ‘Prop 56 cheats schools out of at least $600 million per year.’
Los Angeles Times
added Sep 30, 2016 21:47
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[California] Editorial: Prop. 56 would make our state healthier

One of tobacco's tactics is a series of TV ads saying the proposition would take money away from education. That is false. The proposition is written so that the $1 billion-plus a year it generates would not be considered part of the Proposition 99 formu
Ventura County (CA) Star
added Sep 30, 2016 12:49
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