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[New Zealand] Maori Party defend cigarette tax from racism claims

The Māori Party is defending their decision to support the tax hike on cigarettes following criticism from one of Māoridom’s leading tobacco health researchers. Dr Marewa Glover says the tax hasn't made significant changes on smoking rates, instead the
Māori Television (nz)
added May 30, 2016 19:25

[New Zealand] Smoking tax rise not racist: Turia

The architect of higher tobacco taxes, Maori Party co-founder Dame Tariana Turia, has hit back at claims by a Maori smoking researcher that continued tax hikes are "racist". Dame Tariana, who pushed for the policy of raising cigarette taxes by 10 per ce
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added May 30, 2016 16:29
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[New Zealand] Give up the Money, Save Some Lives for World Smokefree Day

Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Government to stub out its addiction to excise tax revenue and legalise e-cigarettes so that more New Zealanders can kick the habit. According to UK Government research, e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than traditional
Scoop (nz)
added May 30, 2016 16:10

[Mid-east] UAE to scare smokers with gory pictures, higher cigarette taxes

Raising taxes and changing the set of gory pictures on cigarette packs are among the steps that will soon be taken by the UAE to curb tobacco use in the country. Ahead of World No Tobacco Day tomorrow, a senior official from the UAE Ministry of Health a
Al (jo)
added May 30, 2016 15:04
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[New York] Untaxed cigarettes, cigars lead to felony charges

A 29-year-old employee of a Poughkeepsie deli faces felony charges following an investigation... During a routine inspection at R&K Deli on Main Street, investigators seized 115 cartons of contraband cigarettes and 900 untaxed cigars
Poughkeepsie (NY) Journal
added May 29, 2016 14:57

EDITORIAL: California’s tax system is in need of reform

Why is California’s cigarette tax among the lowest in the nation, even though relatively few Californians smoke? (Hint: Tobacco has very good lobbyists).
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added May 28, 2016 19:41

[New Zealand] 'Fat people' to blame for tobacco tax: Winston Peters video

Peters said the Government should put as much effort behind tackling the "tsunami of obesity". He blamed the tax hike on "fat people sitting in their ivory towers telling smokers what to do".
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added May 28, 2016 16:26

[New Zealand] EDITORIAL: The battle against smoking is ramped up

The opposing argument to tax hikes runs like this: Children may miss out on food if their parents simply must feed their smoking habit, crime becomes more tempting, and forcing up prices encourages a black market. This was given short shrift by English
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added May 27, 2016 22:10
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[New York] Staten Island delis that vend cigars: Beware of the law

Twenty two delis on Staten Island have been fined by the Department of Consumer Affairs for selling cigars — for charging customers too little money for the product. "DCA has issued 22 violations in Staten Island for the sale of cigars in violation of th
Staten Island (NY) Advance
added May 27, 2016 18:55

[Missouri] EDITORIAL: Smoking’s decline: region still behind

Nationally, health experts say the trend to lower tobacco use coincides with the advent of widespread smoking restrictions; greater public understanding of the health impacts; anti-smoking campaigns; and increased cigarette taxes...Missouri offers free he
St. Joseph (MO) News-Press
added May 26, 2016 19:39
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