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[Oklahoma] Cigarette tax struck down

The lawsuit was brought by tobacco companies. The court found that lawmakers failed to follow constitutional requirements for revenue raising measures and tax increases. The ruling has sparked much discussion statewide. Here are some statements put out
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added Aug 11, 2017 14:10
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TOBACCO v. STATE OF OKLAHOMA: APPLICATION TO ASSUME ORIGINAL ,JURISDICTION AND PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF AND WRITS OF PROHIBITION AND/OR MANDAMUS (PDF)

DECLARATORY RELIEF GRANTED. SECTIONS 2, 7, 8, AND 9 OF SB 845 ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Combs, C.J., Gurich, V.C.J., Kauger, Winchester, Edmondson, Rei±: and Wyrick, JJ., concur. Watt and Colbert, JJ., concur in part and dissent in part.
TownNews.com
added Aug 13, 2017 02:59
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[Oklahoma] Okla. Supreme Court Tosses State's New $1.50 Cigarette Tax ($$)

ruling the hastily enacted law violated constitutional provisions meant to discourage the raising of new taxes. Despite “extraordinary” arguments from the state that the fee was not a tax and was intended to discourage smoking, the Supreme Court of Oklah
Law360
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10
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[Florida] Lawyer Group Asks To Weigh In On Mesothelioma Appeal ($$)

Florida Justice Association urged the state high court Thursday to let it weigh in on efforts to reinstate a mesothelioma sufferer’s $8 million verdict in litigation against R.J. Reynolds and an industrial manufacturer, saying an appeals court erred by fo
Law360
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10
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[Europe, USA] Achieve Announces FDA Acceptance of the Investigational New Drug Application (IND) for Cytisine as a Smoking Cessation Treatment

has accepted the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for cytisine, an established smoking cessation treatment that has been approved and marketed in Central and Eastern Europe for more than 15 years. The company is now authorized to proceed with cl
PR Newswire
added Aug 11, 2017 16:27
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tobacco is a social justice issue: mental health

documents show that tobacco companies targeted psychiatric facilities with product promotions and giveaways during the 1980s and 1990s, and that facilities also requested cigarette donations. An example can be found in a 1995 letter from a mental illness
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 11, 2017 15:59
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Court schedules examination of Philip Morris Ukraine's tobacco processing documents in Ukraine in UAH 635 mln lawsuit

In May 2016, Philip Morris Ukraine challenged a tax bill for UAH 635.3 million sent after tax inquiries on the site by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine in court. The lawsuit was launched after a tax dispute between the company and the authority, which
Interfax Ukraine (ua)
added Aug 11, 2017 15:55
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Oklahoma court overturns $1.50 per pack cigarette fee

rejected the state's claim that the fee is intended to protect the public welfare by discouraging smoking. The court agreed that the fee violates a state constitutional prohibition against passing revenue-raising measures in the final five days of a legis
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 10, 2017 19:06
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] BAT challenges PMI in heated tobacco market with Glo

On Thursday, BAT announced through a press conference at The Four Seasons Seoul that it will be opening its first Glo flagship store in the Garosugil shopping district of Seoul on Sunday, kicking off its sales in Korea... Both Glo and IQOS are heated tob
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 10, 2017 17:00
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4 Firms Guide British Tobacco Giant's Massive $17.25B Bond

announced an eight-part, $17.25 billion bond offering on Wednesday, the year's second-largest corporate debt sale, being steered by four law firms, to help fund its blockbuster $49.4 billion acquisition of U.S. rival Reynolds American Inc.
Law360
added Aug 10, 2017 03:38
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