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EDITORIAL: Legal challenge to Oklahoma tobacco "fee" is no surprise

The lawsuit also notes that most of the revenues to be generated aren't designated for smoking-related purposes. Instead, they are set to go primarily to the state's mental health agency, the Department of Human Services and the agency that runs Oklahoma
NewsOK
added Jun 13, 2017 21:01
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[Oklahoma] Lawmaker voices concerns about lawsuit filed against state

A Democratic lawmaker from Oklahoma City is warning of deeper cuts to vital state agencies if a recent lawsuit challenging the state's new cigarette tax is upheld. The $1.50 per pack tax was passed as part of the state's $6.8 billion dollar budget for
KSWO-TV ( Lawton, OK)
added Jun 13, 2017 01:18
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[Oklahoma] Okla. lawmakers react to lawsuit filed over cigarette fee

The battle over Oklahoma's budget is not over. The Supreme Court will likely settle a lawsuit from tobacco companies. They argue the state broke the law when it tried to close the $878 million budget hole.
KOCO-TV Ch. 5
added Jun 12, 2017 22:10
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[Missouri] Working With Roll-Your-Own Tobacco

“Due to the low cigarette state tax in Missouri roll your own is not big in any convenience stores in our area. Most of our competitors do not carry the product.” It was only a few years ago that the RYO segment was generating a sizable buzz. “There was a
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jun 12, 2017 21:45
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New Zealand government received $1.7 billion in duty on tobacco sales in 2016

The government received a total of $1.7 billion in duty on tobacco sales in 2016 from the big three producers, British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco and Philip Morris, which all lifted sales in New Zealand last year.
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Jun 12, 2017 21:45
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[Oklahoma] Lawmaker Predicts Special Session This Fall

Dunnington now predicts a special session will be held this fall. The main reason why is based on a lawsuit that was filed not even two weeks after the session ended. Two tobacco companies are suing the state over the cigarette fee that was passed on the
KOTV Channel 6 (Tulsa, OK)
added Jun 12, 2017 21:42
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[UK] Tax hikes in emerging markets put brake on tobacco growth

And now there appears to be a rising trend among emerging market economies to hike taxes on the sector in a bid to raise money for their respective treasuries, something which has now been identified as a major brake on cigarette volumes.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 12, 2017 14:32
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EDITORIAL: Legal challenge to Oklahoma tobacco "fee" is no surprise

“If a cigarette tax can be a ‘smoking cessation fee,'” the lawsuit argues, “nothing stops an alcohol tax from becoming an ‘inebriation cessation fee'...lawmakers who voted for this bill may wish they had appreciated the simple concept that words matter.
The Oklahoman
added Jun 12, 2017 14:11
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Low taxes will keep tobacco affordable / Campaigners told conference

Anti-tobacco campaigners yesterday demanded an increase in tax rates on tobacco products as the proposed taxation policy for fiscal 2017-18 will keep the items within people's reach. Tax on tobacco products such as cigarettes was not increased in accord
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Jun 10, 2017 21:33
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[Asia, India] Growers in Prakasam dt. say ‘no’ to GST on tobacco

took objection to the Centre’s decision to impose 5% GST on tobacco leaves and 28% on unmanufactured tobacco. Farmers from 12 auction platforms in the Southern Black Soil (SBS) and the Southern Light Soil (SLS) regions, at a meeting here, feared fall in
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jun 10, 2017 21:32
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