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[Africa, Nigeria] ERA Calls on FG to Impose 150% Special Levy on Tobacco Products

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has urged the federal government to as a matter of necessity immediately impose a minimum of 150 per cent special levies on all tobacco products. The group said it was a means of ra
This Day (ng)
added Jan 11, 2017 12:38
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Cigarette Taxes and Smuggling: A 2016 Update (PDF)

hiking cigarette taxes can encourage illegal casual smuggling, raise the profit motive for professional criminals to engage in commercial smuggling, create new law enforcement and court costs and introduce new violence on the public as criminals fight ove
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added Jan 10, 2017 21:58
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Cigarette Taxes and Smuggling: A 2016 Update

Our research, and that of other scholars too, suggests that smuggling is a rampant problem, particularly in states with high cigarette excise taxes. Unintended and unforeseen consequences are a frequent problem in public policy. Few politicians realize
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added Jan 10, 2017 21:20
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Tobacco Company Cash Crushes Tax Increases

Voters in three of four states rejected tobacco tax hikes that were on the November ballot, swayed by a general anti-tax mood but also by the tens of millions of dollars tobacco companies spent to influence the outcome. Between 1980 and 2015, voters app
Pew Center on the States & stateline.org
added Jan 9, 2017 22:32
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Cigarette value-added tax raised to 9.1 percent

The government has pushed up the value-added tax (PPN) on cigarettes to 9.1 percent this year ...The Association of Indonesian Light Cigarette Producers (Gaprindo) has protested the new measure as the rise breaches the government’s agreement with industry
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jan 9, 2017 20:49
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[Kansas] E-cigarette retailers battle lawmakers on new tax

A lobbyist for the Kansas Vapers Association argued during a legislative committee meeting Tuesday that the bill imposing the new tax on e-cigarettes was drafted poorly and made the original intent unclear, The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/2j9oY
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 9, 2017 01:50
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[Asia, Mid-east] Price hike alert: GCC gears up for higher taxes on tobacco, soft drinks, luxury cars

The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is gearing up to double the taxation on certain items like cigarettes in the coming months. The GCC will gradually implement a selective tax on 93 commodities starting the second quarter of this year and expa
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Jan 9, 2017 00:04
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[Asia, Taiwan] Smokers to pay for long-term care plan via taxes

A proposal to cover long-term care costs by increasing taxes on cigarettes by NT$20 (US$0.63) per pack is expected to pass its final vote in the legislature this week. The legislature is scheduled to deliberate on proposed amendments to the bill on long-
Taipei Times (tw)
added Jan 9, 2017 00:01
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[New Zealand] 'How far can you oppress somebody?': Anti-smoking campaigner says tax hikes aren't working

Tobacco taxes have been regularly increasing since 2010, under the National and Maori Party coalition. Dr Marewa Glover, a public health analyst and associate professor at Massey University, said their argument wasn't stacking up... "It's just a tax grab
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jan 8, 2017 22:55
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: MACKAY: Next chief executive should back annual tobacco tax hike in Hong Kong

Your editorial (“Preventive health care is an investment, not a burden”, January 1) has hit the nail on the head regarding the importance of, and investment in, prevention versus cure in Hong Kong.
South China Morning Post
added Jan 7, 2017 19:30
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