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[Africa, South Africa] Sars target of tobacco industry backlash

A clampdown by the taxman on the tobacco industry in the past months has resulted in a backlash which has seen South African Revenue Service (Sars) investigators become the target of spies, double agents, dirty tricks and the leaking of false allegations
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:56
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[Asia, Israel, Palestine, USA] ARCHIVE: Health Ministry ignores bill prohibiting gifts of tobacco to soldiers

The Dubek company has in recent days paid for large newspaper ads wishing soldiers well and, showing Israel Defense Forces helmets, equated patriotism with smoking. The Post learned that two senior Health Ministry officials in charge of health promotion
Jerusalem Post
added May 31, 2015 10:09
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[Asia, India] Letters: Clearing the smoke

As a result of high and discriminatory taxes on cigarettes, illegal cigarettes - comprising both smuggled and domestic-tax-evaded cigarettes - are now a significant 19 per cent of total industry resulting in revenue loss of Rs 6,000 crore to the excheque
Business Standard (in)
added Jul 21, 2014 02:42
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[Asia, India] High duties on cigarette will lead to tax evasion: Tobacco Institute

The Union Budget's proposed steep hike in excise duties on cigarettes, ranging from 11 per cent to 72 per cent, is likely to accelerate smuggling and tax evasion by domestic trade, according to the Tobacco Institute of India (TII).
Business Line (The Hindu)
added Jul 13, 2014 19:41
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[UK] OPEN CONSULTATION: Public Health White Paper

The proposals cover a range of public health issues, including action to reduce the harms to health caused by smoking, alcohol misuse and obesity. They provide a set of practical actions which, when combined, aim to have a positive impact on health and we
GOV.UK
added Apr 3, 2014 13:28
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[Maryland] ARCHIVE: Tobacco Lobbyist Victor L. Crawford Reveals His Tactics (1995)

the inclination to undo much of the harm he says he believes he caused as a lobbyist for the tobacco industry. Crawford, an attorney and retired Maryland state legislature who live in Rockville, MD, worked as a contractual lobbyist for the Tobacco Instit
GASP of Colorado (Group to Alleviate Smoking Pollution)
added Apr 1, 2014 13:06
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What happens when the tobacco industry gets to pick the Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health?

Anyone in the room could cross any scientist off the list, no reasons needed, which means the Tobacco Institute had complete veto power. Scientists with publicly declared positions on tobacco (either way) were also struck from the list.
PLOS Blogs
added Jan 9, 2014 16:44
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[Missouri] PION: St. Charles city and county need smoke-free air

Recently scheduled public hearings regarding a possible St. Charles city Smoke-Free Air Act appear motivated not to further public health but to counter efforts by St. Charles County Councilman Joe Cronin, who has twice tried to get a countywide smoke-fre
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added May 24, 2013 05:05
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80s Promo Video for the Tobacco Institute, A Pro-Smoking Trade Group

The video trumpets the many pro-tobacco activities undertaken by the group, including: lobbying politicians to prevent the passage of smoking laws, fact-checking and disputing anti-smoking statements by the Surgeon General, and researching public attitude
Laughing Squid (blog)
added Mar 10, 2013 11:53
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[Africa, Namibia, South Africa] A huff and a puff save money

The Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa, here represented by its CEO, Mr Francois van der Merwe signed a Memorandum of Understading with the Ministry of Finance to address the revenue loss that arises from cigarette smuggling. Short of saying the Minis
Namibia Economist (na)
added Feb 13, 2013 21:09
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