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[Asia, India] Tobacco growers blame lobbyists for high taxes here

International Tobacco Growers' Association (ITGA) has claimed that more than $1 billion have been pumped into anti-tobacco movement in last two years by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the pharmaceutical industry
The Economic Times (India)
added May 2, 2016 04:30
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[UK] The Tobacco Industry

Tobacco industry sponsorship of the arts is unacceptable: – Because the tobacco industry was responsible for 100 million deaths in the 20th century and current predictions are that it will kill one billion people in the 21st. – Because smoking is a m
SmokeFreeARTS (uk)
added May 1, 2016 20:38
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[UK] Tobacco Arts Sponsorship

As of April 2016: – Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is a Premier Sponsor of the Royal Academy of Arts. – British American Tobacco (BAT) is an Associate Sponsor of the Royal Academy of Arts. – JTI is a Corporate Supporter of the Southbank Centre.
SmokeFreeARTS (uk)
added May 1, 2016 20:37
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[UK] SmokeFreeARTS.org

We invite arts, cultural and heritage organisations as well as charities and other bodies to sign up to a SmokeFreeARTS declaration: 1. There is no place for the tobacco industry as a sponsor of arts, heritage or cultural activities. 2. We will not acc
SmokeFreeARTS (uk)
added May 1, 2016 20:33
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LETTER: We ban tobacco sponsorship of sport in the UK. Let’s stub it out in the arts, too

We suspect that most members of the Royal Academy in London will be appalled to learn that Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has been a premier sponsor for its exhibitions. British American Tobacco is also a sponsor, a position it shares with, among other
The Guardian (uk)
added May 1, 2016 20:29
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[UK] Ditch tobacco sponsors, health experts warn cultural institutions

1,000 experts sign open letter to London’s leading cultural bodies, including British Museum and Royal Academy, over ‘morally unacceptable’ sponsorship
The Observer (uk)
added May 1, 2016 20:25
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[Asia] US-based funds aiding cigarette smuggling in India, says ITC chairman

The chairman of the largest cigarette maker in India, ITC Ltd., has alleged that U.S.-based organisations are aiding the anti-tobacco lobby in India and indirectly promoting tobacco/ cigarette smuggling in the country.
IBT - International Business Times
added May 1, 2016 19:25
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[Oklahoma] Tobacco tax for Medicaid faces challenge in state

A plan to shift coverage for some of Oklahoma's Medicaid recipients in order to trigger an infusion of federal funding appears to be gaining support among Republican lawmakers, but the idea of funding it with a tobacco tax is facing uphill sledding in the
AP - Associated Press
added May 1, 2016 19:04
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[Oklahoma] Big tobacco wants to snuff out cigarette tax hike

Lobbyists for tobacco giant Philip Morris have been working the Capitol, telling lawmakers the state should spend $300 million dollars it already raises from tobacco companies and smokers each year toward its ailing health care system, instead of impleme
Claremore (OK) Progress
added Apr 30, 2016 21:27
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[Oklahoma] Tulsa World Editorial: A higher state cigarette tax is good idea ... and the state needs the money

We already have endorsed the idea of a $1.50-a-pack increase in the state cigarette tax as part of the governor’s effort to save the state’s health-care system from destruction. We thought we’d spend some time saying that it’s a good idea all by itself,
Tulsa (OK) World
added Apr 30, 2016 21:27
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